Albania sending weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq


Arbil: Albania has started sending weapons and ammunition to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, a defence ministry source said on Thursday.

The first shipment was sent on Sunday, said a ministry source who requested anonymity.

Iraq pleads for global help in fight against jihadists

Baghdad: Iraq called Sunday for global support for its fight against jihadists, as Shiite neighbour Iran said it was helping Baghdad resist the militants but not with soldiers on the ground.

Iraq mountain siege winding down but crisis remains: UN

The number of Iraqi civilians arriving in camps on both sides of the Syrian border after being besieged for days by jihadist fighters has declined sharply, a UN spokesman said Thurday.

Unrest in Iraq could delay delivery of US F-16s

Violence in Iraq could delay the delivery of American F-16 fighter jets to the Baghdad government after contractors had to be evacuated from a key air base, the Pentagon said Monday.

Militants` declaration of `Islamic caliphate` in Iraq, Syria has `no meaning`: US

IRAQ Crisis — The United States said Monday the declaration by Sunni militants of an "Islamic caliphate" on territory they have seized in Iraq and Syria has "no meaning."

Rupee slumps to 7-week low as oil boils on Iraq unrest

The rupee on Wednesday fell 36 paise to end at an over seven-week low of 60.39 against the US dollar.

India watchful of Iraq crisis, no need to panic: Mayaram

The government is cautious about the crisis in Iraq, which is the second-largest oil supplier after Saudi Arabia.

Suicide bomber attacks Shiites as Iraq unrest kills 9

The bomber struck in the Khales area, killing five people and wounding 10, a police colonel and a doctor said.

Militants attack city council as Iraq unrest kills 44

Militants attacked and temporarily occupied a city council headquarters and assaulted a police station in Iraq on Monday, as violence across the country killed 44 people, officials said.

Pharmacist back from US among 18 killed in Iraq unrest

An Iraqi pharmacist back from
studies in the United States was among at least 18 people
killed in a spate of attacks across the country over the
weekend, officials said on Sunday.