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Obama hails progress in fight against Islamic State in Iraq
Obama hails progress in fight against Islamic State in Iraq

President Barack Obama hosted Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House and hailed the US-backed Iraqi forces' progress against the IS group.

Obama hails progress in fight against Islamic State in Iraq
Iraq PM says 'next battle' is retaking Anbar
Iraq PM says 'next battle' is retaking Anbar

Iraq's premier said that the country's "next battle" is to retake Anbar province from the Islamic State jihadist group.

Iraq PM says 'next battle' is retaking Anbar
US to hold Iraqi forces to account in Tikrit: official
US to hold Iraqi forces to account in Tikrit: official

The United States is closely monitoring Iraqi forces in Tikrit amid allegations of human rights abuses committed by Baghdad's troops.

US to hold Iraqi forces to account in Tikrit: official
UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in Baghdad for talks
UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in Baghdad for talks

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Baghdad on Monday for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in Baghdad for talks
Glamour over gloom as Baghdad hosts fashion show
Glamour over gloom as Baghdad hosts fashion show

Leggy models in striking designer clothes strutted down a catwalk in front of Iraq's high society for the first edition of the Baghdad Fashion Show.

Glamour over gloom as Baghdad hosts fashion show
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. ©RIA Novosti
UNESCO demands crisis meet over Iraq heritage destruction

The head of the United Nations' cultural agency demanded an emergency meeting of the world body's Security Council.

UNESCO demands crisis meet over Iraq heritage destruction
UN Security Council seeks to choke off Islamic State funds
UN Security Council seeks to choke off Islamic State funds

The UN Security Council is set to adopt a resolution aimed at choking off millions of dollars in earnings from oil sales.

UN Security Council seeks to choke off Islamic State funds
A fighter of the Islamic State holds black IS flag. ©REUTERS/STRINGER
Bulgarian expert presents portrait of extremist from Kazakhstan

Member of the International Association for the Study of Terrorism presents findings of рук study into the roots of extremism in Kazakhstan.

Bulgarian expert presents portrait of extremist from Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstani journalists lay flowers near French Consulate in memory of colleagues from Charlie Hebdo

Kazakhstani journalists have laid flowers near the French Consulate in Almaty to honor the victims of the terrorist attack at the French Charlie Hebdo newspaper.

Kazakhstani journalists lay flowers near French Consulate in memory of colleagues from Charlie Hebdo
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. ©REUTERS
Iraq PM calls for 'tribal revolution' against IS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for a "tribal revolution" against the Islamic State group.

Iraq PM calls for 'tribal revolution' against IS
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. ©REUTERS
Iraq asks Australian PM for more military aid

Iraqi Prime Ministe asked Australian counterpart Tony Abott to step up military assistance to aid Baghdad's fight against the Islamic State jihadist group.

Iraq asks Australian PM for more military aid
One of the Islamic State executioners identified as a Kazakhstani. From Tatiana Dronzina's presentation
Kazakh man among Islamic State executioners

Professor at the University of Sofia and an expert in the field of counter-terrorism Tatiana Dronzina says that one of the fighters in the video of mass execution of Iraqi soldiers is a Kazakhstani national. She believes the problem has acquired such proportions, it is important to conduct targeted information campaigns showing truthfully the crimes of the organization, thereby stripping it of any possible connections to heroism and martyrdom they use for promotion of their lifestyles.

Kazakh man among Islamic State executioners
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300 Kazakhstanis joined Islamic State, half of them - women

National Security Committee of Kazakhstan has announced that 300 Kazakhstan nationals joined the ranks of the Islamic State. Half of them are women.

300 Kazakhstanis joined Islamic State, half of them - women
Pentagon can't confirm fate of IS leader
Pentagon can't confirm fate of IS leader

A Pentagon official suggested that lower-level figures of the Islamic State group may have been hit.

Pentagon can't confirm fate of IS leader
Obama wants $3.2 bn more for US air war on IS: officials
Obama wants $3.2 bn more for US air war on IS: officials

President Barack Obama will ask lawmakers Friday for an additional $3.2 billion to pay for the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Obama wants $3.2 bn more for US air war on IS: officials
UNESCO chief slams 'barbaric' destruction of Iraq heritage
UNESCO chief slams 'barbaric' destruction of Iraq heritage

UNESCO chief Irina Bokova slammed the "barbaric" destruction of Iraq's cultural heritage.

UNESCO chief slams 'barbaric' destruction of Iraq heritage
Islamic State recruits thousands from Central Asia: expert
Islamic State recruits thousands from Central Asia: expert

Canadian expert Rafal Rohozynsky claims that the Islamic State has already recruited thousands of Central Asian nationals.

Islamic State recruits thousands from Central Asia: expert
Britain's Hammond sees Scotland referendum as 'model' for Iraq
Britain's Hammond sees Scotland referendum as 'model' for Iraq

Britain's foreign secretary said in Baghdad he hoped Scotland's decision to remain in the United Kingdom would inspire Iraqis to remain united.

Britain's Hammond sees Scotland referendum as 'model' for Iraq
Kurd woman leading Kobane battle against IS: activists
Kurd woman leading Kobane battle against IS: activists

A Kurdish woman fighter is leading the battle against Islamic State jihadists in the Syrian battleground town of Kobane.

Kurd woman leading Kobane battle against IS: activists
France to step up air patrols in Iraq: minister
France to step up air patrols in Iraq: minister

France will "increase" the rate of its air patrols over Iraq against the Islamic State group, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

France to step up air patrols in Iraq: minister