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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

US troops leave anxious Iraqi cities

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 11:22
related countries: United States United States

As the US withdraws troops from cities and towns in Iraq, Jim Muir finds Iraqis facing an uncertain future.
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New bomb blast at Baghdad market

Friday, June 26th 2009, 10:14
related places: Baghdad

At least 11 people are killed and more than 40 wounded in a new bomb attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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Iraq rocked by more bomb attacks

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 14:21
related countries: United States United States

At least six people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Iraq, just days before US troops are due to leave Iraqi cities.
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Baghdad market bomb kills scores

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 4:02
related places: Baghdad

A blast at a market in Baghdad's Sadr City kills nearly 70 people, six days before US troops are due to leave Iraqi cities.
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Iraqi Kurds launch poll campaign

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 10:11

Campaigning gets under way in Iraq's Kurdish north, one month ahead of elections for its semi-autonomous parliament.
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Iraq hit by fresh wave of attacks

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 19:51
related countries: United States United States

Bomb attacks across Iraq kill at least 29 people, days before US troops are due to pull out of Iraqi cities.
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Plea from Iraq hostages' families

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 17:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Families of the UK hostages held in Iraq speak of their "profound grief" that two are dead and call for the others to be freed.
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Two dead British hostages named

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 20:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two bodies handed over in Iraq are identified as missing British security guards Jason Swindlehurst and Jason Creswell.
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Iraqi bombing death toll climbs

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 12:50

The death toll from the deadliest attack in Iraq for more than a year has risen to at least 72, security officials say.
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UK forensic tests on Iraq bodies

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 7:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tests are carried out on two bodies handed over to the UK by Iraqi officials to see if they are those of Britons seized in 2007.
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'Many dead' in Iraq truck bombing

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 21:48
related places: Kirkuk

At least 64 people have been killed by a suicide truck bomb attack in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, Iraqi police say.
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Fear Iraq bodies are UK hostages

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 19:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two bodies feared to be those of British hostages held in Iraq have been handed to authorities, the UK's foreign secretary says.
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The hero who casts a long shadow

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 10:40
related countries: United States United States

James Coomarasamy hears how one US couple are coping with their son's death, two years after he was killed in Iraq.
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Iraq karate coach shot and killed

Friday, June 19th 2009, 17:35
related places: Mosul

The coach of the Iraq's national karate team is shot dead by gunmen in the northern city of Mosul, Iraqi police say.
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Iraq Sunni leader assassinated

Friday, June 12th 2009, 14:57
related places: Baghdad

The head Iraq's main Sunni parliamentary bloc is killed at a mosque in Baghdad, leaving at least four others dead.
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Iraq frees three US contractors

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 8:54
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi police release three of the five US men who were held in connection with the killing of a fellow American last month.
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Deadly blast hits southern Iraq

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 11:40

A car bomb kills at least 28 people in southern Iraq, just weeks before US troops are due to withdraw from city centres.
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Bomb 'kills seven' in Baghdad

Monday, June 8th 2009, 7:20
related places: Baghdad

Seven people have been killed and 24 wounded in a bomb attack on a minibus in southern Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
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US contractors held over Iraq death

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 17:18
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi police arrest five Americans in connection with the killing of a fellow American last month, Iraqi officials say.
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Briton fined over Iraq oil scam

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 1:28
related countries: United States United States

A businessman avoids jail for his role in a scheme involving illegal payments to Saddam Hussein's regime.
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Bomb in Baghdad cafe kills nine

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 10:53
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi officials say a bomb exploded in south-west Baghdad on Wednesday evening, killing nine people and injuring others.
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Man jailed for killing aid worker

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 16:28

A member of the gang that kidnapped and murdered aid worker Margaret Hassan in Iraq in 2004 is jailed for life.
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US deaths in Iraq rise sharply

Monday, June 1st 2009, 10:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

US military confirms 24 service personnel were killed in Iraq in May, the highest total since September 2008.
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Plane arrest for ex-Iraq minister

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 12:56
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's ex-trade minister has been arrested at Baghdad airport on corruption charges after trying to leave the country, officials say.
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Funeral for Iraq football legend

Friday, May 29th 2009, 14:40
related places: Baghdad

Revered Iraqi footballer and coach Emmanuel Baba Dawud is buried at Baghdad's football stadium.
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New appeal over kidnapped Britons

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 21:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five British men held hostage in Iraq for almost two years should be immediately released, the foreign secretary says.
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Iraq to arrest 1,000 'corrupt' officials

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 15:46

Iraq's anti-corruption watchdog says arrest warrants have been issued for some 1,000 allegedly corrupt officials.
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Three die in US Iraq convoy bombing

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 16:07
related countries: United States United States

A soldier and two civilians working for the US are killed when a roadside bomb explodes near their convoy in Iraq, the military says.
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Iraq minister quits over corruption

Monday, May 25th 2009, 15:48

Iraq's PM accepts the resignation of his trade minister, Abdul Falah Sudani amid allegations of departmental corruption.
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Iraq soldier deaths trial resumes

Monday, May 25th 2009, 13:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A trial resumes in Baghdad of two former Ba'ath party officials accused of the murder of two British soldiers six years ago.
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US soldier spared death penalty

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 22:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kentucky

A former US soldier convicted of rape and murder in Iraq is spared the death penalty by a jury in the state of Kentucky.
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Spain revives US army murder case

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 14:24
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States

A Spanish judge reinstates charges against three US soldiers over the killing of a cameraman in the Iraq war.
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Deadly bombings hit Iraqi cities

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 12:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kirkuk

At least 23 people, including three US soldiers, are killed in deadly bombings in the Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Kirkuk.
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Car bomb kills dozens in Baghdad

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 19:33
related places: Baghdad

At least 34 people are killed by a large car bomb in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police say.
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Rumsfeld 'Bible texts' criticised

Monday, May 18th 2009, 21:50
related countries: United States United States

Ex-US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is reported to have allowed Bible verses to be put on his briefings during the Iraq War.
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Iraq sets general election date

Monday, May 18th 2009, 13:49

Iraq will hold a general election on 30 January next year, officials say, the second since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
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Corruption reigns

Monday, May 18th 2009, 13:45

Iraqi report details government corruption
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Iraq deal to revive gas pipeline

Sunday, May 17th 2009, 10:45

A consortium of oil companies plans to revive a project to supply gas from Iraq's Kurdish region to Europe.
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Ghosts of Amman bring back memories

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 11:04
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait
related places: `Amman

A visit to the Marriott hotel in Amman reminds Jeremy Bowen of his first big break, as a young journalist covering the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
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RAF ending 19-year Iraq mission

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 7:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK air force personnel are leaving Iraq after 19 years of operations in the Gulf that began with the 1990 Gulf War.
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Fragile gains

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 8:56
related countries: United States United States

Baghdad Sunnis miss out on new US and Iraqi optimism
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US soldier charged with murders

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 21:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A US soldier is charged with five counts of murder a day after a shooting at a clinic in a Baghdad army base.
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Suicide bombing in northern Iraq

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 9:22
related places: Kirkuk

Six Iraqi police officers are killed by a suicide bomber in the northern city of Kirkuk.
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US soldier kills comrades in Iraq

Monday, May 11th 2009, 19:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A US soldier is under arrest after shooting dead five of his compatriots at a military base in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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US soldiers 'killed in Iraq base'

Monday, May 11th 2009, 13:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Five US soldiers have been shot dead at a military base in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the US military says.
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Concrete divisions

Monday, May 11th 2009, 10:58

Iraqi views on living with the capital's concrete barriers
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Iraqis tried for UK troop deaths

Monday, May 11th 2009, 9:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Two Iraqis go on trial in Baghdad accused of murdering two British soldiers during the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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Iraq bomb kills Sunni militiaman

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 13:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A leading figure in a US-allied militia has been killed by a roadside bomb in Taji, north of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Iraq arrests minister's brother

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 19:20

A brother of Iraq's trade minister is arrested on suspicion of corruption as the prime minister condemns corruption.
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US ex-soldier guilty of Iraq rape

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 21:53
related countries: United States United States

A US jury finds a former US private guilty of the rape of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of her and her family.
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Blackwater Baghdad operations end

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 16:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Blackwater

The controversial US security company formerly known as Blackwater has ended its operations in Baghdad.
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Iraq urged to stop death penalty

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 18:08

The UN human rights office says Iraq should not use the death penalty as its justice system cannot guarantee fair trials.
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Deadly bombing in Baghdad market

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 15:43
related places: Baghdad

An explosion at a market in the south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad kills at least 10 people, say reports.
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Iran bus crash kills 28 pilgrims

Monday, May 4th 2009, 9:08
related countries: Iran Iran

At least 28 Iranian pilgrims are killed in a bus crash near the border with Iraq, state media say.
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Living in hiding

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 23:27

Iraqi interpreters say they still fear for their lives
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Reporting struggle

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 21:34

Pressures and risks hampering Iraqi journalists' work
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Sunni militia leader held in Iraq

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 17:39
related countries: United States United States

The head of a leading US-allied Sunni militia group in Iraq is arrested in a joint Iraqi-US operation.
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Uniformed Iraqi kills US soldiers

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 21:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mosul

A man wearing an Iraqi military uniform shoots dead two US soldiers and injures three others in the city of Mosul.
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Big rise in Iraq deaths in April

Friday, May 1st 2009, 22:46
related places: Baghdad

The government in Baghdad says 355 Iraqis were killed in April, making it the bloodiest month so far this year.
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Iraq cleric attends Turkey talks

Friday, May 1st 2009, 17:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr makes his first public appearance in two years, at talks in Turkey on Iraq's future.
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Three US servicemen die in Iraq

Friday, May 1st 2009, 9:00
related countries: United States United States

US military officials have confirmed the death of three servicemen, killed in fighting in Anbar province in western Iraq.
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Hidden crisis

Friday, May 1st 2009, 5:36

Undercover surgeons help Iraq's bomb victims
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