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Iraq

Iraq (Arabic: العراق Al-Irāq), officially the Republic of Iraq (Arabic:  جمهورية العراق (help·info) Jumhūrīyat Al-Irāq, Kurdish: كؤماری عه‌راق‎, Komara Îraqê, Assyrian: ܥܝܪܐܩ) is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert. Read More

Articles About Iraq

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Speaks At A News Conference at AUSMIN Meeting At Admiralty House In Sydney
Julie Bishop: ISIS Is 'Australia's Responsibility'

By IBTimes AU

Julie Bishop said it is Australia's responsibility to challenge and destroy ISIS, one of the "most barbaric and brutal terrorist organisations the world has ever seen." She offered Australia's intelligence resources to help rescue the UN peacekeepers taken in Syria. (6:34 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS

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ISIS Shoots Australian Aircraft – A Reasonable Risk Says PM Abbott

By IBTimes AU

ISIS had reportedly shoots an Australian aircraft. (3:01 pm)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, gesture as they march in a demonstration at the Iraqi-Turkish border crossing in Zakho district
Australia to Supply Weapons to Kurdish Forces Soon

By IBTimes AU

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed that his administration would start supplying weapons to Iraq “in [the] coming days.” (12:20 pm)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant Sweilem, whom medics said was killed in an Israeli air strike, during his funeral at Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza Strip
ISIS’ 'Brutality, Radicalism, Rigour' Perfect Elements that Attract Young People to Join, German Security Chief; 'Just A Matter of Time' that Europe Gets Attacked

By IBTimes AU

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency has said the anticipated attack by the ISIS on Europe will "just be a matter of time" as more and more young people get enticed to join the terror group, lured by its "brutality, radicalism and rigour. (12:00 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, GERMANY

A Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules crew load supplies of biscuits, water and humanitarian supplies for an airdrop to isolated Iraqi civilians
ISIS Fires at Australian C-130 Plane Carrying Relief in Iraq; Militants Use Deadly Cluster Bombs

By IBTimes AU

ISIS fired at an Australian aircraft while carrying out its humanitarian aid mission in Iraq. The militant group has been accused of using the widely banned cluster bombs in its attacks. (11:45 am)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT, HUMAN RIGHTS, NEW YORK

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ISIS Threat: Australia Terror Alert Level at 'Medium' as Saudi King Warns of Attacks in Europe in a Month

By IBTimes AU

Australia is considering raising the national terrorism alert after UK increased the threat to "severe" which indicates a terror attack is "highly likely." Saudi Arabian King Abdullah said terrorists will reach Europe and the U.S. if left alone. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, ATTORNEY GENERAL

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a news conference at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels
NATO Seeks More Funding To Tackle New Threats: Canada, Germany Not Convinced

By IBTimes AU

NATO Summit in Wales can give more clarity whether any new funding is worthwhile to handle the Russian threat evident at the Ukraine crisis. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, GDP, UKRAINE

A Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules crew load supplies of biscuits, water and humanitarian supplies for an airdrop to isolated Iraqi civilians
Australia Races Against Potential Genocide In Iraq

By IBTimes AU

In a race against potential genocide in Iraq, the Australian government sends military personnel to supply arms to Kurdish fighters. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

A Member Loyal To The Islamic State In Iraq
Australian Jihadist Promoted to ISIS Military Commander in Iraq

By IBTimes AU

An Australian jihadist has been promoted to the rank of military commander after proving his loyalty to ISIS. He beheaded four men who refused to swear allegiance to the group's leader. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, ATTORNEY GENERAL

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Pentagon Key Advisors in the Making of 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare'

By IBTimes AU

"Call of Duty Advanced Warfare" is the sequence of the "Call of Duty" series. The game has been created with extensive research and advice from the military and futurologists to give the feeling of reality and to conceive war strategy. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: MANAGEMENT, CHINA, RUSSIA