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Fifty-three blindfolded bodies found in Iraq as political leaders bicker

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 02:32

Iraqi security forces found 53 corpses, blindfolded and handcuffed, south of Baghdad on Wednesday as Shi`ite and Kurdish leaders traded accusations over an Islamist insurgency raging in the country`s Sunni provinces.

Joe Biden calls Iraqi Kurdish leader

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 00:48

US Vice President Joe Biden called Kurdish leader Massud Barzani on Wednesday, on a day when the autonomous region was accused by Iraq`s leader of harbouring jihadists.

Sunnis, Kurds abandon Iraq parliament after no replacement for Maliki named

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 23:50

Sunnis, Kurds abandon Iraq parliament after no replacement for Maliki named

Saudi king tells Kerry he will press Sunnis to join Iraq government

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 19:42

Saudi King Abdullah pledged in talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry to use his influence to encourage Sunni Muslims to join a new, more inclusive Iraqi government to better combat an Islamist insurgency, a senior US official said on Saturday.

Lucknow calm after sectarian clashes

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 11:38

The Uttar Pradesh capital was calm on Saturday, two days after sectarian clashes took place after a prayer meeting over Iraq, officials said.

Jihadists must be expelled from Iraq now: Top Shiite cleric

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 15:52

Iraq`s top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said Friday that Sunni jihadists who have overrun swathes of territory must be expelled from the country before it is too late.

Iraq crisis: 50 families contact control room in Punjab

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 18:54

Over 50 families from across Punjab have contacted a control room set up by the state government to collect details about those stranded in trouble-torn Iraq.

India should side with Shiites in Shia-Sunni war in Iraq: Subramanian Swamy

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 12:54

As New Delhi continues to work hard to secure the release of 40 Indians kidnapped by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday opined that the India should take side with the Shiite community in the ongoing Shia-Sunni war in Iraq.

Sunnis feel victimised as Iraq goes to polls

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 09:30

Since soldiers arrested and beat Abu Noor, his son and nephew at their modest house in Baghdad`s Adhamiyah neighbourhood, he and his wife have been too scared to leave home.

13,000 families flee Fallujah amid Iraq standoff

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 00:02

More than 13,000 families have fled Fallujah, NGOs said, warning of a "critical" humanitarian situation.

Pakistan`s Shias, Sunnis frame code of conduct

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 16:39

Close on the heels of communal clashes that claimed at least a dozen lives, leaders of the Shia and Sunni sects in Pakistan have framed a code of conduct to avert sectarian confrontations.

13 dead in Iraq violence against Sunnis

Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 10:49

Violence mostly targeting Sunnis in Baghdad and west Iraq left 13 people dead today, including five worshippers killed by gunmen at a mosque, the latest in spiralling violence.