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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    At least 60 Iraqis die in anti-Shiite blasts

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 03:24pm by Reuters in Baghdad

    ... Reuters in Baghdad At least 60 die in anti-Shiite blasts Car bombs ripped through busy streets and markets in Iraq yesterday, killing at least 60 people in predominantly Shiite areas in some of the deadliest violence since Sunni insurgents stepped up attacks this year. The 17 blasts, which appeared to be co-ordinated, were concentrated on towns and cities in Iraq's mainly ...

  2. News - World - IRAQ

    Islamic State has ordered female genital mutilation: UN

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:48am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva Order by militants could affect up to 4 million women, claims UN, but some doubt its report Female genital mutilation 'fatwa'by Islamic State The United Nations said yesterday that militant group Islamic State had ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation. But doubts emerged ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Militants free Indian nurses trapped by offensive in Iraq

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:43am by AP

    ... 8 kilometres from Tikrit, which remains in rebel hands. Additional reporting by Reuters ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Slaughter in a Baghdad brothel: suspected Shiite gunmen kill 25 women

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by AFP

    ... be sent to the western city of Ramadi to combat "extremists". Agence France-Presse, The Washington Post, Reuters   Former Saddam aide Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri calls ... after taking the city of Mosul, ISIL militants began arresting senior members of the Baath Party, residents and relatives said. Reuters ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Islamic State insurgents seized nuclear materials, Iraq warns the UN

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 09:46am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Iraq appeals for help from international community after 40kg of uranium compounds stolen from university in territory held by group known as the Islamic State Jihadis 'took nuclear material from Iraq' Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the UN in a letter ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Kurds seize oilfields as Shiite cleric calls for peace in fractured Iraq

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by AP

    ... Reuters in Baghdad Kurds seize oilfields as cleric calls for peace Kurdish forces seized two oilfields in north Iraq yesterday and took over operations from a state-run oil company, while Kurdish politicians formally withdrew from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government. The moves escalated a feud between the Shiite-led central government and the autonomous Kurdish region ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Deal will give US special forces immunity from prosecution in Iraq

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:37pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US special forces given immunity in Iraqi courts Iraq has given assurances to the United States that special operations forces that US President Barack Obama has ordered into the country will be granted immunity from prosecution in Iraqi courts, US officials said. Washington had to overcome that hurdle as it rushed to bolster the US presence in Iraq ...

  8. News - World - IRAQ

    ISIL militants ride into battle in Syria in US Humvees seized from Iraq

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beirut Syrian jihadis' new ride made in USA The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) battled with rival opposition fighters in northern Syria on Sunday, using US-made military vehicles captured from neighbouring Iraq for the first time, a monitoring group said. ISIL has made rapid gains in Iraq in the past two weeks, taking control of the northern city ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    British and Australian holy warriors in video urge fellow Muslims to sign up to jihad

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 05:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dubai Australian and British fighters in ISIL recruit video Five Islamist fighters identified as Australian and British nationals have called on Muslims to join the wars in Syria and Iraq, in a new video released by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The online footage, titled "There is No Life Without Jihad", showed the five militants ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Iran may be willing to cooperate with US in battling insurgency in Iraq

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:03pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Ankara Shiite Muslim Iran was so alarmed by Sunni insurgent gains in Iraq that it may be willing to cooperate with Washington in helping Baghdad fight back, a senior Iranian official said. The idea is being discussed internally among the Islamic republic's leadership, the senior Iranian official said. Iran will send its neighbour advisers and weaponry, although ...




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