Iraq crisis

Gunmen kidnap Iraqi female journalist

Gunmen have kidnapped an Iraqi female journalist after posing as members of the security forces and bursting into her home in Baghdad, authorities said on Tuesday.

Dec 28, 2016, 02:06 AM IST

ISIS threatens use of nuclear bomb in London

Islamic State terror group may have developed a nuclear device by using radioactive uranium stolen from Iraq's Mosul University after seizing control of the city last June, a British media report s

Dec 02, 2014, 15:53 PM IST

Bomb kills police chief of Iraq's troubled Anbar

A roadside bomb killed the police chief of Iraq's battleground province of Anbar on Sunday, officials said, after the Pentagon expressed concern about a renewed offensive by jihadists in the area.

Oct 12, 2014, 16:35 PM IST

US Iraq air raids help Kurds and Shi'ites at expense of Sunnis

A small group of people pick through putrefying human remains laid out on plastic sheets by the side of a road in northern Iraq, searching for any trace of missing friends and relatives. 

Sep 09, 2014, 11:29 AM IST

Aqsa Mahmood: Glasgow girl who became a 'Jihadi bride' in Syria

Aqsa Mahmood, a 20-year-old woman from Glasgow had travelled to Syria to marry an Islamic State jihadist even as her parents made an emotional appeal for her return.

Sep 08, 2014, 18:14 PM IST

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Sep 06, 2014, 22:29 PM IST

Islamic militants killed 770 Iraqi troops: Group

An international rights group says Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers captured when the extremists overran a military base north of Baghdad in June.

Sep 03, 2014, 16:01 PM IST

Iraq crisis: Shia, Kurdish forces advance against Islamic State militants

The joint forces of Iraqi Shia militants and Kurds are advancing against Islamist State militants, a day after Iraq military took control of the Shiite town of Amerli from jihadists, as per a BBC news report.

Sep 02, 2014, 12:00 PM IST

ISIS recruiting, brainwashing kids to use as suicide bombers

Schoolchildren are being 'brainwashed' into becoming suicide bombers for Islamist militants after being kidnapped in Iraq and Syria.

Sep 01, 2014, 17:35 PM IST

UN debate on Iraq hears of atrocities committed by both sides

Islamic State forces are committing atrocities amounting to crimes against humanity against minorities while Iraqi government forces have executed detainees and shelled civilian areas in acts that may constitute war crimes, the United Nations said on Monday.

Sep 01, 2014, 15:14 PM IST

1.6 mn people displaced in Iraq: UN

More than 1.6 million people in Iraq have been displaced since the start of the year, a UN spokesperson said here Friday citing a report.

Aug 30, 2014, 20:27 PM IST

DNA: Shocking video of ISIS showing slaughter of Syrian soldiers

The Islamic State (IS) militants have released horrific video of some Syrian soldiers marching through a desert dressed only in their underwear, apparently on their way to be executed.

Aug 29, 2014, 23:51 PM IST

ISIS' another video of barbarism

ISIS issues another video, this time of the Syrian soldiers who were made to parade in there undergarments before executing them mercilessly.

Aug 29, 2014, 21:54 PM IST

IS claims beheading of journalist, warns US on Iraq strikes

Jihadists released a video apparently showing the beheading of an American journalist kidnapped in Syria, in the most direct retaliation yet to nearly two weeks of US air strikes on Iraq.

Aug 20, 2014, 16:43 PM IST

Iraq Yazidis fear for thousands kidnapped by jihadists

In a dusty, ill-equipped camp in northern Iraq, Yazidis fleeing a jihadist offensive say members of their families - men, women and even babies - have been abducted by militants.

Aug 16, 2014, 13:17 PM IST

Lufthansa reroutes flights to avoid Iraqi airspace

German airline Lufthansa has said that the suspension of its flights to the northern Iraqi city of Erbil will continue due to security reasons.

Aug 12, 2014, 10:52 AM IST

Dollar steady in Asia trade

The dollar stabilised on Monday morning, following a sharp drop against the yen after last week`s announcement that US President Barack Obama had authorised air strikes in Iraq.

Aug 11, 2014, 09:06 AM IST

US will intervene when innocents are facing massacre: Obama

President Barack Obama on Saturday said the US would intervene everytime it could to prevent "massacre of innocent people", justifying his decision to carry out targeted airstrikes in Iraq against Islamist militants.

Aug 09, 2014, 16:53 PM IST

Militants hold hundreds of Yazidi women: Iraqi official

Hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive by Sunni militants with "vicious plans," an Iraqi official has said, further underscoring the dire plight of Iraq`s minorities at the hands of the Islamic State group.

Aug 09, 2014, 09:55 AM IST

Gold price hits 3-month high on global cues

Gold prices zoomed to a three-month high Friday, crossing Rs 29,000 per 10 gram in major cities across the country on global cues.

Aug 09, 2014, 09:13 AM IST