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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

Iraq backing for 'bomb detector'

Sunday, January 24th 2010, 14:29

Iraqi officials stand by a bomb detection device, despite a BBC inquiry in which experts said it was useless.
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Biden pledges Blackwater appeal

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 17:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

US Vice-President Joe Biden, in Baghdad, promises an appeal against the dismissal of the Blackwater manslaughter case.
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Biden seeks to ease Iraq poll row

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 14:07
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden holds talks in Iraq to try to mediate in a bitter row over disqualified election candidates.
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More names on Iraq election ban

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 11:44

Iraq's election commission says more names are likely to be added to a list of candidates banned from running on 7 March.
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Back pain 'is army's worst enemy'

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 5:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be withdrawn from the combat due to back or joint pain than war injuries, a study says.
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Iraq double murder case delayed

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 11:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The trial in Baghdad of a British man accused of killing two colleagues is adjourned.
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Hope and despair in northern Iraq

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 10:54

In Kurdish northern Iraq, signs of hope and stability are starting to show through the scars of war. But despite this, Treeva Fenwick finds that there are reasons why some feel life was better under Saddam Hussein.
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Coded Biblical references on army gunsights cause concern

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 15:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Coded references to biblical passages are inscribed on gunsights used by the US and British forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, it emerges.
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Shell signs Iraq oil field deal

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 14:28
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Oil giant Shell and Malaysia's state-run Petronas finalise a contract to develop Iraq's large Majnoon oil field.
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UK Iraq inquiry meets 'in private'

Friday, January 15th 2010, 23:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Iraq Inquiry met behind closed doors to hear from the general who ran UK operations in the conflict, it emerges.
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Iraqi body bars 500 candidates

Friday, January 15th 2010, 13:17

Iraq's election commission has barred around 500 candidates from running in national elections in March.
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Bombs shake Iraqi city of Najaf

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 17:33

Three bombs explode in the Iraqi city of Najaf, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens of others, security sources say.
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Death sentences for Iraq bombers

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 12:10
related places: Baghdad

A court in Baghdad sentences 11 Iraqis to death for their role in bombings that killed more than 100 people last August.
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Seven killed in Iraq truck bomb

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 15:19

Seven people die as a suicide bomber blows up a truck near a police station in western Iraq, security officials say.
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Campbell defends Iraq war dossier

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 18:16

Tony Blair's ex-spokesman Alastair Campbell says he defends "every word" of the September 2002 dossier on Iraq's weapons.
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Baghdad is gridlocked after raids

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 16:19
related places: Baghdad

Chaos in the Iraqi capital as security forces carry out a anti-terror raid, seizing explosives and making multiple arrests.
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Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 12:51
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch inquiry into the Iraq war says that military action was not justified by UN resolutions on Iraq.
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Ex-Blackwater men's murder charge

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 21:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

Two former Blackwater guards are charged with murder over the shooting of two Afghans in 2009.
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Iraq attack kills eight people

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 12:08
related places: Hit

Several people have been killed in a series of bomb attacks on the homes of police in the western Iraqi town of Hit, police say.
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Man linked to UK hostages 'freed'

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 19:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

There are conflicting reports about the release of Iraq's Shia militant leader of the group which seized five Britons in Baghdad in 2007.
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Blair criticised over Iraq war

Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 11:27

Former Prime Minister Sir John Major criticises Tony Blair's presentation of the case for the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
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Iraq hostage arrives back in UK

Friday, January 1st 2010, 18:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Freed British hostage Peter Moore arrives at RAF Brize Norton following his two-and-a-half year kidnap ordeal in Iraq.
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Iraq civilian death toll 'down'

Friday, January 1st 2010, 15:41

Violence against civilians in Iraq dropped dramatically in 2009, a report by an independent monitoring group says.
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Iraq 'regrets Blackwater move'

Friday, January 1st 2010, 14:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

Iraq angrily criticises the dismissal of charges against five guards from US security firm Blackwater accused of killing 17 civilians.
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Freed UK hostage tells of captivity

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 18:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Freed Briton Peter Moore says he was roughly treated after being kidnapped in Iraq but conditions improved in the last few months.
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Released hostage 'held in Iran'

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 12:46
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British hostage Peter Moore was held in Iran, a newspaper claims, but an Iraqi negotiator denies Iran was involved in the kidnap.
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Prisoner swap?

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 10:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Questions surround release of British hostage in Iraq
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UK hostage released alive in Iraq

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 21:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British hostage Peter Moore, who was held captive in Iraq for more than two-and-a-half years, has been freed.
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Iraq oil contract goes to Angola

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 15:54
related countries: Angola Angola

Angola's state-owned oil company, Sonangol, has signed a deal to produce oil in one of the most dangerous parts of Iraq.
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Iraqi governor hit in twin blasts

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 15:33
related places: Baghdad

At least 24 people die in two suicide blasts in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with the provincial governor wounded.
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Iraqi forces 'defuse nine bombs'

Monday, December 28th 2009, 4:59
related places: Karbala'

Iraqi police say they defused nine bombs in Karbala as hundreds of thousands of Shia Muslims gather for the Ashura festival.
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Shia pilgrims flock to Iraqi city

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 7:54
related places: Karbala'

Hundreds of thousands of Shia Muslims gather in the Iraqi city of Karbala for the climax of Ashura, amid tight security.
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Iraqi Christians

Friday, December 25th 2009, 13:13

Many have left, but some are now returning
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Iraqi bomb blasts leave 23 dead

Thursday, December 24th 2009, 15:06

At least five people are killed and 20 wounded in a twin car bomb blast in a bus station in the Iraqi town of Hilla.
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Iraqi gas victims sue for damages

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 15:15
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A court in the Netherlands is hearing a suit by Kurdish victims of 1988 poison gas attacks in northern Iraq.
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US alarm at Iran's Iraq incursion

Sunday, December 20th 2009, 1:22
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: America

America's top military officer voices concern, after Iranian soldiers occupied an oil well in Iraq.
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US general defends pregnancy ban

Sunday, December 20th 2009, 1:00
related countries: United States United States

A US general in Iraq defends his decision to add pregnancy to reasons his soldiers can face a court martial.
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Iraq tells Iran to leave border

Saturday, December 19th 2009, 0:19
related countries: Iran Iran

Iraq demands the withdrawal of Iranian troops it says have crossed into Iraqi territory and taken control of an oil well.
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Iran troops 'seize Iraq oil well'

Friday, December 18th 2009, 17:14
related countries: Iran Iran

A group of Iranian troops has crossed the border with Iraq and taken control of an Iraqi oil well, reports say.
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Iraq rebels 'hack into US drones'

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 21:40
related countries: United States United States

Insurgents in Iraq have hacked into live video feeds from unmanned American drone aircraft, US media reports say.
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Iraq offers cash to find bombers

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 20:11

The Iraqi government is to offer a cash award for information revealing the location of suicide bomb factories.
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Afghans release Iraqi journalist

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 16:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Iraqi journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad and two Afghan reporters held hostage for six days in Afghanistan are released.
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Iraq cities rocked by car bombs

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 13:07
related places: Baghdad

A series of car bombings in Iraq kill at least eight people and wound scores in Baghdad and Mosul.
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Clinton urges Iran to free hikers

Monday, December 14th 2009, 16:50
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Tehran to free three US hikers facing trial in Iran after crossing into the country.
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Blair attacked for Iraq war claim

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 18:44

Critics attack Tony Blair, after he said he would have invaded Iraq even if he had known there were no weapons of mass destruction.
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Iraq eyes huge oil capacity rise

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 11:28

Iraq could produce 12m barrels of oil per day in 2015, the oil minister says, making it the world's second-largest producer.
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Blackwater denies covert CIA help

Friday, December 11th 2009, 17:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Blackwater

US security firm Blackwater denies a New York Times report that it took part in CIA raids in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Shell wins Iraq oil field rights

Friday, December 11th 2009, 16:59
related places: Baghdad

A consortium led by Shell wins the rights to develop Iraq's giant Majnoon oil field, and other contracts are awarded.
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Body count

Friday, December 11th 2009, 9:17

The politics of counting the Iraqi victims of violence
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Iraq PM 'blames rivals for lapse'

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 15:23
related places: Baghdad

The lack of security in Baghdad is down to political rows, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is quoted as saying to parliament.
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Al-Qaeda group claims Iraq attack

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 11:36
related places: Baghdad

A group affiliated to al-Qaeda claims that it carried out four bomb attacks in Baghdad that killed scores of people.
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Baghdad security commander fired

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 21:29
related places: Baghdad

The Iraqi PM has fired the head of Baghdad's security forces after bombings killed 127 people on Tuesday, reports say.
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'No quick success' in Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 17:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A top US general says military success in Afghanistan is likely to be slower than in Iraq after the troop surge there.
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Iraqi leaders face bombings anger

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 14:39

Iraqi MPs demand to grill top ministers over security after car bombings reported to have killed 127 people on Tuesday.
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Scores killed in Baghdad bombings

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 20:11
related places: Baghdad

A series of car bombings kills at least 127 people in Baghdad in what officials say is a bid to destabilise Iraq.
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UK spy chief tackled on Iraq WMD

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 17:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ex-spy chief Sir John Scarlett says there was "no conscious intention" to manipulate Iraq WMD intelligence.
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Deadly bombing at Baghdad school

Monday, December 7th 2009, 13:20
related places: Baghdad

A bomb blast has killed at least seven students, and injured 30, at a school in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, reports say.
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In pictures

Monday, December 7th 2009, 9:43
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Young refugees from Iraq explore a new life in Jordan
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New Iraqi election law approved

Monday, December 7th 2009, 2:53

Iraq's parliament unanimously approves a new electoral law, paving the way for elections early next year.
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Halabja son and mother reunited

Saturday, December 5th 2009, 20:33

A man who as a baby survived a chemical attack on the Iraqi Kurdish city Halabja in 1988 is reunited with his mother.
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Police chief dead in Iraq bombing

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 16:02
related places: Tikrit

A suicide bomber has killed a police chief and at least four others in the Iraqi town of Tikrit, police say.
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UN urges Iraqis to set vote date

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 23:01

The United Nations calls on Iraq's politicians to work together to set a final date for the country's elections.
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Iraq shoe thrower faces shoe-ing

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 23:39
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Paris

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former US President Bush is himself targeted by a shoe-throwing attack.
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Mysterious Saddam TV goes off air

Monday, November 30th 2009, 22:44

A mysterious TV channel dedicated to ex-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein drops off air three days after its launch.
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