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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.

US to boost security at embassy in Iraq: Official

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 02:27

The US embassy in Baghdad is increasing its security staff and vowed to remain open after militants captured vast swathes of territory and headed for the capital, officials said.

Thousands of Iraqi men answer urgent call to arms

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 02:41

Thousands of Shiites from Baghdad and across southern Iraq answered an urgent call to arms on Saturday, joining security forces to fight the Islamic militants.

Loss of Mosul threatens Iraqi PM`s hold on power

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 04:41

The disastrous loss of a large swath of the north to Islamic militants is threatening to cost Iraq`s prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, his job.

US President Barack Obama meets national security team on Iraq

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 06:34

US President Barack Obama has discussed with his national security team the current situation in Iraq, where Islamic militants have gained control of the country`s second largest city Mosul.

Jet bombs Islamists` base in Libya`s Benghazi

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 00:18

A Libyan air force jet bombed positions held by Islamic militants on Sunday in the eastern city of Benghazi, a senior military official said, apparently as part of a renegade general`s ongoing offensive.