IS confirms execution of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa

The Islamic State group`s radio confirmed on Sunday that its militants have executed Japanese security contractor Haruna Yukawa, following the release of a video announcing the hostage`s death.

Failed Iraq woman bomber wanted by IS in Japan hostage case

Sajida al-Rishawi, whose release is demanded by the Islamic State jihadist group that claimed the murder of a Japanese hostage, is a would-be Iraqi female suicide bomber on death row in Jordan.

Bombs kill 11 at central Baghdad restaurants

Bombs killed at least 11 civilians in central Baghdad on Sunday when they exploded at two restaurants in the Iraqi capital, police and medical sources said.

Officials say bombings kill 10 in Iraq's capital

Two bombings ripped through commercial areas in Iraq's capital on Sunday, killing at least 10 civilians and wounding dozens, officials said.

Asian Cup: Iran`s protest over Iraqi player rejected
Asian Cup: Iran`s protest over Iraqi player rejected

Iran`s protest that Iraq fielded an ineligible player in their stormy Asian Cup quarter-final loss was rejected on Sunday, an Iranian official told AFP.

Asian Cup: Koreans wary of Iraqi lightning as fatigue takes toll
Asian Cup: Koreans wary of Iraqi lightning as fatigue takes toll

South Korea will be praying lightning does not strike twice when they face Iraq in the Asian Cup semi-finals on Monday, having limped to the last four battered and bruised.

Asian Cup: Iran protest over `ineligible` Iraq player
Asian Cup: Iran protest over `ineligible` Iraq player

Asian Cup officials scrambled on Sunday to deal with a sensational protest from Iran claiming that Iraq fielded an ineligible player during their stormy quarter-final defeat.

US, allies conduct air strikes in Syria and Iraq

The United States and its coalition partners have launched another round of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, conducting 26 strikes since early Friday.

Officials say 2 bombings kill 7 people in Iraq's capital

Authorities in Iraq say two bombings have killed seven people in the capital, Baghdad.

Kurdish forces fire into Islamic State-controlled Mosul

Kurdish forces have fired rockets into Mosul for the first time since Islamic State militants overran the northern Iraqi city last summer, Kurdish military sources said on Saturday.

Australian women joining Islamic State foreign fighters: Minister
Australian women joining Islamic State foreign fighters: Minister

Increasing numbers of young women are altering the profile of Australians joining the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, Attorney-General George Brandis said on Saturday, enticed by the "false glamour" of the organisation.

Australian women joining IS foreign fighters: Minister

Increasing numbers of young women are altering the profile of Australians joining the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, Attorney-General George Brandis said Saturday, enticed by the "false glamour" of the organisation.

Iraq hero Younis ​Mahmoud dreaming of Asian Cup repeat
Iraq hero Younis ​Mahmoud dreaming of Asian Cup repeat

Iraq hero Younis Mahmoud said he`s dreaming of an incredible repeat Asian Cup win after taking centre-stage once again as they reached the semi-finals in dramatic fashion.

From stoning to death to lashes and crucifixion, Islamic State publishes list of punishments
From stoning to death to lashes and crucifixion, Islamic State publishes list of punishments

The hardliners of Islamic State have published a list of punishments, ranging from amputation, stoning and crucifixion for violating the Sharia law, as per reports on Saturday.

Fatigue factor kicks in as Iraq take on South Korea
Fatigue factor kicks in as Iraq take on South Korea

Asked on Thursday whether he would prefer to play Iran or Iraq in the last four of the Asian Cup, South Korea coach Uli Stielike said only that he hoped their quarter-final would go to extra time.

Islamic State lost one percent of captured territory in Iraq: US

Islamic State jihadists have lost only a tiny fraction of captured territory in Iraq after five months of US-led air strikes, the Pentagon said Friday.

Iraqi PM says West and Iran both helping against Islamic State

Iraq`s prime minister said on Friday the West had increased support to his country to help it fight Islamic State, and Iran was also providing crucial backing.

Canadian charged with Iraq killings of 5 US soldiers

A Canadian man will appear in a New York court on Saturday accused of conspiracy and murder over the killing of five US soldiers in Iraq, US prosecutors said.

Two journalists among seven killed in Iraq violence

The Islamic State (IS) group killed seven people Friday, including two journalists, in the Muqdadiyah area north of Baghdad, their employers and officials said.

Iraq PM says retaking Mosul from IS `can be done`

Iraq`s premier expressed confidence Friday that the country`s struggling army is capable of retaking the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group.