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18 August, 2014 2:01 AM Iraqi Kurds Retake Country's Main Dam from Jihadists

Al-Qosh: Iraqi Kurdish fighters backed by US warplanes retook the country's largest dam from jihadists yesterday, as Sunni Arab tribesmen and security forces fought the militants west of Baghdad. The recapture of Mosul dam marks the biggest major prize clawed back from Islamic State (IS) jihadists since they launched their offensive in northern Iraq in early 11

17 August, 2014 5:15 PM New US Strikes in Iraq Include Land-Based Bombers

US Central Command says a combination of bombers, fighter jets, attack planes and unmanned drones hit targets near Iraq's largest dam in Mosul. (File photo) Washington: The latest round of US airstrikes in Iraq against the Islamic State extremist group includes the first reported use of land-based bombers in the military campaign. US Central Command 7

17 August, 2014 2:17 PM David Cameron

London: Britain should use its military prowess to tackle Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday, saying they had to be stopped from creating "a terrorist state on the shores of the Mediterranean". In his toughest comments yet on IS, an Al Qaeda splinter group, Mr Cameron said Britain needed to adopt a more robust 15

17 August, 2014 2:08 PM Kurdish Forces Retake Parts of Largest Dam

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand guard at the front line with militants from the extremist Islamic State group, at the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq. Irbil, Iraq: An Iraqi security official says Kurdish forces have taken over parts of the country's largest dam, which was captured by the Islamic State extremist group 6

17 August, 2014 1:33 PM Kurdish Militants Train Hundreds of Yazidis to Fight Islamic State

Iraqi volunteers from the Yazidi sect gather during a training camp at the Serimli military base,in Qamishli, northeastern Syria on the border with Kurdistan August 16, 2014. Syria: Kurdish militants have trained hundreds of Yazidi volunteers at several camps inside Syria to fight Islamic State forces in Iraq, a member of the armed Kurdish YPG and a Reuters 17

17 August, 2014 12:22 PM Kurds Advance on Key Iraq Dam, Sunnis Hit Jihadists

Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State (IS) militants on the front line in Makhmur August 9, 2014. Baghdad: Kurdish fighters backed by US warplanes pushed back jihadists around Iraq's largest dam on Sunday, as Sunni Arab tribesmen and security forces fought the militants west of Baghdad 21

17 August, 2014 11:47 AM West facing ‘generational struggle’ against IS, UK’s Cameron says

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday said the west is facing a "generational struggle" against a poisonous and extremist ideology of Islamic State which he said is a direct threat to the country. "I believe we will be fighting this generational struggle for the rest of my political lifetime," Cameron said. "We face in ISIL (Islamic 14

17 August, 2014 2:26 AM Kurds Fight to Retake Iraq's Largest Dam After 'Massacre'

Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State (IS) militants on the front line in Makhmur August 9, 2014. Baghdad: Kurdish forces backed by US warplanes battled on Saturday to retake Iraq's largest dam from jihadist fighters, a day after militants carried out a "massacre" of dozens of villagers 10

17 August, 2014 1:06 AM Islamic State Could Come to Streets of Britain, Warns David Cameron

Islamic State fighters sweeping across Syria and Iraq are a direct threat to Britain and the country must use all of its "military prowess" to halt their advance, Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday. But the Conservative Party leader said he did not think British troops should be deployed in Iraq, and that he would consider working with Iran to combat 8

16 August, 2014 12:52 PM Readers' Recipe Swap: Gluten-Free Recipes

This week you proved there are no limits to free-from food., and the stories behind your recipes this week were as intriguing as the dishes themselves. Jenny Barret tells us how, as a child, she discovered crisp, doughy bhajis after gluten-rich cakes had suddenly become off-limits. On the savoury side, Fadime's cornbread with fragrant dill and salty 22