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Obama urges Iraqis to unite because `the wolf``s at the door`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 05:17

US President Barack Obama urged Iraqis on Monday to quickly form an inclusive government to unite against Islamic militants, warning "the wolf`s at the door" and that US airstrikes can only accomplish so much.

US forces headed for Iraq mountain: Kurdish spokesman

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 03:54

US military advisors were headed for Iraq`s Mount Sinjar to study means of evacuating thousands of civilians trapped by jihadists with little food or water, a Kurdish spokesman said Wednesday.

Hillary Clinton blames Islamic militants rise on Obama policies

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 01:37

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton blamed the rise of Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria on failures of US policy under President Barack Obama, in an interview published on Sunday.

Somalia executes three Shebab militants

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 20:49

Three suspected Shebab Islamic militants were executed by firing squad in Mogadishu on Sunday, Somali police said.

Suicide blast rocks college campus in Nigeria`s Kano: Witnesses

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 21:10

A suicide bomber targeted students at a technical college in Nigeria`s second city of Kano on Wednesday as the campus reopened following a Muslim holiday, witnesses said. 

US congratulates Iraqi people on election of new President

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 00:39

The US on Thursday congratulated people of Iraq on the election of a new president Fuad Masum and asked the Iraqi leaders to form a "cohesive government" to help fight Islamic militants.

Jihadis destroy ancient mosque in Mosul, say Iraqis

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 00:38

Islamic extremist militants blew up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah in Iraq`s second-largest city, Mosul, on Thursday, residents of the city said.

US, not co-ordinating any military mission for Iraq: Hagel

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10:35

The US is not co-ordinating military exercises or missions with Iran or Russia to help Iraq in its fight against Islamic militants, but it is assisting the Iraqi security forces in the combat, a top American diplomat has said.

Syrian opposition to elect new president

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 23:11

The Western-backed Syrian opposition group will begin a three-day meeting in Istanbul later on Sunday to elect a new president.

Four Islamic militants captured in Philippines

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 17:13

Security forces have captured four members of the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group in the southern Philippines, including one accused of the 2002 kidnapping of Christian missionaries who were later beheaded, police said today.

Ready to bear all expenses for safe return of kidnapped Punjabi workers: Badal

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 23:13

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and said his state is ready to bear all expenses for the safe return of Punjabis kidnapped presumably in Iraq.

United States steps up embassy security in Iraq

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 06:05

The US said Sunday that it was boosting security for its embassy in Baghdad amid worsening situation in Iraq as Islamic militants were sweeping across the northern part of the country.