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Jihadists kill dozens in north Iraq `massacre`: Officials

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 16:42

Jihadists carried out a "massacre" in the northern Iraq village of Kocho, killing dozens of people, most of them members of the Yazidi religious minority, officials and a witness said Saturday.

US assessing how to move civilians from Iraq mountain: Kerry

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 09:38

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Washington was urgently assessing how to move civilians off a mountain in northern Iraq besieged by Islamic State (IS) extremists.

33 killed in Iraq violence

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 04:36

At least 33 people were killed and 94 were wounded in clashes with Sunni militants and bomb attacks across Iraq, sources said.

Top Sunni official held in Baghdad

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 14:41

Armed men in military uniform raided the home of a senior Baghdad Sunni politician overnight and whisked him and several of his guards away, police said Saturday.

Militants press Iraq assault, political deadlock set to drag on

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 01:08

Police and tribesmen battled an assault on Monday that could bring militants a step closer to Baghdad, as Iraq`s flagging government formation process seemed set to drag on.

Five Christians freed in militant-held Iraq city: Cleric

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 00:39

Two nuns and three orphans were freed on Monday in Iraq`s Islamist militant-held second city Mosul, the country`s top Catholic leader said.

Iraq headed for chaos unless politicians unite, UN says

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 07:20

Iraqi soldiers backed by Shi`ite militias fought Sunni rebels for control of a military base northeast of Baghdad on Saturday as a U.N. envoy warned of chaos if divided lawmakers did not make progress on Sunday towards naming a government.

10 women killed in Baghdad attacks

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 03:35

At least 10 women were killed and 23 others wounded in attacks at a residential complex here Saturday, an interior ministry source said.

Gunmen kill 25 women in Baghdad compound raid: Police

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 01:21

Gunmen killed 25 women and wounded at least eight people today when they stormed two buildings in a residential Baghdad compound reputed to be used for prostitution, police and government sources said.

Nurses in Iraq: Delay in evacuation heightens kins` tension

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:30

Uncertainty about their safe evacuation has heightened anxieties of relatives of Keralite nurses, stranded in a state-run hospital in Tikrit in strife-torn Iraq, though they still keep in touch with their homes to the relief of near and dear ones.

Iraq crisis: Nurses have sought refuge, many want to come back, says MEA

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 18:26

The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday said that around one thousand people strifed on Iraq have expressed their desire to come back to India.

More than 2,400 Iraqis killed in June violence: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 14:12

More than 2,400 Iraqis, most of them civilians, were killed in June as Sunni militants swept through the north triggering the country`s worst violence in years, the United Nations said on Tuesday.