Military leader wants Turkey to enter Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s military, which began staging several “large-scale” attacks on separatist Kurdish rebels in the country’s southeast, asked the government Thursday for approval to launch a cross-border incursion into...

Iraq misery grows, says Red Cross

The current security situation is disastrous, the Red Cross says The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says the situation for ordinary people in Iraq is getting steadily worse. In a new report, the ICRC says the conflict is inflicting immense suffering...

Navy chief defends captured crew

The crew returned to the UK on Thursday after 13 days in captivity The Royal Navy’s head has defended the actions of 15 British personnel seized by Iran and UK operations in the Gulf.First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Jonathon Band said the crew “reacted extremely...

Ramadi suicide bombing kills 20

Ramadi has been a centre of the insurgency in western Iraq A suicide truck bombing in the restive Iraqi city of Ramadi has killed at least 20 people, police say.A police commander in Ramadi said a police checkpoint had been targeted. Elsewhere, police said clashes had...

Iraq hostage video tests Germany

Some German experts believe the kidnappers want a ransom A German crisis team is working to win the release of two German hostages held in Iraq, after a second video showing them in distress appeared on a website.But the government has rejected the kidnappers’...