Spotlight: Pentagon chief blasts Iraqis for lacking "will to fight" amidst hawks' call for U.S. troop surge
05-25 07:21
In a rare departure from the White House's reaffirmed support for the Iraqi government after occupation of the crucial Iraqi city Ramadi by the extremist group Islamic State (IS), U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday blamed the Iraqis for lacking will to fight.
IS militants seize Iraqi border crossing with Syria
05-24 15:59
The Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday took control of Walid border crossing point with the neighboring Syria in Iraq's western province of Anbar, after clashes with the security forces, a provincial security source said.
Pentagon: Iraqi forces break through IS siege at oil refinery
05-23 07:32
The Pentagon announced on Friday that Iraqi forces had broken through months-long siege of the Beiji oil refinery by the extremist group Islamic State (IS) and started resupplying previously beleaguered Iraqi forces within the facility.
Iraq urges US-led coalition to change strategy to defeat IS
05-22 19:14
Iraq called on the U.S.-led coalition Friday to change its strategy against the Islamic State (IS) in bid to defeat the terror group.
U.S. sending 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq
05-22 13:31
U.S. Defense Department announced Thursday it is sending 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq to help Iraqi forces in fighting the Islamic State (IS).
Over 6,500 families displaced by violence in Ramadi, Iraq
05-19 21:02
More than 6,500 families have been displaced as IS militant group have reached Iraqi city of Ramadi, deputy UN spokesman Farhan Haq said Monday at daily news briefing.
Iranian defense chief in Baghdad on official visit
05-18 17:11
Iran's Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan arrived here Monday on a visit expected to cover security cooperation, Iraqi official television reported.
IS militants take full control of Iraq's Ramadi
05-18 07:20
The Islamic State (IS) militant group on Sunday took full control of the city of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, Iraq, after the Iraqi security forces withdrew from their positions, a provincial security source said.