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UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UN-Peacebuilding)
The Defense Department has come up with a name for the American military strikes against the Islamic State: Operation Inherent Resolve.
IS militants continue deadly attacks across Iraq (15.10.2014)
Islamic State militants continue to unleash a daily wave of multiple car bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and across other parts of the country in an apparent bid to destabilize Iraq's faltering military forces.
UN report slams IS 'war crimes' in Iraq (02.10.2014)
A UN report says Islamic State (IS) militants and other armed groups have committed a "staggering" number of gross human rights violations and "acts of violence" in northern Iraq that could amount to war crimes.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country. In an interview, he said Western air power had "filled many gaps" in Iraq's fight against the jihadist group.
German weapons delivery heads to Iraqi Kurdistan (25.09.2014)
The first plane carrying German weapons to aid the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq has left the country. The arms delivery is intended to help in the fight against the militant "Islamic State" forces.
Opposition leader Ed Miliband has told the PM he will support UK involvement in Iraq, but not at this stage in Syria.
A United Nations Security Council committee is considering requests by the United States and France to blacklist more than a dozen foreign extremist fighters, fundraisers and recruiters linked to Islamist militant groups in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tunisia and Yemen.