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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

Deadly bomb attacks in Iraqi city

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 21:23
related places: Tikrit

At least 21 people die in a bombing outside a mosque in Tikrit and a suicide attack on the hospital where the wounded were taken, Iraqi officials say.
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VIDEO: Sandstorm blots out Baghdad sky

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 10:32
related places: Baghdad

Drought conditions and strong winds brought chaos to the Iraqi capital as sand blocked out daylight. Traffic congestion deteriorated and shops remained closed as visibility dropped to only a few metres.
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Before children's eyes

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 16:13

The Nazi-inspired pogrom that put an end to Jewish Baghdad
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US terror charges for Iraqi pair

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 18:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kentucky

Two Iraqi men are arrested in the US state of Kentucky, over allegations they planted explosive devices targeting US troops in Iraq.
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Anti-Baath chief killed in Iraq

Friday, May 27th 2011, 8:05
related places: Baghdad

The head of a committee charged with purging Iraqi institutions of members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party is shot dead in Baghdad.
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VIDEO: Moqtada al-Sadr warns US over Iraq

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 21:23
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr has threatened to take up arms against US troops unless they leave the country by the end of the year.
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Iraqi cleric warning to US troops

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 19:45
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr warns that his followers will take up arms against US troops unless they leave the country by the end of the year.
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VIDEO: Libya 'echoes' Iraq campaign

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 8:46
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

The former head of the British army, General Lord Richard Dannatt, has told BBC HARDtalk that Nato's operations in Libya are reminiscent of the campaign in Baghdad in 2003.
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UK's Iraq military campaign ends

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 14:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's military operation in Iraq will officially conclude at midnight, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
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Deadly attacks rock Baghdad area

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 11:13
related places: Baghdad

At least 16 people are killed and dozens wounded in a series of bomb blasts in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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VIDEO: At least 27 dead in Iraq blasts

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 15:39
related places: Kirkuk

At least 27 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a series of bomb attacks in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk
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Deadly bombs strike northern Iraq

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 12:02
related places: Kirkuk

Bombings in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk kill at least 27 and injure dozens, with many police among the casualties, officials say.
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Campbell Iraq evidence disputed

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 19:59

An ex-intelligence official questions Alastair Campbell's evidence to the Iraq inquiry that a controversial 2002 weapons dossier was not designed to "make the case for war".
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Al-Qaeda boss in Iraq jail revolt

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 14:37
related places: Baghdad

At least 11 inmates and four police officers die in a mutiny at a Baghdad prison, which began when an al-Qaeda leader grabbed a guard's gun.
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Deadly bombing hits Iraqi police

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 13:27

A suicide bomb attack in the city of Hilla, south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, kills at least 16 people and injures more than 40.
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Deadly car bomb strike in Baghdad

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 20:57
related places: Baghdad

At least nine people are killed and several wounded by a car bomb near a cafe in a Shia area of the Iraq capital, Baghdad.
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Deadly bomb attack hits Iraq town

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 18:09

At least six people are killed and 15 injured in a suicide bomb attack on the town of Baladruz in eastern Iraq, officials say.
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Arab experiment

Monday, April 25th 2011, 13:25

Lessons from Iraq for Arab pro-democracy protesters
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VIDEO: Demos in Iraq despite democracy

Monday, April 25th 2011, 12:08

Demonstrations have been erupting in Iraq, leaving at least a dozen dead, despite eight years of democracy.
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Bomb explodes near Baghdad church

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 17:36
related places: Baghdad

At least four people are injured after a bomb explodes outside the entrance of a Catholic church in the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Iraq 'must decide US force stay'

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 19:05
related countries: United States United States

Iraq must decide within weeks whether it wants US troops to remain in the country beyond the end of 2011, the top US military officer says.
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VIDEO: Iraqi minister warns of stalemate in Libya

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 9:47
related countries: Libya Libya

Iraq's Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, warns of a stalemate in Libya unless there are changes 'on the ground'.
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Iraq suicide car bombs kill nine

Monday, April 18th 2011, 9:24
related places: Baghdad

Two suicide car bombs explode in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing nine people and wounding 25.
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Jail for US Iraqi daughter killer

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 3:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona

An Iraqi immigrant is sentenced to 34 years and six months in prison in Arizona for killing his daughter because she had become too Westernised.
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Iraq uncovers 'Saddam-era' grave

Friday, April 15th 2011, 12:31
related places: Saddam

Iraqi officials find a mass grave containing the bodies of more than 800 people thought to have been executed during Saddam Hussein's rule.
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Iraq exile camp raid 'killed 34'

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 18:22
related countries: Iran Iran

The United Nations says 34 people were killed during a raid last Friday by Iraqi forces on an Iranian exile group at Camp Ashraf.
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Iraq marshlands film wins award

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 12:53

A Dorset filmmaker's wildlife documentary about the marshes of Iraq has won an international award.
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Iranian exiles 'must leave Iraq'

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 0:17
related countries: Iran Iran

Iraq's government says members of an Iranian exile group must leave the country by the end of the year, after deadly clashes with security forces.
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Iraq forces attack Iranian exiles

Friday, April 8th 2011, 13:32
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi forces attack a camp housing an Iranian exile group north of Baghdad, officials said, amid reports of fatalities.
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US Iraq troops 'can stay longer'

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 16:34
related countries: United States United States

US troops could if required stay in Iraq beyond the agreed withdrawal date of 31 December, 2011, US defence secretary Robert Gates says.
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Libya 'needs Gaddafi as leader'

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 9:16
related countries: Libya Libya, Somalia Somalia

The Libyan government says it is open to political reform but Muammar Gaddafi must stay in power to avoid a deadly power vacuum.
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VIDEO: Public support for Libya action 'mixed'

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 8:20
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A poll suggests that the backing of British people for the Libyan mission is less than it was for the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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Sold into slavery

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 8:55
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The Ugandan women 'exported' to Iraq - and their daring escape
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Iraq blames al-Qaeda for attack

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 14:21
related places: Tikrit

Sunni militants linked to al-Qaeda were responsible for a bloody siege in Tikrit in which 56 people were killed, Iraqi officials say.
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Dozens killed after siege in Iraq

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 18:04
related places: Tikrit

At least 41 people are killed and dozens wounded after gunmen storm council offices in the Iraqi city of Tikrit.
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Tales from check-in

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 0:07
related places: Baghdad

The strange mix of people at Baghdad airport
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AUDIO: Libya resident: 'You're invaders not allies'

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 11:07
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

An Iraqi woman living in Tripoli tells BBC Radio 5 live presenter Peter Allen 'they think you're invaders, not allies', following air strikes on Libya.
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Suicide bomber hits Iraqi troops

Monday, March 14th 2011, 7:37
related places: Baghdad

At least nine soldiers are killed and many others injured in a suicide bomb attack on an Iraqi army base north-east of Baghdad, officials say.
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Suicide bomber targets Iraqi bank

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 11:45

At least nine people are killed when a suicide bomber blows himself up in a bank in the northern Iraqi town of Haditha.
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Iraq security guard killer jailed

Monday, February 28th 2011, 19:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British security guard Danny Fitzsimons is jailed for 20 years by an Iraqi court for the murders of two colleagues.
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VIDEO: Saddam's monuments repaired

Monday, February 28th 2011, 11:02
related places: Baghdad, Saddam

The giant crossed swords monument in Baghdad, modelled on Saddam's own hands, is being repaired
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Iraq killer reveals hanging fear

Monday, February 28th 2011, 6:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

A British security guard who killed two colleagues in Baghdad speaks of his fears ahead of a murder verdict.
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Attack shuts Iraqi oil refinery

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 13:08

An early morning gun and bomb attack shuts Iraq's biggest oil refinery, Baiji, with at least two employees killed.
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Deadly demonstrations rock Iraq

Friday, February 25th 2011, 16:58

More than nine people are killed in Iraq as anti-government demonstrations are held in several cities as part of a so-called day of rage.
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'Al-Qaeda leader' killed in Iraq

Friday, February 25th 2011, 15:38

Iraqi security forces say they have killed Abu Suleiman, the "war minister" for al-Qaeda in the country.
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Iraq suicide blast strikes Ramadi

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 16:49

A suicide bomber kills at least eight people in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, reportedly injuring the deputy governor of Anbar province.
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Britons jailed over Iraq bribes

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 17:31

Two former executives are jailed for paying kickbacks to win contracts from Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
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US man guilty of 'honour killing'

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 1:47
related countries: United States United States

An Iraqi immigrant to the US is convicted in Arizona of the second degree murder of his daughter, in what prosecutors said was an honour killing.
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Bomb hits Iraq police in Samarra

Monday, February 21st 2011, 10:01
related places: Samarra'

A car bomb detonated by a suicide attacker in the central Iraqi city of Samarra has killed 10 policemen and wounded 16 others, police say.
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Two dead in northern Iraq protest

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 18:42

Two people are killed when police open fire at a crowd protesting against corruption and high unemployment in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.
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Car bomb blast kills 13 in Iraq

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 18:08

At least 13 people are killed and more than 30 injured in a car bomb attack in northern Iraq, local security officials say.
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Defector denies Iraqi WMD claims

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 11:07

An Iraqi defector whose claims that Saddam Hussein had biological weapons helped justify the war says he lied to bring the ex-leader down.
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Weir Group Iraq cash 'given back'

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 1:10

Cash confiscated from Glasgow-based Weir Group over Iraqi business dealings is to fund humanitarian projects.
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Iraq bomber kills Shia pilgrims

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 15:37
related places: Samarra'

A suicide bomber in Iraq strikes a bus carrying Shia pilgrims in Samarra, killing at least 27 people, police say.
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VIDEO: Egypt jubilation felt in Iran and Iraq

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 15:26
related countries: Iran Iran

People across the Middle East have been reacting to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak
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VIDEO: Roadside bomb explodes in Iraq

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 19:06
related places: Kirkuk

Three bombs have exploded in the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 70, police say.
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Three bomb attacks in Iraqi north

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 13:30
related places: Kirkuk

Three bombs explode within minutes of each other in the oil city of Kirkuk, all near a Kurdish security headquarters, police say.
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VIDEO: Roadside bomb explodes in Iraq

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 10:49
related places: Kirkuk

Television pictures caught the moment a bomb exploded exploded in Kirkuk, at the side of a road used by emergency services to reach the scene of a previous blast.
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VIDEO: Rumsfeld defiant on Iraq war

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 23:28
related countries: United States United States

Former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld remains largely defiant about the Iraq war, saying in a new book that had Saddam Hussein remained in power, the Middle East would be "far more perilous than it is today".
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VIDEO: Rumsfeld no regrets over Iraq war

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 13:37
related countries: United States United States

Former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has defended decisions that he made during his time in office, in his first television interview since leaving public life in December 2006.
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US 'hiker spies' on trial in Iran

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 23:41
related countries: United States United States

The trial begins in Tehran of three Americans arrested while hiking near the Iraq-Iran border and accused of spying.
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Demand grows for flights to Iraq

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 11:57

This week sees the first Emirates flight to Basra, one of a number of airlines restarting flights to the key cities across Iraq.
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Iraq PM 'will not seek new term'

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 15:22

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki says he will not seek a third term in office when his mandate runs out in 2014.
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Rumsfeld defends US war in Iraq

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 17:24
related countries: United States United States

In new memoirs, former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld remains largely defiant about the war in Iraq, leaked extracts suggest.
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