US destroys armed vehicles of militants in northern Iraq

2014-08-18 07:57:58

US warplanes on Sunday destroyed 10 armed vehicles of Islamic militants in their continued air raids near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq.

China to support Iraqi gov't in stabilizing situation: Xi

2014-08-16 18:05:46

China will continue to support the Iraqi government in stabilizing the situation in the country as soon as possible, said President Xi Jinping on Saturday.

Anti-govt marches enter Pakistani capital

2014-08-16 07:53:25

Thousands of participants in two anti-government marches entered the Pakistani capital of Islamabad late Friday to stage sit-in and present demands.

Iraq's Maliki gives up prime minister post to Abadi

2014-08-15 09:17:47

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki withdrew his nomination for a third term in office, and backed the nomination of Hader al-Abadi for the post of prime minister.

UN declares highest level humanitarian emergency for Iraq

2014-08-15 07:28:43

The United Nations has declared its highest level emergency for the crisis in Iraq as humanitarian needs for millions of displaced civilians continue to grow, a UN spokesperson said here on Thursday.

Australia to offer refuge to Iraqi Christians, Yazidis

2014-08-14 09:57:35

The Federal Government will open its humanitarian refugee program to as many as 4,000 Iraqi Christians and Yazidis in response to the crisis in Iraq.

US: Evacuation mission in Iraqi mountain unlikely

2014-08-14 09:21:42

The United States is "far less likely" to carry out an evacuation mission on Mount Sinjar in Iraq after troops assessed the humanitarian situation there, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

Israeli war jets strike on Gaza despite declaring ceasefire

2014-08-14 07:19:11

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire from the strip hitting southern Israel, IDF spokesperson unit said in a statement on Thursday.

US sends 130 more troops to Iraq

2014-08-13 10:34:57

Another 130 US troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain.

Palestinians, Israelis face Day 2 of talks

2014-08-13 07:42:05

Palestinian and Israeli delegations on Tuesday were to resume "grueling" negotiations in Cairo aimed at ending the Gaza conflict as Egyptian mediators raced to narrow gaps between the warring sides.

Iraqi prime minister resists change in government

2014-08-13 07:42:05

Iraqi incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appeared more isolated on Tuesday as he pressed his battle to remain in power while Iraqi politicians and the international community rallied behind a Shiite prime minister-designate who could be a more-unifying figure, badly needed if the nation is to confront a spreading Sunni insurgency.

Afghan youths struggle for survival

2014-08-13 07:42:05

"Do you need a car washer? Do you need a car washer?" This was the voice of Rashid, an 8-year-old Afghan boy, as he roamed around the streets of Kabul in search for work to support his family.