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VIDEO: Blair: Life in Iraq not as I hoped

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 11:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair tells Newsnight's Kirsty Wark that a decade on from the invasion of Iraq big problems remain in the country.
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Baghdad hit by deadly bomb blasts

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 15:51
related places: Baghdad

Several car bombs explode in mainly Shia areas in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 21 people and injuring scores more, officials say.
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Top Iraq intelligence man killed

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 12:50
related places: Mosul

The head of Iraq's intelligence academy, Ali Aouni, and two bodyguards die in a suicide attack in the northern town of Tal Afar, police say.
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Attack on Iranian exile camp in Iraq

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 9:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Five people are killed in an attack on a camp in central Iraq housing members of the People's Mujahideen Organisation of Iran, officials say.
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Dozens killed in Iraq bomb attacks

Friday, February 8th 2013, 14:24
related places: Baghdad

At least 33 people are killed and about 100 injured in a spate of car bombings in mainly Shia areas of Iraq, local officials say.
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Sniper accused's psychiatric care

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 18:02
related countries: United States United States

An Iraq war veteran charged with murdering an ex-US Navy Seal sniper received psychiatric care in recent months, police records show.
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Sniper accused zapped by stun gun

Monday, February 4th 2013, 20:32
related countries: United States United States

An Iraq war veteran charged with murdering an ex-US Navy Seal sniper is restrained in his cell after becoming aggressive, say officials.
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New bomb attack in Iraq kills 19

Monday, February 4th 2013, 13:47

At least 19 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack in central Iraq aimed at pro-government militia, officials say.
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Charges over US sniper's murder

Monday, February 4th 2013, 9:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

An Iraqi war veteran is charged with murdering famed ex-US Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle and his neighbour at a shooting range in Texas.
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Deadliest US sniper is shot dead

Monday, February 4th 2013, 7:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

A 25-year-old Iraq veteran is charged with the murder of Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in US history, who was killed at a Texas shooting range.
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VIDEO: American Sniper author shot dead

Monday, February 4th 2013, 6:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Iraq veteran and ex-US Navy seal Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in US history, has been shot dead on a Texas shooting range, reports say.
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VIDEO: Many dead in Iraq police HQ blast

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 16:28

At least 16 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in a suicide attack in northern Iraq.
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Iraqi mobile firm raises $1.3bn

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 15:47

The Iraqi mobile phone operator Asiacell raises $1.3bn (£828m) on the Iraq stock market, doubling the value of the companies listed there.
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'Many die' in Iraq police attack

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 10:56
related places: Kirkuk

At least 16 people are killed as a police headquarters in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk is attacked by a suicide bomber and gunmen, medical sources say.
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US jails Iraqis in terror case

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 2:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kentucky

An Iraqi man receives life in prison after pleading guilty to terror charges in Kentucky, hours after his co-defendant receives a lesser sentence.
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VIDEO: Soldier has double arm transplant

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 23:45
related countries: United States United States

Brendan Marrocco he first American soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant.
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Double arm transplant for soldier

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 21:24
related countries: United States United States

The first US soldier to survive losing four limbs in Iraq says he is looking forward to swimming and driving after receiving a double arm transplant.
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Iraqis claim UK forces 'brutality'

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 15:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Allegations UK troops carried out "terrifying acts of brutality" against Iraqi civilians are made in the High Court as nearly 200 Iraqis seek a public inquiry.
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Sunnis rally at Fallujah funerals

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 22:08

Thousands of mourners gathered in the Iraqi city of Fallujah on Saturday at the funerals of Sunni protestors killed by army troops a day earlier.
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Iraq Sunnis threaten army attacks

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 2:08

Sunni leaders threaten to launch attacks against the army in the western Iraqi province of Anbar after five protesters were shot dead in Fallujah.
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Iraqi troops kill five protesters

Friday, January 25th 2013, 15:01

Iraqi soldiers open fire on anti-government protesters in the city of Fallujah, killing at least five and wounding 60 others, officials say.
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Many dead in Iraqi mosque bomb

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 17:56

At least 23 people are killed by a suicide bomber targeting a funeral being held at a Shia mosque in the Iraqi village of Tuz Khurmato, police say.
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Deadly car bombings strike Iraq

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 13:25
related places: Baghdad

Car bombs in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, have killed at least 17 people and wounded dozens more, police say.
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Kurds mass for PKK women funerals

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 15:38
related countries: France France, Turkey Turkey
related places: Paris

Kurds in south-east Turkey pour onto the streets for the funerals of three Kurdish activists killed in Paris.
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Iraq bombings hit Shia pilgrims

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 10:36

A series of bomb attacks across Iraq has killed at least 12 people, most of them Shia pilgrims, officials say.
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Iraq admits prison system errors

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 16:44

Iraq's prisons tarnished by miscarriages of justice
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Suicide bombing kills 10 in Iraq

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 9:05

At least 10 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a bomb attack on a Kurdish political office in the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, officials say.
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Iraqi MP killed by suicide bomber

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 14:51

A suicide bomber kills a Sunni member of Iraq's parliament, Eifan Saadoun al-Issawi, along with at least two bodyguards in Fallujah, officials say.
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Hundreds of Iraqi prisoners freed

Monday, January 14th 2013, 17:33

Iraqi authorities release 175 prisoners, in an apparent concession to Sunni protesters demonstrating against the Shia-led government.
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Putting the welcome mat out in Baghdad

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 0:42
related places: Baghdad

Baghdad vies to be a conference capital
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Iraqi Sunnis stage more protests

Friday, January 4th 2013, 17:20
related places: Baghdad

Thousands of Sunni Muslims demonstrate in Baghdad and the west of Iraq in the latest in two weeks of protests against the government.
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Bomb kills Shia pilgrims in Iraq

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 16:41
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb kills at least 20 Shia Muslim pilgrims and injures others in the Iraqi town of Musayyib, south of the capital Baghdad, officials say.
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Protests against Maliki engulf western Iraq

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 11:49

New Sunni protest movement challenges Iraq's political order
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Deadly blasts hit Iraqi cities

Monday, December 31st 2012, 14:41

At least 22 people have been killed - and many more injured - in a series of explosions across Iraq, officials say.
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Detainee death doctor struck off

Friday, December 21st 2012, 12:22

A former Army doctor is struck off the medical register after his misconduct over the death of Iraqi detainee Baha Mousa in 2003.
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Iraq minister denounces arrests

Friday, December 21st 2012, 12:17

Iraq's Sunni finance minister condemns raids on his home and office, as 10 of his bodyguards are reportedly accused of terrorism-related offences.
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Sick Iraq leader 'to go abroad'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 15:38
related countries: Germany Germany

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani will be flown to Germany for further treatment, officials say, after reportedly suffered a stroke.
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Iraq leader's health 'improving'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 12:03

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is responding well to treatment in hospital, officials say, two days after reportedly suffering a stroke.
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VIDEO: 'There is no life without your parents'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 6:32

Nearly a decade of war and sectarian violence has left Iraq with many orphans and little infrastructure to care for them.
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Iraq President Talabani 'in coma'

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 16:16
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is said to be in a coma in hospital after officials and media reported he had suffered a stroke.
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North Iraq bomb attacks kill 25

Monday, December 17th 2012, 16:54

At least 25 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a series of bomb blasts in northern Iraq, officials say.
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Iraq doctor acted 'dishonestly'

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 16:46

A former army medic is found guilty of misleading and dishonest conduct after the death of Iraqi detainee Baha Mousa in 2003.
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Iraqis held as Hague camp cleared

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 17:41

Dozens of Iraqi refugees are forcibly removed from a camp in the centre of The Hague, after losing a legal battle to stay in their tents.
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Deadly blasts target Iraqi Shias

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 15:08
related places: Baghdad

At least 33 people are killed in bomb attacks on predominantly Shia Muslim cities south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
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Iraq conflict: Crisis of an orphaned generation

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 0:06

Conflict that has robbed children of parents spawns crisis in Iraq
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Deadly Baghdad bombs target Shia

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 17:18
related places: Baghdad

At least 19 people have been killed in the Iraqi capital Baghdad in three separate bomb attacks in predominantly Shia areas, police say.
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VIDEO: Iraq's sectarian war goes on

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 9:31
related countries: Syria Syria

The Free Syrian Army, the main armed rebel group fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is supported by the Free Iraqi Army who aim to end Shia expansion.
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Iraqis locked in rival sectarian narratives

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 1:53

Real and imagined sectarian splits divide Iraq
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Syrian rebels 'capture airport'

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 4:48
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

Syrian rebels say they have captured an airport near the Iraqi border, as France says it will install a new ambassador from the opposition.
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Series of deadly bombings in Iraq

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 12:38

At least 17 people are killed and dozens more wounded in a series of bombings across Iraq, on the eve of the Islamic festival of Muharram.
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Judges to consider damages ruling

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 17:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's most senior judges are to decide whether relatives of British soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the government for damages under human rights law.
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Iraq cancels Russian arms deal

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 12:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Iraq has cancelled a $4.2bn deal to buy arms from Russia because of concerns about "corruption", an Iraqi government advisor says.
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Blast kills 27 at Iraq army base

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 18:16
related places: Baghdad

At least 27 people have been killed by a car bomb that exploded at the entrance to an Iraqi army base near Baghdad, police and medics say.
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Iraqi immigrants in Dutch limbo

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 7:52
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Iraqi refugees defy orders to leave The Hague
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VIDEO: Iraqi refugees flee Syrian conflict

Monday, October 29th 2012, 22:21
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

Many families that sought sanctuary in Syria are back in Baghdad after escaping for their lives a second time.
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Life of danger for Iraq's returning refugees

Monday, October 29th 2012, 13:54

Extreme danger continues to haunt Iraq's returning refugees
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Dozens killed in Iraq Eid attacks

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 20:16

At least 30 people are killed in a series of bomb and gun attacks in Iraq, primarily aimed at Shia Muslims and coinciding with the Eid al-Adha holiday.
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Kurds seek UK 'genocide' backing

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 17:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraqi Kurds in Britain begin a campaign for the mass murder of their people in Iraq in the late-1980s to be formally recognised as genocide.
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Nine killed in Baghdad attacks

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 15:35
related places: Baghdad

At least nine people have been killed in car bomb and mortar attacks in predominantly Shia districts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.
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Eleven killed in attacks in Iraq

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 16:04

At least 11 people are killed and about 48 injured in bomb blasts and shootings in Iraq, local officials say.
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Canadian to face US extradition

Friday, October 19th 2012, 23:42
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

A Iraq-born Canadian citizen should be extradited to the US on charges he was linked to at least two deadly suicide bombings in Iraq, a judge rules.
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Soldiers' families can sue MoD

Friday, October 19th 2012, 11:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Court of Appeal says the families of two UK soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the Ministry of Defence for negligence.
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Britain to close Basra consulate

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 4:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is preparing to announce the closure of its full consulate in Iraq's second city, the BBC understands.
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Six killed in north Iraq violence

Monday, October 15th 2012, 10:30

At least six people have been killed in a series of gun and bomb attacks targeting security forces in northern Iraq, officials say.
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Russia revives arms sales to Iraq

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 19:47
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Iraq signs contracts to buy Russian arms worth $4.2bn this year, making Moscow its second-biggest supplier, Russian media report.
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Iraq executes 11 despite outcry

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 14:12
related places: Baghdad

Iraq executes 11 people in a single day, despite widespread international condemnation of Baghdad's use of the death penalty.
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September deadly month for Iraq

Monday, October 1st 2012, 14:13

Some 365 people were killed in Iraq during September, the country's deadliest month for more than two years, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Dozens killed in multiple Iraq blasts

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 17:40
related places: Baghdad

At least 24 people have been killed in Iraq as car bomb attacks targeted security forces and Shia pilgrims around the capital Baghdad, according to local police.
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Deadly bomb blasts strike Iraq

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 16:22

At least 32 people are killed in Iraq as car-bomb attacks target security forces and Shia pilgrims around the country, police say.
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Scores freed in Iraq jail raid

Friday, September 28th 2012, 11:12
related places: Tikrit

Militants storm a prison in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, killing at least 12 guards and freeing about 90 inmates, reportedly including al-Qaeda members.
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VIDEO: Iraq's female weightlifting hopefuls

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 17:55
related countries: Morocco Morocco
related places: Rabat

Iraq's first ever female national weightlifting team is training for the upcoming Arab weightlifting championships in the Moroccan capital Rabat
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