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ISIS threatens use of nuclear bomb in London

Islamic State terror group may have developed a nuclear device by using radioactive uranium stolen from Iraq's Mosul University after seizing control of the city last June, a British media report says.

Bomb kills police chief of Iraq's troubled Anbar

A roadside bomb killed the police chief of Iraq's battleground province of Anbar on Sunday, officials said, after the Pentagon expressed concern about a renewed offensive by jihadists in the area.

US Iraq air raids help Kurds and Shi'ites at expense of Sunnis

A small group of people pick through putrefying human remains laid out on plastic sheets by the side of a road in northern Iraq, searching for any trace of missing friends and relatives. 

Aqsa Mahmood: Glasgow girl who became a 'Jihadi bride' in Syria

Aqsa Mahmood, a 20-year-old woman from Glasgow had travelled to Syria to marry an Islamic State jihadist even as her parents made an emotional appeal for her return.

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Islamic militants killed 770 Iraqi troops: Group

An international rights group says Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers captured when the extremists overran a military base north of Baghdad in June.

Iraq crisis: Shia, Kurdish forces advance against Islamic State militants

The joint forces of Iraqi Shia militants and Kurds are advancing against Islamist State militants, a day after Iraq military took control of the Shiite town of Amerli from jihadists, as per a BBC news report.

ISIS recruiting, brainwashing kids to use as suicide bombers

Schoolchildren are being 'brainwashed' into becoming suicide bombers for Islamist militants after being kidnapped in Iraq and Syria.

UN debate on Iraq hears of atrocities committed by both sides

Islamic State forces are committing atrocities amounting to crimes against humanity against minorities while Iraqi government forces have executed detainees and shelled civilian areas in acts that may constitute war crimes, the United Nations said on Monday.

1.6 mn people displaced in Iraq: UN

More than 1.6 million people in Iraq have been displaced since the start of the year, a UN spokesperson said here Friday citing a report.

DNA: Shocking video of ISIS showing slaughter of Syrian soldiers

The Islamic State (IS) militants have released horrific video of some Syrian soldiers marching through a desert dressed only in their underwear, apparently on their way to be executed.

ISIS' another video of barbarism

ISIS issues another video, this time of the Syrian soldiers who were made to parade in there undergarments before executing them mercilessly.

IS claims beheading of journalist, warns US on Iraq strikes

Jihadists released a video apparently showing the beheading of an American journalist kidnapped in Syria, in the most direct retaliation yet to nearly two weeks of US air strikes on Iraq.

Iraq Yazidis fear for thousands kidnapped by jihadists

In a dusty, ill-equipped camp in northern Iraq, Yazidis fleeing a jihadist offensive say members of their families - men, women and even babies - have been abducted by militants.

Lufthansa reroutes flights to avoid Iraqi airspace

German airline Lufthansa has said that the suspension of its flights to the northern Iraqi city of Erbil will continue due to security reasons.

US will intervene when innocents are facing massacre: Obama

President Barack Obama on Saturday said the US would intervene everytime it could to prevent "massacre of innocent people", justifying his decision to carry out targeted airstrikes in Iraq against Islamist militants.

Militants hold hundreds of Yazidi women: Iraqi official

Hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive by Sunni militants with "vicious plans," an Iraqi official has said, further underscoring the dire plight of Iraq`s minorities at the hands of the Islamic State group.

Iraqi kidnappers set to release Turkish hostages: Ankara

Islamist militants who kidnapped 49 Turks at a Turkish consulate in northern Iraq in June will likely free them in the next day or two, Turkey`s Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz said Saturday.

Jihadists kill 14 Iraq Kurds in battle over dam, oil facility

Kurdish troops fought off a jihadist attack on an oil facility and a dam near the Iraqi city of Mosul but lost 14 of their number in intense combat, Kurdish sources said Saturday.

In Iraq`s Mosul, resistance rises from rubble

The dynamiting of some of Mosul`s most precious heritage has spurred a group of students and officers into the first act of armed resistance against the Iraqi city`s jihadist rulers.