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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

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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Iraqis locked in rival sectarian narratives

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 1:53

Real and imagined sectarian splits divide Iraq
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Syrian rebels 'capture airport'

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 4:48
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

Syrian rebels say they have captured an airport near the Iraqi border, as France says it will install a new ambassador from the opposition.
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Series of deadly bombings in Iraq

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 12:38

At least 17 people are killed and dozens more wounded in a series of bombings across Iraq, on the eve of the Islamic festival of Muharram.
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Judges to consider damages ruling

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 17:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's most senior judges are to decide whether relatives of British soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the government for damages under human rights law.
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Iraq cancels Russian arms deal

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 12:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Iraq has cancelled a $4.2bn deal to buy arms from Russia because of concerns about "corruption", an Iraqi government advisor says.
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Blast kills 27 at Iraq army base

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 18:16
related places: Baghdad

At least 27 people have been killed by a car bomb that exploded at the entrance to an Iraqi army base near Baghdad, police and medics say.
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Iraqi immigrants in Dutch limbo

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 7:52
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Iraqi refugees defy orders to leave The Hague
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VIDEO: Iraqi refugees flee Syrian conflict

Monday, October 29th 2012, 22:21
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

Many families that sought sanctuary in Syria are back in Baghdad after escaping for their lives a second time.
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Life of danger for Iraq's returning refugees

Monday, October 29th 2012, 13:54

Extreme danger continues to haunt Iraq's returning refugees
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Dozens killed in Iraq Eid attacks

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 20:16

At least 30 people are killed in a series of bomb and gun attacks in Iraq, primarily aimed at Shia Muslims and coinciding with the Eid al-Adha holiday.
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Kurds seek UK 'genocide' backing

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 17:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraqi Kurds in Britain begin a campaign for the mass murder of their people in Iraq in the late-1980s to be formally recognised as genocide.
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Nine killed in Baghdad attacks

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 15:35
related places: Baghdad

At least nine people have been killed in car bomb and mortar attacks in predominantly Shia districts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.
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Eleven killed in attacks in Iraq

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 16:04

At least 11 people are killed and about 48 injured in bomb blasts and shootings in Iraq, local officials say.
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Canadian to face US extradition

Friday, October 19th 2012, 23:42
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

A Iraq-born Canadian citizen should be extradited to the US on charges he was linked to at least two deadly suicide bombings in Iraq, a judge rules.
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Soldiers' families can sue MoD

Friday, October 19th 2012, 11:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Court of Appeal says the families of two UK soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the Ministry of Defence for negligence.
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Britain to close Basra consulate

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 4:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is preparing to announce the closure of its full consulate in Iraq's second city, the BBC understands.
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Six killed in north Iraq violence

Monday, October 15th 2012, 10:30

At least six people have been killed in a series of gun and bomb attacks targeting security forces in northern Iraq, officials say.
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Russia revives arms sales to Iraq

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 19:47
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Iraq signs contracts to buy Russian arms worth $4.2bn this year, making Moscow its second-biggest supplier, Russian media report.
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Iraq executes 11 despite outcry

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 14:12
related places: Baghdad

Iraq executes 11 people in a single day, despite widespread international condemnation of Baghdad's use of the death penalty.
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September deadly month for Iraq

Monday, October 1st 2012, 14:13

Some 365 people were killed in Iraq during September, the country's deadliest month for more than two years, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Dozens killed in multiple Iraq blasts

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 17:40
related places: Baghdad

At least 24 people have been killed in Iraq as car bomb attacks targeted security forces and Shia pilgrims around the capital Baghdad, according to local police.
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Deadly bomb blasts strike Iraq

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 16:22

At least 32 people are killed in Iraq as car-bomb attacks target security forces and Shia pilgrims around the country, police say.
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Scores freed in Iraq jail raid

Friday, September 28th 2012, 11:12
related places: Tikrit

Militants storm a prison in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, killing at least 12 guards and freeing about 90 inmates, reportedly including al-Qaeda members.
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VIDEO: Iraq's female weightlifting hopefuls

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 17:55
related countries: Morocco Morocco
related places: Rabat

Iraq's first ever female national weightlifting team is training for the upcoming Arab weightlifting championships in the Moroccan capital Rabat
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US deserter held at Canada border

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 22:17
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

A US soldier who fled to Canada to avoid serving in Iraq is arrested as she crosses back into the US after losing her deportation case.
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Baghdad car bombing kills seven

Monday, September 17th 2012, 8:20
related places: Baghdad

At least seven people are killed in a suicide car bomb attack near the heavily-guarded International Zone in Iraq's capital, Baghdad.
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VIDEO: Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Iraq

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 21:03
related countries: Syria Syria

UN special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie has visited Syrian refugees in the Domiz camp in the northern Iraqi Kurdish province of Duhouk.
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UK will support Iraq, vows Hague

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 21:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will support Iraq on its path to stability, promises Foreign Secretary William Hague as he arrives in the country on his first official visit.
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Witch-hunt in Iraq

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 1:58

BBC investigation finds evidence of police persecution of gay people
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Turkey 'will not return Iraq VP'

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 10:40

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan says he will not send Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi back to Iraq, where he has been sentenced to death in absentia.
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VIDEO: Iraq VP Hashemi rejects verdict

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 1:47

Fugitive Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi has rejected a guilty verdict and death sentence passed on him in absentia as "politically motivated".
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Turkey bombs rebels in north Iraq

Monday, September 10th 2012, 16:10
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it killed 25 rebels in a recent air offensive in northern Iraq, as the army also says hundreds of people have died in clashes in south-east Turkey this year.
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Iraq VP Hashemi rejects verdict

Monday, September 10th 2012, 12:36

Fugitive Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi rejects a guilty verdict imposed on him for allegedly running death squads as "politically motivated".
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Iraq sentences Hashemi to death

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 21:04

Iraq's fugitive vice-president Tariq al-Hashemi is sentenced to death after being found guilty of running death squads, as dozens die in a wave of violence.
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VIDEO: Dozens dead in Iraqi bomb attacks

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 14:43

Dozens of people have been killed in a wave of at least 11 attacks in Iraq, some targeting the security forces.
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Many dead in wave of Iraq attacks

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 13:26
related places: Baghdad

Dozens of people are reported killed in a wave of attacks in Iraq, including 11 soldiers killed at a checkpoint north of Baghdad.
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Syria rockets kill girl in Iraq

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 16:23
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian rockets hit an Iraqi border town killing a young girl, in one of the the most serious spillovers of violence since the Syrian conflict began.
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VIDEO: Ex-bomb disarmer lives on in fear

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 4:51
related countries: United States United States

In his memoir The Long Walk, former US Air Force bomb disarmer Brian Castner describes the "nerve-racking yet strangely exhilarating" work in Iraq.
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Tutu calling for Blair-Bush trial

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 9:43

Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court over their role in the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu says.
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Iraq gunmen kill police general

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 12:33

Five Iraqi security forces members, including two senior officers, have been killed in a series of shootings and bombings, officials say.
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Tutu snubs Tony Blair over Iraq

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 16:19

Archbishop Desmond Tutu refuses to share a platform with Tony Blair, saying his support for the Iraq war was "morally indefensible".
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VIDEO: Orchestral triumph of Iraqi teenager

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 14:58

Learning to play a musical instrument is hard enough on is own, but to do it when you are scared for your life and without any teachers to show you how, is an even more daunting prospect.
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Iraq minister quits unity cabinet

Monday, August 27th 2012, 13:14

Iraqi Communications Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi resigns, accusing the prime minister of not stopping "political interference" in his ministry.
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