Iraq

26 killed, 90 wounded in Baghdad twin suicide blast

26 killed, 90 wounded in Baghdad twin suicide blast

26 dead in double suicide attack in central Baghdad: security officials.

Jan 15, 2018, 11:28 AM IST
Iraq returning displaced civilians from camps to unsafe areas

Iraq returning displaced civilians from camps to unsafe areas

Iraqi security forces are forcibly returning civilians from refugee camps to unsafe areas in the predominantly Sunni Anbar province.

Jan 07, 2018, 15:24 PM IST
DNA testing of families of 39 missing Indians in Iraq done: Government

DNA testing of families of 39 missing Indians in Iraq done: Government

The government has been making all possible efforts to trace the 39 Indian workers missing in Iraq and currently it is trying to obtain proof of their being alive or dead, Sushma Swaraj said.

Dec 20, 2017, 17:56 PM IST
NIA registers case against 5 for ISIS links

NIA registers case against 5 for ISIS links

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case against five accused persons with suspected Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) links in Kochi.

Dec 17, 2017, 13:15 PM IST
Miss Iraq's family forced to flee country over 'peace' selfie with Miss Israel

Miss Iraq's family forced to flee country over 'peace' selfie with Miss Israel

Miss Iraq Sarah Idan and her family were forced to flee their country after receiving death threats over a 'peace' selfie with Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman.

Dec 17, 2017, 10:16 AM IST
Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

In France, officials say, around 1,700 people went to Iraq and Syria since 2013 to join IS. Of those, 400 to 450 have been killed, and 250 returned to France.

Dec 16, 2017, 08:35 AM IST
Iraq declares 'complete victory' over Islamic State

Iraq declares 'complete victory' over Islamic State

“All Iraqi lands are liberated from terrorist Daesh gangs,” the army said.

Dec 10, 2017, 14:35 PM IST
Iraq in new push against IS holdouts as PM Haider al-Abadi eyes victory

Iraq in new push against IS holdouts as PM Haider al-Abadi eyes victory

Haider al-Abadi has said he will not declare the jihadists have been defeated until they have been cleared from the dry valley.

Dec 08, 2017, 16:24 PM IST
Car bomb hits Iraqi Kurdish area, causing deaths: Official

Car bomb hits Iraqi Kurdish area, causing deaths: Official

A car bomb Wednesday caused deaths in a Kurdish area of Iraq`s northern Nineveh province, home to Kurds from Turkey who moved there three decades ago, a party official said.

Dec 07, 2017, 00:15 AM IST
Russian air strikes kill 21 civilians in east Syria: Monitor

Russian air strikes kill 21 civilians in east Syria: Monitor

Russian air strikes killed 21 civilians early Wednesday in a village held by the Islamic State group near the Euphrates River in eastern Syria, a monitor said. 

Dec 06, 2017, 20:14 PM IST
Civilian toll in US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria climbs again

Civilian toll in US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria climbs again

More civilians have died in US-led air and artillery strikes in Iraq and Syria, officials acknowledged on Friday amid criticism the American military is being less cautious about killing innocents.

Dec 01, 2017, 06:54 AM IST
Turkey says 80 militants killed in air strike in north Iraq

Turkey says 80 militants killed in air strike in north Iraq

A weapons depot and two vehicles were also destroyed in the air strike.

Nov 30, 2017, 00:08 AM IST
US soldier killed in non-combat incident in Iraq

US soldier killed in non-combat incident in Iraq

The soldier was assigned to the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss in Texas.

Nov 28, 2017, 09:54 AM IST
Suicide attack kills 11, injures 27 in Baghdad

Suicide attack kills 11, injures 27 in Baghdad

At least 11 people were killed and 27 others wounded in a suicide attack in Iraq's capital Baghdad on Monday, the Anadolu Agency reported.

Nov 28, 2017, 09:45 AM IST

Iraq face tough battle against Islamic State desert hideouts

The Islamic State jihadist group has controlled most of the valley in Anbar province since 2014, setting up arms depots and resupply posts.

Nov 27, 2017, 16:14 PM IST
Iraq to build new oil pipeline to Turkey

Iraq to build new oil pipeline to Turkey

Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaybi has ordered documents to be prepared towards building the new pipeline to "transport crude oil from Kirkuk`s oilfields to the port of Ceyhan" in Turkey, a ministry spokesman said in a statement.

Nov 26, 2017, 20:18 PM IST
Iraqi hackers flooding ISIS communication channels with porn

Iraqi hackers flooding ISIS communication channels with porn

Iraqi hackers have launched an online operation where they stick pornographic images into the ISIS' official communication channels.

Nov 26, 2017, 16:32 PM IST
Iraq launches final sweep to flush out Islamic State

Iraq launches final sweep to flush out Islamic State

The arid, sparsely populated wastelands between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are the last refuge of the jihadists in Iraq.

Nov 23, 2017, 21:19 PM IST

Iraqi forces launch operation to clear desert bordering Syria of Islamic State

Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to clear the desert bordering Syria of Islamic State, a final campaign to rid Iraq of the militant group, the military said in a statement.

Nov 23, 2017, 12:19 PM IST

Bill to scrap minimum age for marriage of Muslim girls stirs outrage in Iraq

A proposal in Iraq's Parliament to scrap the minimum age for Muslim girls to marry has stirred outrage among critics who view it as a licence "to rape children".

Nov 23, 2017, 09:30 AM IST