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UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UN-Peacebuilding)
Germany and Italy joined Britain and France on Wednesday in saying they would arm Iraqi Kurdish security forces fighting Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, in close coordination with the Baghdad central government.
French President Francois Hollande called on Wednesday for an international conference to discuss ways of tackling Islamic State insurgents who have seized control of territory in Iraq and Syria.
UN launches new aid effort in north Iraq (19.08.2014)
The United Nations agency for refugees is launching a major aid operation to reach more than half a million people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq.
Iraqi military fails in third attempt to take town 80 miles north of Baghdad after coming under sustained mortar and gunfire.
Defence secretary Michael Fallon confirms RAF Tornado jets have moved beyond humanitarian mission.
Adopting resolution, Security Council approves sanctions against militants in Iraq, Syria (15.08.2014)
Expressing its “gravest concern” that parts of Iraq and Syria are now under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front, the United Nations Security Council today placed six individuals affiliated with the terrorist groups on its Al-Qaida sanctions list and...
Nuri al-Maliki finally bowed to pressure within Iraq and beyond on Thursday and stepped down as prime minister, paving the way for a new coalition that world and regional powers hope can quash a Sunni Islamist insurgency that threatens Baghdad.