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Australian police have obtained arrest warrants for two Australians who are fighting with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria after one posted photographs of the other posing with severed heads of Syrian soldiers.
Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam.
Ever since U.S. forces invaded Iraq and toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, the U.S. government has worried that Iraq would splinter into three states - each representing the feuding religious and ethnic factions the dictator held together through his iron rule.
France's interior and foreign ministers said in a joint statement on Monday that "we are ready, if they wish, to help gain asylum on our soil."
Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, but industry analysts and safety experts say they can find no common themes.
Iraqi police found 17 bullet-riddled bodies in different areas of Baghdad, officials said Monday, raising fears of more sectarian bloodletting at a time of soaring tensions as other attacks around the capital killed 10 people.
This image obtained by the Associated Press, defendants' Trial Exhibit DX2414, shows eight spent shell casings from the scene of the shootings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad in 2007.
Lawyers for Blackwater security guards are accusing the government of suppressing evidence favorable to the defendants, who are accused in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.
Two police officers and a morgue official say the bodies were dumped in the streets and discovered late Sunday and early Monday.
Qantas has no plans to stop flying over Iraqi airspace on its Dubai-London flights, based on its latest security assessments The news comes despite alliance partner Emirates planning to stop flying over Iraq within the next week to 10 days.
Terrorists belonging to the ruthless and bloodthirsty Islamic State of Iraq and Syria , formerly known as al-Qaida in Iraq , are being blamed for destroying the burial sites of two well-known Biblical prophets, Jonah and Daniel, according to news reports in Israel and the Middle East on Sunday.
People inspect the destroyed old Mosque of The Prophet Jirjis in central Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, July 27, 2014.
A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan was anchored near the Port of Galveston, Texas, and must undergo a routine safety inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday before it can unload its cargo, an official said.
Militiamen brought four bodies back and paraded through town in their cars, dragging the corpses behind them," said the police.
HBO's VICE News has released a chilling trailer for its new documentary "From ISIS to the Islamic State: Inside the Caliphate," showing young children pledging their allegiance to the ISIS leader Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi's Caliphate.
Andrew White, the vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq, told BBC Radio 4 that Christianity is coming to an end in the Middle Eastern country.
Updated: Tue Jul 29, 2014 05:42 am
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