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Twelve nurses, who returned from Iraq, offered jobs by Aster DM Healthcare

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:17

Twelve of the 46 nurses, who recently returned from war-torn Iraq, have been offered jobs by Aster DM Healthcare, the country`s leading healthcare conglomerate, at its hospitals.

Iraq`s Kurds say `hysterical` Maliki must quit

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:26

Maliki "has become hysterical and has lost his balance," said the statement, published on the Kurdish regional presidency website in English.

Seized nuclear material in Iraq "low grade": IAEA

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:15

Iraq told the United Nations in a July 8 letter seen by Reuters that "terrorist groups" had seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country`s north.

Pakistan Taliban offshoot terror group joins Iraq`s ISIS; threat to India?

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:30

In what might spell trouble for India, a lesser-known Pakistani terror group named Tehreek-e-Khilafat has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (earlier ISIS – Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

$10 mn for information on leader of Islamic State: US

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 07:09

The US has offered a bounty of 10 million dollars since 2011 for the information on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the top leader of the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" spanning parts of Iraq and Syria, the State Department said on Wednesday.

De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as UN Syria mediator: Diplomats

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 03:51

Veteran United Nations official Staffan de Mistura, a former UN special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq, will replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international mediator seeking an end to Syria`s civil war, diplomats said on Wednesday.

Fifty-three blindfolded bodies found in Iraq as political leaders bicker

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 02:32

Iraqi security forces found 53 corpses, blindfolded and handcuffed, south of Baghdad on Wednesday as Shi`ite and Kurdish leaders traded accusations over an Islamist insurgency raging in the country`s Sunni provinces.

Joe Biden calls Iraqi Kurdish leader

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 00:48

US Vice President Joe Biden called Kurdish leader Massud Barzani on Wednesday, on a day when the autonomous region was accused by Iraq`s leader of harbouring jihadists.

De Mistura to succeed Brahimi as Syria envoy: Diplomats

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:25

Staffan de Mistura, a veteran Italian-Swedish diplomat who has served previously in Afghanistan and Iraq, is to become the new UN envoy to Syria, diplomats said on wednesday.

LS member raises issue of stranded Indians in Iraq

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:15

A member of ruling BJP on Wednesday urged the government in the Lok Sabha to evacuate at the earliest construction workers stranded in strife-torn Iraq and sympathetically deal with the debt situation of those who have already come back.

Iraqi PM accuses Kurds of providing base to terrorists

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:07

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Wednesday accused the Kurds of providing a base for the operations of terrorist groups, promising to free all lands seized by the militants.

Iraq PM says Kurdish Arbil becoming a base for ``Islamic State`` militants

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 18:06

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday the Kurdish-controlled city of Arbil was becoming an operations base for the Islamic State militant group that seized swathes of northern and western Iraq last month.