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Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head - but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back.
New Delhi, Jul 24: India has rescued 58 Indian nurses from violence-hit Iraq in an "extremely difficult" operation, days after rescuing 46 Indian nurses who were in the control of the Sunni jihadists in Tikrit.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating the country's political crisis.
People walk by a damaged police station in Mosul on July 15. The militants of the Islamic State are in control of the key city and have acted against former members of Saddam Hussein's regime who helped them drive out the Iraqi army last month.
Nickolay Mladenov told the council by videoconference from Baghdad on Wednesday that it should also call on U.N. member states to bring to justice "the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of these horrific terrorist acts, war crimes and crimes against humanity."
Testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the State Department's Brett McGurk and Defense Department's Elissa Slotkin said the administration was focused on improving U.S. intelligence, securing American personnel and property, guiding Iraq toward a new, more inclusive government and helping its forces strike back against the al-Qaida ... (more)
Islamic State militants claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an overnight suicide bombing in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad which killed 33 people, one of the deadliest recent attacks in the Iraqi capital.
By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
At least 22 people were killed and 45 others wounded in a car bomb explosion in the capital Baghdad on Tuesday, a source from the Interior Ministry said, Xinhua reported.
In a sign of the erosion of political order, 100 people are competing in Wednesday's vote _ for a post whose occupant in past years was determined in advance by the top power brokers.
Gunmen hold their weapons inside a hospital in al-Karma town, east of Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, July 13, 2014.
Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul under threat from Islamic extremists described on Tuesday leaving behind all their possessions, as signs emerged that the crackdown on the minority was causing tensions between the radicals and Sunni allies in the insurgency.
Thirty-six children in Syria and two in Iraq have been paralyzed by polio since October, and the risk of the virus spreading further in the Middle East remains high, U.N. aid agencies said on Tuesday.
At first, Nicholas Cutter could only see their shadows flitting behind buildings in the distance.
MANILA The Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday reiterated that a mandatory repatriation is in place in Iraq after reports that many Filipinos still being deployed in the country.
Updated: Thu Jul 24, 2014 02:40 am
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