1. Powers warn Iran ‘now is the time’ for nuclear deal
    Vienna (AFP) – Global powers upped the pressure on Iran late Sunday warning now was “the time” to strike an elusive deal curbing its nuclear ambitions, as the US said the fate of the talks hung in the balance.
  2. US-led coalition unleashes wave of airstrikes on Raqqa
    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a wave of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date.
  3. Iran Deal Seen Imminent After Atomic Agency Breakthrough
    A nuclear deal with Iran looks imminent after a logjam over monitoring was broken and with foreign ministers set to rejoin U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a record ninth-straight day of talks later on Sunday.
  4. Islamic State targeted in 38 air strikes by U.S.-led coalition: statement
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and its allies stepped up their campaign against Islamic State with 38 air strikes on targets belonging to the group in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, a joint command statement said on Sunday.
  5. Iraqi jets drop leaflets over Mosul promising to recapture city
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi jets dropped leaflets over Mosul telling residents that Islamic State fighters would soon be driven from the northern city, saying details of the operation would be broadcast on a new radio station.
  6. Now, cleric demands dress code for men at imambaras
    LUCKNOW: After demanding the dress code for women visitors at Bada and Chhota Imambaras, Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad on Sunday it would be applicable on men too.
  7. At least 35 ISIL terrorists killed in Iraq by army airstrikes
    According to a Sunday statement by Iraq’s Ministry of Defense, the airstrikes were launched on Tikrit Air Academy, a former US-military base called COB Speicher, in the southwest of Salahuddin.
  8. Bomb Attacks on Shiite Districts Kill 15 People in Iraq
    Authorities in Iraq say bombings targeting Shiite districts have killed 15 people in and around Baghdad.
  9. 800 Christians join Shiite militias battling ISIS
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Hashd al-Shaabi Shiite militias, also called Popular Mobilization Units, are training 800 Christian volunteers to battle ISIS in its stronghold Mosul, a source from the Babylon Battalion told the Iraqi Al-Mada newspaper.
  10. US-led coalition unleashes wave of airstrikes on Raqqa
    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a wave of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date.