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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. 

Gold price hits 3-month high on softer dollar, Iraq violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 09:03

Gold posted its second straight quarterly gain for the quarter that ended on Monday, and June was also its best month since February.

Iraq crisis: Over 90 Indians left Baghdad, other regions, says MEA

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 17:58

The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday said that several Indians trapped in Iraq have left for India as the country battles ongoing militant onslaught.

17 more Indians evacuated from Iraq, 34 rescued so far: MEA

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 19:32

The Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday that 17 more Indians had been evacuated from the violence-hit zone of Iraq.

Iraq crisis: After capturing border crossings to Syria, Jordan, militants seize Tal Afar town

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:06

Sunni militants on Monday captured Tal Afar town and its airport after two days of heavy clashes, said local official and witnesses on the condition of anonymity.

Silver futures extend gains on global cues

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:54

In the international market silver rose by 4.30 percent to USD 20.76 an ounce in New York yesterday.

UN chief concerned over violence in Iraq

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 03:55

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday expressed his deep concerns over the deteriorating security situation in Iraq. "I am deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Iraq, including the reports of mass summary executions by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)," reportedly Ban Ki-moon said in a press conference here.