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Govt resumes sending workers to violence-torn Iraq

Govt resumes sending workers to violence-torn Iraq

After about two and a half months interval, the government today resumed sending Bangladeshi workers to violence-torn Iraq with thirteen job seekers to the country’s Hanwha Engineering and Construction Company. “More than 1,400 workers are expecting to go to Iraq by next week. The company has assured us of ensuring the protection of the...

Plan for destruction of Mohamed’s tomb

Plan for destruction of Mohamed’s tomb

One of Islam’s most revered holy sites – the tomb of the Prophet Mohamed – could be destroyed and his body removed to an anonymous grave under plans which threaten to spark discord across the Muslim world. 'Saudis mull destroying Prophet's tomb' http://t.co/wWdrtLb7LG — Press TV (@PressTV) September 2, 2014 The controversial proposals are part of...

Iran 'sent soldiers to fight in Iraq'

Iran 'sent soldiers to fight in Iraq'

Hundreds of Iranian soldiers have taken part in a joint operation inside Iraq with Kurdish forces to retake a town held by the Islamic State group, Al Jazeera reports quoting security sources. It is believed to be the first time that Iranian troops have been directly involved in the fighting against the Sunni rebel...

Gunmen kill '29' in Iraq

Gunmen kill '29' in Iraq

Gunmen have stormed two buildings in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 29 people, officials say. At least 20 of those killed were said to be women. The attack took place late on Saturday in the neighbourhood of Zayouna in east Baghdad, police said. One officer said he "found bodies everywhere". The motive for the killings...

Iraq forces 'killed 255 Sunni prisoners': HRW

Iraq forces 'killed 255 Sunni prisoners': HRW

Iraqi security forces and government-affiliated militias appear to have executed at least 255 prisoners since 9 June, a human rights group says. The killings appeared to be retaliation for attacks by the jihadist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), Human Rights Watch said in a statement. The prisoners were all Sunni Muslims, while...

Iraq 'receives first Russian jets'

Iraq 'receives first Russian jets'

Iraq says it has received the first batch of fighter jets it ordered from Russia to help it as it fights an offensive by Sunni rebels. Iraqi security officials said five second-hand Sukhoi attack aircraft would enter service within a few days, and that more were on their way. The insurgents control large swathes of...

1,075 killed in Iraq in June: UN

1,075 killed in Iraq in June: UN

  At least 1,075 people, the vast majority of them civilians, have been killed in Iraq during June as a Sunni insurgency overtakes key areas of the country, the United Nations said Tuesday. According to the UN human rights team in Iraq, there were at least 757 civilians killed and 599 injured in Nineveh, Diyala...

Kerry visits Baghdad as Isis continues seizure

Kerry visits Baghdad as Isis continues seizure

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Iraq's capital, Baghdad as Sunni insurgents expand their control of towns across north-western Iraq. In Egypt on Sunday, Kerry warned that Sunni militants Isis' "ideology of violence and repression is a threat not only to Iraq but to the entire region". On Sunday rebels - spearheaded...

1,075 killed in Iraq in June: UN

1,075 killed in Iraq in June: UN

At least 1,075 people, the vast majority of them civilians, have been killed in Iraq during June as a Sunni insurgency overtakes key areas of the country, the United Nations said Tuesday. According to the UN human rights team in Iraq, there were at least 757 civilians killed and 599 injured in Nineveh, Diyala...

Top Shia cleric calls for new govt in Iraq

Top Shia cleric calls for new govt in Iraq

The spiritual leader of Iraq's Shia majority called for a new, "effective" government Friday, increasing pressure on the country's prime minister as an offensive by Sunni militants rages on. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's comments at Friday prayers contained thinly veiled criticism that Shia Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in office since 2006, was to blame...

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