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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

VIDEO: Baghdad book market 10 years on

Monday, March 18th 2013, 13:09

As the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war approaches Ben Brown went back to ask if the violence, lasting almost nine years has been worth it
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Iraq: The spies who fooled the world

Monday, March 18th 2013, 0:43

The spies who misled the world over Iraq's weapons
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VIDEO: Iraq war victim, then and now

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 18:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Ten years after the US military fought their way into Baghdad, the BBC's Kevin Connolly reports of the life of one Iraqi girl who's life was changed forever when she was gravely injured in an air raid.
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Iraq car bomb kills 10 near Basra

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

Ten people are killed as a car bomb explodes at a bus station near Basra in southern Iraq, days before the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion.
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Kurds remember Halabja gas attack

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 16:02

Iraqi Kurds mark the 25th anniversary of Saddam Hussein's poison gas attack on the town of Halabja, where thousands of people were killed.
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Bombers target Baghdad ministries

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 17:16
related places: Baghdad

More than 20 people have been killed in a series of bomb and gun attacks on government buildings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police and medics say.
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PKK releases eight Turkish hostages

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 11:15
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Kurdish militant PKK releases eight Turkish hostages held in northern Iraq, in a move welcomed by the Turkish government.
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Marwa's story: 10 years since the bomb fell

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 11:18

A young Iraqi woman’s journey out of despair
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Iraqi group 'killed Syrian troops'

Monday, March 11th 2013, 11:45
related countries: Syria Syria

A militant umbrella group that includes al-Qaeda in Iraq says it was behind the killing of 48 Syrian soldiers and nine Iraqi guards in Iraq last week.
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VIDEO: Iraqi Kurdistan's economic revival

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 11:04
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi Kurdistan has flourished economically in the decade since the US-led invasion, but even before that, it had been enjoying a large degree of autonomy.
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Iraq 10 Years: Photographs by Sean Smith

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 0:22

How a war photographer captured life in Iraq
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US Iraq rebuilding 'achieved little'

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 20:17
related countries: United States United States

The US rebuilding effort in Iraq achieved little despite $60bn (£40bn) spent since the 2003 invasion and at least $8bn wasted, a US auditor says.
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VIDEO: Syrian planes 'hunt rebels in Raqqa'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 23:15
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian warplanes have bombed the northern city of Iraqi, hours after reports said rebels had overrun it, activists and residents say.
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Syrian soldiers 'killed in Iraq'

Monday, March 4th 2013, 18:48
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

At least 40 Syrian soldiers and Iraqis have been killed by gunmen in western Iraq, officials in Baghdad say.
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Five police die in Iraq suicide bomb

Monday, March 4th 2013, 14:50
related places: Mosul

Five police officers are killed and others are injured in a suicide car bombing in Mosul, northern Iraq, say police and a doctor.
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Iraq market bombings 'kill five'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 14:48

At least five people have been killed in a double car bombing at a market in the southern Iraqi city of Diwaniya, officials say.
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Five die in Iraq Tigris boat sinking

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 22:37
related places: Baghdad

At least five Iraqis died when a crowded restaurant boat used for a private party sank in the Tigris river in Baghdad, officials say.
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Iraqi doctor 'complicit in torture'

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Iraqi doctor, who has worked at UK hospitals, was "complicit in acts of torture" during Saddam Hussein's regime, a UK medical tribunal finds.
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VIDEO: Hans Blix reflects on Iraq war

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 10:35

The UN's former chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix, has spoken about the "tragic and terrible" decision to start the Iraq war.
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Blair: Life in Iraq not as I hoped

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK PM Tony Blair says life in Iraq is not what he hoped it would be by now when he decided to invade 10 years ago, but insists it was the right decision.
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VIDEO: Blair: Life in Iraq not as I hoped

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 11:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair tells Newsnight's Kirsty Wark that a decade on from the invasion of Iraq big problems remain in the country.
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Baghdad hit by deadly bomb blasts

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 15:51
related places: Baghdad

Several car bombs explode in mainly Shia areas in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 21 people and injuring scores more, officials say.
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Top Iraq intelligence man killed

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 12:50
related places: Mosul

The head of Iraq's intelligence academy, Ali Aouni, and two bodyguards die in a suicide attack in the northern town of Tal Afar, police say.
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Attack on Iranian exile camp in Iraq

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 9:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Five people are killed in an attack on a camp in central Iraq housing members of the People's Mujahideen Organisation of Iran, officials say.
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Dozens killed in Iraq bomb attacks

Friday, February 8th 2013, 14:24
related places: Baghdad

At least 33 people are killed and about 100 injured in a spate of car bombings in mainly Shia areas of Iraq, local officials say.
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Sniper accused's psychiatric care

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 18:02
related countries: United States United States

An Iraq war veteran charged with murdering an ex-US Navy Seal sniper received psychiatric care in recent months, police records show.
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Sniper accused zapped by stun gun

Monday, February 4th 2013, 20:32
related countries: United States United States

An Iraq war veteran charged with murdering an ex-US Navy Seal sniper is restrained in his cell after becoming aggressive, say officials.
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New bomb attack in Iraq kills 19

Monday, February 4th 2013, 13:47

At least 19 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack in central Iraq aimed at pro-government militia, officials say.
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Charges over US sniper's murder

Monday, February 4th 2013, 9:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

An Iraqi war veteran is charged with murdering famed ex-US Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle and his neighbour at a shooting range in Texas.
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Deadliest US sniper is shot dead

Monday, February 4th 2013, 7:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

A 25-year-old Iraq veteran is charged with the murder of Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in US history, who was killed at a Texas shooting range.
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VIDEO: American Sniper author shot dead

Monday, February 4th 2013, 6:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Iraq veteran and ex-US Navy seal Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in US history, has been shot dead on a Texas shooting range, reports say.
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VIDEO: Many dead in Iraq police HQ blast

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 16:28

At least 16 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in a suicide attack in northern Iraq.
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Iraqi mobile firm raises $1.3bn

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 15:47

The Iraqi mobile phone operator Asiacell raises $1.3bn (£828m) on the Iraq stock market, doubling the value of the companies listed there.
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'Many die' in Iraq police attack

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 10:56
related places: Kirkuk

At least 16 people are killed as a police headquarters in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk is attacked by a suicide bomber and gunmen, medical sources say.
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US jails Iraqis in terror case

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 2:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kentucky

An Iraqi man receives life in prison after pleading guilty to terror charges in Kentucky, hours after his co-defendant receives a lesser sentence.
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VIDEO: Soldier has double arm transplant

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 23:45
related countries: United States United States

Brendan Marrocco he first American soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant.
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Double arm transplant for soldier

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 21:24
related countries: United States United States

The first US soldier to survive losing four limbs in Iraq says he is looking forward to swimming and driving after receiving a double arm transplant.
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Iraqis claim UK forces 'brutality'

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 15:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Allegations UK troops carried out "terrifying acts of brutality" against Iraqi civilians are made in the High Court as nearly 200 Iraqis seek a public inquiry.
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Sunnis rally at Fallujah funerals

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 22:08

Thousands of mourners gathered in the Iraqi city of Fallujah on Saturday at the funerals of Sunni protestors killed by army troops a day earlier.
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Iraq Sunnis threaten army attacks

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 2:08

Sunni leaders threaten to launch attacks against the army in the western Iraqi province of Anbar after five protesters were shot dead in Fallujah.
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Iraqi troops kill five protesters

Friday, January 25th 2013, 15:01

Iraqi soldiers open fire on anti-government protesters in the city of Fallujah, killing at least five and wounding 60 others, officials say.
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Many dead in Iraqi mosque bomb

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 17:56

At least 23 people are killed by a suicide bomber targeting a funeral being held at a Shia mosque in the Iraqi village of Tuz Khurmato, police say.
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Deadly car bombings strike Iraq

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 13:25
related places: Baghdad

Car bombs in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, have killed at least 17 people and wounded dozens more, police say.
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Kurds mass for PKK women funerals

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 15:38
related countries: France France, Turkey Turkey
related places: Paris

Kurds in south-east Turkey pour onto the streets for the funerals of three Kurdish activists killed in Paris.
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Iraq bombings hit Shia pilgrims

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 10:36

A series of bomb attacks across Iraq has killed at least 12 people, most of them Shia pilgrims, officials say.
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Iraq admits prison system errors

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 16:44

Iraq's prisons tarnished by miscarriages of justice
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Suicide bombing kills 10 in Iraq

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 9:05

At least 10 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a bomb attack on a Kurdish political office in the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, officials say.
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Iraqi MP killed by suicide bomber

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 14:51

A suicide bomber kills a Sunni member of Iraq's parliament, Eifan Saadoun al-Issawi, along with at least two bodyguards in Fallujah, officials say.
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Hundreds of Iraqi prisoners freed

Monday, January 14th 2013, 17:33

Iraqi authorities release 175 prisoners, in an apparent concession to Sunni protesters demonstrating against the Shia-led government.
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Putting the welcome mat out in Baghdad

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 0:42
related places: Baghdad

Baghdad vies to be a conference capital
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Iraqi Sunnis stage more protests

Friday, January 4th 2013, 17:20
related places: Baghdad

Thousands of Sunni Muslims demonstrate in Baghdad and the west of Iraq in the latest in two weeks of protests against the government.
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Bomb kills Shia pilgrims in Iraq

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 16:41
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb kills at least 20 Shia Muslim pilgrims and injures others in the Iraqi town of Musayyib, south of the capital Baghdad, officials say.
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Protests against Maliki engulf western Iraq

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 11:49

New Sunni protest movement challenges Iraq's political order
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Deadly blasts hit Iraqi cities

Monday, December 31st 2012, 14:41

At least 22 people have been killed - and many more injured - in a series of explosions across Iraq, officials say.
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Detainee death doctor struck off

Friday, December 21st 2012, 12:22

A former Army doctor is struck off the medical register after his misconduct over the death of Iraqi detainee Baha Mousa in 2003.
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Iraq minister denounces arrests

Friday, December 21st 2012, 12:17

Iraq's Sunni finance minister condemns raids on his home and office, as 10 of his bodyguards are reportedly accused of terrorism-related offences.
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Sick Iraq leader 'to go abroad'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 15:38
related countries: Germany Germany

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani will be flown to Germany for further treatment, officials say, after reportedly suffered a stroke.
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Iraq leader's health 'improving'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 12:03

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is responding well to treatment in hospital, officials say, two days after reportedly suffering a stroke.
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VIDEO: 'There is no life without your parents'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 6:32

Nearly a decade of war and sectarian violence has left Iraq with many orphans and little infrastructure to care for them.
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Iraq President Talabani 'in coma'

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 16:16
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is said to be in a coma in hospital after officials and media reported he had suffered a stroke.
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North Iraq bomb attacks kill 25

Monday, December 17th 2012, 16:54

At least 25 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a series of bomb blasts in northern Iraq, officials say.
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Iraq doctor acted 'dishonestly'

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 16:46

A former army medic is found guilty of misleading and dishonest conduct after the death of Iraqi detainee Baha Mousa in 2003.
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Iraqis held as Hague camp cleared

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 17:41

Dozens of Iraqi refugees are forcibly removed from a camp in the centre of The Hague, after losing a legal battle to stay in their tents.
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Deadly blasts target Iraqi Shias

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 15:08
related places: Baghdad

At least 33 people are killed in bomb attacks on predominantly Shia Muslim cities south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
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Iraq conflict: Crisis of an orphaned generation

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 0:06

Conflict that has robbed children of parents spawns crisis in Iraq
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Deadly Baghdad bombs target Shia

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 17:18
related places: Baghdad

At least 19 people have been killed in the Iraqi capital Baghdad in three separate bomb attacks in predominantly Shia areas, police say.
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VIDEO: Iraq's sectarian war goes on

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 9:31
related countries: Syria Syria

The Free Syrian Army, the main armed rebel group fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is supported by the Free Iraqi Army who aim to end Shia expansion.
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