Iraq Violence

  • Nurses vow not to go back to Iraq July 5, 2014

    Kochi: After about a month's long ordeal in the strife torn Iraq, 46 Indian nurses returned to their homeland on Saturday with most of them vowing not to go back risking their lives. "We will not go back. There is no question of going back. We are not prepared to endanger...
  • More than 1,000 killed in Iraq violence in June: UN June 24, 2014

    Geneva: More than 1,000 people, mainly civilians, have been killed and roughly the same number injured in fighting and other violence in Iraq in June as Sunni militants swept through the north, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Victims include a number of confirmed summary executions committed by forces of the...
  • Iran's top leader opposes US intervention in Iraq June 22, 2014

    Tehran: Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is against US intervention in neighboring Iraq, where Islamic extremists and Sunni militants opposed to Tehran have seized a number of towns and cities. "We strongly oppose the intervention of the US and others in the domestic affairs of Iraq," Khamenei was quoted as...
  • Iraqi forces ready push after Obama offers advisers June 21, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi forces were massing north of Baghdad on Friday, aiming to strike back at Sunni Islamists whose drive toward the capital prompted the United States to send military advisers to stiffen government resistance. Iraq's senior Shi'ite religious cleric issued a call for unity, saying Shi'ites and Sunnis should rally behind...
  • Iraq militants take border post with Syria June 21, 2014

    Anbar: Sunni fighters seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier on Saturday, smashing a line drawn in 1932 by colonial powers and linking hundreds of miles of land they control to create an Islamic Caliphate from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran. The militants, led by the Islamic State in Iraq...
  • Protest at Jantar Mantar over violence in Iraq June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of people on Saturday took part in a protest against the outbreak of violence in Iraq and urged the Narendra Modi government to ensure the safety of Indian nationals in the war-torn country. Braving the scorching sun, about 200 people gathered for the protest at Jantar Mantar under...
  • Asian stocks go sideways ahead of Federal meeting June 16, 2014

    HONG KONG: Asian stock markets moved sideways on Monday as the turmoil in Iraq dampened sentiment and investors held their fire ahead of the Federal Reserve's monthly policy meeting later in the week. Japanese stocks slid as the yen strengthened and oil prices hovered at a nine-month high as fears grew...
  • Three policemen among 10 killed in Iraq bomb attacks June 30, 2013

    Baghdad: At least 10 people were killed and 22 suffered injuries in separate incidents of shooting and bomb attacks in Iraq, police said on Saturday. Three policemen, heading to join their base after vacations, were killed when some gunmen attacked their car in Fallujah city, some 50 km from Baghdad,...
  • Iraq violence: Baghdad bomb attacks leave 25 dead May 31, 2013

    Baghdad: A series of bombs battered Shi'ite and Sunni Muslim neighborhoods across Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 25 people in the worst wave of sectarian violence since civil war five years ago. The bloodletting reflects increasing conflict between Iraq's majority Shi'ite leadership and the Sunni minority, many of whom feel...
  • Attacks in Iraq kill over 40, sectarian tensions high May 22, 2013

    Baghdad: A series of bomb and gun attacks across Iraq killed more than 40 people on Tuesday, a day after over 70 died in violence targeting majority Shi'ites that has stoked fears of all-out sectarian war with minority Sunnis. Nearly 300 people have been killed in the past week as sectarian...
  • Bomb attacks kill more than 70 Shi'ites across Iraq May 21, 2013

    Baghdad: More than 70 people were killed in a series of car bombings and suicide attacks targeting Shi'ite Muslims across Iraq on Monday, police and medics said, extending the worst sectarian violence since US troops withdrew in December 2011. The attacks increased the number killed in sectarian clashes in the past...
  • Baghdad suicide bomb hits army recruits, kills 60 August 17, 2010

    Baghdad: A suicide bomber blew himself up on Tuesday among hundreds of army recruits who had gathered near a military headquarters in an attack officials said killed 60 and wounded 125, one of the bloodiest bombings in weeks in the Iraqi capital. The massive blast took place around 7:30 am just...
  • 29 killed in terror attacks across Iraq May 10, 2010

    Baghdad: Bombings and drive-by shootings killed at least 29 Iraqis on Monday and wounded dozens more in what appeared in part to be a targeted assault on police and army forces around Baghdad. The single deadliest attack, however, struck civilians in the small town of Suwayrah as a pair of bombs...
  • Truck bomb kills 105 in northern Iraq July 7, 2007

    Baghdad: Over 100 people were killed in a sudden surge in violence in Iraq on Saturday when a truck bomb devastated a crowded village market and demolished many homes, police and local officials said. The truck bomb ripped through a bustling outdoor market in the northern town of Tuz Khurmato on...