Iraq

  • UN to send team to investigate Islamic State crimes in Iraq 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    Geneva: The United Nations agreed on Monday to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on "an unimaginable scale", with a view to holding perpetrators to account. "We are facing a terrorist monster," Iraq's human rights minister, Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani, told the UN Human...
  • Maharahstra ATS grill 8 in missing Kalyan boys case who joined ISIS 23 hours 59 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad on Monday questioned eight people in the missing Kalyan boys case who reportedly joined the terror outfit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A cleric has also been questioned for allegedly trying to indoctrinate the boys. One of the four boys Arif reportedly died on...
  • Australia to help anti-ISIL forces in Iraq: Tony Abbott Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia has said that it will join its global partners including the US, UK, France and Italy to help forces resisting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq. "Following the successful international humanitarian relief effort air-dropping supplies to the thousands of people stranded on Mount Sinjar...
  • Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq 2 days ago

    Canberra: Australian military aircraft will fly guns and ammunition into Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants, Australia's Prime Minister said on Sunday. "The United States government has requested that Australia help to transport stores of military equipment, including arms and munitions, as part of a multi-nation effort," Prime Minister Tony...
  • 850,000 displaced in one month in Iraq: IOM 3 days ago

    Geneva: The Islamic State militants advancements have forcibly displaced 8,50,000 people in one month, the International Organisation for Migration(IOM) said on Friday. The total number of people who have been evacuated their homes since January have increased to 1.6 million. Most of those who have fled have found refuge in the autonomous...
  • US identifies citizens fighting for Islamic State 3 days ago

    Washington: US intelligence and law enforcement agencies have identified around a dozen of its citizens, who have traveled to the Middle East to join jihad led by the Islamic State, officials said. As the group has grown stronger in recent months, more foreigners have gone to Syria to fight in its...
  • A clear strategy needed against Islamic State terrorists, says Obama 4 days ago

    Even as US continues airstrikes against Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, President Barack Obama admitted that they need a clear strategy against the group. He also agreed to be prepared to offer support to Iraq. ...
  • News 360: India likely to ban terror outfit ISIS 4 days ago

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to file a case against Iraqi terror group ISIS and its chief Al-Baghdadi, sources said on Thursday. The FIR will be filed under section 121A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for waging war against India, the sources said. ...
  • India may act against ISIS, NIA likely to file FIR against terror group to curb its activities 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to file a case against Iraqi terror group ISIS and its chief Al-Baghdadi, sources said on Thursday. The FIR will be filed under section 121A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for waging war against India, the sources said. The FIR is...
  • Don't punish my son over matters he has no control on: Mother of US journalist kidnapped by ISIS 4 days ago

    The mother of US journalist Steven Sotloff held hostage by ISIS has appealed to the terrorists to release her son. ISIS had threatened to kill him if the US didn't end its campaign in Iraq. "As a mother I ask your justice to be merciful and not punish my son...
  • Australia to help US in Iraq air strikes 5 days ago

    Canberra: Australia has expressed willingness to contribute its Super Hornet fighter jets to help US-led air strikes in Iraq. Defence Minister David Johnston said Wednesday night that Australia was ready to assist the US with air strikes targeting IS terrorists in Iraq, Xinhua reported. Johnston said the Australian defence force started to...
  • ISIS justifies Foley's beheading, calls it a blessed act 5 days ago

    CNN's Atika Shubert speaks to two ISIS fighters who glorify the terror group's brutality and call James Foley's beheading a blessed act. ...
  • Mumbai: One of four Kalyan boys suspected to have joined ISIS in Iraq reported to be dead 5 days ago

    Mumbai: In a disturbing turn of events, one of the four boys suspected to have joined terror outfit ISIS in Iraq is reported to have died. Arif's family in Kalyan allegedly received a phone call informing them of his death. Arif and three others were suspected to have joined the terror...
  • Terror group ISIS using Indian Mujahideen to recruit poor Muslims in Kerala, TN, J&K: Sources 6 days 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 1 week ago

    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 August 23, 2014

    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' August 21, 2014

    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 August 20, 2014

    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 August 19, 2014

    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...