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News: Iraq

We have started to collect the most important news related to Iraq in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Iraq: news

Iraqi murder claims a 'conspiracy'

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 15:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Allegations that 20 Iraqis were murdered by British troops in 2004 were the result of a "conspiracy" to pervert the course of justice, the UK claims.
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Iraq shuts notorious Abu Ghraib jail

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 17:58

Iraq's government closes the notorious Abu Ghraib prison because of what it says are security concerns.
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Iraqi deputy PM in clash with troops

Friday, April 11th 2014, 19:46
related places: Baghdad

Guards protecting the convoy of Iraq's deputy prime minister have been involved in clashes with soldiers, his office says.
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GlaxoSmithKline in Iraq probe

Monday, April 7th 2014, 15:31
related countries: China China

GlaxoSmithKline will investigate allegations about its conduct in Iraq just nine months after a probe against the firm began in China.
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Election campaigning begins in Iraq

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 13:27

Campaigning has begun for next month's general election in Iraq, with Prime Minister Nouri Maliki seeking a third consecutive term in office.
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Rise in number of global executions

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 6:46
related countries: Iran Iran

A sharp rise in the number of people put to death in Iraq and Iran caused a global spike in executions in 2013, Amnesty International says.
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Iraq's election commissioners resign

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 16:44

The board of Iraq's election commission resigns in protest at what it says is political and judicial interference ahead of next month's elections.
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Iraq unlawful killing claims dropped

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 17:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A public inquiry into whether UK soldiers unlawfully killed Iraqi civilians in 2004 hears their relatives no longer believe there is enough evidence to back the claims.
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Between Iraq and a hard place

Monday, March 17th 2014, 1:07
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Two Iraqi women who travelled to Syria for safety - and got trapped
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How bad are Iraq's sectarian tensions?

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 1:20

Mark Urban examines the state of sectarian tensions
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Dozens killed in Iraq suicide blast

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 17:35
related places: Baghdad

A suspected suicide bomber in Iraq kills at least 32 people at a security checkpoint in the mainly Shia city of Hilla, south of Baghdad.
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Saudis and Qatar 'destabilise Iraq'

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 21:53
related countries: Qatar Qatar, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki accuses Saudi Arabia and Qatar of seeking to destabilise his country by supporting insurgent groups.
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Iraq passenger plane turnaround row

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 16:42
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A passenger flight from Lebanon to Iraq is forced to turn around because a government minister's son was angry about missing it, officials say.
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Isis 'retreating' in northern Syria

Friday, February 28th 2014, 16:49
related countries: Syria Syria

Reports from northern Syria say the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) is pulling back following an ultimatum from the Nusra Front.
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Dozens dead in Baghdad blasts

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 19:57
related places: Baghdad

At least 30 people are killed in bombings around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, according to officials.
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US presses Iraq on Iran 'arms deal'

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 17:00
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US says it is "seeking clarification" over a report that Iraq has signed a deal with Iran to buy arms in violation of a UN embargo.
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Sharing a name with Saddam Hussein

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 0:55

The perils of sharing a name with Iraq's former dictator
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Iraq offers reward for jihadists

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 15:40

Iraq's government offers a reward of $17,200 (£10,300) for each al-Qaeda-linked militant killed, amid a surge in sectarian violence.
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US Iraq war criminal 'killed self'

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 18:53
related countries: United States United States

The ringleader of a group of US soldiers who raped an Iraqi girl and murdered her and her family is found dead in prison in an apparent suicide.
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Almost 50 killed in Iraq blasts

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 16:06
related places: Baghdad

A series of car bomb explosions in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 49 people, officials say.
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Radical Iraqi cleric Sadr 'retires'

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 5:15
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr, who gained influence after the US-led invasion in 2003, announces his retirement from political life.
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Ex-Iraq VP blames Maliki for crisis

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 23:24

The former Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi blames Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for the country's crisis in an interview with the BBC.
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The big Iraqi dinar conspiracy

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 2:36

The millions of tweets about a 'fraudulent' currency ruse
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Anbar violence 'displaces 300,000'

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 21:26

Up to 300,000 people have been displaced by the fighting between Sunni militants and security forces in Iraq's western province of Anbar, the UN says.
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Soldiers killed in north Iraq attack

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 13:14

Militants have killed 15 soldiers guarding an oil pipeline in a pre-dawn raid on their camp in northern Iraq and kidnapped another, officials say.
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Iraq militants 'killed by own bomb'

Monday, February 10th 2014, 15:00

At least 21 insurgents are killed in central Iraq after a car bomb was detonated accidentally, officials say.
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VIDEO: Iraq launches first ski resort

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 17:44

Iraq is hoping to attract tourists to a new $95m ski resort in Kurdistan - but will security concerns scare them off?
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Iraq forces 'abuse' women in prisons

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 10:53

The Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting them to torture and abuse, a new report by Human Rights Watch says.
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Baghdad bombings leave 33 dead

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 17:08
related places: Baghdad

At least 33 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a series of bombings in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, officials say.
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US Army in recruitment fraud scandal

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 23:20
related countries: United States United States

Two generals and dozens of colonels are among hundreds implicated in a US military fraud involving recruitment fees during the Iraq war, officials say.
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Iraq Anbar violence sparks civilian search for safety

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 5:08

How Sunnis fleeing violence are finding sanctuary with Iraqi Shia
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Baghdad car bombings leave 14 dead

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 16:02
related places: Baghdad

At least 14 people have been killed in a series of car bombings in and around Baghdad, officials say.
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Al-Qaeda disavows ISIS in Syria

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 11:56
related countries: Syria Syria

Al-Qaeda insists it has no links the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which has been locked in deadly clashes with rebels in Syria.
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Troops 'end Baghdad hostage crisis'

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 15:14
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi security forces have ended a hostage crisis at a government building in Baghdad, but there are conflicting reports about the number of casualties.
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How come Iraq's population has been rising?

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 0:42

Why Iraq's population seems to keep growing - despite the war
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Iraq executes 26 for 'terrorism'

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 15:54

Iraq executes 26 people convicted of "terrorism", despite international criticism of the country's increasing use of the death penalty.
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At least 26 die in Baghdad blasts

Monday, January 20th 2014, 17:14
related places: Baghdad

Police and medics say at least 26 people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts in Baghdad, in the latest in an extended surge of violence.
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VIDEO: Iranians travel to Iraq for nightlife

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 5:55

Some young Iranians are travelling across the border to Iraq where nightclubs have been opening to meet the demand.
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Corpses found in Iraq orchard

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 19:44
related places: Baghdad

The bodies of 14 Sunni men are found in an orchard near Baghdad, a day after they were kidnapped by suspected militants, say Iraqi authorities.
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US marines probe Iraq burning images

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 10:50
related countries: United States United States

The US Marine Corps says it is trying to determine the authenticity of photographs that appear to show marines burning bodies of Iraqi insurgents.
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Dozens killed in Iraq bomb attacks

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 17:05

At least 73 people have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in central Iraq, police and medical officials say.
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Hague rejects Iraq 'abuse' complaint

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 14:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary William Hague rejects a complaint accusing British forces of abusing detainees in Iraq between 2003-2008.
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Deadly blast at Baghdad bus station

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 9:40
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb kills at least nine people and wounds several others at a bus station in the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Syria rebel clashes 'kill hundreds'

Friday, January 10th 2014, 16:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Almost 500 people have been killed in clashes between Syrian rebels and the al-Qaeda-linked Islamist State in Iraq and the Levant, activists say.
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'Abuse by all sides' in Iraq's Anbar

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 11:04

Human rights activists condemn abuses being carried out by both government troops and insurgents in the ongoing stand-off in Iraq's biggest province.
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VIDEO: The black flag of Syria's new force

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 10:15
related countries: Syria Syria

Recent days have seen fierce fighting between the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and other rebel groups in Syria. James Reynolds reports.
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Rebel jihadist Aleppo HQ seized

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 23:11
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Islamist rebels capture the headquarters of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
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UN warns of Iraq humanitarian crisis

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 16:35

The UN warns of a "critical humanitarian situation" in Anbar province, as troops prepare for a major assault on al-Qaeda-linked militants in Falluja.
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Iraq in 'deadly strike' on militants

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 21:53

The Iraqi government says it has killed 25 militants in Ramadi in an air strike as it battles al-Qaeda linked militants in Anbar province.
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VIDEO: Fears of sectarian civil war in Iraq

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 17:16

There are fears in Iraq that the country is once again on the brink of a sectarian war. Some of the heaviest fighting in years is on-going in the west of the country.
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Iraqi government's tough task in Fallujah

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 17:14

Frank Gardner on whether Iraqi city can be wrested from militants
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Iraq bodies decision 'unfortunate'

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 17:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A decision to take Iraqi insurgents' bodies back to a British base after a firefight had "unfortunate" unforeseen consequences, the Al-Sweady Public Inquiry hears.
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US speeds up Iraq military support

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 12:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US says it is accelerating the supply of military hardware to Iraq as Baghdad prepares to recapture the city of Fallujah from al-Qaeda linked militants.
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Iraq PM urges militants' expulsion

Monday, January 6th 2014, 21:46

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki urges residents of the city of Fallujah to force out insurgents linked to al-Qaeda who have taken control of the city.
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VIDEO: Iraq targets al-Qaeda militants

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 23:06

An Iraqi government operation appears to be under way to retake areas seized in recent days by militants linked to al-Qaeda.
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Residents flee Fallujah amid blitz

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 18:03

Thousands of people flee Fallujah amid intense bombardment by Iraqi government forces, who lost control of the key city to al-Qaeda-linked militants.
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US backs Iraq but will not return

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 14:32
related countries: United States United States

The US says it will help Iraq fight al-Qaeda-linked militants, but not with troops, after the government loses control of key city Fallujah.
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VIDEO: Sunni fighters seize Iraqi city

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 2:01

The Iraq government has lost control of the city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, to al-Qaeda-linked militants.
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Iraq government 'loses Fallujah'

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 21:20

Iraqi troops have reportedly lost control of the strategic city of Fallujah after intense fighting with al-Qaeda militants and local Sunni tribesmen.
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Analysis: Beyond sectarian conflict in Iraq

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 0:17

Why violence in Anbar province goes beyond sectarian conflict
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Q&A: The fighting in western Iraq

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 19:25

What lies behind the fighting in Anbar province?
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Militants 'still hold Iraq cities'

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 16:29

Sunni militants linked to al-Qaeda are reportedly still in control of parts of two cities in western Iraq following days of fierce fighting.
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