Earlier this month Isis released footage of the decapitated body of 82-year-old antiquities department chief Khaled Asaad, whose body was later hung from Palmyra's ruins.
Iraq has witnessed a growing mass protest movement with demonstrations held every Friday since July 31 at Tahrir Square.
A quiet meeting this past March in Saudi Arabia, and a recent anonymous leak from the Israeli military, set the stage for what may be a new and wider war in the Middle East.
From 2004 to 2011, the Pentagon covered up injuries to U.S. troops in Iraq from chemical weaponry supplied to Saddam Hussein in the 80s by the U.S. and other countries.
The Communist Party of Iraq has issued a statement, dated September 2014, regarding the recent barbaric attacks launched in that country by ISIS.
A significant section of the Iraqi public is not willing to let the country split up.
In Germany today, references to Putin evoke all too sharply recollections of German language used against every Russian leader since the start of World War I.
But it is spurring worries of another misguided U.S. military undertaking, escalating war and chaos, with the people of the region bearing the brunt.
Progress on enacting a new trade union law in Iraq is still stalled.
The first major study into the human cost of the Iraq war in eight years has found that nearly half a million people died because of the U.S.-led invasion.