Thirty seven people were killed yesterday when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed Humvee military vehicle into a construction site used by the army and police, according to two police...
Michael Holden Britain raised its international terrorism threat level to the second highest level of 'severe' in response to possible attacks being planned in Syria and Iraq.
The US military has launched new strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq near the Mosul Dam and the town of Amerli.
Nick O'Malley In the face of criticism even from close political allies that the White House has been too slow in its military response to the Islamic State threat, the White House is still signaling it will not...
Paul McGeough The Prime Minister is right when he says that Australia’s escalating involvement in the Iraq conflict is nothing like 2003, when Australia joined the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
Missy Ryan Despite outrage at home and abroad over the grisly beheading of an American journalist, President Barack Obama is unlikely to deepen military involvement in Iraq or Syria and will instead stay the...
Tom Allard The purpose of the horrific video of the beheading of US photojournalist James Foley seems straightforward - to terrify the US into halting its aerial bombardment of the militant group.
Ben Hubbard Baghdad: More than 60 Sunni worshippers were killed during a militant raid on a mosque in central Iraq on Friday in an attack that security officials said appeared to be revenge for a number of...
At least 20 people are dead after three near-simultaneous car bombs exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
Ahmed Rasheed Bombings across Iraq killed at least 35 people in attacks that appeared to be revenge for an assault on a Sunni mosque that has deepened sectarian conflict.
The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at weakening Islamists in Iraq and Syria with measures to choke off funding and the flow of foreign fighters.
Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga, buoyed by US air strikes, have reclaimed two towns from jihadist fighters, while Western powers ramped up efforts to save displaced civilians stranded on a mountain.
Pope Francis said on Monday the international community would be justified in stopping Islamist militants in Iraq but that it should not be up to a single nation to decide how to act.
Liz Sly Hungry, thirsty and tired, thousands of Yazidis limped across a narrow bridge on the Iraqi-Syrian border, the last leg of a nightmarish journey that some have not survived - and many more may not.
Kathleen Hennessey As the US tries to pressure Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step aside, Vice President Joe Biden called Mr al-Maliki's disputed successor Monday to urge him to form a new government.
Humeyra Pamuk When Islamic State militants stormed into a northern Iraqi village and ordered everyone to convert to Islam or die only one person refused.
Jonathan Fowler Geneva: The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday it was poised to mount a massive aid operation for 500,000 Iraqis driven from their homes by jihadist rebels.
The Obama administration may announce on Tuesday a decision to send more military advisers to Iraq, U.S.
Nick O'Malley As the US military continues its operations against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, tension over the Obama administration’s response to events remains high in America.
Tom Vanden Brook The US military has sent 130 additional advisers to northern Iraq to plan for the evacuation of refugees under siege by Islamist militants, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel announced on Tuesday.