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Germany sends first plane carrying aid to northern Iraq

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 14:41

Germany`s armed forces began sending aid supplies to northern Iraq where thousands of people have fled Islamic State militants, and the defence minister said Germany was looking into whether it would also deliver military equipment.

US evacuates some consulate staff from Iraqi city of Arbil

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 03:20

The United States has evacuated some of its staff members from the Iraqi Kurdish city of Arbil, the State Department said, amid an offensive by Islamist militants.

US confirms fresh airstrikes against IS fighters near Arbil

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 22:17

United States warplanes and drones pummeled Islamic State militants near Arbil in a fresh wave of airstrikes on Sunday, destroying armed trucks and a mortar position, the US military confirmed.

Iraq supplies Kurds with ammunition in unprecedented move, US says

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 06:52

The Iraqi government provided a planeload of ammunition to Peshmerga fighters from Iraq`s semiautonomous Kurdish region on Friday, a U.S. official said, in an unprecedented act of military cooperation between Kurdish and Iraqi forces brought on by an acute militant threat.

Iraq`s foreign minister says Kurds suspend all participation in government

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 15:52

Iraq`s Foreign Minsiter Hoshiyar Zebari said on Friday that the Kurdish political bloc has ended all partipation in the national government in protest over Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki`s saying that Kurds are hosting terrorists in their capital Arbil.

Iraq PM says Kurdish Arbil becoming a base for ``Islamic State`` militants

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 18:06

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday the Kurdish-controlled city of Arbil was becoming an operations base for the Islamic State militant group that seized swathes of northern and western Iraq last month.

Bombs kills five Iraqi Kurdish fighters

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 23:51

Two roadside bombs struck a patrol in Iraq`s northern province of Nineveh on Monday, killing five Kurdish security forces members, a spokesman said.

Bewildered Falluja residents flee feared Iraq army assault

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 21:44

Iraqis fleeing from Falluja question whether the masked gunmen who overran their city 10 days ago are really al Qaeda-linked militants as the government says, but fear their presence will draw a ferocious response from the army regardless.

Four killed in bombings in Iraq`s Kurdistan

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 19:20

At least four people were killed and some 29 wounded in multiple bomb explosions in the city of Arbil, the capital of Iraq`s autonomous region of Kurdistan Sunday, a Kurdish official said.

AFC Cup: Arbil blank East Bengal 2-0

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 04, 2012, 18:24

East Bengal`s chances of progressing to the next round of the AFC Cup football tournament received a further jolt as they were blanked 0-2 by Iraqi outfit Arbil SC in a Group B match on Wednesday.

Bottom-placed East Bengal to take on Arbil in AFC Cup match

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 16:40

Bottom-placed East Bengal would be determined to open their tally when they take on Iraqi side Arbil in their group B AFC Cup match at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan, on Wednesday.