MULLAH ABDULLAH, Iraq: Under a bridge, 40 men from the Iraqi police and Kurdish peshmerga fighters take cover from the sun and the occasional mortar fired from across the river that marks one front in
NEW DELHI: Several families of 40 Indian construction workers abducted in strife-torn northern Iraq say they have spoken with the men, whose captors claim they will be freed unharmed, reports said Thu
WASHINGTON: The deteriorating situation in Iraq is giving Congress pause about President Barack Obama’s plan to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama came under pressure from US lawmakers on Wednesday to persuade Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki to step down over what they see as his failed leadership in the fa
IRBIL, Iraq: The United Nations children’s agency UNICEF on Wednesday upgraded Iraq’s latest crisis to a level 3 humanitarian disaster — its most severe designation — as UN officials said they were sc
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry insisted in remarks aired Thursday that Washington is seeking to help all Iraqis, not merely prop up Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki as extremists press an a
WASHINGTON: The sudden collapse of Iraqi forces in the face of lightly armed insurgents has catalyzed an emotional debate within the US military about a war that, just a few years ago, seemed on the b
BEIRUT: Kurds in parts of northern Syria have carried out arbitrary arrests and failed to investigate the killings and disappearance of political opponents, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday in a re
CAIRO: Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak broke a leg on Thursday in the Cairo military hospital where he has been detained for much of the time since his overthrow in 2011.
BAGHDAD: Baghdad asked Washington Wednesday to carry out air strikes on militants who attacked Iraq’s main oil refinery and seized more territory in the north, amid warnings the country’s future was a
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