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Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action
Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action

The Turkish government said it has asked parliament to authorise military action in Iraq and Syria to halt the advance of Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action
Armed British warplanes flying 'daily' over Iraq
Armed British warplanes flying 'daily' over Iraq

Armed British warplanes are flying daily missions over Iraq and would launch air strikes if called in by local forces on the ground.

Armed British warplanes flying 'daily' over Iraq
Turkey disappoints West with low-key role in IS fight
Turkey disappoints West with low-key role in IS fight

Blamed by some for prompting the rise of the Islamic State insurgency, Turkey has finally taken steps to tighten its borders with Iraq and Syria.

Turkey disappoints West with low-key role in IS fight
Suicide bombing, shelling kill 14 in Baghdad: officials
Suicide bombing, shelling kill 14 in Baghdad: officials

A suicide bombing and shelling in the Shiite-majority Kadhimiyah district of north Baghdad killed at least 14 people on Thursday.

Suicide bombing, shelling kill 14 in Baghdad: officials
White House insists Obama authorized to strike IS
White House insists Obama authorized to strike IS

The White House insisted that President Barack Obama was authorized to strike the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria under a law passed by Congress.

White House insists Obama authorized to strike IS
What will the US-led war against jihadists look like?
What will the US-led war against jihadists look like?

Barack Obama's vow to take the fight to jihadists will expand a US-led air war already underway and likely require deploying more special forces.

What will the US-led war against jihadists look like?
Pope says war no way to address injustice
Pope says war no way to address injustice

War is not the way to address injustice, Pope Francis said.

Pope says war no way to address injustice
Baghdad car bombs kills at least 17
Baghdad car bombs kills at least 17

Two car bombs exploded in Shiite-majority areas of the Iraqi capital Thursday, killing at least 17 people.

Baghdad car bombs kills at least 17
Islamic State beheads second US reporter
Islamic State beheads second US reporter

The so-called "Islamic State" released a video showing a masked militant with a London accent apparently beheading an American journalist.

Islamic State beheads second US reporter
Snapshot from the video
16 Kazakhstanis join militants of Islamic State of Iraq

At least 16 Kazakhstanis are know to have joined the extremist militants of the Islamic State of Iraq.

16 Kazakhstanis join militants of Islamic State of Iraq
Iraqi Kurdish student uses holiday to fight jihadists
Iraqi Kurdish student uses holiday to fight jihadists

Briyar Kamal, a 24-year-old Kurdish student, but instead of relaxing during his summer holiday he is fighting jihadists who have overrun swathes of Iraq.

Iraqi Kurdish student uses holiday to fight jihadists
Car bomb kills 10 at busy Baghdad intersection: officials
Car bomb kills 10 at busy Baghdad intersection: officials

A car bomb ripped through a crowded Baghdad intersection during morning rush hour on Tuesday, killing 10 people.

Car bomb kills 10 at busy Baghdad intersection: officials
Facing new flight, Turkish Kurds in Iraq long for home
Facing new flight, Turkish Kurds in Iraq long for home

Families who once fled a Turkish crackdown on Kurdish rebels in the 1990s after escaping from brutal jihadists, longing to return home.

Facing new flight, Turkish Kurds in Iraq long for home
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EU ministers seek unity on arming Iraqi Kurds

EU ministers convene in Brussels on Friday in a rare summertime meeting to seek unanimous approval for the shipment of arms to Iraqi Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists.

EU ministers seek unity on arming Iraqi Kurds
Plan 'under way' to rescue refugees on Iraq mountain: Cameron
Plan 'under way' to rescue refugees on Iraq mountain: Cameron

An international plan is under way to rescue civilians trapped by Islamic State fighters on a mountain in northern Iraq.

Plan 'under way' to rescue refugees on Iraq mountain: Cameron
Britain to transport arms to Kurds as it bolsters Iraq aid
Britain to transport arms to Kurds as it bolsters Iraq aid

Britain is to transport military supplies to Kurdish forces battling militants in northern Iraq and strengthen its aid mission there

Britain to transport arms to Kurds as it bolsters Iraq aid
US, Australia to take foreign jihadist fighters issue to UN: Kerry
US, Australia to take foreign jihadist fighters issue to UN: Kerry

The United States and Australia agreed to take concerns about the threat posed by jihadist foreign fighters.

US, Australia to take foreign jihadist fighters issue to UN: Kerry
Pope Francis 'dismayed' by violence and suffering in Iraq
Pope Francis 'dismayed' by violence and suffering in Iraq

Pope Francis expressed "dismay and disbelief" over the violence in Iraq, calling for an "effective political solution" to a crisis.

Pope Francis 'dismayed' by violence and suffering in Iraq
Female Kurdish reporter killed in Iraq conflict
Female Kurdish reporter killed in Iraq conflict

A reporter working with Kurdish news agency Firat was killed Friday when jihadist fighters attacked a camp in Iraq.

Female Kurdish reporter killed in Iraq conflict
Baghdad bombings kill at least 30: police, medics
Baghdad bombings kill at least 30: police, medics

Five bomb attacks killed at least 30 people and wounded around 70 others in several Baghdad districts.

Baghdad bombings kill at least 30: police, medics