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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

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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VIDEO: Iraq's wheelchair users pick up tennis

Friday, August 24th 2012, 13:02

Iraq's national wheelchair tennis team is giving hope to young men and women learning to live with the physical and emotional trauma of years of fighting in their country.
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Ex-US diplomat in drink charge

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 21:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Washington

Ryan Crocker, the former US ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, is charged with a hit-and-run and drink driving in the US state of Washington.
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Scores die in fresh Iraq violence

Friday, August 17th 2012, 13:14

A series of bombings and shootings across Iraq on Thursday left more than 70 people dead, officials say.
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Central Iraq bombings 'kill 10'

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 19:48
related places: Baghdad

Three bomb attacks in Iraq's Diyala province, north of the capital Baghdad, leave at least 10 people dead, officials say.
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Eleven killed by Iraq car bomb

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 19:50

Iraqi officials say 11 people have been killed in a car bomb targeting Shia Muslims near the central town of Suwayrah.
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Series of attacks in Iraq kill 12

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 7:24
related places: Baghdad

At least 12 people have been killed in a series of attacks across Iraq, including bombings in northern Baghdad, officials say.
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Iraq killings hit two-year peak

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 14:44

July was Iraq's deadliest month in almost two years, with 325 people killed in attacks across the country, according to government figures.
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Deadly car bombings hit Baghdad

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 17:04
related places: Baghdad

At least 19 people are killed as two car bombs explode within minutes of each other in the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.
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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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