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Iraq insurgents destroy key bridge

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 22:55

Islamic State fighters on Tuesday destroyed a key bridge on the highway leading north from Baghdad, a move that could further hamper Iraqi government efforts to battle jihadists.

India rescues 58 more nurses from troubled Iraq

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 08:57

India has rescued 58 Indian nurses from violence-hit Iraq in an "extremely difficult" operation, days after rescuing 46 Indian nurses who were in the control of the Sunni jihadists in Tikrit.

UN condemns Christian persecution in Iraq

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 03:29

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned Sunday the persecution of minorities in Iraq by the Islamic State (IS) and related armed groups.

Jihadists claim Baghdad blasts as Iraq rallies behind Christians

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 01:36

The Islamic State on Sunday claimed responsibility for deadly Baghdad bombings, as the Christians they drove out of Mosul grieved for their lost homes and uncertain future in Iraq.

`Christians fleeing Iraq`s Mosul after jihadist ultimatum`

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 01:51

Christians were fleeing Iraq`s jihadist-held city of Mosul en masse today after mosques relayed an ultimatum giving them a few hours to leave, the country`s Chaldean patriarch and witnesses said.

Militants storm Iraqi air base: military

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 00:45

Fighters from the jihadist-led coalition that controls large parts of Iraq launched a brazen raid on an Iraqi air base near Saddam Hussein`s hometown of Tikrit, military sources said today.

Iraq war veteran says ISIS may inflame passions in India, but more in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 16:19

Iraq is in tatters. Over a dozen towns have fallen to the Sunni militants and given the American hesitation to act militarily this time, Iraq is clueless about any immediate way out to blunt the lightning offensive by the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

Iraq parliament elects speaker as forces push into Tikrit

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 23:54

Iraq`s fractious parliament elected a speaker on Tuesday, setting the stage for the government formation process to proceed after extensive delays.

Iraq forces advance into militant-held Tikrit: Officials

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 13:35

Iraqi security forces advanced into militant-held Tikrit on Tuesday in an assault aimed at revitalising flagging efforts to retake the city, officials said.

All 46 nurses return home from Iraq, 600 stranded Indians to arrive in next 2 days

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 00:25

Ending a tense period, 183 Indians stranded in strife-torn Iraq, including 122 nurses - 46 from Kerala freed by Iraqi insurgents, 52 from Telangana and 24 from Andhra Pradesh - arrived home Saturday to a grand welcome.

It is a `rebirth`, say twin sisters evacuated from Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 19:09

For the Indian nurses who returned here on Saturday from Iraq, to be back in the comfort of home far removed from bomb explosions nearby, gun-wielding militants and injured patients is like a "rebirth".

Indian nurses vow not to go back to Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 16:15

After about a month`s long ordeal in the strife torn Iraq, 46 Indian nurses returned to their homeland on Saturday with most of them vowing not to go back risking their lives.