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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

Police targeted in Iraq violence

Friday, August 26th 2011, 0:17

At least 13 people are killed in a series of separate attacks across Iraq, including a suicide bomb attack near a Shia mosque in Basra.
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Turkey reports heavy PKK losses

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 10:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish army says it has killed up to 100 Kurdish rebels in strikes on northern Iraq - but rebels confirm only a fraction of the deaths.
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Turkey jets in new strikes on PKK

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 21:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish warplanes hit separatist Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq for the second night following an earlier attack that killed nine Turkish troops.
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Turkish planes attack PKK bases

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 14:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish aircraft bombard separatist Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq following an earlier attack that killed nine Turkish troops.
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Wave of violence hits Iraq cities

Monday, August 15th 2011, 17:19

At least 60 people are killed in a series of attacks across Iraq, with the deadliest taking place in the south-eastern Iraqi city of Kut.
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VIDEO: Wave of bomb attacks hit Iraqi cities

Monday, August 15th 2011, 17:08

A series of bomb attacks has hit several Iraqi cities, killing more than 60 people.
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VIDEO: Iraqi children abandon school for work

Monday, August 15th 2011, 11:20

The number of children abandoning school for work is on the increase in Iraq.
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'US torture' men can sue Rumsfeld

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 1:47
related countries: United States United States

Two former US security contractors may sue a former US defence secretary for his role in their alleged torture in Iraq by US troops, a court rules.
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Abu Ghraib abuse ringleader freed

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 21:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Charles Graner, ringleader of the US military guards who photographed their abuse of inmates at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib jail, is released from prison.
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Iraq contractor can sue Rumsfeld

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 1:31
related countries: United States United States

A US federal judge rules a former American military contractor who says he was tortured in Iraq can sue former Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
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Deadly bombings in western Iraq

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 22:49

Two bombs explode in quick succession in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, killing at least seven and injuring 13, officials say.
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Iraq 'more deadly' than year ago

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 15:18
related countries: United States United States

A top US adviser on Iraq accuses the US military of glossing over an upsurge in violence, saying Iraq is more dangerous now than a year ago.
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Jordan convicts al-Qaeda 'mentor'

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 16:36
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Taliban

The former mentor of Iraq's slain al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is sentenced to five years in prison in Jordan for recruiting Taliban fighters.
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Deadly twin bombs hit Iraqi city

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 10:37
related places: Tikrit

At least 12 people are killed and 28 hurt as two bombs explode outside a bank in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, officials say.
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VIDEO: Petraeus on US Pakistan relations

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 18:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Nato

Mark Urban asks US General David Petraeus - who acted as Nato's US commander in both Afghanistan and Iraq - about the state of relations between Pakistan and the United States.
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Iran 'seizes Kurdish rebel camps'

Monday, July 18th 2011, 13:26
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian forces have inflicted a "heavy and historic defeat" on Kurdish rebels in Iraq, army officials say, but rebel leaders dismiss the claims.
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Spain calls Iraqis on camp deaths

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 18:11
related countries: Iran Iran, Spain Spain

Spain widens its investigation into alleged attacks carried out by Iraqi forces on Camp Ashraf, housing a group of Iranian exiles, and summons three Iraqi officers.
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Court ruling 'opens Iraq cases'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 11:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A court ruling that UK troops in Iraq were bound by human rights law should pave the way for a public inquiry, lawyers say.
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Twin bombs kill 35 near Baghdad

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 15:58
related places: Baghdad

A double explosion at Taji municipality near Baghdad kills 35, while five die in a rocket attack on the Green Zone, Iraqi officials say.
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US in CIA detainee death inquiry

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 22:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US will open criminal inquiries into the deaths of two CIA detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2002 and 2003, the attorney general says.
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Three US soldiers killed in Iraq

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 12:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

Three US soldiers die in southern Iraq, making June the deadliest months for American soldiers in Iraq in two years.
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Iraq compensation bid is blocked

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 11:03

A High Court judge has blocked attempts by families of four soldiers killed in Iraq to claim compensation from the government.
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Iraq jails al-Qaeda chief's widow

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 17:17
related places: Baghdad

The widow of al-Qaeda's top leader in Iraq, who was killed in a raid last year, is sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Baghdad.
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Iraq high-speed rail line planned

Friday, June 24th 2011, 15:19
related countries: France France
related places: Baghdad

French engineering giant Alstom signs a preliminary deal to build a high-speed rail line linking Basra and Baghdad in Iraq.
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Many die in Baghdad triple blasts

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 18:27
related places: Baghdad

At least 23 people are killed and dozens injured as explosions rip through a district of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
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Iraq hostages 'unlawfully killed'

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 16:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British security guards were shot dead by their captors in Iraq about a year after being seized by an armed gang in 2007, an inquest hears.
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Deadly bombings hit central Iraq

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 14:19

At least 25 people are killed and dozens wounded in twin car bomb attacks on a provincial governor's compound in central Iraq, officials say.
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Probe into missing Iraq billions

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 16:47
related countries: United States United States

Some $6.6bn (£4bn) sent to Iraq eight years ago to pay for reconstruction may have been stolen, says a US official investigating fraud in the country.
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Gunmen in deadly Iraq city raid

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 15:51

Suicide bombers storm an Iraqi provincial building in the central city of Baquba, killing at least eight people and wounding at least 17.
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Iraq abuse probe 'is a shambles'

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 9:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A team set up to investigate allegations that British troops abused Iraqi civilians has so far only interviewed one alleged victim, it emerges.
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Iraq 'to request' US troops stay

Friday, June 10th 2011, 4:25
related countries: United States United States

Iraq will ask the US to keep troops in the country beyond an end-of-2011 pullout deadline, says the man nominated to be US defence secretary.
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Five US soldiers killed in Iraq

Monday, June 6th 2011, 11:56
related countries: United States United States

Five US soldiers die in central Iraq, in the US military's single most serious incident in that country in more than two years.
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Car bombing in Iraq city kills 12

Monday, June 6th 2011, 9:40
related places: Tikrit

A suicide car bombing in the central Iraqi city of Tikrit kills at least 12 people and injures 19, police say.
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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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