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Iraq: Iran takes responsibility for missile attack in Erbil, claims was targetting Israeli site
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Iraq: Iran takes responsibility for missile attack in Erbil, claims was targetting Israeli site

Kurdish authorities, however, have insisted that the Jewish state has no sites in or anywhere near Erbil

Amid US-Iran tensions, UN chief Antonio Guterres says world cannot afford another war, asks all parties to exercise maximum restraint
World

Amid US-Iran tensions, UN chief Antonio Guterres says world cannot afford another war, asks all parties to exercise maximum restraint

UN chief Antonio Guterres four-point message to world leaders, 'Stop escalation, exercise maximum restraint, re-start dialogue, renew international cooperation'

Indian Embassy in Baghdad directed to ensure safe return of seven Punjab youths stranded in Iraq’s Erbil, says Harsimrat Kaur Badal
India

Indian Embassy in Baghdad directed to ensure safe return of seven Punjab youths stranded in Iraq’s Erbil, says Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Badal said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has directed the Indian Embassy in Iraq to take immediate steps to ensure the return of seven Punjab-based youths stranded in Erbil for the past seven months

Iran earthquake:  530 dead, 7,200 injured as tragedy leaves behind trail of destruction
World

Iran earthquake: 530 dead, 7,200 injured as tragedy leaves behind trail of destruction

Teams of Iranian rescuers dug through rubble in a hunt for survivors Monday after a major earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border, killing at least 445 people and injuring thousands

164 killed, more than 1,600 injured as 7.3 magnitude earthquake rocks Iraq-Iran border; dozens trapped under rubble
World

164 killed, more than 1,600 injured as 7.3 magnitude earthquake rocks Iraq-Iran border; dozens trapped under rubble

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region around the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 145 people.

US refuses to recognise Kurdistan's independence referendum, calls for focus on fight against Islamic State
World

US refuses to recognise Kurdistan's independence referendum, calls for focus on fight against Islamic State

The US announced on Friday that it did not recognize the outcome of the referendum on independence held by the Iraqi Kurdistan region on Monday

11 Indian nurses rescued in Iraq, to return to India in 3-5 days: MEA
World

11 Indian nurses rescued in Iraq, to return to India in 3-5 days: MEA

A batch of 11 Indian nurses has been rescued from conflict-hit Kirkuk area of Iraq and will be arriving home in the next three-five days, said MEA.

As world mourns Kenji Goto, MEA worries it's too late for 39 Indian IS captives
India

As world mourns Kenji Goto, MEA worries it's too late for 39 Indian IS captives

Indian intelligence officials are worried about the fate of the 39 Indian construction workers who were taken hostage by IS last year.

Was detained Kurdistan-bound Indian worker a victim of misguided paranoia?
India

Was detained Kurdistan-bound Indian worker a victim of misguided paranoia?

The news of Alam’s detention hasn’t gone down too well with his employers in Kurdistan who have asked Alam to furnish a No Objection Certificate on his return, subject to which he will be allowed to re-join.

Indian nurses return home, don't want to go back to Iraq ever
World

Indian nurses return home, don't want to go back to Iraq ever

As many as 183 Indians stranded in strife-torn Iraq, including the 46 nurses from Kerala who were freed by Iraqi insurgents, arrived here Saturday to a grand welcome, ending days of tension and uncertainty.

Photos: Back home after Iraq ordeal, Indian nurses reunite with families
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Photos: Back home after Iraq ordeal, Indian nurses reunite with families

The 46 Indian nurses, who were captured by militants in Iraq arrived at the Kochi airport on Saturday morning. Most of them became emotional and even broke down as they were greeted by their families. Here are some images..

Iraq: Militants treated us well, say rescued Indian nurses from Kerala
India

Iraq: Militants treated us well, say rescued Indian nurses from Kerala

"They told us that you are all our our sisters. You would not be harmed. But we did not believe them", Sandra said, adding, some armed doctors also travelled with them during the seven hours journey from from Tikrit to Mosul. They left the hospital at 12 pm in four buses and reached Mosul by 7 pm.

Indian nurses in Iraq safe, to arrive in India on Saturday
World

Indian nurses in Iraq safe, to arrive in India on Saturday

On a day of "dramatic developments", all 46 Indian women nurses were suddenly set free by Sunni militants ISIS in strife-torn Iraq and were being brought back home along with 70 others in a special Air India plane which left this evening for Erbil, a non-conflict zone.

Iraq: Bringing back nurses only a small battle, war still to be won, says MEA
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Iraq: Bringing back nurses only a small battle, war still to be won, says MEA

"I can confirm to you that those Indian nurses who were moved against their will are now free," Akbaruddin said.

Iraq: Indian nurses safe, to reach India on Saturday
Politics

Iraq: Indian nurses safe, to reach India on Saturday

The 46 Indian nurses, who were forced to move out of Tikrit city in Iraq's conflict zone, are on their way to Erbil, a non-conflict area in the country where a team of Indian officials is waiting for them.