The Iraqi government has decided to hold a parliamentary election on 15 May next year, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday.
The group, known as Sahwa or the Awakening Councils, is made up of Sunni militiamen who joined US troops in the fight against al-Qaida during the height of Iraq's insurgency in 2007 and 2008.
In Diyala province north of Baghdad, Army Colonel Faisal al-Zuhairi was killed when a suicide bomber in a Humvee attacked his convoy. Five of his men also died.
British police have confiscated 250,000 pounds (about 401,713 dollars) of suspected funds for the Islamic State (IS), the anti-terror authorities said Monday.
At least 17 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in airstrikes launched by the Syrian army in the north-eastern part of the country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced.
As part of his effort to build a global coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq, US President Barack Obama has reached out to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to discuss the current situation in the war-torn country.
A leading RSS ideologue today wanted India to raise its voice against persecution of the Yazidis by ISIL extremists in Iraq and decried the "muted" response from international community despite the issue throwing up the fundamental question of survival of a minuscule minority.
US President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to pursue a long -term strategy to turn the tide against the Islamic State (IS), as Iraqi and Kurdish forces retook the Mosul Dam from the group under US air cover.
US President Barack Obama has authorised sending an additional 130 military personnel to northern Iraq to access the scope of the humanitarian mission for the thousands of Yezidi minority trapped on Mt Sinjar by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
President Barack Obama said on Saturday U.S. air strikes had destroyed arms that Islamic State militants could have used against Iraqi Kurds, but he warned there was no quick fix to a crisis that threatens to tear Iraq apart.
The U.N. Security Council is negotiating a draft resolution to tackle Islamic State militants by financially weakening the jihadi Islamist group, stopping a flow of foreign fighters, and threatening sanctions on those who recruit and help the group.
Militants from the Islamic State group have seized Iraq's largest hydroelectric dam, giving them control of enormous power and water resources and leverage over the Tigris River that runs through the heart of Baghdad.
The UN Security Council on Thursday condemned attacks by the Islamic State in north Iraq and demanded those responsible be held accountable even as thousands of people affected by the conflict.
Iraq's parliament says it has postponed its next session until Aug. 12 amid political deadlock over choosing a new prime minister.
Also under the proposed measure, a husband can have sex with his wife regardless of her consent. The bill also prevents women from leaving the house without their husband's permission
Thirteen civilians, including a woman and 12-year old child, and nine security personnel were killed, two police officers said. At least 55 other people were wounded.
Several killed and over 70 wounded in separate attacks in different parts of Iraq. Violence continues to rise after 2013 saw the highest annual death toll in recent years.