Suspect sought in Sweden for 'planning terrorist act': Police

Swedish police were hunting for a man wanted for "planning a terrorist act", security services said, with the country on high alert following the deadly terror assault in Paris last week.

127 children kidnapped by IS in Iraq

 The Islamic State (IS) militants have kidnapped 127 children in IS-held Iraqi city of Mosul recently to train them in the ranks of the terror group, media reported on Tuesday.

Over 20 prisoners escape from Islamic States jail in Iraqi city

More than 20 prisoners, mostly members of the Iraqi security forces and Kurdish Peshmerga combatants, escaped from an Islamic State controlled prison in the northern city of Mosul, according to Kurdish officials.

Car bombings kill 15 in Baghdad area

Five car bombs in the Baghdad area, including one near a hospital, killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 45 on Tuesday, security and medical officials said.

Iraqi, Kurdish forces kill 11 jihadis

Iraqi forces backed by Kurdish peshmerga fighters thwarted an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants on a strategic Kurdish-controlled area near the Iraqi city of Mosul and killed 11 jihadis Tuesday.

Iraqi PM sacks 26 army commanders for incompetence and graft

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sacked 26 military commanders on Wednesday for corruption and incompetence, in an apparent effort to improve the army`s performance against Islamic State militants.

Coalition planes strike IS leaders near Mosul: US

Coalition forces launched airstrikes targeting Islamic State leaders near their northern Iraqi hub of Mosul, the US military said Saturday, without confirming whether the group`s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed.

Islamic State extremists line up, kill 50: Iraqi officials
Islamic State extremists line up, kill 50: Iraqi officials

Islamic State group extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 tribesmen and women in Iraq's Anbar province, officials said on Saturday, the latest mass killing committed by the group.

Iraqi troops retake control of Sunni town

Iraqi soldiers backed by Shiite militiamen retook control on Sunday of a Sunni town seized previously by Islamic militants, said an Iraqi official and state-run TV, a rare victory for Iraqi security forces that have been battling to regain areas lost to the militants.

Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State

Iraqi government forces and Shi`ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.

26 die in Iraq triple bomb attacks

At least 26 people were killed and 96 injured Saturday in three car bomb attacks in Iraqi capital city of Baghdad.

Attacks kill 10 people in Iraq

Bomb and mortar fire attacks killed ten people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad.

Britain `not responsible` for execution of Iraqi in 2003

Britain is not responsible for the apparent torture and execution of an Iraqi captured by British forces in 2003, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday.

Iraq parliament rejects defence, interior minister nominees

Iraq`s parliament failed to approve Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi`s candidates for the sensitive posts of defence and interior ministers in a vote on Tuesday, according to state television.

Iraqi military failings pose challenge for anti-IS war

The shortcomings of the Iraqi military, which withered under a June militant onslaught and relies on Shiite militias for support, pose a significant challenge to international efforts against brutal jihadists.

Islamic militants killed 770 Iraqi troops: Group

Militants from the Islamic State group carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers captured when the extremists overran a military base north of Baghdad in June, a leading international watchdog said on Wednesday.

Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds in Europe`s interest

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday defended a watershed decision to send arms to Iraqi Kurds battling jihadist militants, saying Europe`s own security was at stake.

Iraq works to ease tensions after mosque attack kills 70

Iraqi officials worked Saturday to calm soaring tensions after the killing of 70 people at a Sunni mosque, as Washington branded the beheading of an American journalist a "terrorist attack."

Jihadists defend Iraq shrine demolitions

The Islamic State group on Tuesday defended its destruction of religious sites in the Iraqi city of Mosul on the grounds that the use of mosques built on graves amounted to idolatry.

Iraq`s PM Nuri al-Maliki rejects pressure to give up premiership

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki refused to give up his quest for a third term in power, defying a chorus of critics demanding his replacement as the country faces an existential threat from Islamist insurgents.