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Iraq

‘Blair may face war crimes charges’ – Liberal Democrat peer
Tony Blair may face war crimes charges arising from the findings of a public inquiry into the role Britain played in the 2003 Iraq war, the House of Lords has been informed.

07.01.2015 11:57

US admits civilians might have died in coalition air strikes in Syria and Iraq
The US is reviewing the possibility that civilians may have died in coalition air strikes in Iraq and Syria. Central Command is carrying out the investigation and has admitted for the first time that members of the general public could have perished.

07.01.2015 10:53

ISIS says it has executed Iraqi govt infiltrators (GRAPHIC CONTENT)
The Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has released pictures allegedly showing the execution of eight people. The militants say those killed were Iraqi police, who infiltrated IS to spy for the Iraqi government.

06.01.2015 09:54

2014 as we saw it: Top 25 photos of the year
From protests to outbreaks, political tensions and going where no probe has gone before: 2014 has witnessed some stunning moments, which have been pictured by photographers around the globe.

28.12.2014 07:36

Peace activists protest ‘brutal UK drone warfare’ at RAF base, 4 arrests
Four peace activists were arrested at a Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Lincolnshire, northern England, on Monday while protesting against Britain’s use of armed drones. The site hosts the control center for UK drones abroad.

05.01.2015 16:09

ISIS takes 170 men hostage in N. Iraq in search for flag-burners
Islamic State militants have kidnapped at least 170 men in two villages in northern Iraq, officials and locals said. The jihadists are reportedly searching for people who burned their flags.

03.01.2015 08:20

US military vet: Traveling to fight ISIS 'like booking a flight to Miami'
A US military veteran said joining a Kurdish group fighting Islamic State militants in Syria was as “easy” as buying an airline ticket, highlighting the simplicity with which westerners have joined both Islamic State and its foes.

02.01.2015 15:49

Civilian death toll in Iraq doubles to 17,000 in 2014 'due to rise of ISIS'
The number of civilians killed in Iraq in 2014 doubled from 9,743 in 2013, while compared to 2012, the number has grown nearly four times, Iraq Body Count reports.

01.01.2015 13:54

Fiji world’s happiest nation, Iraqi unhappiest – poll
Fiji is the happiest country in the world, while war-torn Iraq is the least happy nation, says Gallup survey. At the same time, about 60 percent of respondents, the majority from the Middle East, say they would fight for their country if necessary.

31.12.2014 11:28

Russia bans ISIS, Al-Nusra, labels them ‘terrorist’
Islamic State and Al-Nusra Front have been banned in Russia by the Supreme Court, which has ruled both the organizations as ‘terrorist’.

29.12.2014 09:48

Syrian teenager uses suicide bomber vest to escape ISIS
A 14-year-old Syrian boy has given himself in to Iraqi guards wearing a vest full of explosives, The New York Times reports. The teenager, recruited by the Islamic State, said that a mission to bomb a Shiite mosque was his only chance to escape militants.

27.12.2014 00:00

Airstrikes against Islamic State top $1bn, kill over 1,100 people
US and coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria have killed nearly 1,200 people ‒ including 52 civilians ‒ and wounded at least 800 others at a cost of more than $1 billion since the bombings began in September.

26.12.2014 20:37