A huge rescue effort is under way after a powerful earthquake struck Iran's mountainous border with Iraq, killing more than 400 people and injuring more than 7,000.
13 Nov 2017, business.mega.mu
Nearly two days after a suicide truck bomb ripped through Baghdad, families are still hoping that rescuers searching through the rubble can locate the bodies of their loved ones.
04 Jul 2016, business.mega.mu
In Iraq, the death toll from devastating back-to-back market bombings carried out by the Islamic State group the previous day in eastern Baghdad climbed to 73 on Monday, officials said.
29 Feb 2016, business.mega.mu
Iraqi troops have retaken the city of Ramadi from ISIS, the country's military said.
28 Dec 2015, business.mega.mu
At least 76 people were killed and 212 wounded on Thursday in a blast claimed by Islamic State in Baghdad's Sadr City, police and medical sources said, one of the biggest attacks on the capital since Haider al-Abadi became prime minister a year ago.
13 Aug 2015, business.mega.mu
Car bombs and suicide attacks targeting mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad killed 35 people on Sunday, one of the heaviest recent tolls in the Iraqi capital, which has faced a wave of bombings by Islamic State militants.
13 Jul 2015, business.mega.mu
Turkey is moving to reverse its non-intervention stance and approve the use of force in Syria and Iraq to fight radical Islamic State militants who have advanced against cities along the Syrian-Turkish border.
02 Oct 2014, business.mega.mu
The US has carried out its first air strike against Islamic State (IS) militants under a new strategy to defeat the group.
16 Sep 2014, business.mega.mu
The Obama administration's decision to release secret details of an unsuccessful mission in Syria last month to rescue several Americans held captive by extremists is raising concerns that the disclosure could make it harder for the military to carry out similar operations in the future.
22 Aug 2014, business.mega.mu
The militants could put a chokehold on millions of Iraqis' water supply — or destroy the dam and cause deadly, widespread flooding
18 Aug 2014, business.mega.mu
Iraq must sort out its politics to have any hope of routing the Islamic State. That will not be easy
15 Aug 2014, business.mega.mu
Qaraqosh, Tal Kayf, Bartella and Karamlesh emptied of original populations and now under the control of Jihadi militants
07 Aug 2014, business.mega.mu
Each day, they live in fear.
16 Jul 2014, business.mega.mu
A man claiming to be the self-appointed caliph of the Islamic State jihadist group made what is thought to be his first taped appearance in a video that circulated on social media.
06 Jul 2014, business.mega.mu
As the politicians joust for power, the generals try to stem the jihadist tide
04 Jul 2014, business.mega.mu
The group previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has renamed itself “Islamic State” and has established a caliphate over territory it has captured in both Syria and Iraq.
30 Jun 2014, business.mega.mu
Iraqi helicopter gunships struck suspected insurgent positions in Tikrit on Sunday as part of a government offensive to retake the northern city from Sunni militants led by the al-Qaida breakaway Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, residents and officials said.
29 Jun 2014, business.mega.mu
Reports that Syrian warplanes carried out a cross-border attack on Iraqi towns this week is further evidence of the blurring between the two countries' borders as they face an offensive by Islamic extremists.
26 Jun 2014, business.mega.mu
Dissatisfaction with President Obama’s conduct of foreign policy has shot up among both Republicans and Democrats in the past month, even though a slim majority supports his recent decision to send military advisers to Iraq to confront the growing threat from militants there, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
24 Jun 2014, business.mega.mu
As radical Sunni militants snatch city after city in their march to Baghdad, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Iraq on Monday during the country's tensest time since the U.S. withdrawal of troops.
23 Jun 2014, business.mega.mu