Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
   

Iraq News

Op-Ed: ISIS and Apocalyptic Islam: The threat and how to overcome it.

The non-Muslim world, approximately 6 billion of us, is facing a challenge from fatalistic voices and actions born of Apocalyptic Islam - and we need to take action against this challenge.

'Jihadi John' relatives under watch in Kuwait

Kuwait City - Kuwaiti authorities are closely monitoring several relatives of "Jihadi John" who live and work in the Gulf emirate where the Islamic State executioner was born, press reports said on Sunday.

'Jihadi John' contemplated suicide in 2010: Report

London - The London man believed to be Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" told a journalist four years ago that surveillance by British security services had left him contemplating suicide, it emerged Saturday.

Iraq reopens Baghdad museum 12 years after looting

Baghdad - Iraq's national museum officially reopened Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led invasion were recovered.

Australia may join New Zealand's Iraq training mission

Auckland - Australia is considering joining New Zealand in a training mission in Iraq to help counter the Islamic State (IS) militant group, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday.

Intelligence agencies identify executioner in ISIS videos

London - Two unnamed U.S. officials confirmed Thursday that a black-dressed militant who spoke for the Islamic State group in a series of gruesome videos is London-born Mohammed Emwazi, a 26-year-old Islamic militant already known to British security services.

Cameron defends security services after media unmask 'Jihadi John'

London - Prime Minister David Cameron has defended Britain's security services after Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" was unmasked as London graduate Mohammed Emwazi, a man previously monitored by spy agency MI5.

Iraq statue-smashing sparks outrage, heritage fears

Baghdad - A video of jihadists in Iraq gleefully smashing ancient statues to pieces with sledgehammers sparked global outrage and fears Friday that more of the world's oldest heritage will be destroyed.

IS executioner 'Jihadi John' named as London graduate

London - "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State group militant believed responsible for beheading of at least five Western hostages, has been named as Kuwaiti-born computing graduate Mohammed Emwazi from London.

Australia warns women IS no 'romantic adventure'

Sydney - A worrying number of Australian women are heading to Iraq and Syria to become so-called Islamic State group "jihadi brides", Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Thursday, warning against notions of a "romantic adventure".

New Yorkers charged over IS extremist plot

New York - Two New York Muslims were arraigned in federal court charged with plotting to join Islamic State extremists in Syria and threatening to carry out attacks in the United States.FBI agents arrested Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, at John F.

Anti-IS mission puts hardened French pilot on new flight path

Mosul - After flying missions over Afghanistan and Libya, French Rafale fighter pilot "Sharpy" now faces fresh challenges on his new assignment against the Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq.

Saudi in hi-tech front line battle to keep IS at bay

- The chain-link fences, topped with coils of barbed wire, rise and fall like a serpent's back across the desert scrubland between Saudi Arabia and the jihadist threat across the Iraqi border.

French warship on front line of air war against IS

A dozen French fighter jets are catapulted into the sky from an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, roaring off towards Iraq as part of the campaign against the Islamic State jihadist group.

Timing for key Iraq battle spurs controversy

Baghdad - Iraqi officials have expressed irritation and analysts scepticism at the US prediction that an offensive to retake Iraq's key city of Mosul from jihadists could be launched in April-May.

New Zealand military trainers to join anti-IS effort

Wellington - New Zealand will send troops to Iraq on a 'behind-the-wire" non-combat mission to boost the local military's ability to fight the Islamic State (IS) group, Prime Minister John Key said on Tuesday.

U.S.-led strikes in Syria 'kill 1,600' in five months

Birut - US-led air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria have killed more than 1,600 people, mainly jihadists, since they began five months ago, a monitor said on Monday.

French carrier joins fight as US reviews anti-IS effort

A French aircraft carrier launched operations against the Islamic State jihadist group Monday as the new Pentagon chief summoned top generals and diplomats to Kuwait to review the war effort.

US defence chief convenes anti-IS war council in Kuwait

Kuwait City - New Pentagon chief Ashton Carter will hold talks Monday in Kuwait with top US commanders and diplomats to discuss the war effort against the Islamic State jihadist group, officials said.

U.S. wants Mosul offensive on IS in April-May

Washington - The U.S. wants Iraq to launch its offensive to retake the strategic northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group in April or May, military officials said.

Sunni Iraqi MPs boycott parliament after tribal chief killed

Baghdad - Iraqi Sunni lawmakers said Sunday they were boycotting parliament after the killing of a senior tribal leader was blamed on Shiite militia, sparking fresh tensions between the two communities.

In battle for Kobane, US crews recount heavy bombing

Washington - American pilots call it "going Winchester," when a warplane drops every bomb on board, and air crews for the B-1 bomber told AFP it was not uncommon in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane, recaptured by Kurdish forces last month.

UN takes aim at Islamic State financing from oil, antiquities

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at choking off millions of dollars in earnings from oil smuggling, antiquities trafficking and ransom payments to the Islamic State group.

UN takes aim at Islamic State financing from oil, antiquities

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at choking off millions of dollars in earnings from oil smuggling, antiquities trafficking and ransom payments to the Islamic State group.

Iraq says has not asked for U.S. ground forces

Sydney - Baghdad has not requested foreign ground forces to battle the Islamic State group, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafaari said Thursday after Barack Obama called for military operations that stop short of a full-scale invasion.

Obama says special forces could target IS leaders

Washington - President Barack Obama said he would not flinch from sending US special forces to kill Islamic State leaders, as he called for Congress to authorize military operations that stop short of a full-scale invasion.

U.S. aid worker held by IS dead, Obama confirms

Washington - President Barack Obama confirmed the death of U.S. hostage Kayla Mueller, as warplanes from Gulf ally the United Arab Emirates rejoined the battle against her captors from the Islamic State group.

20,000 foreign fighters head to Syria: U.S.

Washington - Foreign fighters are flocking to Syria at an "unprecedented" rate, with more than 20,000 volunteers from around the world joining the Islamic State or other extremist groups, US intelligence officials said.

Australia foils 'imminent' terror attack

Sydney - Australia has thwarted an "imminent" terror attack, arresting two men and seizing an Islamic State flag, a machete and a video detailing the alleged plot during a raid in Sydney, police said Wednesday.

Obama confirms U.S. hostage killed, UAE rejoins the fray

Washington - President Barack Obama Tuesday confirmed the death of U.S. hostage Kayla Jean Mueller, as warplanes from Gulf ally the UAE rejoined the battle against her captors from the Islamic State group.Obama vowed that Washington would hunt down the jihadists.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 69 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Iraq


Iraq Image

Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
An image taken from a propaganda video uploaded on June 11  2014 by jihadist group the Islamic State...
An image taken from a propaganda video uploaded on June 11, 2014 by jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) allegedly shows ISIL militants gathering at an undisclosed location in Iraq's Nineveh province
, ISIL/AFP
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Don t Attack Iraq! Don t Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton  October 25  2014. Peggy Morton from ...
Don't Attack Iraq! Don't Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton, October 25, 2014. Peggy Morton from ECAWAR was the main speaker.
File photo: Car bombing aftermath  Iraq.
File photo: Car bombing aftermath, Iraq.
rodneykeenne/flickr
DANGEROUS: Protesters in Paris last August demand the release of Kurds and Yazidis captured by Islam...
DANGEROUS: Protesters in Paris last August demand the release of Kurds and Yazidis captured by Islamic State radicals in Iraq and Syria.
Jiel Beaumadier/Wikimedia Commons
Dead Iraqis.
Dead Iraqis.
4WardEver UK/flickr
File photo: U.S. Army troops in a fierce shootout with insurgents during a raid on an al-Qaida in Ir...
File photo: U.S. Army troops in a fierce shootout with insurgents during a raid on an al-Qaida in Iraq
U.S. Department of Defense
Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism information picket concerning Canada s role in Iraq.
Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism information picket concerning Canada's role in Iraq.
Photo of the front gate of the Abu Ghraib prison taken by in March 2004
Photo of the front gate of the Abu Ghraib prison taken by in March 2004
Looper5920
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Untitled
SSgt. Tanya Thomas
US Military claims they saw rocket propelled launchers in the hands of the people on ground. Opponen...
US Military claims they saw rocket propelled launchers in the hands of the people on ground. Opponent's to this story say that what they saw based on the leaked video was this camera lens which slightly resembles the RPG weapon.
Collateral Murder Video Screen Shot
Don t Attack Iraq! Don t Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton  October 25  2014.
Don't Attack Iraq! Don't Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton, October 25, 2014.
A captured Iraqi military vehicle
A captured Iraqi military vehicle
AFP
Detainee abuse is common and widespread in Iraq.  Here  a 34-year-old detainee sentenced to death in...
Detainee abuse is common and widespread in Iraq. Here, a 34-year-old detainee sentenced to death in 2008 said interrogators in 2007 blindfolded him and attacked him with a pipe on various parts of his body. His ensuing head would was left untreated.
Samer Muscati/Human Rights Watch
Iraq
Iraq
Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway, US ARMY
Iraqi security forces take part during clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Le...
Iraqi security forces take part during clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi, 100 km (62 miles) west of Baghdad, February 6, 2014
© Reuters
BBC publish image of Iraqi dead when reporting on Syria.
BBC publish image of Iraqi dead when reporting on Syria.
Fair use
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.