Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 people in August: UN

Violence in Iraq killed at least 1,420 people during the month of August, as Iraqi forces fought to regain areas overrun by jihadist-led militants, the United Nations said on Monday.

Jihadists kill dozens in north Iraq `massacre`: Officials

Jihadists carried out a "massacre" in the northern Iraq village of Kocho, killing dozens of people, most of them members of the Yazidi religious minority, officials and a witness said Saturday.

US assessing how to move civilians from Iraq mountain: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Washington was urgently assessing how to move civilians off a mountain in northern Iraq besieged by Islamic State (IS) extremists.

Top Sunni official held in Baghdad

Armed men in military uniform raided the home of a senior Baghdad Sunni politician overnight and whisked him and several of his guards away, police said Saturday.

Militants press Iraq assault, political deadlock set to drag on

Police and tribesmen battled an assault on Monday that could bring militants a step closer to Baghdad, as Iraq`s flagging government formation process seemed set to drag on.

Five Christians freed in militant-held Iraq city: Cleric

Two nuns and three orphans were freed on Monday in Iraq`s Islamist militant-held second city Mosul, the country`s top Catholic leader said.

Iraq headed for chaos unless politicians unite, UN says

Iraqi soldiers backed by Shi`ite militias fought Sunni rebels for control of a military base northeast of Baghdad on Saturday as a U.N. envoy warned of chaos if divided lawmakers did not make progress on Sunday towards naming a government.

10 women killed in Baghdad attacks

At least 10 women were killed and 23 others wounded in attacks at a residential complex here Saturday, an interior ministry source said.

Gunmen kill 25 women in Baghdad compound raid: Police

Gunmen killed 25 women and wounded at least eight people today when they stormed two buildings in a residential Baghdad compound reputed to be used for prostitution, police and government sources said.

Nurses in Iraq: Delay in evacuation heightens kins` tension

Uncertainty about their safe evacuation has heightened anxieties of relatives of Keralite nurses, stranded in a state-run hospital in Tikrit in strife-torn Iraq, though they still keep in touch with their homes to the relief of near and dear ones.

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

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.

More than 2,400 Iraqis killed in June violence: UN

More than 2,400 Iraqis, most of them civilians, were killed in June as Sunni militants swept through the north triggering the country`s worst violence in years, the United Nations said on Tuesday. 

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

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.

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

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

Iraq crisis: After capturing border crossings to Syria, Jordan, militants seize Tal Afar town

Sunni militants on Monday captured Tal Afar town and its airport after two days of heavy clashes, said local official and witnesses on the condition of anonymity.

UN chief concerned over violence in Iraq

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday expressed his deep concerns over the deteriorating security situation in Iraq. "I am deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Iraq, including the reports of mass summary executions by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)," reportedly Ban Ki-moon said in a press conference here.

Officials: Iraq TV journalist killed north of Baghdad

An Iraqi cameraman has been killed and a correspondent for the same television channel wounded north of Baghdad while covering a militant offensive, security and medical officials said today.

Cong writes to PM for safe return of Indians from Iraq

Congress on Wednesday approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking the Centre`s assistance to bring back Indians stranded in Iraq ravaged by violence.

Iraq violence threatens OPEC`s precarious balance

The oil market has balanced out quite nicely for OPEC in recent years. Now, upheaval in Iraq shows that balance may be more precarious than it has seemed.

Iraq Sunni militant group vows to march on Baghdad

The al Qaeda-inspired group that captured two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq this week vowed today to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government`s ability to slow the assault following the insurgents` lightning gains.