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Iraq's Assyrian Christians fear ISIS threat to heritage

Top Kurdish spy chief says French jihadists fighting in Iraq

Chechen in Syria a rising leader in extremist group

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb calls for reconciliation between jihadist groups

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has issued a statement praising the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's (ISIS) gains in Iraq and calling for reconciliation between jihadist groups in Syria. The statement was authored prior to the ISIS declaring that it ruled over a caliphate and rebranding itself the "Islamic State."

Sunni and Kurdish members of parliament left the assembly after the Shia-led State of Law coalition failed to name a replacement for Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki. More than 2,400 people were killed in Iraq last month, the highest monthly toll in seven years. The US has ordered the evacuation of some embassy personnel in Baghdad, and is sending 200 troops to secure the Baghdad facility.

Russia seeks UN ban on oil trade with 'terrorists' in Syria

US dawdles on Iraq as Russia, Iran jump in

Patriarchs call on region's Christians to hold on to their lands

ISIS militants outline chilling 5-year plan for global domination

Does the Islamic State have a Scud missile

Iraq, Syria and the Middle East - An essay by Tony Blair

The Islamic State's rivals in Syria reject announced Caliphate

The Islamic State's jihadist rivals in Syria have rejected its claim to have established a Caliphate. Leading ideologues in the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, have rejected the Islamic State's announcement as well.

Is Lebanon at risk of becoming the next jihadi hub?

Dutch Islamist radicals becoming elusive 'swarm

White House fears al Qaeda offshoot may be planning bomb plot on airliner flying to America

Iran's stance on Iraq: neither new nor improved

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham announced the formation of the Caliphate, changed its name to the Islamic State, and named Abu Bakr al Baghdadi as Caliph Ibrahim. The Iraqi military is reported to have withdrawn most of its ground forces from Tikrit after entering the city just one day ago. Heavy fighting has been reported in and around Tikrit.

Morocco aims to be moderate Islamic model

Iran, Qatar to cooperate against 'terror'

ISIS threat looms over Baghdad