Suicide attacks in Anbar kill at least 18 Iraqi troops

Militants in Iraq used stolen Humvees loaded with explosives to unleash a series of suicide car bombings targeting Iraqi security forces on Wednesday, killing at least 18 Iraqi troops, officials said.

Suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near Ramadi

Iraqi officials say back-to-back suicide attacks targeting security forces near the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi have killed at least 12 troops.

Sweltering Iraq declares four-day weekend from Thursday

A searing heat wave forecast to sweep through Iraq prompted the government to declare a four-day holiday starting on Thursday and order regular power cuts at state institutions.

Iraq football pitch blasts kill four: Reports

Bombs went off during a local football game in Iraq`s restive Diyala province on Monday, killing at least four people, security officials said.

Jihadi John flees Islamic State fearing own life: Report
Jihadi John flees Islamic State fearing own life: Report

Jihadi John, the Islamic State's burly masked executioner behind one of the most horrific beheadings recently, has reportedly fled the terror network and gone on the run in Syria fearing for his own life.

Turkish jets hit PKK targets in Iraq after soldiers killed: Sources
Turkish jets hit PKK targets in Iraq after soldiers killed: Sources

 Turkey attacked Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq for a second night on Sunday, security sources said, in a campaign that could end its peace process with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State militants at Anbar university

 Iraqi security forces entered the University of Anbar in southern Ramadi on Sunday and clashed with Islamic State militants inside the compound, the joint operations command said in a statement broadcast on state television. 

Australian nurse appears in court after returning from Syria

 An Australian nurse accused of giving medical assistance to the Islamic State militant group fighting in Syria appeared in a Sydney court on Saturday after surrendering to authorities in Turkey, police and media reports said.

Turkey launches new strikes against IS, Kurdish militants
Turkey launches new strikes against IS, Kurdish militants

The Turkish military on Saturday carried out a second wave of strikes against targets controlled by Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria and embarked on a new air campaign to bombard camps of Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.

Australian nurse who aided ISIS heading home, could face arrest

An Australian nurse alleged to have given medical assistance to Islamic State militants fighting in Syria could face arrest for violating tough new security laws when he lands in Sydney on Friday, police and officials said.

US defence chief visits Iraq to assess Ramadi campaign

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter made a surprise visit to Baghdad on Thursday to assess the campaign against Islamic State, as Iraq advances plans to retake the fallen capital of Sunni-dominated Anbar province.

ISIS bigger threat to US than al Qaeda: FBI chief
ISIS bigger threat to US than al Qaeda: FBI chief

The FBI chief has warned that the Islamic State has become a bigger threat to the US than al Qaeda as the dreaded group has influenced a significant number of Americans through social media and instructed them to carry out attacks in their own country.

US defence chief makes surprise trip to Iraq

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter made a surprise visit to Baghdad on Thursday to get a first-hand assessment of the campaign against Islamic State as Iraq tries to retake the fallen capital of Sunni-dominated Anbar province.

Baghdad car bomb kills at least 16: Police

A car bomb killed at least 16 people and wounded 30 Wednesday in a mostly Shiite Muslim neighbourhood of the Iraqi capital, a police colonel said.

All 39 Indians held hostage by ISIS in Iraq are safe: VK Singh

All the 39 Indians held hostage in Mosul town of Iraq by ISIS militants over a year ago were "safe", Government said today quoting multiple third party sources and asserted that efforts were on to secure their release.

Islamic State car bomb attacks in Iraq kill at least 30
Islamic State car bomb attacks in Iraq kill at least 30

Car bomb attacks in Baghdad and the Iraqi province of Diyala, mostly claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, have killed at least 30 people, police and medical sources said Wednesday.

Spain arrests man accused of recruiting for Islamic State

Spanish police, with the help of Moroccan authorities, have arrested a man accused of distributing propaganda and recruiting for the Islamic State group, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

Iraqis launch offensive near Anbar base as blasts kill 32

Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribal fighters launched an offensive on Tuesday to dislodge Islamic State militants and secure a supply route in Anbar province, police and tribal sources said.

Islamic State using 'chicken bomb' to target enemy: Report
Islamic State using 'chicken bomb' to target enemy: Report

 Islamic State (IS) fighters are using birds strapped with explosives to target the enemy, a media report said on Tuesday.

Cameron launches new strategy to beat Islamist extremism in UK

 Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday unveiled a new five-year strategy to defeat the "poison" of Islamist extremism in the UK and vowed to take on terrorism in all its forms to win the "struggle of our generation".