Islamic State sets up 'ministry of antiquities' to maximise profits from looting priceless artefacts
Islamic State sets up 'ministry of antiquities' to maximise profits from looting priceless artefacts

The dreaded militant group Islamic State or ISIS has established a 'ministry of antiquities' so that they can get as much profit as they can from looting priceless artefacts, as per a report in an international Daily.

Islamic State settles into Ramadi, but the lull unlikely to last

The blind man with just one hand arrived at the main mosque in the centre of the Iraqi city of Ramadi at dusk on Wednesday, flanked by Islamic State fighters.

IS governor of Iraqi city killed: Report

The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group`s self-styled governor of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was killed in the US-led international coalition air raids, media reported on Thursday.

Islamic State hit with 24 air strikes by US, allies: Statement

The United States and its allies staged 24 strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria in a 24-hour period ending Saturday, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement.

U.S., allies conduct 21 air strikes in Syria, Iraq: Military

 U.S.-led forces targeted Islamic State militants in Syria with five air strikes from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning and conducted another 16 strikes against the group in Iraq, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.

US, allies hit Islamic State with 14 air strikes: Joint Task Force

The United States and its allies staged 14 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq in the latest round of daily attacks, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Tuesday.

US, allies conduct air strikes in Syria and Iraq against Islamic State: Task force

The United States and its coalition allies staged three air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and seven in Iraq since early Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force overseeing the operations said in a statement on Saturday.

Sidelined in Tikrit, US says war on Islamic State will be won

The top US military officer said on Monday that Islamic State would be defeated, as he visited Baghdad during an offensive against the radical insurgents which has seen Washington`s military role overshadowed by Iran.

Iraqi forces free Islamic State-held town

Iraqi security forces on Monday retook control of the town of al-Alam in Salahudin province after clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants, as the troops continued their push toward the provincial capital city Tikrit, a security source said.

No direct contact with Indians trapped in Mosul: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday said that the government has had no direct contact with the 39 Indian nationals who were kidnapped from Iraq by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) militants, adding that every attempt is being made to monitor the situation.

Iraq says Islamic State militants raze ancient Hatra city

Islamic State militants have destroyed ancient remains of the 2,000-year-old city of Hatra in northern Iraq, officials said on Saturday, in their latest attack on Iraqi antiquities which the United Nations condemned as barbarism.

UN condemns `war crime` as IS bulldozes ancient Iraq city

The United Nations on Friday condemned as a "war crime" the bulldozing by the Islamic State group of the ancient city of Nimrud, the jihadists` latest demolition of Iraq`s cultural treasures.

Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site

Islamic State militants have "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul using heavy military vehicles, the government said.

Turkey rules out combat mission to to help Iraq retake Mosul from ISIS

Turkey will not take part in any military offensive by Iraq to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday.

Turkey rules out combat mission to to help Iraq retake Mosul

 Turkey will not take part in any military offensive by Iraq to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday.

Australia bans travel to Iraqi city of Mosul under new law

The Iraqi city of Mosul, which is held by Islamic State movement fighters, today became the second terrorist hot-spot to be declared off-limits to Australians under new counterterrorism laws aimed deterring foreign fighters.

Iraq army and Shi'ite militias launch attacks north of Baghdad

Iraq`s armed forces, backed by Shi`ite militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad on Monday at the start of a campaign aimed at driving them out of the mainly Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin.

UNESCO demands crisis meet over Iraq heritage destruction

The head of the United Nations' cultural agency has demanded an emergency meeting of the world body's Security Council following the mass destruction by jihadists of ancient artefacts in Iraq.

Number of Syrian Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of villages along a strategic river, activists said on Thursday.

US wants Mosul offensive on IS in April-May
US wants Mosul offensive on IS in April-May

The US wants Iraq to launch its offensive to retake the strategic northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group in April or May, military officials said Thursday.