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Iraqi parliament delays next session until August

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 21:58

Iraq`s deadlocked parliament on Monday postponed its next session until mid-August, prolonging the country`s political impasse despite urgent calls for a new government that can confront Sunni extremists who have overrun much of the country.

Iraqi troops push to retake Tikrit from rebels, parties pursue talks

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 17:36

Iraqi government forces backed by helicopter gunships began an offensive on Saturday to retake the northern city of Tikrit from Sunni Islamist militants while party leaders pursued talks that could end Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki`s divisive rule.

Iraqi parties pursue talks that could oust Maliki over insurgency

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 16:42

Iraqi party leaders planned delicate talks that could end Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki`s divisive rule after a top Shi`ite cleric called for a new premier to be chosen without delay to tackle Islamist rebels threatening to tear apart the country.

Russian, Belarus fighter jets will soon destroy terrorists` dens: Iraqi PM

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 09:41

As Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Sunni fighters continue to create mayhem in Iraq, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said that in the coming days fighter jets from Russia and Belarus will destroy the terrorist dens.

ISIS militants just four hours from Baghdad: Reports

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 04:54

With little or no resistance, ISIS militants are moving at a face pace towards Iraq`s capital Baghdad, deepening the predicament of the Shiite-led government in Baghdad led by Nouri al-Maliki.

Militants seize Iraq border post, kill 30 troops

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 14:22

Sunni militants have seized an Iraqi crossing on the border with Syria after a daylong battle in which they killed some 30 Iraqi troops, security officials said today.

Seventy Haryana youths stranded in Iraq

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 15:20

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

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 15:18

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.

Iraq crisis: As it happened on Friday

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 09:17

Iraq Shiite cleric says Sunni militants must be ousted— Iraq`s top Shiite cleric urged all of its people to unite and expel Sunni Muslim insurgents, as Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki came under growing pressure at home and abroad.

Iraq: al-Maliki`s rivals jockey to replace him

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 08:50

With the country in turmoil, rivals of Iraq`s Shiite prime minister are mounting a campaign to force him out of office, with some angling for support from Western backers and regional heavyweights.

Biden calls Iraqi PM, stresses on need for national unity

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 13:28

US Vice President, Joe Biden has called the top Iraqi leadership including Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, and emphasised the need for national unity in response to the violent insurgency sweeping through the war-torn country.

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.