What happens in Kirkuk could determine the future of Iraq
The Kurds have long laid claim to the city of Kirkuk. Now that they're defending it from the Islamic State, they're unlikely to let it go.
Iraq's army and Kurds will join forces to retake Mosul
Even if the Islamic State’s various enemies present a united front, the battle for Mosul will probably be a messy one.
Iraq's Christians fear no one can protect them from the Islamic State
Christians living under the threat of the Islamic State fear their ancient community is under threat.
Looting and lynching in Tikrit bodes ill for Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State
Can Iraq win back Sunni cities without further deepening the sectarian resentment that allowed the militant group to capture those areas in the first place?
Special Report: After Iraqi forces take Tikrit, a wave of looting and lynching
The mayhem and violence in Tikrit risk signaling to Sunni Iraqis that the central government is weak and not trustworthy.
The US isn’t the only country that sentences innocent people to death
40 percent of the world's capital punishment nations realized they had the wrong suspects last year, a new Amnesty International report finds.
UN says the Islamic State should be prosecuted for genocide against Yazidis in Iraq
UN Human Rights Council based its recommendation on interviews with more than 100 alleged victims and witnesses.
Abu Azrael: Iraq's celebrity anti-IS fighter
"I don't differentiate between Sunnis and Shiites," he said. "We are all one country and one Iraq."
Iraqi troops pause battle for Tikrit, await reinforcements
Islamic State fighters still hold about half the city.
250 Iraqi Sunnis join Iranian-backed Shiite militia to battle Islamic State
It would once have been all but unthinkable for a member of Iraq's Sunni Arab minority to join a Shiite militia, but opposition to IS is transcending deep-seated sectarian divisions.
An Iraqi offensive to dislodge the Islamic State from Tikrit seems to have stalled
IS militants have turned the city into a labyrinth of home-made bombs and booby-trapped buildings, and are using snipers to halt Iraqi progress.
Iraqi forces retake parts of Tikrit from the Islamic State
Driving the Islamic State out of Tikrit would be a much-needed and major victory for the Iraqi army.
Islamic State militants bulldoze ancient city in Iraq
The terrorist group's war on history marches on.
Meet the Syrian sheikh battling Islamic State ideology one mind at a time
'When the funding came from the sheikhs, people grew beards. When the funding came from the international community, people started to shave and wear suits.'
What 'cultural cleansing' looks like under the Islamic State
The militant group is destroying Iraq's ancient heritage.
Iraqi army and Shia militias launch attacks on IS strongholds north of Baghdad
In Salahuddin province, Islamic State militants control several strongholds including Tikrit, hometown of executed former president Saddam Hussein.
Islamic State militants attack Iraqi city of Samarra ahead of army offensive
Medical sources said Samarra hospital received the bodies of 14 Shia militia fighters and policemen.
Islamic State is just the latest radical group to destroy ancient art
From the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia to the Taliban in Afghanistan, numerous movements have destroyed and stolen historic artifacts.
For richer, for poorer: Jihadi John is a reminder that extremism comes in all shapes and sizes
Analysis: The White House's focus on poverty as the main cause of extremism may not tell the whole story.
Islamic State militants seize 100 Iraqi tribesmen before battle for Tikrit
Iraq's military said around 2,000 Shia militia fighters had arrived near Tikrit in preparation for a major operation against Islamic State.
US officials say a force of 25,000 soldiers needed to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul
A massive offensive is being planned to fight an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 Islamic State fighters in the key Iraqi city.
Obama says world needs to address the problems that fuel terrorism
In counterterrorism speech, the American president said extremism builds when millions are left impoverished.
Iraq tells United Nations that Islamic State committed genocide
The statement came the same day as reports that Islamic State fighters had burned 45 people to death in Iraq.
As Baghdad lifts curfew, bombs are reminder of country at war
Five blasts across Baghdad on Saturday tempered Iraqis' anticipation of a more relaxed and accessible capital.
Parents of US hostage appeal to Islamic State captors
The parents of an American hostage who the Islamic State group claimed had been killed in a US-led coalition air strike have said they are "hopeful" she is still alive.
Iraq's PM says Baghdad's decade-old curfew to end on Saturday
Some form of curfew has been in place since the US-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003.
After a series of defeats, the Islamic State resorts to shock tactics
Analysis: As the group loses ground in Syria in Iraq, it is forced to resort to increasingly theatrical brutality to burnish an image of strength.
Jordan hangs two Iraqi militants as revenge against the Islamic State
The executions were a response to the killing of an imprisoned Jordanian fighter pilot.
Remains of 25 Yazidis found in Iraq mass grave
A peshmerga lieutenant colonel said the grave was found near Sinuni during a search for explosives that IS often leaves behind.
The Islamic State beheadings are firing up Japan’s hawks
Despite a pacifist constitution, Prime Minister Abe is demanding a more aggressive response to the terrorists, and a stronger Japan.
Pilot held by Islamic State puts Jordan's king in a tough spot
King Abdullah has defended the US-led campaign against the hardline group in Syria, saying moderate Muslims must take a stand.