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61 Indians arrive from Iraq

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 12:44

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

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:34

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?

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:17

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 22:38

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 16:01

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:14

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

Maharashtra govt to block ISIS content on social networking sites

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:59

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 13:48

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:17

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

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.