Australian ex-PM Howard `embarrassed` by 2003 Iraq war dossier

 Former Australian leader John Howard has said he was embarrassed that the US intelligence on weapons of mass destruction he used to send troops to Iraq in 2003 proved to be unfounded.

Both sides guilty of atrocities in Iraq fight: UN debate

Both Islamist fighters and, to a lesser extent, Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, a senior U.N. official said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday.

Kurds, Islamic State clash near Kurdish regional capital: Kurdish official

Kurdish forces attacked Islamic State fighters just 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of the Kurdish regional capital of Arbil in northern Iraq, a senior Kurdish official told Reuters on Wednesday.

AI plane leaves for Tunisia to bring back stranded Indians

An Air India plane Wednesday took off for Tunisia to bring back about 200 Indians struck in war-torn Iraq.

Don`t go to Iraq, Goa panel tells job seekers

Goa`s Commission for Non Resident Indian Affairs advised Goan youngsters against pursuing overseas jobs based in Iraq.

61 Indians arrive from Iraq

Sixty-one Indian nationals hailing from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh arrived from Iraq following their evacuation from the strife-torn Gulf country.

Wear full veil or face harsh punishment: Islamic State to Iraqi women

Islamic State, the al Qaeda offshoot that seized large swathes of northern Iraq last month, has warned women in the city of Mosul to wear full-face veils or risk severe punishment.

ISIS jihadists did not order female genital mutilation in Iraq?

Jihadists in Iraq have not ordered women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation as claimed by a senior UN humanitarian official.

UN chief wants `thoroughly inclusive` government in Iraq

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday called for the formation of a "thoroughly inclusive" government in Iraq as the country grapples with increasing violence and chaos.

Indian captives in Iraq safe: Sushma Swaraj

The 39 Indian workers held captive in Iraq are safe and getting proper food and water, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.

17 more nurses stranded in Iraq return home

Seventeen more nurses, who were stranded in Iraq, have arrived in Kochi.

Maharashtra govt to block ISIS content on social networking sites

Amid reports that more than 15 young men from Maharashtra have gone to Iraq to join `jihad`, the Maharashtra government has decided to block video/audio content on social networking sites uploaded by the ISIS to spread radicalism.

More Indian nationals return home from strife-torn Iraq

Indian workers trapped in fighting in war-torn Iraq have arrived home, but many others are still being held captive by the suspected fighters of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

More Indians have joined ISIS in Iraq: Report

Amidst reports that four people are believed to have joined ISIS, the Maharashtra police now suspect that more young men have joined the Sunni militant group in Iraq.

BJP MP seeks safe return of 28 Indians in Iraq

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

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

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

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

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

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.