More than 1,000 killed in Iraq violence in June

2014-06-24 20:28:45

More than 1,000 people, mainly civilians, have been killed and roughly the same number injured in fighting and other violence in Iraq as Sunni militants have swept through the north in June.

Concern surrounds Chinese security forces in Iraq

2014-06-24 14:51:24

Chinese nationals living in Iraq, many working for energy companies such as PetroChina and Sinopec, are under care of Chinese ex-service special forces.

Netanyahu urges Washington to 'weaken' Iraq, Iran

2014-06-24 07:13:26

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday the United States should try to weaken both Iran and the Sunni Muslim insurgents driving toward Baghdad, urging the Obama administration not to work with Teheran to help stabilize Iraq.

Iran opposes US intervention in Iraq

2014-06-22 20:17:00

Iran "strongly" opposes any intervention of the United States in its neighboring state of Iraq.

Iraqi Sunni militants seize large part of border city

2014-06-21 19:17:59

Iraq's Sunni militant groups have seized large part of a key city near the Syrian border after fierce clashes with Iraqi security forces on Saturday in Iraq's western province of Anbar, security sources said.

Bomber attacks Lebanese security checkpoint

2014-06-20 17:12:48

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a security checkpoint in Lebanon's Eastern Bekaa Valley on Friday.

Iranian general aiding militias in Iraq

2014-06-18 07:18:50

In a sign of Iran's deepening involvement in the Iraqi crisis, the commander of Teheran's elite Quds Force is helping Iraq's military and Shiite militias gear up to fight the Sunni insurgents advancing across the country, officials said on Monday.

Situation in Iraq worsens, US, Iran step in

2014-06-17 19:15:53

The situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate since bloody clashes between insurgent groups and government forces broke out earlier this month.

Militants capture key Iraqi town

2014-06-17 08:07:01

US, Iran may discuss joint action to halt jihadi group's weeklong offensive

Israel army kills Palestinian man in search for missing teenagers

2014-06-17 08:07:01

Israeli troops killed a Palestinian youth early on Monday, as a widespread West Bank manhunt for three missing Israeli youths entered its fourth day.

Israel, Germany to work on Nazi-looted art

2014-06-17 08:07:01

Nations aim to return works to Jewish heirs; owner of Matisse painting found

Israeli allegations of kidnapping increase political uncertainty

2014-06-16 09:49:57

The suspected kidnapping of three Israeli teens in the West Bank on Thursday and the ensuing manhunt by Israeli security forces have escalated tensions between Israel and the newly-formed Palestinian unity government, but analysts say despite the flimsy allegations leveled against Hamas, it's too early to predict the implications of the incident.