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BJP MP seeks safe return of 28 Indians in Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 19:57

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha national president and MP Anurag Thakur wrote to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj about 28 Indians stranded in a company in Iraq.

Iraq politicians back down over government delays

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 14:36

Iraq`s politicians agreed to meet next Sunday after delays to the formation of a new government outraged Iraqis exasperated by political polarisation and fearful of a brutal Sunni militant offensive.

Indian nurses in Iraq are free, in touch with our embassy officials, confirms MEA

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 18:37

Assuring that Indian government will leave no stone unturned to bring back the Indians trapped in Iraq, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday confirmed that all 46 nurses who were yesterday held in ISIS controlled areas against their will have been freed and will reach Kochi tomorrow morning by a special Air India flight from Erbil in northern Iraq.

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.

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.

Iraq Army says Caliphate declaration by ISIS a global threat

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:13

In what connotes the increasing menace of the insurgency in Iraq, the al Qaeda breakaway faction - the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) – have announced the establishment of an `Islamic State`.

More than 1,000 killed in 17 days in Iraq: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 16:46

More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq between June 5 and 22 as Islamist militants swept through large swaths of northern and western Iraq, the UN said Tuesday.

Iraqi airstrikes near Baiji oil refinery kill 32 as Kerry meets Kurdish leaders in Irbil

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 10:43

Even as US Secretary of State John Kerry vowed `sustained and intense` support to Iraq, the ISIS Sunni militants continued their relentless advance, with the Baiji oil refinery being their latest gain.

Iraq crisis: ISIS execute Kurdish judge who ordered Saddam Hussein`s hanging

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 10:18

The Islamic fundamentalist group ISIS have captured and killed the judge who ordered death-by-hanging verdict against former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 2006, several Arab news media reported Tuesday.

Iraq crisis: Ascertaining facts about reported death of Indian national, says MEA

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 17:27

Indians in Iraq , ISIS conflict — Even as reports emanating from Iraq hinted that the Indian hostages taken by Sunni rebels could be used as human shields, the Ministry of External Affairs of Monday confirmed that all its nationals in the war-sticken country were safe and no effort was being spared to ensure their safety.