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  • Number of Deaths in Iraq Falls Sharply in July, UN Says

    Number of Deaths in Iraq Falls Sharply in July, UN Says

    Violence killed 1,737 people, mostly civilians, in Iraq in July, when Sunni insurgents seized large swathes of land in the north, United Nations figures showed.

  • Baghdad Official Taken by Gunmen: Iraqi Police

    Baghdad Official Taken by Gunmen: Iraqi Police

    Gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs seized a senior Sunni politician who had previously been jailed on terrorism charges from his home in Baghdad on Saturday, police officers said.

  • Executions Rise Worldwide in 2013

    Executions Rise Worldwide in 2013

    The number of executions worldwide rose last year despite a general global trend toward capital punishment abolition, according to a report released on Friday by an Italian anti-death penalty group.

  • Iraqi Forces Withdrawn From Militant-Held Tikrit After New Push

    Iraqi Forces Withdrawn From Militant-Held Tikrit After New Push

    Iraqi forces have withdrawn from the militant-held northern city of Tikrit after a new push to retake the city met heavy resistance, a soldier who fought in the battle said on Wednesday.

  • Iraq Headed for Chaos Unless Politicians Unite, Says UN

    Iraq Headed for Chaos Unless Politicians Unite, Says UN

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

  • 'Terrorist Groups' Seize Former Chemical Weapons Site: Iraq

    'Terrorist Groups' Seize Former Chemical Weapons Site: Iraq

    The Iraqi government has told the United Nations that militants have seized one of Saddam Hussein's former chemical weapons factories, confirming an earlier claim by Washington.

  • Islamic State Claims Baghdad Bombs; Parliament to Meet Sunday

    Islamic State Claims Baghdad Bombs; Parliament to Meet Sunday

    Islamist militants claimed responsibility for suicide bombings in Baghdad, and there were signs the deadlock paralysing Iraq's parliament might finally be loosening in the face of the threat from the "Islamic State" that has seized much of the countr...

  • In Iraq Crisis, Modi Sarkar's First Test

    In Iraq Crisis, Modi Sarkar's First Test

    Complexities well-handled, writes Kumar Ketkar.

  • Jihadist 'Caliph' Demands Obedience in First Appearance

    Jihadist 'Caliph' Demands Obedience in First Appearance

    Self-proclaimed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made an unprecedented appearance in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which his forces helped capture last month, and ordered Muslims to obey him, according to a video posted online.

  • Indian Nurses Freed from Iraq Reach Kochi, Reunite With Families

    Indian Nurses Freed from Iraq Reach Kochi, Reunite With Families

    46 Indian nurses who were stranded in war-torn Iraq returned to Kochi in Kerala on a special Air India plane today and had an emotional reunion with their families. Anxious relatives, clutching flower bouquets and hoisting "Welcome Home" banners, had...

  • Indian Nurses Freed By Iraqi Militants On Way To Kochi

    Indian Nurses Freed By Iraqi Militants On Way To Kochi

    46 Indian nurses who were freed by militants in Iraq on Friday evening are on their way to Kochi and will reunite with their families shortly. The special Air India plane that was sent to bring them back from the war-torn country will land at the Koc...

  • Indian Nurses Freed By Militants in Iraq on Their Way Back Home

    Indian Nurses Freed By Militants in Iraq on Their Way Back Home

    The special Air India plane that is bringing back 46 Indian nurses who were freed by militants in war-torn Iraq on Friday evening is expected to land in India soon. The plane took off from the airport in Erbil in the autonomous region of Kurdistan at...

  • Iraq Lawmakers Convene to Form New Government in Battle With 'Caliphate'

    Iraq Lawmakers Convene to Form New Government in Battle With 'Caliphate'

    Newly elected Iraqi lawmakers convene on Tuesday, under pressure to name a unity government to keep the country from splitting apart after an onslaught by Sunni Islamists who have declared a "caliphate" to rule over all the world's Muslims.

  • Iraq Forces Look to Claw Back City From Insurgents

    Iraq Forces Look to Claw Back City From Insurgents

    Iraqi forces backed by tanks and helicopter gunships have started battling insurgents in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, one of two major cities seized by Sunni militants during a rapid advance across the north earlier this month.

  • US Drones Over Baghdad as Iraq Battles for Tikrit

    US Drones Over Baghdad as Iraq Battles for Tikrit

    Armed American drones were flying over Baghdad to defend US military advisers and diplomats as Iraqi forces readied a massive operation Saturday to take back Saddam Hussein's hometown from Sunni militants.

  • John Kerry to Visit Saudi Arabia on Friday for Iraq Talks

    John Kerry to Visit Saudi Arabia on Friday for Iraq Talks

    US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Saudi Arabia on Friday for talks with King Abdullah about the crisis in Iraq.

  • Iran Rejects US Action in Iraq, ISIS Tightens Syria Border Grip

    Iran Rejects US Action in Iraq, ISIS Tightens Syria Border Grip

    Iran's supreme leader accused the United States on Sunday of trying to retake control of Iraq by exploiting sectarian rivalries, as Sunni insurgents drove towards Baghdad from new strongholds along the Syrian border.

  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Says Iran Strongly Opposes US Intervention in Iraq

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Says Iran Strongly Opposes US Intervention in Iraq

    Iran's top leader rejected possible intervention in Iraq by the United States or other outside powers, accusing Washington on Sunday of trying to manipulate Iraqi sectarian differences to retake control of the country it once occupied.

  • John Kerry Heads to Middle East as Iraq's Sectarian Divide Deepens

    John Kerry Heads to Middle East as Iraq's Sectarian Divide Deepens

    US Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Sunday seeking to overcome the sectarian divide in Iraq where Sunni militants seized more ground in an offensive that could rip the country apart.

  • The Crisis in Iraq and India

    The Crisis in Iraq and India

    We are left without a voice in Arab world, writes Mani Shankar Aiyar.

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