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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

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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of Mosul, line up to receive food at the khanki camp on the outskirts of Dohuk province, September 13, 2014. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
ISIS Does Killing Spree Of Over 150 Women, Girls Because They Refused To Marry Mad, Crazy Jihadists

By IBTimes AU

The ISIS has recently killed over 150 women and girls because they refused to marry the jihadists. (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, TWITTER

Smoke raises behind an Islamic State flag after Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters took control of Saadiya in Diyala province from Islamist State militants, November 24, 2014.
ISIS War to Last 3 Years More; Israel Border May Be Under Threat As ISIS Expands Scope

By IBTimes AU

A U.S. general has revealed that the war with ISIS will continue for at least 3 years as terror group expands near Israel's border. (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: AL ARABIYA, ISRAEL

Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization burn the U.S. flag as they shout slogans during a protest, against U.S. drone attacks in the Pakistani tribal region
WikiLeaks Releases Secret CIA Report Which Suggests Drone Strikes May Be ‘Counterproductive’

By IBTimes AU

The report claims that drone strikes may strengthen the solidarity of extremist groups. (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, WIKILEAKS

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop walks with her Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari (not in picture) in Baghdad October 18, 2014. Bishop arrived in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi officials on Australia's role in the fight against Islamic State.
Unlikely For Julie Bishop To Be 2nd Female PM Of Australia

By IBTimes AU

The sudden slump in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's popularity had more than half off Australians polled believe that he does not stand a chance of keeping his post as head of state in the 2016 election. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UKRAINE, G20, JULIA GILLARD

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key
New Zealand PM John Key: ‘One Or Two’ People in NZ Similar to Sydney Siege Hostage-Taker

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has revealed there are a few people in New Zealand who are capable of similar attack as the Sydney Siege hostage-taker, Man Haron Monis. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

A man sits under a sign with flag belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) along a street in the city of Mosul June 12, 2014.
ISIS Blasts 'Scorpion Bombs' At Civilian Areas In Iraq; Mosul Residents Living In Fear

By IBTimes AU

ISIS militants have devised a new weapon to create fear and panic among civilians in Iraq. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, NEW JERSEY

A detainee is carried by military police after being interrogated by officials at Camp X-Ray at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002.
2,000 Photos Depicting US Troops’ Abuse & Sexual Humiliation Of Prisoners In Iraq & Afghanistan Set For Release On Friday

By IBTimes AU

If the world was shocked by the report of the Senate on how the CIA tortured suspects in the 9/11 attack, people should brace for a stronger jolt as a federal judge in the U.S. is set to authorise the release on Friday of 2,000 photos that would further place the military is a bad light. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, AFGHANISTAN, COURT, WHITE HOUSE, NEW YORK, CUBA

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (2nd L) examine boomerangs during a tour of the Rio Tinto West Angelas iron ore mine
Australian Economy Expected To Have ‘Solid Growth’ Despite Falling Iron Ore Prices

By IBTimes AU

Australia has traditionally been dependent on the mining industry and falling iron ore prices may affect the budget. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GDP, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, INVESTMENT

Police use a ladder to evacuate people from a building near Lindt cafe
Australia Hostage Drama Well-Planned To Create Fear And 'Maximum Publicity' Says Expert

By IBTimes AU

The Sydney siege by an armed man currently taking staff and customers at a Martin Place cafe may be designed to sow fear and create publicity. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Iraqi security forces personnel fire artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants, in Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad October 26, 2014. Picture taken October 26, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
ISIS War: China Offers Military Support To Iraq But Declines Joining U.S.-Led Coalition

By IBTimes AU

China has reportedly offered military support to help Iraqi forces defeat ISIS militants but declined to join the international coalition since it is against its policy. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: AL ARABIYA, CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, NEW YORK, CONGRESS