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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

Iraq impasse 'heightens violence'

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 5:53

Continuing political uncertainty in Iraq is contributing to a rise in the number of civilian deaths, Amnesty International warns.
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Iraqi vote winners disqualified

Monday, April 26th 2010, 14:22

A judicial committee in Iraq orders two election winners to be disqualified because of links to Saddam Hussein's party.
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Historic Iraq-UK flight completed

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 23:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

The first passenger flight between Iraq and the UK for 20 years lands at Gatwick after flying from Baghdad, via Sweden.
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Al-Qaeda confirms leaders' deaths

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 10:20
related countries: United States United States

The al-Qaeda organisation in Iraq confirms two of its top leaders were killed in a joint operation by Iraqi and US forces.
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Dozens die in Baghdad blasts

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 15:36
related places: Baghdad

At least 58 people are killed in Baghdad in what the government describes as a wave of revenge attacks by al-Qaeda.
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Dozens killed in Iraq bomb blasts

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 12:31

A series of bombings in Baghdad and attacks in other parts of Iraq kill scores of people and injure many others.
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US Navy Seal cleared over attack

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 10:26
related countries: United States United States

A US military jury clears a Navy Seal over an attack on an Iraqi suspected of killing four American security guards in Falluja.
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US Navy man denies Iraq cover-up

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 13:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

A US Navy officer goes on trial over an alleged attack on a man accused of killing four Blackwater private security guards.
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Polls apart

Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 21:09

Iraq wrangling leaves post-election stalemate
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Third Iraq al-Qaeda leader killed

Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 18:58
related countries: United States United States

Officials say US and Iraqi troops kill an al-Qaeda leader in northern Iraq, the third leading insurgent to be killed in 24 hours.
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Iraqi al-Qaeda leaders 'killed'

Monday, April 19th 2010, 19:32

The Iraqi prime minister and US officials say two leaders of al-Qaeda in Iraq have been killed in a joint operation.
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Recount of Baghdad poll ordered

Monday, April 19th 2010, 12:39
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi election officials order a manual recount of election votes in Baghdad, a move that could see the final result change.
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Day at the races

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 8:36
related places: Baghdad

The remarkable survival of Baghdad racecourse
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Iraq airport shut over plane plot

Thursday, April 15th 2010, 10:34

Iraqi officials say they have closed an airport in Najaf for a week amid reports of a hijack plot by Sunni insurgents.
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Iran urges UN inquiry into wars

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 0:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran

Iran asks the UN to investigate Western actions in Afghanistan and Iraq amid growing nuclear tensions.
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Iraq group claims embassy bombs

Friday, April 9th 2010, 10:39
related places: Baghdad

A militant group linked to al-Qaeda in Iraq says it was behind attacks in Baghdad on Sunday which killed 40 people.
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US 'reviewing' Iraq killing video

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 10:20
related countries: United States United States

The US military is reviewing a video of a controversial helicopter attack on a group of people in Iraq in 2007, officials say.
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Sadr bloc want Jaafari as Iraq PM

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 9:40

Supporters of radical Iraqi Shia cleric have voted to reject both front-running candidates in Iraq's election.
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US 'tracing' Iraq killings video

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 10:21
related countries: United States United States

The US military says it is trying to retrieve the original video of a 2007 shooting in Iraq which was aired on the WikiLeaks website.
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Total under bribery investigation

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 18:01
related countries: France France

French oil company Total is to be investigated over allegations of bribing Iraqi officials while Saddam Hussein was in power.
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Baghdad blasts kill at least 35

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 12:07
related places: Baghdad

A series of large explosions hits the centre of Baghdad, destroying buildings and killing at least 35 people, officials say.
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WikiLeaks posts video from Iraq

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 2:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The website WikiLeaks posts a video it says shows the 2007 killing by US military personnel of civilians in Baghdad.
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Triple car bombing hits Baghdad

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 19:30
related places: Baghdad

Three suicide car bombs hit the centre of Baghdad killing at least 41 people and injuring 200, reports say.
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Iraq gunmen kill Sunni villagers

Saturday, April 3rd 2010, 14:58
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi gunmen disguised as soldiers kill at least 25 people, believed to be al-Qaeda opponents, in a Sunni village, police say.
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Richness of Iraq's minority religions revealed

Saturday, April 3rd 2010, 12:34

Ed Stourton travels to Iraqi Kurdistan to assess how safe the area is for representatives of minority religions living there.
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Kingmakers?

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 21:11

How a Sadrist referendum may anoint Iraq's PM
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Referendum by Sadr on Iraq PM

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 9:24

The Iraqi political grouping of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr holds its own a referendum on who should be the country's prime minister.
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Call to bar Iraq election winners

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 11:13

Six winning candidates in Iraq's elections should be disqualified over alleged ties to Saddam Hussein, a vetting panel says.
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Allawi accuses Iran over election

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 14:06
related countries: Iran Iran

Iyad Allawi, the man who won Iraq's parliamentary elections, accuses Iran of trying to prevent him from becoming prime minister.
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Lingering worries

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 9:42

Iraqi voters on the recent election and its outcome
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Car bombs kill five in Iraqi city

Monday, March 29th 2010, 14:12
related places: Karbala'

Twin car bombs go off near a Shia holy site in the Iraqi city of Karbala, killing five and wounding scores more.
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Iraq blasts target tribal leader

Sunday, March 28th 2010, 10:49

A bomb attack targeting a tribal leader's house in western Iraq kills five people and injures another 33.
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Allawi reaches out to his rivals

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 13:21

Iyad Allawi, whose bloc narrowly won Iraq's parliamentary election, offers to work with all parties to form a coalition government.
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Iraq PM vows to challenge result

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 8:14

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki vows to contest results of parliamentary elections that saw former PM Iyad Allawi win a narrow victory.
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US marine faces trial on Iraq deaths

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 1:46
related countries: United States United States

A US marine is to go on trial over the killing of 24 men, women and children in the Iraqi town of Haditha in 2005.
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Allawi wins most Iraq poll seats

Friday, March 26th 2010, 22:36

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's bloc has won the most seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, final results show.
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Blasts as Iraq awaits poll result

Friday, March 26th 2010, 17:32

At least 40 people are killed in two bomb blasts in the Iraqi town of Khalis, as the country awaits final election results.
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Iraq vote recount 'unnecessary'

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 11:51

The head of Iraq's election commission rules out a manual recount of votes in the country's parliamentary election.
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Gunmen kill five Iraqi soldiers

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 14:48
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen shoot dead five Iraqi soldiers at a Baghdad checkpoint and security services arrest 17 people
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Better or worse?

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 7:40

Iraq yet to emerge from war and catastrophe
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Recount trouble?

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 6:56

Fears of violence as Iraq candidates contest vote result
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Iraq vote recount calls rejected

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 15:35

Iraq's election commission rejects calls from the president and prime minister for a recount of votes in the general election.
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Allawi urges fast Iraq poll count

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 17:24

The narrow frontrunner in the race to become Iraq's next prime minister says poll results are taking too long to declare.
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Iraq PM in tight race with rival

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 15:38

The latest results from Iraq's election show a tight race emerging between PM Nouri Maliki and his main rival, Iyad Allawi.
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Deadly bomb attacks in Iraqi town

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 14:57

Eight people have been killed and 11 injured by two bombs in the central Iraqi town of Musayyab, police say.
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US hand over of prison to Iraqis

Monday, March 15th 2010, 17:22
related countries: United States United States

The US military hands over control of a prison to the Iraqi authorities ahead of a larger troop withdrawal.
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Early call

Monday, March 15th 2010, 12:49

Will Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki hold on to an early lead?
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Deadly car bomb in Iraq's Falluja

Monday, March 15th 2010, 7:31

A suicide bomber explodes a car in the Iraqi city of Falluja, killing at least seven people and wounding 13, officials say.
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PM Maliki extends Iraqi poll lead

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 17:24
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki's bloc strengthens its lead over its main rivals with partial election results now in from all 18 provinces.
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Maliki leads Baghdad poll count

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 17:46
related places: Baghdad

Partial results for Iraq's elections show PM Nouri Maliki's coalition ahead in the crucial area of Baghdad, officials say.
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Iraq results point to tight race

Friday, March 12th 2010, 7:03

First results from Iraq's election suggest a tight contest may be developing between PM Nouri Maliki and main rival Iyad Allawi.
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Iraq election voter turnout '62%'

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 10:20

The voter turnout in Iraq's parliamentary election was 62%, officials say, despite attacks that killed 38 people.
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Votes being counted in Iraq poll

Monday, March 8th 2010, 9:45

First results are not expected for several days, but PM Nouri Maliki appears to be establishing a lead, officials say.
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Obama hails Iraq vote 'milestone'

Sunday, March 7th 2010, 22:54
related countries: United States United States

The US president praises the courage of voters as Iraq completes its election despite several bloody attacks.
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Iraq poll hit by deadly attacks

Sunday, March 7th 2010, 21:04

Polls close in Iraq's second general election since the 2003 invasion, with a steady turnout despite at least 35 people killed in attacks.
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Simpson on Iraq

Sunday, March 7th 2010, 19:52

Election can be seen as a success, despite violence
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What will the Iraq elections achieve?

Sunday, March 7th 2010, 4:54

Polls have closed in the second election since Saddam Hussein's fall. Will this poll bring change?
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Rove regrets weak defence of Bush

Sunday, March 7th 2010, 1:55

Strategist Karl Rove says he regrets not doing more to reject claims his boss President George W Bush lied about WMDs in Iraq.
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Brown sees troops in Afghanistan

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 20:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown visits British troops in Afghanistan amid a growing row over his evidence to the Iraq war inquiry.
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New Kurdish party to challenge polls

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 12:48

Jim Muir reports on the new Kurdish party that has emerged in northern Iraq to mount a challenge in the third general election since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003.
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PM's Iraq evidence 'disingenuous'

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 10:53

Former defence chiefs challenge Gordon Brown's claim at the Iraq inquiry that no military request for equipment was turned down.
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Baghdad diary

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 8:24

Three generations reflect on life in the unpredictable city
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Deadly Iraq car bomb hits Najaf

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 8:15

A car bomb in Iraq's holy city of Najaf kills at least three people on the eve of tense parliamentary elections, officials say.
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Iraq president 'to retain post'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 22:29

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani tells the BBC he expects to retain his position in Sunday's general election.
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Iraq war was 'right', says Brown

Friday, March 5th 2010, 16:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown will give evidence at the Iraq war inquiry later about his role in the events that led to invasion.
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