• iraqi pm designate haider al abadi calls for unity

    Iraqi PM-designate Haider al-Abadi calls for unity

    World | August 13, 2014 10:59 IST

    Baghdad: Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi urged Iraqis to stand united in fight against the jihadists, while controversial incumbent Premier Nuri al-Maliki still refused to say whether he is willing to step down to put an

  • iraqi government airstrike kills 25 militants

    Iraqi government: airstrike kills 25 militants

    World | January 07, 2014 23:56 IST

    Baghdad: Iraq's defense ministry spokesman says a government airstrike has killed 25 al-Qaida militants in a besieged province west of Baghdad.Tuesday's strike comes amid fierce clashes between Iraqi Special Forces and insurgents in a battle