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Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait's ruler who tried healing Gulf rifts, dies

29 Sep 2020

Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait's ruler who tried healing Gulf rifts, dies

Kuwait's ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah died on Thursday, the royal court announced in a televised statement. He was 91 years old.

Coronavirus killed one patient every 18 seconds this month

29 Jun 2020

Coronavirus killed one patient every 18 seconds this month

On Sunday, the world reached a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic — the death toll topped half a million. A total of 504,466 have died of the virus since it originated in China last year.

Iran fires missiles at 2 Iraqi bases housing US forces

08 Jan 2020

Iran fires missiles at 2 Iraqi bases housing US forces

Iran has fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles on two bases in Iraq, that houses forces from the United States, the Pentagon confirmed.

Three rockets fall in Baghdad, two hit near US Embassy

06 Jan 2020

Three rockets fall in Baghdad, two hit near US Embassy

On Sunday, three rockets fell in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, injuring six people, multiple reports said. Of them, two hit near the heavily fortified US Embassy, while one landed in the nearby Jadriya area.

Why Tulsi Gabbard, US Presidential candidate, sued Google for $50mn

27 Jul 2019

Why Tulsi Gabbard, US Presidential candidate, sued Google for $50mn

United States Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has sued tech giant Google for discriminating against her 2020 election campaign.

Five real-life backstage brawls that shook the WWE Universe

02 Jul 2019

Five real-life backstage brawls that shook the WWE Universe

WWE has always been considered one of the best forms of sports entertainment.

Iraq ferry sinks, almost 100 dead on spring holiday trip

22 Mar 2019

Iraq ferry sinks, almost 100 dead on spring holiday trip

Almost 100 people, mostly women, and children, died as a ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year sank in a swollen river in the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul.

Wondering where Abhinandan Varthaman got indomitable strength from? His mother

03 Mar 2019

Wondering where Abhinandan Varthaman got indomitable strength from? His mother

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman returned to his motherland on Friday after spending almost three days in Pakistan's captivity.

Tulsi Gabbard announces 2020 presidential run to take on Trump

12 Jan 2019

Tulsi Gabbard announces 2020 presidential run to take on Trump

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has said that she is running for the White House in 2020.

America cannot be the world's policeman: US President Trump

27 Dec 2018

America cannot be the world's policeman: US President Trump

America cannot be the policeman of the world, US President Donald Trump said during his first visit to Iraq as he urged other countries to share responsibilities.

'No plans at all' to remove US-troops from Iraq: Trump

27 Dec 2018

'No plans at all' to remove US-troops from Iraq: Trump

US President Donald Trump, who's visiting Iraq, says he has "no plans at all" to remove US troops from the country.

US President Trump's ex-security chief sold country out, says Judge

19 Dec 2018

US President Trump's ex-security chief sold country out, says Judge

A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing hearing for Michael Flynn, US President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, yesterday after a stunning hearing in which the judge accused Flynn of selling out his country.

US 'war on terror' has killed over 500,000 people: Report

09 Nov 2018

US 'war on terror' has killed over 500,000 people: Report

About half a million people have died violently in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan due to the US "war on terror" that was launched after 9/11 attack in 2001, according to a study released yesterday.

Islamic authority in Iraq issues fatwa against PUBG

25 Oct 2018

Islamic authority in Iraq issues fatwa against PUBG

An Islamic religious authority in Iraq has issued a fatwa against online multiplayer game, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), because it is a 'waste of time'.

ISIS releases audio message of its leader Baghdadi presumed dead

23 Aug 2018

ISIS releases audio message of its leader Baghdadi presumed dead

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive chief of the Islamic State terror group has asked his followers to "patiently persevere" despite the losses they suffered in Iraq and Syria.

Iraq sentences French man, German woman to life for IS-membership

07 Aug 2018

Iraq sentences French man, German woman to life for IS-membership

An Iraqi court yesterday sentenced a French man and a German woman to life in prison in the latest punishments handed down for belonging to Islamic State jihadist group.

'Wow,' says Trump after Supreme Court upholds travel ban

27 Jun 2018

'Wow,' says Trump after Supreme Court upholds travel ban

After months of legal battles, as the US Supreme Court (SC) upheld Donald Trump's travel ban yesterday, the President hailed the verdict on Twitter with a simple 'wow.'

Illegal immigration of Indians killed in Iraq hampered rescue: Singh

03 Apr 2018

Illegal immigration of Indians killed in Iraq hampered rescue: Singh

Hours after bringing back the mortal remains of 38 Indians killed by IS in Iraq, MoS External Affairs VK Singh said they were illegal immigrants.

VK Singh to bring back bodies of 39-Indians from Iraq

01 Apr 2018

VK Singh to bring back bodies of 39-Indians from Iraq

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh today left for Iraq to bring back the mortal remains of the 39 Indians killed in the war-torn country, officials said.

Sushma Swaraj re-tweets Congress poll about her failure

27 Mar 2018

Sushma Swaraj re-tweets Congress poll about her failure

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj re-tweeted a poll started by the Congress.

39 kidnapped Indians shot dead over a year ago: Iraq

22 Mar 2018

39 kidnapped Indians shot dead over a year ago: Iraq

Revealing details about the deaths of 39 Indians killed in Mosul, Iraqi officials have confirmed they were shot in the head over a year ago.

ISIS killed 39 Indians: Why was government quiet for 4years?

21 Mar 2018

ISIS killed 39 Indians: Why was government quiet for 4years?

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday informed the Parliament that 39 Indians, abducted by ISIS terrorists in Iraq, were dead.

All 39 Indian hostages in Iraq dead: Sushma Swaraj

20 Mar 2018

All 39 Indian hostages in Iraq dead: Sushma Swaraj

After years of uncertainty about the fate of 39 Indians abducted by the Islamic State in Iraq in 2014, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has confirmed they are dead.

Twin bomb attacks in Baghdad kill at least 35

15 Jan 2018

Twin bomb attacks in Baghdad kill at least 35

At least 35 people were killed in double suicide bombings in Tayaran Square in Baghdad, the second attack in three days.

Iraq declares war with ISIS is concluded

10 Dec 2017

Iraq declares war with ISIS is concluded

After re-taking the very last ISIS strongholds from fighters recently, Iraq has announced that the war against the group is concluded.

Powerful earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border, 130 die in Iran

13 Nov 2017

Powerful earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border, 130 die in Iran

The middle east was rocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake which originated in the Iraqi city of Halabja near the Iran-Iraq border.

Iraq moves to recapture Rawa, the last ISIS-controlled town

13 Nov 2017

Iraq moves to recapture Rawa, the last ISIS-controlled town

ISIS took a bad hit recently after they lost the towns of Deir al-Zour and Al-Qaim to Syrian and Iraqi forces respectively.

Syrian army liberates Deir al-Zour city, ISIS' last stronghold

03 Nov 2017

Syrian army liberates Deir al-Zour city, ISIS' last stronghold

The Syrian army has "completely liberated" the city of Deir al-Zour from ISIS, according to state TV.

Iraq's military action in Kurdistan: Where does the US stand?

18 Oct 2017

Iraq's military action in Kurdistan: Where does the US stand?

Iraqi forces have reportedly seized several key installations in Kirkuk from Kurdish control.

Iraq: Security forces advance into Kurdish-held territories following referendum

16 Oct 2017

Iraq: Security forces advance into Kurdish-held territories following referendum

According to news reports, Iraqi forces are advancing into Kurdish-held territories in the Kirkuk province.

Russia accuses US of "pretending" to fight ISIS in Iraq/Syria

11 Oct 2017

Russia accuses US of "pretending" to fight ISIS in Iraq/Syria

Russia has accused the US-led coalition of "pretending" to fight ISIS and of deliberately cutting down on its airstrikes in Iraq to allow the outfit's fighters to cross into Syria to push back the advancing Russian-backed Syrian army.

Kurdistan referendum: Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly back independence

28 Sep 2017

Kurdistan referendum: Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly back independence

The Kurdish community in Northern Iraq signaled its overwhelming desire for an independent Kurdistan, in a controversial referendum held this week.

Fate of 39 Indians captured in Iraq still unknown

17 Sep 2017

Fate of 39 Indians captured in Iraq still unknown

The Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi revealed that the whereabouts of the 39 Indian construction workers captured in 2014 by the Islamic State group still remains unknown.

ISIS shifts to guerrilla tactics in Iraq, attacks kills 60

15 Sep 2017

ISIS shifts to guerrilla tactics in Iraq, attacks kills 60

At least 60 people were killed and 100 injured in two attacks in southern Iraq.

Operation Free Tal Afar: Iraq attacks final Islamic State stronghold

21 Aug 2017

Operation Free Tal Afar: Iraq attacks final Islamic State stronghold

Iraq has now launched an offensive to push IS out of its last stronghold, in the city of Tal Afar.

Parliament Day 8: House rocked by Kovind's speech, missing Indians

26 Jul 2017

Parliament Day 8: House rocked by Kovind's speech, missing Indians

The eight day of parliament was rocked by debates on Indians missing in Iraq, President Ram Nath Kovind's oath-taking speech and more.

Iraqis celebrate ISIS defeat by re-opening bar

22 Jul 2017

Iraqis celebrate ISIS defeat by re-opening bar

Iraq retook its northern town of Qaraqosh from ISIS nine months ago. It is still stumbling back to normalcy.

Kashmir: ISIS supporters gaining ground, propagating Jihadi attack manuals

18 Jul 2017

Kashmir: ISIS supporters gaining ground, propagating Jihadi attack manuals

Iraq recently celebrated the defeat of ISIS in Mosul but violence has been raging in the Kashmir Valley, creating a real 'situation' for Government of India.

Iraqi PM visits Mosul to celebrate "victory" over ISIS

10 Jul 2017

Iraqi PM visits Mosul to celebrate "victory" over ISIS

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul to congratulate Iraqi security forces over their "victory" against ISIS militants.

Mosul Battle: Iraqi troops face wave of suicide bombers

04 Jul 2017

Mosul Battle: Iraqi troops face wave of suicide bombers

Iraqi troops attempting to recapture the last ISIS-held quarter of Mosul, the Old City, have been met by fierce clashes and a series of suicide-bombings.