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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

Spate of Iraq checkpoint killings

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 21:55
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen shoot dead four Iraqi policemen and two government-backed militiamen in a spate of attacks at Baghdad checkpoints.
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Pulling out

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 13:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Why nothing short of a civil war may keep US troops in Iraq
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Iraq 'not ready' for US pull-out

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 11:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Iraq's top army officer says US pull-out plans are premature, as Washington says troops are on target to end combat operations by the end of the month.
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Australia convicts Iraqi smuggler

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 4:07
related countries: Australia Australia, Indonesia Indonesia

An Iraqi man is convicted of smuggling more than 500 asylum seekers in two boats from Indonesia to Australia in 2001.
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Blast kills eight Iraqi soldiers

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 10:03

Eight Iraqi soldiers are killed and four wounded in a bomb attack in Iraq's northern Diyala province, police say.
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Iraqi traffic police 'given guns'

Monday, August 9th 2010, 17:04
related places: Baghdad

Baghdad traffic police are reportedly being given Kalashnikov assault rifles to defend themselves after a series of attacks.
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Iraq market bomb toll rises to 43

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 11:38

The death toll from a market fire in the southern Iraqi city of Basra rises as officials confirm it was caused by a bomb.
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Iraq's rare wild animal trade

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 8:01

Iraq has a history of keeping wild animals as status symbols and now there is a ready market for rare animals and no controls on trading them.
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Deadly 'generator' blast in Iraq

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 20:38

An explosion, said to have been caused by a power generator, kills 14 people and injures 35 in the Iraqi city of Basra.
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Aziz says West misjudged Saddam

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 22:21
related places: Saddam

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Tariq Aziz mounts a robust defence of Saddam Hussein, saying Iraq is worse off without him.
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Military dog recovers from stress

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 1:24

A military dog named Gina recovers from post-traumatic stress disorder after a six-month tour in Iraq, where she conducted door-to-door searches.
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Fourteen killed in Iraq attacks

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 14:30
related places: Baghdad

Twin car bombs kill six in southern Iraq, hours after attacks in Baghdad leave eight police officers dead, officials say.
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Obama confirms pullout from Iraq

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 1:31
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama confirms the end of all combat operations in Iraq from the end of the month, in a speech to disabled veterans.
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Obama confirms pullout from Iraq

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 1:31
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama confirms the end of all combat operations in Iraq from the end of the month, in a speech to disabled veterans.
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Disagreement over Iraq death toll

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 5:19

The US disagrees with Baghdad's assertions that July was the deadliest month in Iraq for more than two years, issuing its own figures.
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Disagreement over Iraq death toll

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 5:19

The US disagrees with Baghdad's assertions that July was the deadliest month in Iraq for more than two years, issuing its own figures.
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Prescott Iraq intelligence doubts

Friday, July 30th 2010, 11:27

The intelligence on Iraq's weapons threat was "not very substantial", former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott says.
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Gun and bomb attacks hit Baghdad

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 16:01
related places: Baghdad

At least 16 people, including several security force members, are killed in shootings and explosions in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
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Gun and bomb attacks hit Baghdad

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 16:01
related places: Baghdad

At least 16 people, including several security force members, are killed in shootings and explosions in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
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Nepal government lifts Iraq ban

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 17:00
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The government in Nepal lifts a ban that prohibited Nepalis from seeking work in Iraq.
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Iraq helicopter crash kills five

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 12:19
related places: Baghdad

A sandstorm downs an Iraqi military helicopter, killing its five-member crew, while a Baghdad blast kills five Iraqis, officials say.
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Iraq helicopter crash kills five

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 12:19
related places: Baghdad

A sandstorm downs an Iraqi military helicopter, killing its five-member crew, while a Baghdad blast kills five Iraqis, officials say.
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Blix 'sure' Iraq invasion illegal

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 16:40

The UN's former chief weapons inspector Hans Blix tells the official war inquiry it is his "firm view" that the Iraq invasion was illegal.
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Iraq billions 'unaccounted for'

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 15:57
related countries: United States United States

A US federal watchdog harshly criticises the US military for failing to account properly for almost $9bn (£5.8bn) of reconstruction funds for Iraq.
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Twin car bomb in Iraq kills 20

Monday, July 26th 2010, 18:00
related places: Karbala'

The southern Iraqi city of Karbala is hit by a double car bombing leaving at least 20 dead and dozens injured, officials say.
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Four dead in Iraq TV bomb attack

Monday, July 26th 2010, 12:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: `Arab, Baghdad

A suicide car bomber kills four people in an attack near the Baghdad offices of the Saudi-owned pan-Arab news channel, al-Arabiya.
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Baghdad rocket attack kills three

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 17:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone has killed three foreign security contractors, the US Embassy says.
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Fallujah children's 'genetic damage'

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 21:50
related countries: United States United States

Cancer, leukaemia and infant mortality are all increasing in the Iraqi town of Fallujah, which saw fierce fighting between US forces and Sunni insurgents.
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Iraq car bomb kills at least 15

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 19:03

A car bomb explodes near the Iraqi city of Baquba, killing at least 15 people and wounding many others, police say.
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Life for refugees in Iraq's tented villages

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 3:04

In northern Iraq, a 26 year conflict has been causing thousands of villagers to flee their homes. Gabriel Gatehouse has been to see the effects of the attacks.
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Iraq war 'raised terror threat'

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 22:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The ex-MI5 chief Baroness Manningham-Buller says Iraq posed only a "very limited" threat to the UK - but the war increased the threat from terrorism.
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Turkish soldiers killed by rebels

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 11:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Six Turkish soldiers are killed in an attack by Kurdish rebels near the border with Iraq, Turkish reports say.
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Baghdad suicide attack kills 43

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 10:14
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills at least 43 people outside the Iraqi capital Baghdad in an attack on government-backed Sunni militia members.
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Why Baghdad bomber targeted Satwa

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 9:41
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber has killed at least 43 people and injured 40 more southwest of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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'Dozens dead' in Iraq hotel fire

Friday, July 16th 2010, 16:14

A fire in a hotel in northern Iraq has killed 30 people, including 14 foreigners, hospital officials say.
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Iraq hotel fire kills 30 people

Friday, July 16th 2010, 15:19

A fire at a hotel in the northern Iraqi city of Suleimaniya kills 30 people, including 14 foreigners, hospital officials say.
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US hands over last detention centre

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 17:50
related countries: United States United States

The United States military has handed over control of its last remaining detention centre in Iraq, as the US increases the pace of its military withdrawal from the country.
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US hands over last Iraq prison

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 17:31
related countries: United States United States

The US military hands over control of its last remaining detention centre in Iraq, as it increases the pace of its withdrawal.
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Hunt for Hassan killer in Iraq

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 11:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hassan

An Iraqi court orders a search for a man accused of involvement in the murder of British aid worker Margaret Hassan, amid fears he has escaped.
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US lifts lid on WikiLeaks probe

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 10:50
related countries: United States United States

The US tells the BBC how it believes an alleged whistle-blower obtained classified diplomatic data while on an army base in Iraq.
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Hassan killer 'goes missing'

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 8:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The sister of Margaret Hassan, the British aid worker murdered in Iraq, claims the man found guilty of her murder has gone missing.
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Five killed in Iraq bomb attack

Friday, July 9th 2010, 11:55
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills at least five people at a Baghdad checkpoint in the latest of a string of attacks this week.
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Fresh bombings hit Iraq pilgrims

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 11:35
related places: Baghdad

At least five people are killed by bombs in Baghdad, taking the death toll from two days of attacks on Shia pilgrims to 45.
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Deadly bombings hit Iraq pilgrims

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 7:51
related places: Baghdad

More than 40 people are killed and 100 are wounded in a series of bomb attacks on Shia pilgrims in Baghdad, police say.
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US soldier charged for Iraq leaks

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 21:31
related countries: United States United States

The US military presses charges against a soldier suspected of sending video of a helicopter attack in Iraq to WikiLeaks.
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Biden urges Iraq parties to agree

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 21:33
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden urges Iraqi politicians to form a coalition soon, after months of government deadlock.
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Can Gen Petraeus win in Afghanistan?

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 10:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Gen David Petraeus has formally taken over command in Afghanistan. Will he repeat his Iraq success?
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Biden sees Iraq parties agreeing

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 2:07
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden says he is "optimistic" Iraqi politicians will form a coalition soon, after months of government deadlock.
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Biden in Iraq amid poll deadlock

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 16:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US Vice-President Joe Biden arrives in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi leaders, amid deadlock over the formation of a government.
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UK diplomat's Iraq 'discomfort'

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 12:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former top UK diplomat says he felt "very uncomfortable" about going to war in Iraq without United Nations backing.
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Eight killed in Iraq bomb attacks

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 11:04

Eight people are killed, including four policemen and a general, in a series of attacks around Iraq, officials say.
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Baghdad diary

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 14:12

Is electricity becoming a luxury for ordinary Iraqis?
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Deported Iraqis still detained

Saturday, June 26th 2010, 13:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

At least 10 Iraqi asylum seekers deported from the UK last week are still being held at Baghdad Airport.
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Party politics

Friday, June 25th 2010, 12:50

Glittering gathering reflects Iraqi election crisis
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Iraq electricity minister resigns

Monday, June 21st 2010, 21:09

Iraq's electricity minister says he will resign after violent protests in several cities over chronic power shortages.
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Iraq suicide bombing kills eight

Monday, June 21st 2010, 11:13

Eight people are killed in a suicide bombing at a market in the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat, police say.
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Twin Baghdad car bombings kill 26

Sunday, June 20th 2010, 14:16
related places: Baghdad

At least 26 people are killed in a twin car bombing in Baghdad, officials say, amid speculation banks may be a new target.
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Turkish troops 'killed by rebels'

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 16:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Ten Turkish soldiers have been killed in an attack by Kurdish rebels near the Iraqi border, reports say.
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One killed in Iraqi power protest

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 14:07

Iraqi police open fire during a protest against power cuts in the southern city of Basra, killing at least one demonstrator.
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Iraqi attacks leave fourteen dead

Friday, June 18th 2010, 23:40
related places: Baghdad

At least fourteen Iraqis are killed after car bombs in two northern cities and an ambush near the Syrian border.
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UK guards 'beat deported Iraqis'

Friday, June 18th 2010, 4:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraqi asylum seekers deported from the UK to Baghdad were beaten by guards during their removal, deportees tell the BBC.
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Turkey army 'attacks PKK in Iraq'

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 15:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish troops cross into northern Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish rebels and kill four militants, Turkish officials say.
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Call to ban Iraq female mutilation

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 10:54

Human Rights Watch calls on authorities in Kurdish areas of Iraq to ban the practice of female circumcision.
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Plan to deport Iraqis criticised

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 7:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Refugee agencies express concern over reported plans by the UK to deport about 50 Iraqi asylum seekers.
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New Iraqi parliament sworn in

Monday, June 14th 2010, 15:19

An new Iraqi parliament is sworn in, more than three months after inconclusive elections, but there is deadlock over a government.
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Gunmen attack Iraqi central bank

Sunday, June 13th 2010, 17:37
related places: Baghdad

An attack on the Iraqi Central Bank building in Baghdad killed 15 people and leaves more than 50 injured.
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