Iraq says it has detained a number of fighters suspected of violating human rights during the three-week-old operation to retake the western city of Fallujah from the Islamic State militant group.
An estimated 4,000 more Iraqis have escaped from the Islamic State (IS)-held city of Fallujah after government troops opened a corridor upon retaking a key road.
Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) says it has killed five Kurdish rebels near the country's border with Iraq.
Veteran Associated Press journalist Tom Kent has been appointed president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
The Islamic State extremist group has posted a video that shows it blowing up a 3,000-year-old temple in the Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq -- the militant group's latest assault on a priceless archaeological treasure.
U.S. authorities on June 9 leveled terrorism charges against a man who joined the Islamic State extremist group for two months before surrendering to Kurdish authorities in Iraq in March.
Reports from Iraq say at least 20 people have been killed in two separate bombings in and around Baghdad.
The Islamic State's military setbacks in Syria and Iraq may prompt the extremist group to stage more attacks on Western, Russian, and other international targets, a top United Nations official has said.
A soccer team from the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia has beaten Panjab to win the championship of a tournament for unrecognized territories and peoples.
Iraqi officials say government forces have discovered a mass grave containing the remains of around 400 people near Fallujah during their push to retake the city from the extremist Islamic State (IS) group.
A Shi'ite Iraqi militia backed by Iran says it will only storm the Islamic State (IS) group-controlled city of Fallujah after civilians have left the city.
Bombings in and around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad have killed 15 people and wounded more than 40.