Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi rejects US criticism of his military forces after they fled a confrontation with Islamic State in Ramadi.
The Iraqi government begins a counter-offensive against the Islamic State group after its fighters capture the city of Ramadi.
It has been a bad week for the American-led "strategy" against militants from so-called Islamic State - a strategy with the US president himself views with great qualms and some reluctance.
Iran-backed Shia militias are preparing to take on Islamic State troops, according to reports, after the jihadist group took the city of Ramadi, in the western Iraq province of Anbar.
The security firm, G4S, did not adequately vet a contractor who shot dead two colleagues in Iraq, a coroner has ruled.
Islamic State militants stage a prison break in Iraq in which 50 inmates and a dozen policemen are killed, two Iraqi officials say.
Several hundred Yazidi captives have been killed in Iraq by Islamic State group militants west of Mosul, Yazidi and Iraqi officials say.
The leader of the global terror group is recovering slowly from a coalition air strike in the Nineveh province of Iraq, according to reports.
UK citizens have been travelling to Syria and Iraq since the start of the uprisings against Assad. Since 2013 online recruitment has convinced thousands of western Europeans to make the journey.