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Sushma Swaraj to hold talks with Iraqi counterpart on 39 abducted Indians

Sushma Swaraj to hold talks with Iraqi counterpart on 39 abducted Indians

Al-Jaafari's visit from July 24 to July 28 to India comes two weeks after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced liberation of Mosul.

Iran vows full support for Iraq

Iran will continue full support to Iraqi government and nation to establish security and stability, Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan said.

 US Army sergeant indicted in Hawaii on charges of trying to help Islamic State

US Army sergeant indicted in Hawaii on charges of trying to help Islamic State

Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, is being held in jail and is scheduled to appear in court in Honolulu on Monday to face charges. He was arrested on July 8.

Four German women who joined Islamic State detained in Iraq: Report

Four German women who joined Islamic State detained in Iraq: Report

Der Spiegel said one of the Germans had Moroccan roots and another seemed to come from Chechnya but had a German passport.

Missing Indians in Mosul: Amit Shah defends Sushma Swaraj, says search ops underway

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Saturday defended External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj and said that the search operation of 39 missing Indians in Iraq`s Mosul is underway and the Centre is not misleading the nation.

Kashmir would become Syria, Iraq if America intervenes: Mehbooba Mufti on third party intervention

Kashmir would become Syria, Iraq if America intervenes: Mehbooba Mufti on third party intervention

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday criticized National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah for his remarks on Kashmir issue and said that the situation in Kashmir Valley would be same as Syria and Afghanistan if America intervenes on the matter.

ISIS falling very fast, says US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump today said the ISIS is failing fast.

Don’t know whether 39 missing Indians are dead or alive: Iraq's Ambassador in India

Don’t know whether 39 missing Indians are dead or alive: Iraq's Ambassador in India

There is no confirmation whether the 39 Indians missing in Iraq since June 2014 are dead or alive, Iraq's Ambassador in India Fakhri Al-Issa tells WION in an interview.

US puts new sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile program

US puts new sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile program

The US government said it was targeting 18 entities and people for supporting what is said was "illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity."

ISIS-K on back-foot in Afghanistan after group's head Abu Sayed's death: Pentagon

ISIS-K on back-foot in Afghanistan after group's head Abu Sayed's death: Pentagon

The Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) has lost its hold in Afghanistan, days after the terror group's head Abu Sayed, was killed by US troops in an airstrike, the Pentagon has said.

Bomb blast hits military vehicle, wounds 17 in southeast Turkey: Army

The vehicle was passing through the Yuksekova district of Hakkari province, which borders Iran and Iraq, when the blast occurred, the army said, adding the wounded were immediately taken to hospital.

Sushma Swaraj says missing Indians in Iraq probably in jail in Badush

Sushma Swaraj says missing Indians in Iraq probably in jail in Badush

Sushma Swaraj added that the Iraqi Foreign Minister would be visiting India on July 24 and will provide further information. 

Iraq faces pockets of Islamic State resistance in Mosul's Old City

Iraq faces pockets of Islamic State resistance in Mosul's Old City

On Thursday, Human Rights Watch said it had used satellite imagery to verify that a video published on Facebook on Tuesday.

Iraq strikes Islamic State in Mosul days after declaring victory

Iraq strikes Islamic State in Mosul days after declaring victory

Separately, 28 Sunni Muslim civilians were kidnapped in the Iskandariya district south of Baghdad this week and 20 of them were found dead later.

Turkish police kill five in raid on Islamic State cell: Media

Special forces police launched the operation at the house in the Meram district of Konya, in central Turkey, at 5:15 am (0215 GMT) because they believed the militant cell was planning an attack, the agency said.

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it had "confirmed information" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

Islamic State tightens grip on village near Mosul after defeat

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, marking the biggest defeat for the hardline Sunni group since its lightning sweep through northern Iraq three years ago.

Iran congratulates Iraq on liberation of Mosul

Also, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Sunday that liberation of Mosul is attributed to the leadership of religious figures, wisdom of Iraqi government and courage of Iraqi army and volunteer forces.

Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi declares victory over Islamic State in 'liberated' Mosul

Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi declares victory over Islamic State in 'liberated' Mosul

Iraq`s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday "victory" over Islamic State in the city of Mosul, his office said.

Iraqi elite force reaches Mosul Old City riverbank as Islamic State faces defeat

Iraqi elite force reaches Mosul Old City riverbank as Islamic State faces defeat

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the end of Islamic State's "state of falsehood" a week ago, after security forces retook the mosque - although only after retreating militants blew it up.