Iraq bombings kill at least 22

Bombings in and near the Iraqi capital and a blast in the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 22 people today, security and medical officials said.

Iraq retakes Sulaiman Bek town from militants

Iraqi Kurdish forces and Shiite militiamen retook the town of Sulaiman Bek from militants on Monday, removing a key stronghold they have held for over 11 weeks, officials said.

Iraq launches drive to break jihadist siege of Amerli

Iraq has launched a major operation to liberate a jihadist-besieged town, as US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a global coalition to combat the "genocidal" militants.

Jihadists burn three Iraq oil wells as Kurds attack

Retreating jihadists set three wells ablaze at a northern Iraq oil field Thursday as they battled Kurdish forces who launched a major attack nearby, officials said.

Bomb attacks kill 22 in Iraq

At least 22 people were killed and 132 wounded in three bomb attacks in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk Saturday, a police source said.

UN chief calls on international community to support Iraq

UN chief Ban Ki-moon is calling on the international community to support Iraq and help its government alleviate the suffering of those impacted by the spiralling violence as Islamic State terrorists continue to overrun areas of northern Iraq.

Kirkuk bombings death toll rises to 28: Iraq official

A suicide car bombing and a roadside bomb killed 28 people and wounded 25 in Iraq`s disputed northern city of Kirkuk Friday, the head of the local health directorate said.

All 46 nurses return home from Iraq, 600 stranded Indians to arrive in next 2 days

Ending a tense period, 183 Indians stranded in strife-torn Iraq, including 122 nurses - 46 from Kerala freed by Iraqi insurgents, 52 from Telangana and 24 from Andhra Pradesh - arrived home Saturday to a grand welcome.

Freed Indians nurses return from Iraq: As it happened

The special Air India plane carrying 46 Indian nurses from Iraq has landed at Kochi airport.

Iraq`s Barzani says Kurdish self-rule in Kirkuk to stay

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani said Friday there was no going back on autonomous Kurdish rule in oil city Kirkuk and other towns now defended against Sunni militants by Kurdish fighters.

Iraq Kurds prepared to commit `all forces` to defend Kirkuk

Iraq`s autonomous Kurdish region is prepared to commit all of its forces to defend Kirkuk, its president said on Thursday during a visit to the disputed city.

North Iraq car bomb kills five: Officials

A car bomb in a Kurdish-majority neighbourhood of the ethnically mixed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk killed five people on Wednesday evening, security and medical officials said.

Gunmen kill city council chief in Iraq`s Kirkuk

Gunmen killed the city council chief of Iraq`s ethnically divided northern oil hub of Kirkuk on Tuesday, a police commander and a doctor said.

Kerry in Kurdistan to urge leaders to be part of national government

US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday to urge its leaders not to withdraw from the political process in Baghdad after their forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk.

Sunni militant infighting kills 17 in Iraq`s Kirkuk

Sunni militants who fought together to capture swathes of Iraqi territory have turned their weapons on each other during clashes in Kirkuk province that cost 17 lives, sources said Saturday.

Seventy Haryana youths stranded in Iraq

Over 70 people from Haryana, mostly young men, are stranded in strife-torn Iraq, a government spokesman said on Friday.

We were sold for $400 in Iraq: hostage`s brother

The brother of a Punjabi youth taken hostage in Iraq by Sunni insurgents says that youths from northern India were sold to agents in the strife-torn country for just USD 400.

UN increasing efforts to aid displacements in Iraq

UN agencies are increasing efforts in a bid to meet the increasing needs caused by the violence in Mosul, a northen Iraqi city seized by militants, media reported on Friday.

Iraq: Militants seize Jalawla, Saadiyah; Obama warns of military action

As militants advance towards Iraq`s capital, US President Barack Obama threatened to use military strikes to assist the Nouri al-Maliki government fight a growing radical Islamist insurgency.

Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge towards Baghdad

In yet another indication of worsening situation in Iraq, Kurds seized control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk on Thursday, while surging Sunni Islamist rebels advanced towards Baghdad, as the central government`s army abandoned its posts in a rapid collapse that has lost it control of the north.