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  • Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people Yesterday

    Baghdad: Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said on Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control. In one of the attacks, mortar rounds rained down on Shiite neighbourhoods...
  • Islamic State group claims Baghdad bombings 2 days ago

    Baghdad: The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for four bombings in Baghdad which were among a string of attacks that left at least 27 people dead. The jihadi group has spearheaded the Sunni militant blitz over the past five weeks that has overrun much of northern and western Iraq....
  • Christians flee jihadist ultimatum in Iraq's Mosul 3 days ago

    Kirkuk (Iraq): Hundreds of Christian families abandoned homes in Mosul to jihadist gunmen on Saturday as they fled an ultimatum threatening their community's centuries-old presence in the northern Iraqi city. An AFP correspondent in Mosul, the main Iraqi hub of the Islamic State (IS) group's proclaimed "caliphate", said Christians were squeezing...
  • Unesco draws action plan to safeguard Iraqi heritage 4 days ago

    Paris: Concerned about illicit excavation of archaeological sites and trafficking of artefacts in conflict-torn Iraq, Unesco on Friday said cultural heritage experts have agreed on an "emergency response action plan" to safeguard the country's rich and diverse cultural heritage. The plan, held in consultation with Iraqi and international cultural heritage experts,...
  • Iraq president to return from 18-month medical exile 4 days ago

    Sulaimaniyah: Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, who has been in Germany for medical treatment since December 2012, will return home on Saturday, his party said in a statement. "President Talabani is coming home on Saturday July 19 after receiving successful health treatment in brotherly Germany," the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan statement said...
  • Indian youths joining ISIS, a disturbing development: BJP MP 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Alarmed by reports of some Indian youths visiting Iraq to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a BJP member in the Lok Sabha on Friday wanted urgent steps to sternly deal with the issue. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Yogi Adityanath said reports that four...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 5 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Iraq crisis: 175 more Indians to reach home on Thursday 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Another batch of 175 Indian nationals will reach on Thursday from conflict-hit Iraq even as the number of Indians to be evacuated from that country will be 3000 in next few days. "Another Special Flight coming from Iraq! Approximately 175 Indians to depart Najaf late tonight; will reach Delhi...
  • Terror export to Iraq matter of concern: Shiv Sena 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday expressed concern over what it described as "home-grown terror being exported" to Iraq, which could pose serious ramifications for India. In an editorial in its mouthpiece 'Saamana', the party said that the incident of four missing youngsters from Kalyan town in Thane, who have reportedly...
  • Uddhav asks government to step-in on report of youths joining ISIS 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Monday asked the Maharashtra government to act on a media report that four youths from the region are believed to have joined militants in Iraq. "The newspaper report is a very serious issue and the state government should take appropriate action in the matter....
  • Iraq crisis: Families of abducted Indians meet Punjab CM, MEA says all safe July 11, 2014

    The families of 39 Indians who are in still in ISIS captivity on Friday met Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh. Frustrated over the lack of information from both the Punjab government and the Centre, the families said that they last heard from their relatives in Iraq who...
  • Iraq crisis: 39 Indians in Mosul are safe, says MEA July 11, 2014

    Ministry of External Affair spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday said, "I can confirm that we have had through interlocutors a contact with Indians in captivity Information we have got and they are unharmed but remain in captivity." ...
  • Iraq says 'terrorists' seize chemical weapons site July 9, 2014

    United Nations: Iraq has informed the United Nations that the Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad where 2,500 chemical rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents. Iraq's UN...
  • ISIS renames itself as the Islamic State July 7, 2014

    Baghdad: As violence continues unabated in conflict torn Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has now renamed itself as simply the Islamic State. The militant organisation that has swept vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria are now waging a bitter propaganda war. In a recent video...
  • ISIS chief Baghdadi urges people to join him in the jihad July 6, 2014

    In a rare public appearance, ISIS chief Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi addressed supporters at a mosque in Mosul urging them to obey him and join him in the jihad for a separate caliphate. ...
  • Each sound reminds us of gunshots, nurses back from Iraq recall horror July 6, 2014

    Kochi: After about 25 nights of sleeplessness, distress and fear of not making it alive out of war-torn Iraq, 46 Indian nurses returned home on Saturday. Smiles, joy filled tears and hugs filled the Cochin International airport as they reunited with their families. While they are back in the safe confines...
  • Kerala CM Oomen Chandy thanks Centre for return of nurses July 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday thanked the Narendra Modi Government for ensuring the return of the Indian nurses from strife-hit Iraq with their safe evacuation capping days of anxiety for the state as it waited for a resolution to the crisis. A visibly relieved Chandy expressed his gratitude...
  • Indian nurses freed from Iraq return to Kochi, welcomed by Kerala CM July 5, 2014

    Kochi: Bringing an end to the ordeal, 46 Indian nurses have returned to Kochi after being held in captivity by ISIS militants in the war torn Iraq. Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy was present at the airport to receive the Indians returning from Iraq. Relieved to have the nurses back in...
  • Special flight with 46 Indian nurses freed from Iraq takes off from Mumbai, to land in Kochi July 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The special Air India flight carrying 46 Indian nurses freed from Iraq has taken off for Kochi after making a halt in Mumbai for refueling and catering supplies. From Kochi the flight will go to Hyderabad and then to Delhi. 46 Indians nurses and 130 other Indians are on...
  • News 360: Free from ISIS clutches, Indian nurses head for home July 4, 2014

    As many as 116 Indians including 46 nurses from Kerala will reach India on Saturday morning, reassured the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday evening. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that an Air India aircraft has flown from New Delhi and is expected to reach Erbil, Iraq, late on Friday. ...
  • Iraq crisis: 116 Indians to reach home on Saturday, efforts on to rescue others in captivity July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 116 Indians including 46 nurses from Kerala will reach India on Saturday morning, reassured the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday evening. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that an Air India aircraft has flown from New Delhi and is expected to reach Erbil, Iraq, late on...
  • Iraq crisis: Nurses will reach Kochi on Saturday, confirms Kerala CM July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday confirmed that all the 46 Indian nurses who are now free from the clutches of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants will reach India on Saturday in a special aircraft. Chandy said that the nurses were on their way to...
  • 46 Indian nurses taken to Mosul by ISIS, families seek help from MEA July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Forty-six Indian nurses in Tikrit have been taken away by ISIS militants to an old building somewhere in Mosul. CNN-IBN is in touch with the nurses, who have said that they are safe for the moment and so far the militants have treated them well. "We have been taken...
  • Iraq Crisis: Indian nurses in ISIS custody, MEA says all are safe July 4, 2014

    All Indian nurses in Tikrit under the custody of ISIS militants have been moved to another location in Iraq. The External Affairs Ministry said that they are safe and officials are trying to keep in touch with them. ...
  • Indian nurses in ISIS custody: What are the options before government to secure its citizens? July 3, 2014

    All the Indian nurses have been moved by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants from Tikrit to an unknown location in Iraq. All the 46 nurses who have been moved are from Kerala. ...
  • ISIS to shift Indian nurses to Mosul July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: All the Indian nurses who had been moved from Tikrit by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants are now being taken to Mosul. Kerala Chief Minister Ooman Chandy confirmed on Thursday that all the 46 nurses from Kerala are heading towards Mosul. Chandy also confirmed that...
  • PM personally monitoring situation in Iraq: sources July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: With a number of Indians still stranded in various parts of Iraq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally monitoring situation in the war-torn country, say government sources. With the nurses held hostage in Tikrit being moved to an unidentified location by the ISIS militants, PM has asked the External...
  • Nurses safe, Ministry of External Affairs helpful: Kerala CM July 3, 2014

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy confirmed that the nurses stranded in Iraq were safe and that the Ministry of External Affairs was really helpful in dealing with the crisis. ...
  • India-US-Japan can together reduce tension in the region: John McCain July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: US Senator John McCain on Thursday said that a strong US-India-Japan relationship can strengthen our ties with the entire region and work together to reduce tensions in the region. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, McCain said, "We have very high expectations as I think that the people...
  • ISIS militants shift Indian nurses from Tikrit to unknown location in Iraq July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: All the Indian nurses have been moved by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants from Tikrit to an unknown location in Iraq. All the 46 nurses who have been moved are from Kerala. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy confirmed that there had been a blast outside the...