Iraqi troops withdraw from army base near IS-seized town
Iraqi troops withdraw from army base near IS-seized town

Iraqi army forces withdrew from a military base at the edge of the militants-seized town of Heet in the country's western province of Anbar, leaving the town and the base in the hands of Islamic State (IS) militants, a provincial security source said.

Sunni militants kill 19 Shiite militiamen in Iraq

Iraqi officials say Sunni militants have killed 19 Shiite militiamen in an ambush north of Baghdad.

Iraq loses contact with soldiers near Fallujah

Iraq lost contact with soldiers during an operation Sunday aimed at rescuing a battalion that was repeatedly attacked by militants near the city of Fallujah, the defence ministry said.

Bombs kill 4 Iraqi Shiite militiamen, 3 civilians

Officials say bombs in Iraq have killed seven people, including four Shiite militiamen who answered a government call to confront Sunni militants from the Islamic State group.

Wave of attacks in Iraq kill at least 43 people

Iraqi officials say a wave of attacks targeting commercial areas in and outside Baghdad has killed a total of 43 people.

Iraq pleads for global help in fight against jihadists

Baghdad: Iraq called Sunday for global support for its fight against jihadists, as Shiite neighbour Iran said it was helping Baghdad resist the militants but not with soldiers on the ground.

Kurds protest in Paris against Islamic State group

Paris: Hundreds of ethnic Kurds are marching in Paris to demand more international support for civilians in Iraq facing assaults by Islamic State militants.

Iraq suicide bomber kills at least 11 in Baghdad

Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing against an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad has killed at least 11 people.

Iraq forces hit militants as UN readies major aid effort

Iraqi forces battled Sunni militants along a string of fronts on Tuesday, including in Saddam Hussein`s hometown Tikrit, as the United Nations readied a massive aid operation for displaced Iraqis.

Iraq forces hit militants as UN readies major aid effort

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

Iraqi forces launch major push to retake Tikrit: Officials

Iraqi government troops and allied militiamen launched a major operation on Tuesday to retake the city of Tikrit from Sunni militants, senior officials said.

Iraqi army, militants clash west of Baghdad

Clashes between Iraqi troops and Sunni militants west of Baghdad killed at least four children on Friday as the United Nations announced its highest level of emergency for the Arab country`s humanitarian crisis in the wake of the onslaught by the extremist Islamic State group.

US plans largest ever sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq

The United States plans to sell 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq in a $700 million deal, officials said Tuesday, as Washington tries to help Baghdad retake ground captured by Sunni militants.

Iraq jihadist dynamite Shiite shrine in Mosul

Sunni militants from the Islamic State group that controls large parts of Iraq have blown up a Shiite shrine in the city of Mosul, an official and witnesses said on Saturday.

Iraqi forces kill over 70 Sunni militants

Iraqi security forces Saturday fought back attacks from Sunni groups across the country, killing over 70 militants, officials said.

Clashes near Ramadi kill 11 Iraq police: Officer

Sunni militants have launched an offensive near Ramadi, capital of Iraq`s Anbar province, killing 11 police and wounding 24 in clashes with the security forces, an officer and a doctor said on Friday.

Iraq tells UN "terrorist groups" seized former chemical weapons depot

Iraq`s government has lost control of a former chemical weapons facility to "armed terrorist groups" and is unable to fulfill its international obligations to destroy toxins kept there, the country`s UN envoy told the United Nations.

No reason to doubt authenticity of ISIS leader`s video: US

The United States has "no reason" to doubt the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivering a sermon.

All 46 nurses return home from Iraq, 600 stranded Indians to arrive in next 2 days

Ending a tense period, 183 Indians stranded in strife-torn Iraq, including 122 nurses - 46 from Kerala freed by Iraqi insurgents, 52 from Telangana and 24 from Andhra Pradesh - arrived home Saturday to a grand welcome.

Freed Indians nurses return from Iraq: As it happened

The special Air India plane carrying 46 Indian nurses from Iraq has landed at Kochi airport.