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Iraq

Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for militants – watchdog
The Islamic State (IS), which controls large parts of Syria and Iraq, has opened an office for registering women willing to marry its militants, a human rights monitoring group reports.

29.07.2014 05:24

​UN threatens sanctions on anyone trading oil with ISIS terrorists
The UN Security Council has voiced “grave concern” over reports of oil trading with ISIS militant groups in Iraq and Syria. ISIS has seized control of oilfields in the area and is reportedly using the revenues to finance its nascent Islamic State.

29.07.2014 04:44

Defense for Blackwater guards claims gov't withheld evidence
Lawyers for the Blackwater security guards on trial for killing 17 Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007 claimed Monday that the US government has suppressed evidence that could aid the defendants.

28.07.2014 17:18

ISIS militants blow up Prophet Jonas’ tomb in Iraq – video
The shrine of Jonas – revered by Christians and Muslims alike – has been turned “to dust” near Iraq’s Mosul. Footage of the event was posted online, and witnesses said it took ISIS militants just an hour to stuff the mosque with explosives.

25.07.2014 15:39

Islamic State militants turn conquered Syria/Iraq territories into jihadist tourist paradise
Militants with the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) have decided to turn their recent conquests into a tourist business, complete with jihadist honeymoons and themed tours across Syria and Iraq.

24.07.2014 13:20

Rumors of Islamic State ordering female genital mutilation in Mosul fake?
The story of Sunni militants from the Islamic State ordering all girls and women aged 11 to 46 in the Mosul region to undergo female genital mutilation has gone viral after a UN report on the matter. However, new doubt is being cast on the claims.

24.07.2014 12:13

Islamic scholars speak out against expulsion of Iraqi Christians
Dozens of Iraqi Christian families have fled their hometown of Mosul after Islamist hardliners gave them a choice of converting, praying, or dying. This treatment has been denounced by influential Islamic scholars.

23.07.2014 16:00

ISIS ‘making millions’ out of stolen oil revenues in Iraq
ISIS militants are using the revenue from seized oil fields to finance their newly-formed Islamic state in northern Iraq. Sources within the regional government say the extremist militants are “making millions” in illegal trade.

23.07.2014 07:33

ISIS militants ransack Catholic monastery in Iraq
Islamic militants have seized a monastery in northern Iraq, kicking out its Christian monks as well as Christian residents of Mosul.

21.07.2014 17:48

Convert, pay or die: Iraqi Christians flee Mosul after Islamic State ultimatum
The Islamic State has issued an ultimatum to the Christians in the town of Mosul in northern Iraq, urging them to convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or face death.

19.07.2014 16:09

ISIS surge: Over 270 killed in Syria, former US base stormed in Iraq's Tikrit
The Islamic State militant group is on the rise in Iraq and Syria after crushing Baghdad’s plans to retake Tikrit. Hundreds of troops have been captured and 270 people were murdered in a Syrian gas field following the jihadists’ biggest attack yet.

19.07.2014 12:53

​Mass executions, torture and child soldiers: UN reports 'terrible' war crimes in Iraq
More than 5,000 Iraqis have died in the violence in the country so far this year, a large proportion of them women and children suffering gruesome deaths at the hands of ISIS extremists and over-zealous security forces, says a detailed new UN report.

18.07.2014 18:50