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Nearly 2200 more Indians want to leave war-torn Iraq, 1600 of them being given tickets

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 17:57

MEA Official Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin informed that around 1600 nationals are being provided with tickets by the Indian government for their return.

Indian nurses in Iraq are free, in touch with our embassy officials, confirms MEA

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 18:37

Assuring that Indian government will leave no stone unturned to bring back the Indians trapped in Iraq, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday confirmed that all 46 nurses who were yesterday held in ISIS controlled areas against their will have been freed and will reach Kochi tomorrow morning by a special Air India flight from Erbil in northern Iraq.

Iraq crisis: Nurses have sought refuge, many want to come back, says MEA

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 18:26

The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday said that around one thousand people strifed on Iraq have expressed their desire to come back to India.

Iraq crisis: Over 90 Indians left Baghdad, other regions, says MEA

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 17:58

The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday said that several Indians trapped in Iraq have left for India as the country battles ongoing militant onslaught.

Iraq crisis: Trying to establish direct contact with trapped Indians, says Sushma Swaraj

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 19:56

Indians in the middle of Iraq crisis — With the situation worsening in violence-hit Iraq with every passing day, the worried families of the Indians being held captive in the strife-torn country met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj  on Sunday and were assured of their safety by her.

China`s new map does not change facts on ground of India`s possession: Sujatha Singh

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 00:00

Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh, on Saturday reiterated India`s position vis-a-vis the controversial map shown by China on Arunachal Pradesh, saying that cartographic depiction doesn`t change facts on the ground.

Iraq crisis: India intensifies efforts to evacuate citizens, warship on standby

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 16:17

With the situation worsening in violence-hit Iraq, India Saturday said it has flown in officials to three Iraqi cities to help evacuate Indians wanting to return home and asserted that "all national assets are in readiness if required" to be deployed to help the 39 Indians in captivity in militant-held Mosul.

17 more Indians evacuated from Iraq, 34 rescued so far: MEA

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 19:32

The Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday that 17 more Indians had been evacuated from the violence-hit zone of Iraq.

Indians in Iraq safe, Delhi making every bid to resolve situation

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 17:28

In an announcement that came as a major relief for the kith and kin of those abducted in Iraq, the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Friday that all Indians there were safe.

Forty Indians abducted in Iraq; whereabouts unknown, no ransom demand yet

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 16:37

Forty Indian workers have been kidnapped by suspected militants of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in Iraq`s Mosul city, confirmed the External Affairs Ministry.

India discussing evacuating Indians from Iraq

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 15:31

India on Tuesday said it views the situation in Iraq as "high priority" and is coordinating with Iraq`s ambassador on the possibility of evacuating Indians from cities seized by Sunni insurgents.

Iraq crisis: Deeply concerned with deteriorating security situation, says MEA

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 22:35

As crisis in Iraq deepens with Sunni militants capturing towns and advancing towards Baghdad, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday that Indian government is deeply concerned with the deteriorating security situation.