The proxy wars are being fought by countries over land that doesn't belong to them and its the Iraqis who are paying with their lives.
The Dutch Defence Ministry said it was aware of the casualties from the beginning of air strikes but refused to inform the Netherlands parliament.
Tal Afar was retaken from the terror group two years ago this month, but social and security challenges remain - and more than half of the city’s population hasn't returned.
Critics have bemoaned the slow progress made by an investigative team of the UN Security Council but the agency outlined solid gains made in recent months.
Human Rights Watch cited extreme overcrowding in three pretrial detention facilities in northern Iraq's Nineveh province where prisoners are held mostly on terrorism charges.
Edward Gallagher, 40, was likewise acquitted of two counts of attempted murder against Iraqi civilians, but was convicted of posing for a photograph beside the corpse of the captive Daesh fighter.
Five hundred years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci’s interaction with the Ottomans is memorialised in his designs for a bridge and his overtures to the Ottoman Sultans of the time.
Kurdish Regional Government Cabinet Spokesman Sefin Dizayi reiterated the call for the PKK to leave Sinjar district in Mosul province.
Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's video appearance is an attempt to revive the morale of a group that has suffered heavy losses and is looking to rebrand itself.
Sacred structures have become the repeated scenes of trauma from Iraq, New Zealand, France to Sri Lanka.
France’s Notre Dame Cathedral was severely damaged by a huge fire that took 400 firefighters to put out. Here we look at other heritage sites that have been damaged or destroyed.
A 20-member Turkish diving team and Iraqi emergency workers are engaged in recovery efforts after a ferry sank in the Tigris River last month, killing at least 102 people.
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