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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.

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Iraq: news

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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Adventure holidays

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 9:17

Can eco-tourism flourish in northern Iraq?
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Would you holiday in Iraq?

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 8:50

It may not be the first place you think of when planning a holiday, but Iraq is trying to lure back the tourists.
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Artefacts restored to Iraqi museum

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 5:46

More than 600 artefacts have been returned to the Iraqi National Museum, nearly two years after they went missing.
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Iraq artefacts found in PM office

Monday, September 20th 2010, 21:26

Hundreds of missing historical relics are returned to the Iraqi National Museum after being found in the prime minister's office.
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Twin blasts in Baghdad 'kill 23'

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 10:15
related places: Baghdad

At least 23 people have been killed and 100 injured in two large, near-simultaneous explosions in Baghdad on Sunday morning, officials say.
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Government in two months - Allawi

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 11:13
related places: `Allawi

Former Iraqi prime minister Ayad Allawi speaks to Kirsty Wark about the political vacuum in Iraq following March elections and how he hopes talks will lead to a new government by November.
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Roadside bomb kills Iraq soldiers

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 10:47
related places: Mosul

Nine Iraqi soldiers are killed and six more injured by a roadside bomb on the outskirts of the northern city of Mosul, police say.
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Briton in jail in Iraq - Amnesty

Monday, September 13th 2010, 16:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man is among tens of thousands of people imprisoned without charge in Iraq, according to an Amnesty International report.
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Mandela 'blasted Blair over war'

Monday, September 13th 2010, 3:43

Nelson Mandela made a furious phone call to the Cabinet against the Iraq invasion, says shadow Welsh secretary Peter Hain.
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Journalists killed for their craft in Iraq

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 4:00
related countries: France France, United States United States

More than 200 journalists and media workers have been killed in Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003, according to French report.
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Targeting reporters

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 1:06

Freedom of press in Iraq comes at deadly cost
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Al-Qaeda men escape Baghdad jail

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 21:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Four prisoners with ties to al-Qaeda have escaped from the US-controlled section of Baghdad's Karkh prison, US officials say.
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Bombed Iraqi car displayed in UK

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 15:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad, London

A car salvaged from the 2007 bombing of a historic Baghdad street book market in Baghdad, is going on display at the Imperial War Museum in London.
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American soldiers killed in Iraq

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 19:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Two US soldiers are killed in northern Iraq, the first US military deaths since Washington last month declared an end to combat operations in Iraq.
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Gunmen kill Iraqi TV presenter

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 14:20
related places: Baghdad, Saray

Prominent al-Iraqiya TV presenter Riad al-Saray is shot dead in Baghdad by unknown attackers.
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Political void 'threatens Iraq'

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 12:26

Six months after Iraq's parliamentary elections, a minister warns that the political deadlock is damaging the security situation in the country.
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Iraq's six-month political stalemate

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 5:55

Six months on from the declaration of a hung parliament in Iraq's election, there is still no new government.
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US troops summoned in Iraq attack

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 18:25
related places: Baghdad

US troops are called in to help Iraqi forces battle insurgents behind a deadly attack on an Iraqi army base in Baghdad, security officials tell the BBC.
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The military 'junk' left in Iraq

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 3:13
related countries: United States United States

Thousands of tonnes of US military equipment have been moved out of Iraq but plenty has been left behind - and not just for the troops who remain there.
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Ex-army head attacks Labour PMs

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 23:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former head of the Army Gen Sir Richard Dannatt accuses Tony Blair and Gordon Brown of letting down British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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On the cards

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 17:30

Where are Iraq's "most wanted" now?
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Obama hails US operation in Iraq

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 15:11
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama hails the end of US combat operations in Iraq, saying the US has paid "a huge price" to "put Iraq's future in its people's hands".
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Handover marks 'new chapter' for Iraq

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 14:00
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden has spoken at a ceremony marking the end of US combat operations in Iraq.
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Obama on end of US combat in Iraq

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 0:49
related countries: United States United States

President Obama has addressed the American people to announce the end to the US combat mission in Iraq
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US Army packs up Iraq equipment

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 15:58
related countries: United States United States

The equipment which has been vital to the US Army during its campaign in Iraq is being shipped out of the country as the operation comes to an end.
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Iraq PM hails US troop withdrawal

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 11:24
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's prime minister says the country is now "independent", hours before US combat operations are due to end officially.
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Inside Iraq base for 'forgotten' troops

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 10:34
related countries: United States United States

The US troops who are staying behind in Iraq talk about their new role in the country
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Shrunken superpower

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 9:10
related countries: United States United States

US appears diminished after imperial adventure in Iraq
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'It's time for us to go'

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 5:24
related countries: United States United States

After seven and a half years, the American military's combat mission in Iraq formally ends on Tuesday.
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Biden in Iraq for mission change

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 0:44
related countries: United States United States

US Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Iraq ahead of the official end of the US combat mission there at midnight on Tuesday.
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'Invisible wounds'

Monday, August 30th 2010, 21:01
related countries: United States United States

Pleasure and pain for US soldiers returning from Iraq
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Bittersweet memories

Monday, August 30th 2010, 11:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Life

Life in Iraq during the US occupation
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Rebuilding Iraq's Air Force

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 18:20
related countries: United States United States

US pilots help Iraq develop its new Air Force
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Counting the cost

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 6:30

Key figures from seven years of conflict in Iraq
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In pictures

Saturday, August 28th 2010, 11:22

The story of the last seven years of war in Iraq
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Withdrawal symptoms

Friday, August 27th 2010, 17:00
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi views on the US troop withdrawal and their future
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Staying power

Friday, August 27th 2010, 12:20
related countries: United States United States

Paul Bremer on why US 'must not walk away from Iraq'
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Call for Iraq death count inquiry

Friday, August 27th 2010, 1:07

A full judicial inquiry into all those killed in the war in Iraq should be held, a campaign group says.
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Stolen treasure

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 14:24

Experts warn Iraq 'bleeding antiquities' as instability continues
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Wave of deadly bombings in Iraq

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 14:59

Dozens of people are killed in a series of bomb attacks across Iraq, as a deadline approaches for the formal end of US combat operations.
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Wounded platoon

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 9:56
related countries: United States United States

The US soldiers struggling to stop killing after Iraq
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US troops in Iraq 'below 50,000'

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 9:34
related countries: United States United States

The US military says the number of its troops in Iraq is already below the 31 August target of 50,000, when US combat operations are due to end.
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Arrests over Iraqi police deaths

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 14:36
related places: Baghdad

The Iraqi police have broken up an alleged al-Qaeda gang whose members have been killing traffic police in Baghdad, officials say.
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Dr Kelly death 'textbook suicide'

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 16:27

The pathologist who conducted the post-mortem examination on Iraq weapons expert David Kelly says it was a "textbook case" of suicide, amid fresh controversy over his death.
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Last US combat brigade exits Iraq

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 18:13
related countries: United States United States

The last US combat brigade in Iraq has left the country, seven years after the US-led invasion.
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Last US combat brigade exits Iraq

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 17:56
related countries: United States United States

The last American combat brigade in Iraq leaves the country, two weeks ahead of a deadline for an end to the US combat mission.
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'Darkest hour' in the Iraq war

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 9:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Time

Time magazine journalist Jim Frederick describes the sequence of events which led to four US soldiers committing a war atrocity in Iraq in 2006
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Iraq bomb 'won't stop democracy'

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 21:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad, White House

Iraq's transition to democracy and the US withdrawal will not be derailed by the deadly bombing in Baghdad, says the White House.
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