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US plans largest ever sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 04:27

The United States plans to sell 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq in a $700 million deal, officials said Tuesday, as Washington tries to help Baghdad retake ground captured by Sunni militants.

Pak yet to punish attackers of religious minorities: US report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:49

Pakistan is yet to take steps to bring to justice those responsible for attacks against religious minorities in the country, a US State Department report has said.

Iraq jihadist dynamite Shiite shrine in Mosul

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 18:53

Sunni militants from the Islamic State group that controls large parts of Iraq have blown up a Shiite shrine in the city of Mosul, an official and witnesses said on Saturday.

One dead as Shia protest in Lucknow turns violent, cleric blames Azam Khan

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 17:11

One person died and several others were injured when a protest by members of Shia community headed towards the house of Uttar Pradesh Waqf Minister Mohd Azam Khan turned violent on Friday.

At least 60 killed in attack on Iraq prison convoy

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:53

An onslaught on a convoy transferring inmates north of Baghdad left at least 60 dead on Thursday, even as politicians and diplomats stepped up efforts to end Iraq`s worst crisis in years.

Iraq PM seeks Sunni tribal help in battling insurgency

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 22:28

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki met several Sunni tribal leaders on Tuesday in a renewed bid to gain their support in battling a raging jihadist-led Sunni insurgency.

Over 110 killed in western province in Iraq

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:35

At least 117 militants, including 111 alone in a western Iraqi province, were killed in series of clashes between security forces and Sunni militant groups as government tries to wrestle back rebel-held areas, security sources said.

Security beefed up in Pakistan for Yaum-i-Ali

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 20:05

Police have deployed nearly 6,000 personnel, including snipers and commandos, in the Pakistan`s old city of Lahore to ensure safety of Shia processions to be taken out on Sunday as Yaum-i-Ali is being observed across the country.

Security beefed up in Pakistan for Yaum-i-Ali

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 20:05

Police have deployed nearly 6,000 personnel, including snipers and commandos, in the Pakistan`s old city of Lahore to ensure safety of Shia processions to be taken out on Sunday as Yaum-i-Ali is being observed across the country.

Iraq`s Sunni clerics suffer under insurgent rule

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 14:19

Early this year Sunni Arab worshippers in the Iraqi city of Fallujah were surprised to see an armed man in sunglasses instead of the regular sheikh ascend the mosque pulpit.

Bodies found north of Baghdad as Sunni insurgents turn on each other

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 02:03

Residents of a town north of Baghdad found 12 corpses with execution-style bullet wounds on Monday following fighting between rival Sunni insurgents that could eventually unravel a coalition which has seized much of northern and western Iraq.

Heavy fighting rages over town north of Baghdad

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 01:23

Government forces and allied Sunni tribal fighters battled to dislodge militants from a small town north of Baghdad on Monday, while two car bombs in the capital killed at least seven people, officials said.