Shi’ites around the world are condemning the execution of Shi’ite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading
After weeks of pitched fighting for control of Ramadi, government forces say they have retaken the city’s central administration complex from Islamic State, declaring a victory over the militants in Anbar’s provincial capital. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading
British lawmakers vote in favour of a government motion to extend airstrikes against Islamic State to include Syria.
Thousands protest in London against the prospect of British air strikes in Syria after Prime Minister David Cameron calls for lawmakers to back military intervention against Islamic State. Jillian Kitchener reports. Continue reading
It is time for Britain to start air strikes on Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron tells the House of Commons. Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn fears lessons haven’t been learnt from previous Western intervention in the Middle East.
Iraqis respond to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s recent apology for his country’s involvement in the Iraq war. Blair acknowledged the 2003 toppling of Saddam Hussein’s regime played a part in the Islamic State’s rise.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair acknowledges the 2003 invasion of Iraq played a part in the rise of the Islamic State militant group, and apologises for some mistakes in planning the war.
Migrants on the Greek island of Kos are turned away from a ship processing and accommodating refugees as Syrians are given priority.
Iraq (Next Media) – The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bombing at a central Iraq market on Friday night which killed more than 100 people, making it one of the deadliest attacks the group has claimed responsibility for.
Relatives and supporters of the late Iraqi foreign minister and Saddam Hussein’s ally Tariq Aziz attend a mass in a church ahead of his burial.