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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 merger forms big Shia bloc

Friday, June 11th 2010, 12:51

Iraq's two main Shia political groupings merge to form the biggest alliance in the new parliament.
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UK troops join 'toxic' lawsuit

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 16:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

British soldiers are suing a US defence firm, accusing it of exposing them to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals in Iraq.
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Iraq attacks target Sunni militia

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 8:57

A string of bomb and shooting attacks on an anti-insurgent militia leaves at least 11 dead across Iraq.
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Ex-UK Army chief due at Mousa probe

Monday, June 7th 2010, 6:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The former head of the British Army is due to give evidence at a public inquiry into the death of an Iraqi civilian.
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Iraq's al-Qaeda leaders 'removed'

Friday, June 4th 2010, 21:24
related countries: United States United States

About 80% of al-Qaeda's leaders in Iraq have been captured or killed in the past three months, says the country's top US chief.
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Squaring circles

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 14:58

What now in Iraq as poll results are approved?
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Iraq supreme court confirms poll

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 10:39

Iraq's highest court confirms the results of the March election almost three months after the polls closed.
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Bremer quizzed by UK Iraq inquiry

Friday, May 28th 2010, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Saddam

British officials backed the post war purge of Saddam-era officials, former US administrator Paul Bremer tells the Iraq inquiry.
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Iraqi Airways declared bankrupt

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 7:18

The Iraqi government says it plans to close the state-owned Iraqi Airways after declaring it bankrupt.
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Iraqi Airways drops routes

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 0:24
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, Sweden Sweden, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Iraqi Airways drops flights to London and Sweden after a row with Kuwait over reparations, and the airline may be wound up.
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US soldier in Facebook video row

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 20:10
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier is investigated by the Army for posting a Facebook video in which smiling Iraqi children are taunted.
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Baghdad thieves kill 14 in raids

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 14:28
related places: Baghdad

Armed robbers kill 14 people in a mass raid on jewellery shops in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.
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US Afghan troops 'near 100,000'

Monday, May 24th 2010, 22:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

There are more US troops in Afghanistan than Iraq for the first time since Saddam Hussein was toppled in 2003, officials say.
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Iraqi lawmaker shot dead in Mosul

Monday, May 24th 2010, 19:43
related places: Mosul

An Iraqi MP from the secular Iraqiya bloc is shot and killed by gunmen in the northern city of Mosul.
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Shattered city

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 19:20
related places: Baghdad

A glazier in war-torn Baghdad is rarely short of work
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Iraqi car bomb toll rises to 30

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 10:24

The death toll from a car bomb which exploded at a market in Iraq's northern Diyala province, rises to 30, officials say.
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Car bomb in central Iraq kills 23

Friday, May 21st 2010, 22:46

A car bomb explodes at a market in Iraq's northern Diyala province, killing at least 23 people, police say.
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Turkish jets bomb rebels in Iraq

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 15:52
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish jets bomb Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, in the first such attack in more than a year.
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Baghdad election results upheld

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 15:42
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's electoral commission upholds parliamentary election results in and around Baghdad after a partial recount.
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'No fraud' as Iraq recount ends

Friday, May 14th 2010, 21:20

More than two months after Iraq's parliamentary polls, the electoral commission reports no cases of fraud in a partial recount.
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Deadly bombing hits Iraqi stadium

Friday, May 14th 2010, 20:59

At least 10 people are killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack at a football match in northern Iraq, police say.
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Seven killed in Baghdad car bomb

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 22:51
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi officials say seven people have died and 20 more have been hurt in a car bomb outside a cafe in Baghdad.
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Iraq attacks kill more than 100

Monday, May 10th 2010, 19:36

At least 100 people, including more than 45 factory workers, are killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Iraq.
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Seeking 'normal life' in Baghdad

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 10:46
related places: Baghdad

A club in a hidden corner of Baghdad provides Gabriel Gatehouse with an echo of the way things used to be.
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Chaotic start

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 15:29
related places: Baghdad

The recount of votes begins in Baghdad
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Iraqi election recount under way

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 8:07
related places: Baghdad

A manual recount of votes in Iraq's capital Baghdad gets under way, threatening new delays and change to the overall result.
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Baghdad recount as bomb strikes

Friday, April 30th 2010, 6:44

A car bomb in the Iraqi capital kills eight people, as officials say a vote recount in the city could take three weeks.
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Policemen killed in Iraq blasts

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 17:04
related places: Baghdad

At least five people die in bombings at a police checkpoint in Baghdad, days after a series of blasts killed dozens.
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'Torture' at secret Baghdad jail

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 5:48
related places: Baghdad

Torture, including electric shocks and sexual abuse, was carried out at a secret jail in Baghdad, Human Rights Watch says.
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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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