Iraq

  • Terror group ISIS using Indian Mujahideen to recruit poor Muslims in Kerala, TN, J&K: Sources 17 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as the whole of Iraq and Syria cower under ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) threat, central security agencies in India say that the terror group may be spreading its tentacles in India. Sources told CNN-IBN on Tuesday that the terror outfit, which has already killed...
  • UN accuses Islamic State of mass killings Yesterday

    Geneva: The United Nations condemned on Monday "appalling, widespread" crimes by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners that could amount to war crimes. UN human rights chief Navi Pillay condemned "grave, horrific human rights violations" being committed by Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim group which has seized...
  • Suicide bomber at Interior Ministry building in Baghdad kill 11 people 3 days ago

    Baghdad: Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing against an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad has killed at least 11 people. A police officer says the suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden car into the gate of the intelligence headquarters in Karrada district on Saturday afternoon, killing six civilians and five security...
  • Captivity of Indians 'a searing impact of Arab instability' 5 days ago

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday expressed concern over the continued captivity of 39 Indian workers in Iraq's Mosul city and Indian sea-farers by pirates in Somalia and said their plight reflects the "searing impact" of regional instability in parts of Arab world on ordinary Indians. "The continued...
  • ISIS releases video of beheading US journalist, threatens to kill another 1 week ago

    ISIS has released a gruesome video that shows the beheading of US journalist James Foley. ISIS has threatened to kill another American journalist if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq. ...
  • 'No' from one Iraq villager triggered Islamic State mass killings 1 week ago

    Dohuk: When Islamic State militants stormed into a northern Iraqi village and ordered everyone to convert to Islam or die only one person refused. But that did not satisfy the Sunni insurgents who are even more hardline than al Qaeda. The militants, who have seized much of northern Iraq since arriving...
  • Backed by US strikes, Iraq Kurds retake strategic dam: Officials August 19, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants with the help of US air strikes to secure a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country, Kurdish and US officials said on Monday. US fighter, bomber and drone aircraft took part in the...
  • Iraq: Kurds push to drive militants from Mosul Dam with US air support August 18, 2014

    Dohuk: Kurdish fighters pushed to retake Iraq's largest dam on Sunday in an attempt to reverse gains by Islamic State insurgents who have overrun much of the country's north, officials said. Islamic State militants have seized several towns and oilfields as well as Mosul Dam in recent weeks, possibly giving them...
  • ISIS militants kill nearly 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority August 17, 2014

    Kurdish officials say the ISIS militants have killed nearly 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a village in northern region. Reports also say the ISIS has killed hundreds of people belonging to a tribe opposing them in Syria. This even as US airstrikes continue near the ISIS controlled Mosul...
  • US says conducts air strikes in Iraq near Arbil and Mosul dam August 17, 2014

    Washington: The United States on Saturday conducted air strikes in Iraq against Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish capital of Arbil and the Mosul dam, the US Central Command said. The Mosul dam, Iraq's biggest, fell under control of Islamic State militants earlier this month. Control of the dam could give...
  • UN chief commends al-Maliki's decision to quit as Iraq's PM August 15, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has commended the decision of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to give up his candidature and support Haider al-Abadi to succeed him. "The secretary general commends the decision of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to withdraw his candidature and his pledge to support Haider al-Abadi...
  • Pope appeals to UN to end tragedy in Iraq August 13, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis has written to the UN secretary-general appealing for "action to end the humanitarian tragedy now underway" against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq. In the letter released on Wednesday, Francis urged UN agencies "responsible for security, peace, humanitarian law and assistance to refugees" to aid the...
  • France to send weapons to Iraq August 13, 2014

    Paris: France says it will send arms to Kurdish forces in Iraq in response to the Kurds' "urgent need" of support against radicals of the Islamic State group. The French presidency said in a statement on Wednesday that the arms shipment will be delivered "in the coming hours" and has been...
  • Suicide bomber attacks checkpoint near new Iraq PM's house August 13, 2014

    Baghdad: A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint near the Baghdad home of new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday, two police sources and local media said. "The suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint that leads to the prime minister's house," said one of the police sources. There was no...
  • Iraqi helicopter crashes with 25 Yazidis and 2 journalists on board August 13, 2014

    An Iraqi helicopter crashed after airdropping food and water in the Sinjar mountains with close to 25 Yazidi evacuees and 2 journalists on board. This even as US prepares to send more military advisers to Iraq. ...
  • Syrian Kurdish fighters rescue stranded Yazidis August 13, 2014

    Maliliya (Syria): In a dusty camp, Iraqi refugees have new heroes: Syrian Kurdish fighters who battled militants to carve out an escape route for tens of thousands trapped on a mountaintop. While the US and Iraqi militaries struggle to aid the starving members of Iraq's Yazidi minority with supply drops from...
  • United States sends another 130 military personnel to Iraq August 13, 2014

    Washington: The Obama administration has sent about 130 additional military personnel to Iraq, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Tuesday, as Washington seeks to help Iraq contain the threat posed by hardline militants from the Islamic State. Hagel, speaking to troops in California, said the soldiers had arrived in the...
  • US ready to help new Iraq leader, Iran welcomes choice August 13, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country. Haider al-Abadi still faces opposition closer to home, where his Shi'ite party...
  • US continues hitting ISIL targets, providing humanitarian aid August 12, 2014

    Washington: The US has continued with its two-pronged mission in Iraq, hitting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets and providing humanitarian aid to thousands of people stranded on Mount Sinjar. US military forces successfully conducting air-strikes on four ISIL checkpoints and multiple ISIL vehicles near Mt Sinjar...
  • Power struggle on Baghdad streets as Maliki replaced but refuses to go August 12, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq's president named a new prime minister to end Nuri al-Maliki's eight-year rule on Monday, but the veteran leader refused to go after deploying militias and special forces on the streets, creating a dangerous political showdown in Baghdad. Washington, which helped install Maliki following its 2003 invasion that toppled Saddam...
  • Iraqi President appoints Deputy Speaker Haider al-Ibadi as new PM August 11, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq's new President on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more infighting in the government as country faces the threat of Sunni militants in the north. In a televised address Fouad Massoum gave...
  • Maliki defiant as his special forces deploy in Baghdad August 11, 2014

    Baghdad: Special forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki were deployed in strategic areas of Baghdad on Sunday night after he delivered a tough speech indicating he would not cave in to pressure to drop a bid for a third term, police sources said. Pro-Maliki Shi'ite militias stepped up patrols...
  • Iraqi boy with shrapnel in his brain treated in Gurgaon August 10, 2014

    Gurgaon: Even as US aircraft started pounding bases of ISIS in Iraq on Friday, a 13-year-old Iraqi boy was recovering in a hospital bed in faraway Gurgaon. He is back from the jaws of death in his home country. Among many innocent victims of the bloodshed in Iraq, Haidar got...
  • Barack Obama offers no time limit on Iraq military action August 10, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Saturday refused to give a time limit on America's renewed military involvement in Iraq, saying he doesn't think "we are going to solve this problem in weeks" as the country struggles to form a new government. "I think this is going to take some time,"...
  • Barack Obama says tackling Iraq's insurgency will take time August 9, 2014

    Baghdad: President Barack Obama said on Saturday US airstrikes had destroyed arms that Islamic State militants could have used against Iraqi Kurds, but warned there was no quick fix to a crisis that threatens to tear Iraq apart. Speaking the day after US warplanes hit militants in Iraq, Obama said it...
  • How US President Barack Obama decided on airstrikes in Iraq August 9, 2014

    Washington: For much of the summer, US President Barack Obama had watched with alarm as a brutal, al-Qaeda-linked insurgency seized more and more territory in northern Iraq. But it wasn't until Thursday, when Obama learned that genocide could be imminent, that the President decided the US military had to act. The...
  • US launches three airstrikes in 24 hours on the Islamic state in Iraq August 9, 2014

    There has been another round of US airstrikes targeting ISIS in Iraq. This is the third round of airstrikes by the US in the last 24 hours. Their latest strike took place in the Kurdish city of Irbil and targeted Sunni militants. The Pentagon says the strikes are meant to...
  • US bombs Islamic state in Iraq, says airstrikes meant to protect their military personnel August 9, 2014

    Baghdada/Arbil: US warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide". The Pentagon also said that the strikes are meant to protect US military personnel in Irbil. Islamic State fighters, who have beheaded and crucified captives in...
  • Watch India@9 special from Meerut with Bhupendra Chaubey August 8, 2014

    In a new twist in the alleged gangrape of the 20-year-old girl in Meerut, The Uttar Pradesh police has claimed that this may be a case of a relationship gone wrong. The police believe that there are several discrepancies in the account of the complainant. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey visits Meerut...
  • News 360: Medical emergency kept Sachin Tendulkar away from Parliament August 8, 2014

    After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect any institution, there was...