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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 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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Kelly's wounds 'self-inflicted'

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 14:20

Previously secret evidence about the death of Iraq weapons expert Dr David Kelly suggests that he died as a result of a "self-inflicted injury".
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US soldier 'killed two comrades'

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 0:26
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier is charged with murdering two comrades and wounding a third after an argument in Iraq, the US Army says.
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UN envoy survives Iraqi bombing

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 11:26

The UN's top envoy to Iraq, Ad Melkert, survives a roadside bomb attack on his convoy near the city of Najaf, officials say.
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Iraq premier Maliki in Iran talks

Monday, October 18th 2010, 15:06
related countries: Iran Iran

The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki is in Iran on one of several visits to neighbouring countries as he tries to secure a second term.
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US braces for huge new Iraq leak

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 23:01
related countries: United States United States

The US military assembles a large team to prepare for the expected publication of thousands of Iraq war documents on the Wikileaks website.
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Eight killed in Iraq jewellery raid

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 19:50

At least eight people have been killed in a gunfight during an attempted robbery of several jewellery shops in Iraq.
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Two cleared over Red Cap murders

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 17:23

Two men are cleared of murdering six Royal Military Police soldiers, seven years after they were killed in Iraq by an angry mob.
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Troops to get more stress support

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 1:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Measures to help soldiers who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan deal with post-traumatic stress are to be announced.
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End in sight?

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 16:20

Iraq slowly moving towards setting up new government
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Reel despair

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 11:00

Curtains close on the magic of Iraq's cinemas
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Iraq deadlock breaks world record

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 2:10

Political parties in Iraq set a new world record for the amount of time taken to form a new government.
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IMF praises Iraq economy progress

Friday, October 1st 2010, 20:24

The International Monetary Fund praises Iraq for making "good progress" in reconstructing its economy, as it gives the go-ahead for a $741m loan.
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Iraqi Shia bloc nominates Maliki

Friday, October 1st 2010, 19:42

Iraq's main Shia coalition chooses to nominate the incumbent Prime Minister, Nouri Maliki, for a second term of office.
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Switching sides

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 11:02

Iraqi militia leaders on why they turned on al-Qaeda
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UK defeated in Iraq - US general

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 1:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The British army suffered defeat in Iraq when it pulled out of Basra in 2007, a senior American general claims.
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We're a new generation - Miliband

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 20:16

Ed Miliband says a new generation is running Labour and signals a break from the past by declaring the Iraq war wrong in his first big speech as leader.
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US soldier held over shootings

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 11:08
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier is in custody in Iraq, being held over the deaths of two of his colleagues in a shooting incident in Fallujah.
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MoD's Iraq practices questioned

Monday, September 27th 2010, 20:01

The former government's top legal officer during the Iraq war questions the MoD's practices
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Iran 'kills rebels in Iraq raid'

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 21:50
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's Revolutionary Guards cross into Iraq and kill 30 Kurdish militants it blamed for bombing a military parade in Iran last week, state TV reports.
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Red Cap trial families 'excluded'

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 12:28

The parents of six Royal Military Police soldiers killed in Iraq say they are being "excluded" from the trial of the men accused of their murder.
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Carry on fighting

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 0:06
related countries: United States United States

US soldiers may be involved in combat as long as they are in Iraq
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