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Germany ready to send arms to Kurdish forces in Iraq

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 19:21

Germany is prepared to send arms to Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq fighting Islamic State militants, Germany`s foreign and defence ministers said on Wednesday.

Iraq forces hit militants as UN readies major aid effort

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 00:51

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

Iraqi forces battle to drive jihadists from Saddam`s home town

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 15:55

Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Tuesday to drive Islamic State fighters out of Tikrit, hometown of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, while the militants warned they would attack Americans "in any place".

Kurdish protester killed in clashes with Turkish forces

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 15:02

A Kurdish protester was shot dead and two others wounded today during violent clashes with the Turkish security forces in southeast Turkey.

Kurdish protester killed in clashes with Turkish security forces

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 13:32

A Kurdish protester was shot dead and two others wounded on Tuesday during violent clashes with the Turkish security forces in southeast Turkey, an AFP reporter said. 

As Taliban push quickens, Afghan troops ordered: take no prisoners

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 05:05

As US forces withdraw from Afghanistan, the battlefield they leave behind is changing dramatically and becoming more deadly.

PM Modi inducts INS Kolkata, says military might best deterrent to war

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 22:43

Asserting that military might was the biggest deterrent to war, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today declared his government`s commitment to modernising the defence forces saying "when we are capable, no one can dare challenge us".

Germany may give weapons to Kurdish forces to fight jihadists

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 14:06

Germany will airlift relief supplies for thousands of Yezidis and other religious minorities fleeing the terror of the Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Iraq, amidst indications that it may also deliver weapons to the Kurdish forces fighting the Jihadists.

Omar hopes those opposing revocation of AFSPA will see reason

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 13:11

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday those opposing the revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state will come around as the situation has improved significantly over the past six years.

Still 4,000-5,000 Yazidis on Iraq mountain: Pentagon

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 02:17

There are still 4,000 to 5,000 Yazidi refugees sheltering on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said on Thursday, after President Barack Obama said the siege of the range had been broken.

JD(S) calls for alliance of secular forces in Maharashtra

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 00:56

Maharashtra unit of Janata Dal (Secular) on Thursday called for alliance of secular forces for the upcoming assembly polls in Maharashtra.

What PM Nawaz Sharif said on Pakistan Independence Day

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 09:08

Raking up the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said it is the "main source of tension" in relations between India and Pakistan and sought its peaceful resolution to explore new ways to bolster bilateral ties.