These 40 Indians were working at construction projects near the Iraqi city of Mosul when they were abducted by Islamic militants.
Senior US officials are considering an Iraqi request for more American military advisers.
The origins of the IS can be traced to the US occupation of Iraq.
US president articulates a strategy to take on the IS. But success is far from certain.
I certainly don’t rule out further military involvement but I do rule out combat troops on the ground, said Abbott.
Obama said the Iraq’s security forces needed help from the US and the international partners to succeed.
Ultra-loose monetary policies followed by major central banks have failed to bring about recovery.
ISIS and other extremist Islamic groups have arisen as a product of US intervention and assistance.
Thousands of families from the Yazidi minority community were trapped on the mountains without food and water.
The suggestion that Australian combat troops could return to Iraq was widely attacked by the government’s political opponents.
After reaching Baghdad, they all were with the travel group for first few days and then reportedly got separated from group.
American fighter aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint southwest of Mt Sinjar.
Obama said the US “cannot turn a blind eye” when it can prevent genocide of Iraqi minorities.
A call over 60 days ago saying all was well and then silence.
Pakistan plays a role in the story of ISIS founder Abu Musaab al Zarqawi.