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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

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 13:15
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The first train service in decades sets off from northern Iraq to Turkey, in a move both countries hope will boost trade.
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Eight arrests over Red Cap deaths

Friday, February 12th 2010, 19:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There is enough evidence for eight Iraqi suspects to face trial over the 2003 killing of six British soldiers, a judge indicates.
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Iraqi Shia city rocked by bombs

Friday, February 12th 2010, 18:07

At least six people are killed in a string of explosions in the Iraqi Shia city of Najaf.
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US-Iraqi raid on Iranian group

Friday, February 12th 2010, 15:21
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US and Iraqi military say its forces attacked suspected members of an Iranian-backed militant group in southern Maysan province.
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Poisonous legacy

Friday, February 12th 2010, 11:53
related places: Saddam

Ghosts of Saddam's Baathists haunt Iraq election
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Iraq election campaign under way

Friday, February 12th 2010, 7:00

Campaigning for next month's elections in Iraq is under way amid a continuing row over the ban on scores of candidates.
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Iraq 'expels Blackwater guards'

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 22:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

Iraq has asked 250 current and former employees of US security firm Blackwater to leave, a minister says.
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US frees held Iraqi photographer

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 12:58
related countries: United States United States

US troops release an Iraqi freelance photographer held for 17 months without charge.
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Straw 'wrong on Iraq', says Blix

Monday, February 8th 2010, 6:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The former UK foreign secretary gave incorrect answers to the Iraq war inquiry, says ex-UN weapons inspector Hans Blix.
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Iraq to debate poll candidate ban

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 13:07

Shia political parties in Iraq stage demonstrations ahead of an emergency parliamentary debate on next month's elections.
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Iraq video 'shows US contractor'

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 16:02
related countries: United States United States

A Shia militant group in Iraq posts an internet video showing a man who appears to be a missing US military contractor.
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Proxy voting

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 6:31
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iraq's election sees US and Iran vie for influence
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Bombings hit Iraq Shia pilgrims

Friday, February 5th 2010, 16:41
related places: Karbala'

Suicide bombers kill at least 40 Shia pilgrims during a major ceremony in the Iraqi city of Karbala, police say.
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Bombings hit Iraq Shia pilgrims

Friday, February 5th 2010, 11:31
related places: Karbala'

Suicide bombers kill at least eight Shia pilgrims and injure 25 during a major ceremony in the Iraqi city of Karbala, police say.
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Iraq election campaigning delayed

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 22:41

Campaigning for Iraq's elections is delayed as a row erupts over a ban on candidates with alleged links to the Baath party.
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Iran and Iraq exchange war dead

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 15:54
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran and Iraq exchange bodies of soldiers killed in the eight-year war they fought in the 1980s.
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Iraq reverses Baath election bans

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 15:07

Iraq lifts a ban on nearly 500 candidates barred from the March election for alleged links to Saddam Hussein's Baathist party.
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Pilgrims killed in Iraq explosion

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 10:55
related places: Karbala'

An explosion in the Iraqi city of Karbala kills at least 20 Shia pilgrims as they made their way to a religious festival.
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Iraqi female bomber kills dozens

Monday, February 1st 2010, 12:01
related places: Baghdad

At least 41 people are killed and more than 100 injured in a suicide bomb attack on Shia pilgrims in north-east Baghdad.
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I'd do it again - Blair on Iraq

Friday, January 29th 2010, 19:17

A defiant Tony Blair tells the Iraq inquiry it was right to remove Saddam and says he would take the same decision again.
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Your views on Blair's inquiry appearance

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 19:22

Tony Blair has faced questions in public for the first time about taking the UK to war against Iraq. Your thoughts?
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Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 19:54

Lord Goldsmith admits he changed his mind on the legality of the Iraq war - but denies he was pressured into doing so.
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Al-Qaeda group claims Iraq blasts

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 16:34
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi group linked to al-Qaeda claims responsibility for a series of blasts in Baghdad which killed at least 36 people.
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UK Iraq hostage tells of 'executions'

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 20:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Briton held for two-and-a-half years as a hostage in Iraq tells of his ordeal, including mock executions.
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Iraq crime lab bomber kills many

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 10:49
related places: Baghdad

A suicide car bomber kills at least 18 people and injures 80 at an Iraqi forensics centre in Baghdad, police say.
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'Chemical Ali' executed in Iraq

Monday, January 25th 2010, 20:15

Ali Hassan al-Majid, Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin known as "Chemical Ali", is hanged for crimes against humanity in Iraq.
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Deadly triple blast rocks Baghdad

Monday, January 25th 2010, 16:14
related places: Baghdad

At least 36 people die as three suicide car bombs apparently targeting hotels strike the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police say.
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Iraq bomb drama scoops US award

Monday, January 25th 2010, 9:18
related countries: United States United States

Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker scoops the top prize at the Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards.
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US audit attacks Iraq police deal

Monday, January 25th 2010, 5:06
related countries: United States United States

The US state department is accused of grossly mismanaging oversight of a $2.5bn contract for training Iraqi police.
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US audit attacks Iraq police deal

Monday, January 25th 2010, 5:06
related countries: United States United States

The US state department is accused of grossly mismanaging oversight of a $2.5bn contract for training Iraqi police.
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Iraq backing for 'bomb detector'

Sunday, January 24th 2010, 14:29

Iraqi officials stand by a bomb detection device, despite a BBC inquiry in which experts said it was useless.
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Biden pledges Blackwater appeal

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 17:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

US Vice-President Joe Biden, in Baghdad, promises an appeal against the dismissal of the Blackwater manslaughter case.
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Biden seeks to ease Iraq poll row

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 14:07
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden holds talks in Iraq to try to mediate in a bitter row over disqualified election candidates.
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More names on Iraq election ban

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 11:44

Iraq's election commission says more names are likely to be added to a list of candidates banned from running on 7 March.
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Back pain 'is army's worst enemy'

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 5:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be withdrawn from the combat due to back or joint pain than war injuries, a study says.
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Iraq double murder case delayed

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 11:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The trial in Baghdad of a British man accused of killing two colleagues is adjourned.
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Hope and despair in northern Iraq

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 10:54

In Kurdish northern Iraq, signs of hope and stability are starting to show through the scars of war. But despite this, Treeva Fenwick finds that there are reasons why some feel life was better under Saddam Hussein.
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Coded Biblical references on army gunsights cause concern

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 15:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Coded references to biblical passages are inscribed on gunsights used by the US and British forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, it emerges.
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Shell signs Iraq oil field deal

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 14:28
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Oil giant Shell and Malaysia's state-run Petronas finalise a contract to develop Iraq's large Majnoon oil field.
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UK Iraq inquiry meets 'in private'

Friday, January 15th 2010, 23:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Iraq Inquiry met behind closed doors to hear from the general who ran UK operations in the conflict, it emerges.
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Iraqi body bars 500 candidates

Friday, January 15th 2010, 13:17

Iraq's election commission has barred around 500 candidates from running in national elections in March.
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Bombs shake Iraqi city of Najaf

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 17:33

Three bombs explode in the Iraqi city of Najaf, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens of others, security sources say.
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Death sentences for Iraq bombers

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 12:10
related places: Baghdad

A court in Baghdad sentences 11 Iraqis to death for their role in bombings that killed more than 100 people last August.
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Seven killed in Iraq truck bomb

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 15:19

Seven people die as a suicide bomber blows up a truck near a police station in western Iraq, security officials say.
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Campbell defends Iraq war dossier

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 18:16

Tony Blair's ex-spokesman Alastair Campbell says he defends "every word" of the September 2002 dossier on Iraq's weapons.
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Baghdad is gridlocked after raids

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 16:19
related places: Baghdad

Chaos in the Iraqi capital as security forces carry out a anti-terror raid, seizing explosives and making multiple arrests.
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Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 12:51
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch inquiry into the Iraq war says that military action was not justified by UN resolutions on Iraq.
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Ex-Blackwater men's murder charge

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 21:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

Two former Blackwater guards are charged with murder over the shooting of two Afghans in 2009.
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Iraq attack kills eight people

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 12:08
related places: Hit

Several people have been killed in a series of bomb attacks on the homes of police in the western Iraqi town of Hit, police say.
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Man linked to UK hostages 'freed'

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 19:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

There are conflicting reports about the release of Iraq's Shia militant leader of the group which seized five Britons in Baghdad in 2007.
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Blair criticised over Iraq war

Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 11:27

Former Prime Minister Sir John Major criticises Tony Blair's presentation of the case for the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
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Iraq hostage arrives back in UK

Friday, January 1st 2010, 18:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Freed British hostage Peter Moore arrives at RAF Brize Norton following his two-and-a-half year kidnap ordeal in Iraq.
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Iraq civilian death toll 'down'

Friday, January 1st 2010, 15:41

Violence against civilians in Iraq dropped dramatically in 2009, a report by an independent monitoring group says.
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Iraq 'regrets Blackwater move'

Friday, January 1st 2010, 14:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

Iraq angrily criticises the dismissal of charges against five guards from US security firm Blackwater accused of killing 17 civilians.
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Freed UK hostage tells of captivity

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 18:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Freed Briton Peter Moore says he was roughly treated after being kidnapped in Iraq but conditions improved in the last few months.
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Released hostage 'held in Iran'

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 12:46
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British hostage Peter Moore was held in Iran, a newspaper claims, but an Iraqi negotiator denies Iran was involved in the kidnap.
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Prisoner swap?

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 10:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Questions surround release of British hostage in Iraq
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UK hostage released alive in Iraq

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 21:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British hostage Peter Moore, who was held captive in Iraq for more than two-and-a-half years, has been freed.
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Iraq oil contract goes to Angola

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 15:54
related countries: Angola Angola

Angola's state-owned oil company, Sonangol, has signed a deal to produce oil in one of the most dangerous parts of Iraq.
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Iraqi governor hit in twin blasts

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 15:33
related places: Baghdad

At least 24 people die in two suicide blasts in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with the provincial governor wounded.
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Iraqi forces 'defuse nine bombs'

Monday, December 28th 2009, 4:59
related places: Karbala'

Iraqi police say they defused nine bombs in Karbala as hundreds of thousands of Shia Muslims gather for the Ashura festival.
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Shia pilgrims flock to Iraqi city

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 7:54
related places: Karbala'

Hundreds of thousands of Shia Muslims gather in the Iraqi city of Karbala for the climax of Ashura, amid tight security.
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Iraqi Christians

Friday, December 25th 2009, 13:13

Many have left, but some are now returning
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Iraqi bomb blasts leave 23 dead

Thursday, December 24th 2009, 15:06

At least five people are killed and 20 wounded in a twin car bomb blast in a bus station in the Iraqi town of Hilla.
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Iraqi gas victims sue for damages

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 15:15
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A court in the Netherlands is hearing a suit by Kurdish victims of 1988 poison gas attacks in northern Iraq.
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