Iraqi forces, ISIS fighters battle for Tikrit; Russian Sukhoi jets reach Baghdad

Having launched a robust offensive against the Sunni extremists, Iraqi forces claimed to have retaken the strategic town of Tikrit from the ISIS (Islamic State of Syria and Iraq) rebels, the state TV reported on Sunday.

`India to ink more Sukhoi deals with Russia`

India and Russia are expected to ink potential defence deals amounting worth over USD 4 billion during the visit of President Vladimir Putin on December 24.