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Police foils protest march against Iraq massacre

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 00:42

Over 400 members of a Muslim sect on Thursday night attempted to take out a candlelight march in Jorbagh area to protest against the massacre in Iraq but were prevented by the police.

Militants` declaration of `Islamic caliphate` in Iraq, Syria has `no meaning`: US

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 00:50

IRAQ Crisis — The United States said Monday the declaration by Sunni militants of an "Islamic caliphate" on territory they have seized in Iraq and Syria has "no meaning."

Islamist radicals becoming elusive `swarm`: Dutch spy service

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 23:21

Radical Islamist groups in the Netherlands have become a decentralised and elusive "swarm" that may broaden their focus from the conflict in Syria to the wider Middle East, the Dutch intelligence service warned on Monday.

Iran wrestles with tough choices in Iraq

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 23:19

Iran is wrestling with a complex array of historic alliances and enmities as it tries to develop a coherent response to the swift advance of hostile Sunni Muslim militants in neighbouring Iraq.

Syria to Iraq: Sectarianism takes centrestage as jihadists storm Sunni heartland

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 23:15

As jihadists storm through the Sunni heartlands of Iraq towards Baghdad, where a Shi’ite government they regard as heretic clings on, they have lifted the veil on deep sectarianism which has also stoked the fires of Syria’s civil war and is spilling over into vulnerable mosaic societies such as Lebanon.

Iraq`s Sadr warns will `shake the ground` against militants

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 03:47

Powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has voiced opposition to US military advisers who have begun meeting with Iraqi commanders, and warned that his supporters would "shake the ground" in combating militants.

Iraq crisis deepens as ISIS captures Saddam Hussein`s chemical weapon facility

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 22:21

Armed Sunni groups, spearheaded by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), took control of the facility where Saddam Hussein allegedly produced his chemical-weapons on Thursday, reports said.

Iraq crisis: US deploys `military personnel`; mulls joint action with Iran

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 09:23

Over three years after US troops pulled out of Iraq ending nine years of war, President Barack Obama is sending American troops back to Iraq.

US condemns `horrifying` massacre in Iraq`s Tikrit

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 05:15

The United States condemned Sunday a "horrifying" massacre by militants said to have killed hundreds of Iraqi Shia air force recruits in the northern city of Tikrit.

Iraq crisis: Militants post images of mass killings

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 03:53

The militant group who captured two major cities in Iraq last week posted explicit photographs of its fighters killing dozens of Iraqi soldiers whom they had captured.

Iraq insurgent advance slows, US sends carrier to Gulf

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 11:05

An offensive by insurgents that threatens to dismember Iraq seemed to slow on Saturday after days of lightning advances as government forces regained some territory in counter-attacks, easing pressure on the Shi`ite-led government in Baghdad.

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.