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58 more Indian nurses brought back from Iraq

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 21:05

India has quitely rescued another batch of 58 nurses from conflict zones in Iraq and was making all efforts to secure the release of 39 construction workers being held captive by Sunni militants ISIS in the oil-rich Gulf country.

Iraqi parliament convenes to elect new president

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 20:52

The Iraqi parliament has convened to elect a president and two vice presidents in a bid to put together a new government.

Ukraine crisis: EU to impose new sanctions

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 11:14

The European Union (EU) has decided to impose new sanctions on people and entities over the on-going crisis in Ukraine.

Asia stocks edge up as risk aversion wanes, euro languishes

Asia stocks edge up as risk aversion wanes, euro languishes

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 09:09

The weaker euro dovetailed nicely with expectations for the European Central Bank to ease policy further with a gradual widening of interest rate differentials favouring the U.S. over Europe seen unfolding.

Iraq PM seeks Sunni tribal help in battling insurgency

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 22:28

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki met several Sunni tribal leaders on Tuesday in a renewed bid to gain their support in battling a raging jihadist-led Sunni insurgency.

European stocks rebounds as Ukraine rebels hand over black boxes

European stocks rebounds as Ukraine rebels hand over black boxes

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:00

In Asian trading, MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose about 0.7 percent to be at its highest since 2011.

Lithuania slams French warship deal with Russia during Ukraine crisis

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:44

Lithuania`s President Dalia Grybauskaite said Tuesday the European Union was compromising its values to protect trade ties with Russia, pointing to a French warship agreement with Moscow.

US stocks end lower as Ukraine, Gaza weigh on markets

US stocks end lower as Ukraine, Gaza weigh on markets

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 09:46

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 47.07 points (0.28 percent) to 17,053.11.

Rupee opens flat at 60.29 vs US dollar

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 09:28

Traders expect the rupee to trade between 60.20-60.45 vs the US dollar.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 08:50

Tensions in the Middle East are also expected to put keep oil prices high.

UN condemns Christian persecution in Iraq

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 03:29

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned Sunday the persecution of minorities in Iraq by the Islamic State (IS) and related armed groups.

Deadly fighting rages on in east Ukraine despite plane crash

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 02:36

Pensioner Oleksandr had just stepped out of his house in eastern Ukraine to say hello to a neighbour when a mortar shell landed at his feet.