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In India
April 3, 2018 4:09 am gmt |
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Thirty eight bodies of the 39 Indians who were kidnapped and killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq in 2014 were brought back to India on Monday (April 2). The bodies were recovered from a mound in Badush, in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which was freed from the Islamic State last July. DNA tests [&he...
In Latest Stories
February 8, 2018 4:05 am gmt |
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The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF appealed on Wednesday (February 7) for $17 million to help rebuild Iraq’s health facilities, ahead of an international conference to support the country’s reconstruction due to convene next week in Kuwait. The UN agency said up to 750,000 ch...
In Britain
November 30, 2017 7:26 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May met British and Iraqi troops on Wednesday (November 29), as she made the first visit by a British prime minister to Iraq since 2008. The British government said in September that there were around 600 British soldiers on the ground in Iraq, and they are helping to t...
In Srilanka
November 13, 2017 12:48 pm gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena conveyed his condolences to the People who are affected by the Powerful earthquake in the border of Iran and Iraq.  ‘My deepest condolences and sympathies to the victims of the earthquake, that struck the border region between Iraq and Iran. Hope the people will overcom...
In Uncategorized
November 13, 2017 5:36 am gmt |
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A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 221 people and injuring more than 5,660. One Iranian aid agency said 70,000 people needed shelter after the quake, one of the largest this year. At least 207 of those who died were in Iran’s...
In World
September 1, 2017 5:15 am gmt |
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The city of Tal Afar has been fully liberated from the Islamic State (IS) group after a battle that lasted 11 days, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Thursday. Tal Afar, located in the northern Nineveh Governorate, was one of the last cities under IS control since the militant group overran nearly ...
In World
August 30, 2017 6:34 am gmt |
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Iraqi security forces’ ongoing operation to fully recover the Tal Afar region from Islamic State (IS) militants is expected to be completed soon, said an Iraqi military official on Tuesday. Iraq’s Joint Operations Command (JOC) spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasool made the remarks fol...
In Latest Stories
August 20, 2017 7:24 am gmt |
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Iraqi ground forces have begun an operation to retake Tal Afar, one of the last cities in the country held by the Islamic State group, officials say. In a televised speech announcing the offensive overnight, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the jihadists had the choice between “surrender or ...
In World
November 25, 2016 5:29 am gmt |
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Some 100 people, most of them Shia pilgrims from Iran and Afghanistan, have been killed in a truck bomb attack in Iraq, officials say. The blast struck at a petrol station and restaurant near Hilla, some 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad. Busloads of pilgrims had stopped there on their way home from...
In Latest Stories
October 23, 2016 12:15 pm gmt |
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Nearly 1,000 people have been treated for breathing problems linked to fumes from a burning sulphur plant set ablaze during fighting with Islamic State near Mosul, local hospital said on Saturday (October 22). A sulphur plant caught fire this week as the Iraqi army dislodged militants from Mishraq, s...
In Europe
October 23, 2016 7:48 am gmt |
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Turkey is prepared to “take measures” in Iraq because it is not satisfied by promises from Washington and Baghdad that Kurdish militants and Shi’ite militias will not take part in current fighting, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday (October 22). “Turkey can never...
In Middle East
October 9, 2016 7:12 am gmt |
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So-called Islamic State (IS) has lost more than a quarter of the territory it once controlled, new data shows. Security and defence analysts IHS say the group’s control has shrunk by 28% since its height in January 2015. In the first nine months of this year, IS’ territory fell from 78,00...
In Europe
October 5, 2016 10:35 am gmt |
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Russia’s defense ministry refuted a White House spokesperson’s comment suggesting that Russia was not making any progress on anti-terrorism in Syria, but takes credit on achievements of the U.S. led international anti-terrorism alliance instead. Ministry of Defense Spokesman Major General...
In Europe
September 6, 2016 10:29 am gmt |
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Portuguese Maritime Police rescued 38 migrants including several babies and infants from a dinghy in the Aegean sea on Sunday (September 4). Among the rescued migrants were four babies, one just two months old, several young children, a pregnant woman and elderly people. The rescued migrants said the...
In World
August 10, 2016 10:05 am gmt |
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Iraq has received a batch of four F-16 fighter jets from the United States, the Iraqi Defence Ministry said on Tuesday (9th Aug). Iraq ordered 36 of the Lockheed Martin Corp planes worth $65 million each, but initial deliveries were delayed because of security concerns after Islamic State militants o...
In India
June 20, 2016 11:13 am gmt |
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Family members of Indians who went missing in Iraq two years back staged a protest in northern Punjab state on Sunday (June 19) and demanded federal government to provide information about their whereabouts. In June 2014, New Delhi confirmed that 40 Indian construction workers have been kidnapped in ...
In World
May 18, 2016 9:52 am gmt |
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Over 70 people have been killed in a fresh series of bomb attacks that rocked various parts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. More than two dozen people were killed in another bomb attack in a Shia-dominated neighborhood of the Iraqi capital Tuesday, following two other deadly bombings earlier. Security ...
In Latest Stories
May 16, 2016 6:03 am gmt |
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The Islamic  State group launched a coordinated assault Sunday on a natural gas plant north of Baghdad that killed at least 14 people, while a string of other bomb attacks in or close to the capital killed 15 others, Iraqi officials said. The dawn attack on the gas plant began with a suicide car bomb...
In World
May 15, 2016 11:50 am gmt |
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Bomb attacks claimed by Islamic State against a state-run cooking gas factory in Baghdad’s northern outskirts on Sunday (May 15) killed at least 11 people, including policemen, and wounded 21 others, police sources said. A suicide car bomb went off at the entrance of the facility in Taji at aro...