The swift end to the ISIL's encirclement of the Shi'ite Turkmen town of 15,000 came amid a push by Kurdish peshmerga, Shi'ite militias and Iraqi troops, after U.S. air strikes
Berlin has announced it will send military supplies that will arm more than 4,000 Kurdish troops.
U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri said that the conflict is having a grave impact on Iraqi civilians, particularly women and children.
President Barack Obama authorized the new military action, broadening U.S. operations in Iraq amid an international outcry over the threat to Amerli's mostly ethnic Turkmen population.
Australia will join Canada, Italy, France, Britain and the United States in providing arms and humanitarian relief as part of a multinational effort to be coordinated by Iraq and other countries in the region.
Ain Zalah's oil wells produce some 20,000 barrels of oil per day, an important source of revenue for ISIL
Iraqi army copters carry out attacks in Iraqi city of Fallujah, wounding scores, says local health official.
Fighters from the self-styled 'Islamic State' (IS) have demonstrated knowledge of the CIA's waterboarding interrogation method.
Mosques, monasteries, churches, tombs, shrines and archaeological sites were all under threat by rebels from the self-styled 'Islamic State' (IS) militia
The United Kalavrvta tanker, carrying about $100 million worth of Kurdish crude, has been anchored in the Gulf of Mexico for weeks
Denmark will send a Hercules C-130J transport aircraft and 55 personnel to Erbil on Thursday.
Iran, Albania, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, France and the U.K. are all supplying arms to the Kurdish Regional Government forces.
"According to our sources in the region, we know that IS earns $3 million each day from oil sales," an Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis expert said.
UNICEF's Iraq representative Marco Babille said 700 Turkmen civilians were killed by the Islamic State in July.
Military officials estimated that perhaps $3 million worth of American-supplied equipment was destroyed in over 90 air strikes in the last three weeks.
Zarif acknowledged giving military assistance to Iraqi security forces but said the cooperation did not include deploying ground troops in the country.
Abadi is tasked with forming a power-sharing government that can ease sectarian tensions and counter militants
The British government appoints Lieutenant General Sir Simon Mayall as the security envoy for the Kurdish region of Iraq
At least 23 people died in the Kirkuk and Erbil areas
At least seventeen people were killed in the attack.
The security source said at least 30 bodies had arrived at the hospital in the city of Baquba in Diyala province