The Vatican hopes that the landmark visit will rally the country’s Christian communities and encourage them to stay despite decades of war and instability.
The family Gobinder Singh, one of the 39 Indians massacred by terror group ISIS in Iraq, find themselves a shattered lot.
Indians killed by ISIS in Iraq's Mosul: Shashi Tharoor slams government, Harsimrat Kaur Badal defends it
Giving falsehood to people is actually cruel and suggests a certain level of lack transparency on part of the government, Tharoor said.
39 Indians kidnapped by IS in 2014 in Iraq's Mosul were killed: Sushma Swaraj; MoS VK Singh to bring back the bodies
The minister told the Rajya Sabha that their bodies were spotted using deep penetration radar. The bodies were exhumed from mass graves and their identities confirmed by DNA tests, she said.
More than a month after Iraq's second city Mosul was recaptured from IS, troops launched an offensive Sunday to take back Tal Afar, situated 70 kilometers further west.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider alAbadi announced early today the start of a battle to retake Tal Afar, one of the Islamic State terror group's last remaining stronghold in the Northern region.
Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Monday said here that he was not sure whether the 39 Indians missing in the city of Mosul since 2014 are alive.
Iraq has declared "total victory" over the Islamic State group in Mosul, retaking full control of the country's second-largest city three years after it was seized by extremists.
The Iraqi military's hard-fought victory over the Islamic State group in Mosul marks a defining moment not just for them.
As part of Britain's involvement in the US-led coalition against the jihadist group, Fallon said British forces had struck 750 targets in the battle for Mosul.
Key dates in the offensive against the Islamic State group in Iraq's northern city of Mosul where on Sunday Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory.
Mosul was the largest city in the 'caliphatep' roclaimed by the Islamic State group and its loss is a huge blow to the jihadists' statehood experiment - but not a fatal one.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the "liberated" city of Mosul on Sunday, his office said, in the biggest defeat yet for the Islamic State group.
Iraqi authorities will imminently announce a final victory in the battle to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State group, a US general said today.
Iraqi officials say they'll declare victory in Mosul within days.