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Pope pleads for migrants at Christmas mass

Pope pleads for migrants at Christmas mass

 Pope Francis in his Christmas eve mass Sunday urged the world`s 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore the plight of migrants who are "driven from their land" because of leaders willing to shed "innocent blood".

Dec 25, 2017, 07:57 AM IST
Pope pleads for migrants at Christmas mass

Pope pleads for migrants at Christmas mass

 Pope Francis in his Christmas eve mass Sunday urged the world`s 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore the plight of migrants who are "driven from their land" because of leaders willing to shed "innocent blood".

Dec 25, 2017, 07:57 AM IST
DNA testing of families of 39 missing Indians in Iraq done: Government

DNA testing of families of 39 missing Indians in Iraq done: Government

The government has been making all possible efforts to trace the 39 Indian workers missing in Iraq and currently it is trying to obtain proof of their being alive or dead, Sushma Swaraj said.

Dec 20, 2017, 17:56 PM IST

Fears of bombs, IS cells haunt Mosul months after 'liberation'

Hussein Faleh has only one dream: to return to his home in the ravaged Old City of Iraq`s Mosul.

Nov 17, 2017, 17:47 PM IST
39 Indians missing in Iraq alive, DNA test for kin routine procedure: Centre

39 Indians missing in Iraq alive, DNA test for kin routine procedure: Centre

The kin of 39 Indians, who went missing in Iraq's Mosul three years ago, have been told to undergo DNA tests.

Oct 22, 2017, 07:56 AM IST
Kin of 39 Indians missing in Iraq to undergo DNA test

Kin of 39 Indians missing in Iraq to undergo DNA test

Families of all 39 Indians who went missing in Iraq three years ago have been asked to undergo DNA tests for unspecified reasons.

Oct 21, 2017, 21:42 PM IST
Suicide attacks on restaurants, checkpoint, kill 60 in southern Iraq

Suicide attacks on restaurants, checkpoint, kill 60 in southern Iraq

Islamic State is also under siege in the Syrian city of Raqqa, its operational base for attacks in the Middle East and the West.

Sep 14, 2017, 23:37 PM IST

US moves to help locate unexploded bombs in Mosul

A top American military commander has declassified 81 locations of unexploded bombs dropped by the US-led coalition in the battle to oust Islamic State militants from the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Sep 13, 2017, 08:35 AM IST
Iraq holding 1,400 foreign wives, children of suspected ISIS fighters

Iraq holding 1,400 foreign wives, children of suspected ISIS fighters

Many of them say they are from Russia, Turkey and Central Asia, but there are also some from European countries, the officials said. They have mostly arrived at the camp south of Mosul since Aug 30.

Sep 11, 2017, 00:18 AM IST

Iraqi forces retake most of Tal Afar from Islamic State: Military

Iraqi forces have retaken almost all of Tal Afar, Islamic State`s stronghold in the country`s northwest, the Iraqi military said in a statement on Sunday.

Aug 27, 2017, 15:55 PM IST
Iraq begins battle to retake Tal Afar, Islamic State bastion near Mosul

Iraq begins battle to retake Tal Afar, Islamic State bastion near Mosul

In a televised speech, Abadi, dressed in military uniform and standing in front of an Iraqi flag and map of the country, announced "the start of an operation to free Tal Afar".

Aug 20, 2017, 13:21 PM IST
Two killed in IS-claimed attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul

Two killed in IS-claimed attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul

In April, the US military in Afghanistan dropped the so-called Mother Of All Bombs (MOAB) to target IS hideouts in a complex of tunnels and bunkers in eastern Nangarhar province, killing over 90 militants. 

Aug 01, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
Iraqi general sees easy victory over exhausted IS fighters in Tal Afar

Iraqi general sees easy victory over exhausted IS fighters in Tal Afar

The US role is less conspicuous this time, and the historic citadel is no longer standing because Islamic State blew it up.

Jul 31, 2017, 21:20 PM IST

Syria army at gates of Islamic State-held town on road to east: Monitor

The Syrian army has reached the last jihadist-held town on the road to its besieged garrison in the east, a monitoring group said on Friday.

Jul 28, 2017, 18:23 PM IST

MoS External Affairs VK Singh to visit Badush in Iraq to trace 39 missing Indians

VK Singh is to travel to Badush near Mosul, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

Jul 27, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
Govt not giving up search for 39 Indians abducted in Iraq because of some sources: Sushma Swaraj

Govt not giving up search for 39 Indians abducted in Iraq because of some sources: Sushma Swaraj

Senior Iraqi officials told him that they had information of the Indians being picked up from Mosul airfield three years back and after holding them in captivity for some time

Jul 27, 2017, 13:50 PM IST
Declaring 39 Indians abducted in Iraq dead without proof will be sin: Sushma Swaraj

Declaring 39 Indians abducted in Iraq dead without proof will be sin: Sushma Swaraj

India had requested Iraq to locate the 39 missing Indians, mostly from Punjab, after Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul from ISIS.

Jul 26, 2017, 17:01 PM IST
Not 100% sure whether 39 missing Indians kidnapped by ISIS are dead or alive: Iraqi Foreign Minister

Not 100% sure whether 39 missing Indians kidnapped by ISIS are dead or alive: Iraqi Foreign Minister

Sushma Swaraj has met the families of the 39 persons around a dozen times since they were abducted in June 2014.

Jul 24, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
39 Indians missing in Mosul untraceable; Iraqi FM says 'not sure if they are still alive'

39 Indians missing in Mosul untraceable; Iraqi FM says 'not sure if they are still alive'

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, who is on a visit to India from July 24 to July 28, said on Monday that he was not sure if the 39 Indians missing in Mosul since 2014 were still alive.

Jul 24, 2017, 13:58 PM IST