UK's Iraq war inquiry report delay prompts "sexed down" fears

 New delays to a major report into Britain`s role in the Iraq War sparked fears on Wednesday that the public would conclude an inquiry`s long-awaited findings had been "sexed down" to prevent criticism of former high-profile figures.

British inquiry into Iraq war delayed to after election

A long-awaited public inquiry into Britain`s role in the Iraq war will not be published until after an election in May, it was reported on Wednesday, sparking criticism of the delay.

Ex-Marine wanted in 6 murders in Pennsylvania found dead

A former Marine suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives has been found dead in the woods near his suburban Philadelphia home after a day-and-a-half manhunt that closed schools and left people on edge.

Norway to send 120 soldiers to Iraq to help train army

The Norwegian government said Thursday it would send about 120 troops to Iraq to help train its armed forces in the fight against the Islamic State jihadists.

Islamic State militants attack small Iraq town

Islamic State group militants launched an assault on Thursday on a small town in western Iraq, a military spokesman said, as the United Nations warned that 10 months of violence in the country has taken a heavy toll on civilians.

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.