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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

Blair recalled for Iraq questions

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 16:06

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is to be recalled to give evidence a second time to the Iraq Inquiry.
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Baghdad bombs hit Iran pilgrims

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 11:58
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad

A series of bombings across Baghdad kills at least 13 people, including six or more Shia pilgrims from Iran, police officials say.
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Iraqi rowing on river of death

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 8:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

World Olympic Dreams finds out how Iraq's Olympic rowers are managing to prepare for the 2012 Games in London.
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UK 'pledged to limit Iraq probe'

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 22:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The government promised to limit the scope of the Iraq war inquiry to protect US interests, according to reports of leaked diplomatic cables.
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Iraq arrests 12 over church siege

Saturday, November 27th 2010, 12:09
related places: Baghdad

Iraq says it has arrested 12 suspected militants in connection with a deadly church siege in Baghdad a month ago, which left at least 50 dead.
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Oil tankers ablaze on Iraq border

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 19:02

At least two people have been killed after a string of oil tankers catch fire on the Iraqi-Jordan border following an "accidental" explosion, officials say.
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Maliki assembling Iraq government

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 12:42

After a world record eight months of political deadlock, Iraq's outgoing Prime Minister Nouri Maliki is formally asked to form a new government.
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Iraqi girl given gift of hearing

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 17:03
related countries: India India

A four-year-old Iraqi girl has heard her mother's voice - and other sounds - for the first time following an operation in India.
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UK troops 'to leave Iraq in May'

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 16:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The majority of the remaining 150 British troops in Iraq will return home next spring, a senior military spokesman says.
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Iraq's benefit system runs dry

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 15:07

Parliament has reconvened in Iraq after nearly nine months of deadlock, only to discover that the country has run out of money for incapacity benefits and other payments.
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Iraq parliament gets down to work

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 14:45

The Iraqi parliament reconvenes to get down to business following the election in March.
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Talabani blocks Aziz death order

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 17:03

Iraqi president Jalal Talabani is refusing to sign the execution order for Tariq Aziz, former deputy prime minister under Saddam Hussein.
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Man charged over Iraq war MP blog

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 10:09

A 23-year-old man is charged with soliciting murder in relation to a blog listing MPs it claimed voted for the Iraq war.
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McGovern drama 'fails soldiers'

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 9:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A BBC drama about British troops in Afghanistan "fails the soldiers on the front line", a prominent Iraq war veteran claims.
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Iraq parties 'committed' to deal

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 15:42

Iraq's main Sunni-backed alliance confirms it is committed to a power-sharing deal, calling an earlier parliamentary walk-out a "misunderstanding".
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Balancing act

Friday, November 12th 2010, 23:47

The rivalries behind Iraq's struggle to form a government
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Iraq accused over Ashraf refugees

Friday, November 12th 2010, 14:48
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Ashraf

The Iraqi government has been accused of denying Iranian dissidents living in Camp Ashraf free access to medical treatment.
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Obama hails Iraq government deal

Friday, November 12th 2010, 9:43
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says the new power-sharing agreement in Iraq after eight months of deadlock marks another "milestone" for the country.
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Maliki reappointed as Iraq's PM

Friday, November 12th 2010, 2:58

Newly re-elected Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has reappointed Shia leader Nouri Maliki as prime minister.
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Maliki reappointed as Iraq's PM

Friday, November 12th 2010, 1:23

Shia politician Nouri Maliki is reappointed as Iraq's prime minister, despite a walk-out from parliament by his main rival Iyad Allawi.
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Attacks in Iraq target Christians

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 21:48
related places: Baghdad

A series of bombings and mortar attacks targeting Christian areas has killed at least five people and injured dozens in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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France's pledge to help Iraqi Christians

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 2:47
related countries: France France

The French government has said it will defend the rights of Christian minorities living in Muslim countries around the world.
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Prosecutors consider 'Iraq abuse'

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 20:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British soldiers are being investigated by military lawyers over the alleged abuse of Iraqi detainees, the High Court is told.
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Iraqi talks stall on key issues

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 19:15
related places: Baghdad

A second round of top-level talks on ending the Iraqi political crisis ends in Baghdad without major results.
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Iraqi wounded treated in France

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 12:25
related countries: France France
related places: Baghdad

A group of Iraqi Christians wounded in a deadly attack on a Baghdad church, arrive in France for medical treatment.
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Iraqi talks to break political deadlock

Monday, November 8th 2010, 20:03

A top-level conference of Iraqi leaders has met in Erbil in northern Iraq.
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Deadly blasts target Iraq Shias

Monday, November 8th 2010, 19:04

Bomb attacks on Shia targets in Karbala, Najaf and Basra in Iraq leave at least 19 people dead and many injured.
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Iraqi leaders in coalition talks

Monday, November 8th 2010, 16:57

A top-level meeting of Iraq's political factions opens in Irbil to try to finalise a deal on a new government, eight months after an inconclusive general election.
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Bombs kill Shia pilgrims in Iraq

Monday, November 8th 2010, 15:31
related places: Karbala'

Two bombings in Iraq's holy Shia cities of Karbala and Najaf have killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens more, officials say.
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Living in fear

Monday, November 8th 2010, 0:00

Iraqi Christians torn between staying and going
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Iraqi Christians urged to leave

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 16:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

A senior Iraqi Christian in the UK calls on his fellow believers to leave Iraq, after an attack on a Baghdad church left more than 50 dead.
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Civilians 'were abused' in Iraq

Friday, November 5th 2010, 15:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

More than 220 Iraqi civilians were subjected to "systemic abuse", including torture, by British soldiers and interrogators in Iraq, the High Court was told on Friday.
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Lawyers seek 'Iraq abuse' inquiry

Friday, November 5th 2010, 0:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lawyers are going to the High Court to push for a full public inquiry into allegations made by 142 Iraqi civilians that they were abused by British soldiers in southern Iraq.
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Extra security at Iraq churches

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 0:18

There is extra security around churches and other Christian institutions in Iraq, in response to threats from a militant Islamist group linked to Al-Qaeda.
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Iraqi parliament to hold session

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 18:13

Eight months after elections, Iraq's parliament has been called to a session on Monday.
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Life term for MP murder attempt

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 14:02

A 21-year-old student is jailed for life at the Old Bailey for trying to murder Labour MP Stephen Timms because he voted for the war in Iraq.
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Bush memoir confesses Iraq regret

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 2:54
related countries: United States United States

Former US President George W Bush says he still has a "sickening feeling" because no WMDs were found in Iraq, in memoirs due to appear next week.
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Dozens die in Baghdad explosions

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 1:24
related places: Baghdad

At least 63 people are killed in a series of co-ordinated blasts in Baghdad, the first such show of force by insurgents for months.
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Iraq channel off air after raid

Monday, November 1st 2010, 20:50
related places: Baghdad

The Iraqi TV station that said it was contacted by gunmen during Sunday's fatal church hostage drama is taken off air.
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Iraq defends deadly church raid

Monday, November 1st 2010, 17:02
related places: Baghdad

The Iraqi government defends a rescue operation to free dozens of people from gunmen in a Baghdad church that ended with many dead.
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MP stabbed in 'revenge for war'

Monday, November 1st 2010, 16:47

A woman stabbed Labour MP Stephen Timms during a constituency surgery in revenge for his vote for the Iraq war, a court hears.
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Hostages die in Iraq church siege

Monday, November 1st 2010, 11:54
related places: Baghdad

At least 52 people are killed after Iraqi troops storm a Catholic church in Baghdad to free dozens of hostages being held by gunmen.
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Saudis try to break Iraq impasse

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 22:06
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Riyadh

Saudi Arabia's king invites the leaders of Iraq's political blocs for talks in Riyadh to try to break the continuing deadlock over a new government.
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Many killed in Iraq suicide blast

Friday, October 29th 2010, 21:08
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber strikes a cafe north of Baghdad killing at least 25 people in the country's first major attack in more than a month.
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Iraq leak 'a gift for terrorists'

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 15:22
related countries: United States United States

The leak of US military logs suggesting troops in Iraq ignored evidence of torture is a "propaganda gift" for terrorists, William Hague says.
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Stealth attacks

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 10:12

Sticky bombs and silenced weapons on rise in Iraq
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UN urges Wikileaks torture probe

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 21:45
related countries: United States United States

The US and Iraq should investigate claims by the Wikileaks website that Iraqi forces tortured citizens during the US-led war, the UN says.
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Ten killed in Iraq jewellery raid

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 21:13
related places: Kirkuk

Gunmen attack jewellery shops at a market in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing 10 people.
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Tariq Aziz is sentenced to death

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 20:12

Tariq Aziz, for many years the international face of Iraq under Saddam Hussein, is sentenced to death by the Iraqi Supreme Court.
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Tariq Aziz is a victim, says his son

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 11:37

One of Saddam Hussein's most prominent deputies, Tariq Aziz, has been sentenced to death by the Iraqi Supreme Court.
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War-hit countries 'most corrupt'

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 8:46
related countries: Somalia Somalia

War-torn nations, such as Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq, are seen as the world's most corrupt, Transparency International says.
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Iraq's insurgents change their weapons

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 6:10

The use of large bombs are rarely used in Iraq but the insurgents are developing new methods of warfare.
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Shoe-thrower in TV attack on Australia ex-PM Howard

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 0:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

An audience member has hurled his shoes at former Australian Prime Minister John Howard on a TV talk show in protest at his involvement in the Iraq war.
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US rebuffs Wikileaks Iraq claims

Monday, October 25th 2010, 22:26
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon denies claims made by Wikileaks that US soldiers "turned a blind eye" to torture carried out by local forces during the Iraq war.
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Gulf states urge Wikileaks probe

Monday, October 25th 2010, 14:48

The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) urges the US to investigate alleged "crimes against humanity" in Iraq after Wikileaks publishes scores of war logs.
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Iraq parliament ordered to meet

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 11:59

Iraq's Supreme Court orders the country's parliament to meet for only the second time since inconclusive elections some seven months ago.
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Wikileaks' timing angers Iraqi PM

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 6:33
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's prime minister criticises the timing of the release by Wikileaks of almost 400,000 secret US military documents about the conflict there.
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Wikileaks impact in Iraq

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 21:24

No surprises for Iraqis but disclosures fuel political row
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Wikileaks defends Iraq war leaks

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 19:28

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says the release of almost 400,000 classified Iraq war documents is an attempt to tell the truth about the war.
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MoD criticises Wikileaks release

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 17:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The release of almost 400,000 classified Iraq war documents by the Wikileaks website is criticised by the UK's Ministry of Defence.
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Wikileaks founder: "This is about truth"

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 10:37
related countries: United States United States

The founder of whistleblowing website Wikileaks has defended its decision to publish thousands of secret US military documents on the Iraq war.
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Leaked war logs 'reveal new deaths'

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 10:15
related countries: United States United States

US military documents leaked to a whistleblowing website reveal thousands of previously unreported civilian deaths, according to independent research organisation Iraq Body Count.
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US forces 'ignored Iraq torture'

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 9:42
related countries: United States United States

The biggest leak of military records in US history, released by Wikileaks, shows commanders did not investigate torture by the Iraqi authorities.
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Wikileaks files 'threaten troops'

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 17:33
related countries: United States United States

The US military says the expected release of classified documents on the Wikileaks website could endanger US troops, allies and Iraqi civilians.
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