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UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UN-Peacebuilding)
Germany is sending a mission to northern Iraq to examine whether its military, and possibly other European nations, can expand training of Kurdish forces battling Islamic jihadists there, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Wednesday.
“Actions taken against Yazidis may amount to attempt of genocide. Why? Because they are defined by their religion and the only option they have is either to convert or to be killed," said Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic.
Iraq crisis: MPs complete anti-IS government (18.10.2014)
Iraqi MPs have approved new defence and interior ministers, completing a unity government that is battling the spread of Islamic State militants.
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.