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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

Obama's fury at Baghdad bloodbath

Monday, October 26th 2009, 2:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US President Barack Obama condemns the "outrageous attacks" that left more than 130 people dead in Iraq's capital.
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Grim pattern

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 22:40
related places: Baghdad

Baghdad blasts fear in run-up to Iraqi elections
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Twin Baghdad blasts kill scores

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 18:30
related places: Baghdad

Suicide bomb blasts near central Baghdad's Green Zone kill at least 132 people in the deadliest attack in Iraq since 2007.
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Europe criticised on Iraqi asylum

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 17:34

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees criticises European countries for sending asylum seekers back to central Iraq.
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Turkish judge orders PKK release

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 17:01
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A judge in Turkey orders the release of five Kurdish rebels who crossed from Iraq as part of a 34-strong "peace group".
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PKK 'surrender' tests Turkey plan

Monday, October 19th 2009, 16:15
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Eight Kurdish rebels cross into Turkey from Iraq to surrender in a sign of support for Ankara's peace efforts.
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Iraq cabinet ratifies oil deals

Saturday, October 17th 2009, 13:42
related countries: China China

Iraq's cabinet ratifies a deal with a British and a Chinese energy company to develop the giant southern oilfield in Rumaila.
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Suicide bombing hits Iraq mosque

Friday, October 16th 2009, 17:51

A suicide bomber attacks a Muslim congregation in northern Iraq, killing at least 15 people, Iraqi police say.
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Iraq sends back UK asylum flight

Friday, October 16th 2009, 13:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi asylum seekers returned to Baghdad by the UK are refused re-entry to their homeland, and flown back to Britain.
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Iraq says 85,000 violently killed

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 17:24

More than 85,000 Iraqis were killed between 2004 and 2008, says Iraq's first official estimate since the conflict began.
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Baghdad gold market hit in attack

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 15:34
related places: Baghdad

Eight people are killed as explosions shake a gold market in north-west Baghdad, and gunmen raid shops and spray gunfire.
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Iraqi town hit by suicide blast

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 17:04

Eight people are killed in a suicide bombing in north-eastern Iraq apparently targeting a local Sunni militia leader.
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Iraq election reform troubles UN

Monday, October 12th 2009, 12:46

The UN special representative in Iraq expresses concern at the failure of the Iraqi parliament to approve a revised election law.
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Trio of blasts strikes Iraqi city

Sunday, October 11th 2009, 13:35
related places: Baghdad

Three blasts rock the Iraqi city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, killing at least 22 people and wounding 61, police say.
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Service honours UK Iraq personnel

Friday, October 9th 2009, 16:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Relatives of some of the 179 UK personnel killed in Iraq join senior royals at a service honouring those who served in the conflict.
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Iraq releases Iranian dissidents

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 14:38
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian opposition members, from the People's Mujahideen of Iran, are freed after three months in custody in Iraq.
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'Nine dead' in Iraq market blast

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 17:12

A car bomb in a market near the Iraqi city of Falluja kills at least nine people and wounds dozens more, police say.
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Iraqi funeral struck by bombing

Monday, October 5th 2009, 14:13

At least six people are killed and 15 injured in a suicide bomb attack at a funeral in western Iraq, police say.
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Iraq operation targets militants

Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 22:12
related places: Mosul

Iraqi officials say more than 150 suspected Sunni militants have been arrested in and around the northern city of Mosul.
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Maliki launches pan-Iraqi bloc

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 9:16

The party of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki unveils its new political bloc to contest January's general election.
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US Iraq withdrawal 'accelerating'

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 19:40
related countries: United States United States

The US military commander in Iraq says American troops are being withdrawn faster than expected, as security improves.
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Iran allows visit to US detainees

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 18:57
related countries: Iran Iran, Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

Swiss diplomats have visited three US hikers detained in Iran after straying across the border from Iraq, officials say.
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Eden drying out

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 6:38

Disastrous drought threaten Iraq's farmland
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Iraq hit by deadly bomb attacks

Monday, September 28th 2009, 14:15

At least 13 people die in a series of bomb attacks across Iraq, local officials say.
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Iraq frees 'kidnap group' members

Monday, September 28th 2009, 1:55

Nearly 100 members of a Shia militant group suspected of kidnapping five Britons in Iraq in 2007 are released from jail.
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Iraq legacy for Afghan campaign

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 11:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hugh Sykes reflects on how British forces might learn vital lessons for Afghanistan from their experiences in Iraq.
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UK minister accused over Iraq attacks

Friday, September 25th 2009, 23:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Labour peer Lord Corbett calls on the Foreign Secretary to speak out over attacks on Iranians in an Iraqi refugee camp.
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Five caught after Iraq jail break

Friday, September 25th 2009, 16:50

Five men escaped from an Iraqi prison have been recaptured, as police detain 100 staff for questioning about the break-out.
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Iraqi bomb disposal soldiers die

Friday, September 25th 2009, 10:44

Fifteen Iraqi soldiers were killed as they prepared to detonate roadside bombs in the north of the country, officials say.
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'Al-Qaeda group' flees Iraq jail

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 12:12
related places: Baghdad, Tikrit

Sixteen members of al-Qaeda in Iraq escape from a prison in Tikrit north of Baghdad, Iraqi security officials say.
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UK army 'rotten', Iraq probe told

Monday, September 21st 2009, 12:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British soldiers who abused an Iraqi detainee who died in their custody were not just "a few bad apples", a public inquiry is told.
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Desert prison

Monday, September 21st 2009, 9:33
related countries: United States United States

The US closes Camp Bucca, its largest jail in Iraq
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End Iran exile demo - UK archbishop

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 18:24
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury urges hunger strikers demonstrating against the treatment of Iranian refugees in an Iraqi camp to end their protest.
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Three held in Iraqi art 'sting'

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 10:31

The bust of a Sumerian king is among stolen antiques recovered in an undercover sting operation by Iraq police.
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Deadly bomb hits Iraqi shoppers

Friday, September 18th 2009, 17:12

At least seven people are killed and several wounded in an explosion in the Iraqi town of Mahmudiya, say reports.
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Iraq and Syria at talks in Turkey

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 16:59
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The foreign ministers of Iraq and Syria meet for talks in Turkey to defuse tensions following a diplomatic row.
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Attack on Baghdad as Biden visits

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 19:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Several mortars or rockets are fired into the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad as US Vice-President was visiting, police say.
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Attack on Baghdad as Biden visits

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 17:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Several mortars or rockets are fired into the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad as US Vice-President was visiting, police say.
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Iraq shoe thrower 'was tortured'

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 13:57

The Iraqi man who was jailed after throwing shoes at George W Bush says he was tortured by senior government officials.
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Iraq shoe thrower freed from jail

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 9:59
related places: Baghdad

The Iraqi man feted in the Arab world after throwing shoes at George W Bush is released from jail in Baghdad, his brother says.
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US warns against forgetting Iraq

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 7:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US commander in Iraq tells the BBC that he is concerned that it will be forgotten, amid the current focus on Afghanistan.
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Iraq shoe thrower release delayed

Monday, September 14th 2009, 10:58
related countries: United States United States

An Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former US President George W Bush is to be released a day later than expected.
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Riot at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison

Friday, September 11th 2009, 15:18

Inmates start a fire and clash with guards during two days of unrest at Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison.
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Welcome awaits Iraq shoe thrower

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 19:04

Job offers and money await the Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at George W Bush when he is freed on Monday, his family says.
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Lorry bombers target Iraqi Kurds

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 9:22
related places: Mosul

A lorry bomber attacks a Kurdish village in northern Iraq, killing at least 19 people, but a second raid is foiled.
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'Most against' UK troops in Iraq

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 6:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Six out of 10 people think British troops should not have gone to Iraq, a National Army Museum poll suggests.
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Deadly Kirkuk blast 'a mistake'

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 17:16
related places: Kirkuk

At least eight people die in Kirkuk after a car bomb being prepared for use in an attack goes off prematurely, police say.
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Deadly day for US troops overseas

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 16:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Four US soldiers die in roadside bombings in Iraq while four more are killed in fighting in eastern Afghanistan.
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US troops killed in Iraq bombings

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 13:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Four US soldiers have died in bombings in Iraq, three in northern Iraq and another in the capital Baghdad, officials say.
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North Iraq bomb kills policemen

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 10:51

A roadside bomb kills a police chief and at least four of his colleagues in the northern Iraqi town of Amirli.
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Deadly bomb blast in Iraqi city

Monday, September 7th 2009, 8:03

At least seven people are killed in a suicide car bomb attack in the city of Ramadi in western Iraq, police say.
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Iraq bolsters Syria border force

Friday, September 4th 2009, 21:48
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Iraq sends thousands of reinforcements to its border with Syria, amid claims Damascus harbours militants.
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Life for US soldier's Iraq crimes

Friday, September 4th 2009, 21:28
related countries: United States United States

A US judge confirms an American soldier convicted of rape and murder in Iraq will serve five consecutive life sentences.
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Iraq body confirmed as UK hostage

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 17:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

A body handed to UK authorities in Iraq has been identified as that of Alec MacLachlan - one of five Britons seized in Baghdad in 2007.
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Bid to identify Iraq hostage body

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 12:42
related places: Baghdad

Forensic experts in Iraq are working to identify a body thought to belong to one of five Britons seized in Baghdad in 2007.
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Denmark deports group of Iraqis

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 14:32

Denmark deports 22 Iraqi asylum seekers, saying they do not face persecution - but a support group is outraged.
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Iraq bank raiders to be hanged

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 8:54
related places: Baghdad

Four security force members are given death sentences for a bank robbery in Baghdad in which eight guards were killed.
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Iraq-Syria war of words escalates

Monday, August 31st 2009, 15:43
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Syria and Iraq trade accusations as Turkey leads diplomatic efforts to cool a row over responsibility for deadly attacks in Iraq.
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Iraq seeks Serbian return of MiGs

Monday, August 31st 2009, 13:18

The Iraqi authorities say they are negotiating the return of 19 MiG fighters sent to Yugoslavia in the 1980s for repairs.
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Turks begin Iraq-Syria mediation

Monday, August 31st 2009, 9:43
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Baghdad

Turkey's foreign minister arrives in Baghdad in a bid to resolve a row between Iraq and Syria over a recent spate of bombings in Iraq.
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Thousands mourn Iraqi Shia leader

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 20:41

Thousands of Iraqi Shias turn out to mourn the influential leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim at his funeral procession in Baghdad.
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Corruption danger

Friday, August 28th 2009, 11:01

Growing signs in Iraq that corruption hits security
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Doubts cast on Iraq Picasso find

Friday, August 28th 2009, 8:59
related places: Baghdad

The authenticity of a painting found near Baghdad, which Iraqi police claim is by Picasso, is questioned.
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Shia leader's body flown to Iraq

Friday, August 28th 2009, 8:20
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Hakim

The body of the powerful Shia political leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, who died in Iran, arrives in Iraq for burial.
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