Iraq jihadists release pictures of mass execution

The Islamic State (IS) group on Monday released pictures of the execution of 13 men described as anti-jihadist Sunni tribal fighters near the northern city of Tikrit.

Islamic State kidnaps 40 Iraqis in Tikrit

The Islamic State (IS) group has kidnapped at least 40 Iraqi people from their homes in the central city of Tikrit in the province of Salahuddin in Iraq.

Iraqi forces launch anti-IS operation north of Tikrit

Iraqi security forces launched an operation on Friday aimed at regaining ground from the Islamic State jihadist group north of the militant-held city of Tikrit, officials said.

IS pillaging Iraqi artefacts, UNESCO warns

Islamic State jihadists occupying parts of Iraq are destroying age-old heritage sites and looting others to sell valued artefacts on the black market, experts gathered at UNESCO's Paris headquarters warned today.

Iraq jihadists blow up mosque, booby-trap church in Tikrit

 The jihadists controlling the Iraqi city of Tikrit have blown up a Muslim shrine and rigged one of the region`s oldest churches with explosives, security sources and witnesses said Thursday.

UN urges probe into military massacre in Iraq

The UN has urged the Iraqi government to launch a probe into the attack on a military base in June.

Islamic militants killed 770 Iraqi troops: Group

Militants from the Islamic State group carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers captured when the extremists overran a military base north of Baghdad in June, a leading international watchdog said on Wednesday.

Iraqi forces recapture key town

Iraqi security forces Monday recaptured the town of Sulaiman Beg in Salahudin province after more than two months of being under siege by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation, an official said.

Iraq forces hit militants as UN readies major aid effort

Iraqi forces battled Sunni militants along a string of fronts on Tuesday, including at Saddam Hussein`s hometown Tikrit.

Iraqi forces launch major push to retake Tikrit: Officials

Iraqi government troops and allied militiamen launched a major operation on Tuesday to retake the city of Tikrit from Sunni militants, senior officials said.

Iraqi forces mount operation against Islamic State in Tikrit

Iraqi forces launched an operation on Tuesday to drive Islamic State militants out of Tikrit, hometown of executed former dictator Saddam Hussein, officers in the operations room told Reuters.

Iraq insurgents destroy key bridge

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

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

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

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`

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

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 parliament elects speaker as forces push into Tikrit

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

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

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.