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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.

World news related to Iraq – overview

Iraq: news

Cultural oasis in northern Iraq

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 0:51

Art cafe is a rare socialising haven in conservative Iraqi Kurdistan
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VIDEO: Syrian families seek refuge in Iraq

Friday, July 27th 2012, 17:55
related countries: Syria Syria

As the violence continues in Syria, so too does the flow of refugees fleeing the country in search of safety.
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VIDEO: Scores killed in deadly Iraq attacks

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 22:24
related places: Baghdad

A wave of bomb attacks and shootings in Baghdad and north of the capital has killed at least 107 people, say security and medical officials.
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Deadly Iraq attacks kill scores

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 13:36

A wave of bomb attacks and shootings in Baghdad and north of the Iraqi capital kills at least 107 people, say security and medical officials.
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Wave of deadly bombings hits Iraq

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 19:29
related places: Baghdad

A series of bombs in towns to the south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad kills at least 17 and leaves many others injured.
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Iraq struggles to reform rations

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 22:03

Iraq struggles to reform exploited food rationing system
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Blast hits Iraq-Turkey pipeline

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 14:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey

An explosion in south-eastern Turkey hits a key pipeline carrying oil from Iraq to the Mediterranean.
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From Iraqi refugee to football star in Australia

Friday, July 20th 2012, 23:14
related countries: Australia Australia

From Iraqi refugee to football star in Australia
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Syria rebels seize border posts

Friday, July 20th 2012, 8:17
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Damascus

Syrian rebels capture a number of positions on the country's borders with Turkey and Iraq as the army concentrates on the battle for Damascus.
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Tlas 'in Syria opposition talks'

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 17:15
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A general who fled Syria last week has been in contact with the opposition, France's foreign minister says, a day after a top diplomat abandons the regime.
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Syrian ambassador abandons Assad

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 10:57

Syria's ambassador to Iraq says he has defected to the opposition - the first senior diplomat to abandon the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
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Annan talks with Syria neighbours

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 22:38
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan holds talks in Iraq and Iran to discuss possible solutions for ending the conflict in Syria.
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Bombing in central Iraq kills six

Friday, July 6th 2012, 21:02

At least six people have been killed in a suicide car bombing in central Iraq, reportedly targeting a Sunni Awakening Council member, officials say.
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VIDEO: Defying danger for Iraq pilgrimage

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 4:10
related places: Karbala'

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis converge on the city of Karbala in southern Iraq to celebrate one of the most important figures in Shia Islam.
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Fresh bombing rocks central Iraq

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 11:39

At least eight people have been killed in a car bombing in central Iraq, officials say, a day after a series of attacks left 40 people dead.
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'Many dead' in Iraq bomb attacks

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 20:29
related places: Karbala'

At least 25 people are killed by a truck bomb in the Iraqi town of Diwaniya, with more killed in blasts in Karbala and Taji.
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Deadly car bombs strike Baghdad

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 15:11
related places: Baghdad

At least 14 people are killed and dozens wounded in a series of car bomb attacks in and around the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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Bombings in Baghdad leave 11 dead

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 10:26
related places: Baghdad

At least 11 people have been killed in two separate bomb attacks in and around Iraq's capital, Baghdad, officials say.
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Turkey hits Kurd bases in Iraq

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 11:42

Turkey's military confirms it has carried out nine further air strikes against Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq.
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Blasts kill 13 at Baghdad market

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 10:14
related places: Baghdad

At least 13 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in bombings in a busy Baghdad market, officials say.
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Turkey hits Kurdish sites in Iraq

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 17:04
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish military said it has carried out strikes on Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq, a day after 18 people died in fighting in south-east Turkey.
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VIDEO: Three killed by Iraq car bomb

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 10:19
related places: Kirkuk

Three civilians are killed and nine wounded in a car bomb attack in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk.
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US warns MEK to leave Iraqi camp

Monday, June 18th 2012, 23:53
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US warns an Iranian dissident group it must leave a camp in Iraq, if it hopes to be removed from a US list of terrorist groups.
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Funeral blast kills 15 in Iraq

Monday, June 18th 2012, 21:19
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bombing kills at least 15 people at a funeral in Iraq, officials say, in the latest of a wave of attacks targeting Iraq's Shias.
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Baghdad car bombings target Shia

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 14:23
related places: Baghdad

Two separate car bomb attacks targeting Shia Muslim pilgrims in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, have killed at least 32 people, officials say.
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Murdoch 'called Blair over Iraq'

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 10:54

Rupert Murdoch called Tony Blair urging him not to delay the invasion of Iraq, former Number 10 communications chief Alastair Campbell claims in his diaries.
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Scores die in attacks across Iraq

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 13:50
related places: Baghdad

A wave of bombings across Iraq - including 10 locations in Baghdad - kills at least 84 people and wounds nearly 300, Iraqi police say.
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Iraqi mortar attack kills four

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 21:29
related places: Baghdad

At least four people are killed and dozens injured in a mortar attack targeting Shia pilgrims in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, police say.
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Top Saddam aide executed in Iraq

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 14:53
related countries: United States United States

Iraq executes toppled leader Saddam Hussein's personal secretary and guard, nearly 10 years after he was captured by the US military.
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Deadly car bomb attack in Baghdad

Monday, June 4th 2012, 15:59
related places: Baghdad

A suicide car-bombing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad leaves around two dozen people dead and scores injured, officials say.
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Murder plots detailed in Iraqi court

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 1:04

Emotional evidence at Iraq vice-president's trial
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Baghdad hit by deadly bomb blasts

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 12:13
related places: Baghdad

At least 12 people are killed, and scores wounded, in a series of bomb blasts in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police say.
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Iraq PM warns of Arab 'water war'

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 10:26
related places: Baghdad

Arab countries could be headed towards a future war over water, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki warns at the opening of a conference in Baghdad.
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Fresh Iran talks called in Moscow

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 18:45
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad

Talks on Iran's nuclear programme end with "significant differences", EU officials in Baghdad say, but the two sides agree to meet again in Moscow in June.
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Powers make Iran nuclear proposal

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 17:56
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad, Tehran

A group of six world powers put forward a detailed proposal aimed at stopping Iran processing enriched uranium.
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Iran nuclear deal focuses on Baghdad

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 0:08
related places: Baghdad

Will Iran yield on its nuclear plans at a key Baghdad summit?
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Iraq warns Turkey over pipelines

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 15:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's government warns Turkey it needs Baghdad's permission to build new oil and gas pipelines from the Kurdish autonomous region in the north.
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Iraqi vice-president trial starts

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 16:51
related places: Baghdad

The trial of fugitive Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi starts in his absence in Baghdad, with former bodyguards saying he ran death squads.
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Turkey rejects Iraqi VP handover

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 18:10
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it will not hand over fugitive Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi to Iraq, despite an Interpol arrest alert.
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Iraq VP Hashemi on Interpol list

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 21:09

Interpol issues a worldwide alert for the arrest of fugitive Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi who is accused of running deaths squads.
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Trial of fugitive Iraq VP delayed

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 14:09

The murder trial of Iraq's fugitive Sunni Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi has been delayed for a week, amid fears of growing sectarian tensions.
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Iraq VP Hashemi on murder charges

Monday, April 30th 2012, 17:30

Iraq's fugitive Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi will face charges of murder, including those of six judges, when his trial opens this week, officials say.
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Iraq cafe bomb attacks kill eight

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 18:40

At least eight people are killed and 15 others injured in two bomb blasts at a cafe in Iraq's restive province of Diyala, officials say.
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Iraqi cities hit by deadly blasts

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 11:54

A series of deadly blasts strikes a number of Iraqi cities, killing at least 35 people and injuring 100 more, police say.
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Hashemi guards 'die in custody'

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 11:32

Iraq's fugitive vice-president says two more of his bodyguards have been tortured to death by security forces during a terrorism investigation.
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Message of hope as Iraqi Christians mark Easter

Monday, April 9th 2012, 16:35

Positive message for Iraqi Christians celebrating Easter
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Iraq reconciliation talks at risk

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 15:27
related places: Baghdad

There is confusion in Iraq over much-heralded political reconciliation talks, which were scheduled to be held in the capital, Baghdad, on Thursday.
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Arab states back Syria peace plan

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 20:17
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Arab

Arab League states call for the immediate implementation of a plan to end a year of violence in Syria as Syria's president says he backs the plan.
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VIDEO: Syria to dominate Baghdad summit

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 12:44
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

Arab leaders have begun talks on a UN-backed peace plan for Syria at the first major international summit to be hosted by Iraq in decades.
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VIDEO: Arab League meets in Baghdad

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 5:36
related places: Baghdad

The BBC's Wyre Davies walked the streets of Baghdad to see how the city has prepared for the Arab League summit.
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VIDEO: Standoff at Iraq's Camp Ashraf

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 22:01
related countries: Iran Iran

The residents of a camp run by the People's Mujahideen of Iran are having a tense stand-off with the Iraqi government over their departure.
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Iraq return for US murder victim

Monday, March 26th 2012, 13:57
related countries: United States United States

An Iraqi-American woman who died in a suspected racial attack is to be flown back to Iraq for burial, a Muslim leader says.
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High security for Baghdad summit

Monday, March 26th 2012, 12:49
related places: Baghdad

A huge security operation begins in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, ahead of an Arab League summit later this week.
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Terror suspects escape Iraq jail

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 12:12
related places: Kirkuk

At least 17 terror suspects, including al-Qaeda members, escape from a jail in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
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Iraq's Emo killings: A horror story out of control?

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 0:39

Have reported 'emo' killings in Iraq been blown out of proportion?
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Deadly explosions in Iraqi cities

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 16:08
related places: Baghdad

A series of co-ordinated attacks has rocked a number of Iraqi cities, killing at least 45 people, underscoring security fears ahead of a key summit next week.
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Iraqi Shias in corruption protest

Monday, March 19th 2012, 22:19

Tens of thousands of Iraqi Shias hold a large rally in the southern city of Basra demanding better living conditions.
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Iraq militants release US captive

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 20:40
related countries: United States United States

A Shia militant group in Iraq releases a former US soldier who was snatched last year, but the US has not confirmed the man's identity.
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VIDEO: Will federalism succeed in Iraq?

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 14:17

BBC Arabic's Rami Ruhayem explains why the idea of federalism has taken hold, and different regions are asking for autonomy within the state of Iraq
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Deadly Iraq gold market robbery

Monday, March 12th 2012, 16:19
related places: Baghdad

Nine Iraqis are killed robbers target Baghdad gold market and get away after an exchange of fire with security forces.
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Iraq militias kill 'emo' youths

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 16:40

Activists in Iraq say dozens of "emo" youths have been murdered by conservative militias in recent months over their dress and lifestyle choices.
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Fatal attacks hit north Iraq town

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 14:39

At least 12 people have been killed in co-ordinated car bomb and suicide bomb attacks in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar, police say.
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Wave of Iraq attacks kills police

Monday, March 5th 2012, 15:02

At least 27 policemen have been killed in a wave of shootings blamed on al-Qaeda in the western Iraqi city of Haditha.
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Should Iraq veterans get war parades?

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 3:06
related countries: United States United States

Should US veterans from the Iraq war get a parade?
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Car bomb in Baghdad kills three

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 9:35
related places: Baghdad

At least three people are killed and nine wounded in a car bomb attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
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At least 55 dead in Iraq attacks

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 17:10
related places: Baghdad

At least 55 people are killed and hundreds injured in a wave of bombings and shootings targeting mainly police officers in Shia areas of Iraq.
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