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Freed Indians nurses return from Iraq: As it happened

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 09:13

The special Air India plane carrying 46 Indian nurses from Iraq has landed at Kochi airport.

Iraq crisis: Indian nurses freed by ISIS militants, will reach Kerala tomorrow

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:43

In a positive development, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants on Friday set free the 46 Indian nurses, who were confined in Iraq`s Mosul city.

Kerala nurses given food by ISIS militants in Iraq: Chandy

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 09:54

The 46 nurses from Kerala, who were shifted from Iraq`s Tikrit city to Mosul by Sunni insurgents, have been put up in a building and have been given food, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

Iraq crisis: Indian nurses reach Mosul, unharmed

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 09:16

The 46 Indian nurses, who were forcibly moved by suspected ISIS militants from Tikrit, have reached the Iraqi city of Mosul and are unharmed, said a source.

Iraq crisis: 46 Indian nurses taken to undisclosed location by ISIS militants, MEA informs all safe

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 17:36

Militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Thursday moved all Indian nurses in Tikrit to an undisclosed location, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin informed saying that the MEA is in touch with interlocutors on the ground.

Iraq struggles to drive back Sunni militants

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 16:39

Iraqi forces today struggled to break a military stalemate with Sunni militants, as US officials reached out to key leaders to push for an end to political chaos in the strife-torn country.

Caliphate declaration `heresy`, say Islamists

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 16:04

The surprise declaration of a "caliphate" by jihadists accused of committing atrocities in Syria and Iraq has provoked an outcry even among Islamists who dream of a state under Sharia law.

Al Qaeda leaves east Syria strongholds to Islamic State: Monitor

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:57

The Observatory, a British-based monitoring group, said the Islamic State, previously called the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), now controls an area of Syria five times the size of neighbouring Lebanon.

ISIS militants blow up hospital, 5 Indian nurses injured: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:45

Militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria blew up a hospital that housed 46 Indian nurses in Tikrit, a report said.

Obama calls Saudi King to discuss on Iraq and ISIL

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 11:13

US President Barack Obama has called Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to discuss the current situation in Iraq and the threat being posed by ISIL, the White House said.

Crisis-hit Iraq turns to Shiite militias for support

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 11:09

Iraq`s government once battled entrenched Shiite militiamen but is now making common cause with them against a jihadist-led onslaught that Baghdad`s forces are struggling to contain on their own.

US seeks regional support to end Iraq political chaos

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 10:56

Top US officials have reached out to key regional leaders to help resolve the political chaos in Iraq even as the Iraqi premier offered a general amnesty to undercut support for a raging jidhadist-led offensive.