A refugee camp has been established near the city of Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, to accommodate some of the 500,000 people who have fled ahead of the Islamist militant insurgency in the north of the country.
Iraqi Kurds took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk earlier today after government forces abandoned their posts in the face of a sweeping Sunni Islamist rebel push towards Baghda
The Foreign Secretary has been clear on the threat of Isis, but he has ruled out the prospect of any UK military involvement in the crisis.
Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, is a natural diplomat. Polite, immaculately dressed, and blessed with a great memory.
Isis has paraded military equipment in Mosul it captured from when the Iraqi army fled in what some see as a "nightmare scenario."