As militants vow to seize Baghdad, the country is facing a crisis that has been building for years. When Sunni militants seized the Iraqi city of Mosul at the start of the week, instantaneously creating
The Republic of Iraq has gone to extreme measures to prevent extremist militant organization ISIS from organizing an insurgency in the country. As of yesterday, social networks like Facebook, Twitter,
Iraq's leader directed his troops to make their stand against advancing Sunni militants in a flashpoint city home to a revered Shiite mosque, an order that highlights the sectarian fighting tearing the
The Clanging of the Swords IV sounds like the latest in a series of Hollywood action movies. It looks like one, too. A feature-length film released online a few weeks ago, Swords IV includes a slow-motion
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraqi leaders Monday as radical Sunni militants continue their march toward Baghdad during the country's tensest time since the U.S. withdrawal of troops in 2011.
Iraqi police and hospital officials say a string of explosions in Baghdad has killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 30. In the city center, a car bomb killed 10 and wounded 21. After nightfall
The Iraqi air force struck back at the militant group ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, killing more than 200 militants, Iraqi state TV reported Monday morning. The air raids took place in Saqlawiyah,
Security forces try to reclaim ground lost to Sunni rebels led by ISIL, as a US carrier strike group heads to the Gulf. Iraq says it has intensified a counter-offensive against Sunni rebels who have taken
Thousands of Iraqis have responded to a call by the country’s most influential Shi’ite cleric to take up arms against a Sunni Muslim insurgency. Around 800 Shi’ite men left the southern city of Basra Sunday,
US President Barack Obama says he is reviewing his military options, after ISIS-linked militants took a string of Iraqi cities last week The US raised the stakes in Iraq's incipient civil war on Saturday
For a while, Iraq faded from the collective consciousness. But what's happening there should make people sit up and take notice. Extremist militants have overrun Mosul, the country's second-largest city.
The capture by Sunni militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) of key areas of Mosul should be a loud wake-up call for those leaders - in the west, the east, and in between – desperately
Turkish government warns of retaliation if its citizens are harmed, after 49 abducted by ISIL in raid on consulate. Turkey has promised to retaliate if any of its citizens are harmed in Iraq, after 49
As violence threatens Iraq's oil industry, experts fear crude at $130 per barrel would damage the global economy Open warfare between the government and rebels in Iraq would pose a threat to the global
As a psychotic Sunni jihadist state establishes itself on the border of Turkey, it is clear America is losing control of the Middle East Events in northern Iraq are a fearsome demonstration of what has
As jihadists sweep across northern Iraq, Richard Spencer, Middle East Correspondent, asks what ISIS is, who is its leader and how it has become so dominant Q. Who or what is ISIS? Is it part of al-Qaeda?
The extremist Islamist group ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, shocked the world this week by conquering the northern city of Mosul, one of Iraq's largest cities and home to some 2 million people.
President Rouhani accuses ISIL of "acting savagely" as its fighters continue their lightning advance towards Baghdad. Predominantly Shia Muslim Iran will combat the "violence and terrorism" of Sunni armed
World The U.S. has put a $10 million bounty on Baghdadi's head. Under his leadership, ISIS has stepped up its bloody campaign of suicide attacks and car bombings in an attempt to sow fear among the population
The capture of Mosul and Tikrit by fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) have sent shockwaves across the Middle East, fuelling concerns about the growing strength of al-Qaida and
As the most brutal jihadist group in the world storms Iraq's Sunni north threatening to crucify rule breakers Obama takes stock of the situation as Iran reportedly mobilises its forces into the country
Dispatch: Islamist militants are battling Peshmerga fighters for control of oil fields and the key city of Kirkuk in Northern Iraq Standing in freshly dug trenches, the Kurdish fighters trained their on
The face of a balding, middle-aged man stares unsmilingly into the camera. He is dressed in a suit and tie and could pass for a midlevel bureaucrat. But the photograph is that of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi,