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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

Hunt for Hassan killer in Iraq

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 11:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hassan

An Iraqi court orders a search for a man accused of involvement in the murder of British aid worker Margaret Hassan, amid fears he has escaped.
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US lifts lid on WikiLeaks probe

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 10:50
related countries: United States United States

The US tells the BBC how it believes an alleged whistle-blower obtained classified diplomatic data while on an army base in Iraq.
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Hassan killer 'goes missing'

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 8:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The sister of Margaret Hassan, the British aid worker murdered in Iraq, claims the man found guilty of her murder has gone missing.
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Five killed in Iraq bomb attack

Friday, July 9th 2010, 11:55
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills at least five people at a Baghdad checkpoint in the latest of a string of attacks this week.
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Fresh bombings hit Iraq pilgrims

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 11:35
related places: Baghdad

At least five people are killed by bombs in Baghdad, taking the death toll from two days of attacks on Shia pilgrims to 45.
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Deadly bombings hit Iraq pilgrims

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 7:51
related places: Baghdad

More than 40 people are killed and 100 are wounded in a series of bomb attacks on Shia pilgrims in Baghdad, police say.
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US soldier charged for Iraq leaks

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 21:31
related countries: United States United States

The US military presses charges against a soldier suspected of sending video of a helicopter attack in Iraq to WikiLeaks.
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Biden urges Iraq parties to agree

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 21:33
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden urges Iraqi politicians to form a coalition soon, after months of government deadlock.
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Can Gen Petraeus win in Afghanistan?

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 10:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Gen David Petraeus has formally taken over command in Afghanistan. Will he repeat his Iraq success?
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Biden sees Iraq parties agreeing

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 2:07
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden says he is "optimistic" Iraqi politicians will form a coalition soon, after months of government deadlock.
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Biden in Iraq amid poll deadlock

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 16:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US Vice-President Joe Biden arrives in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi leaders, amid deadlock over the formation of a government.
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UK diplomat's Iraq 'discomfort'

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 12:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former top UK diplomat says he felt "very uncomfortable" about going to war in Iraq without United Nations backing.
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Eight killed in Iraq bomb attacks

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 11:04

Eight people are killed, including four policemen and a general, in a series of attacks around Iraq, officials say.
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Baghdad diary

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 14:12

Is electricity becoming a luxury for ordinary Iraqis?
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Deported Iraqis still detained

Saturday, June 26th 2010, 13:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

At least 10 Iraqi asylum seekers deported from the UK last week are still being held at Baghdad Airport.
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Party politics

Friday, June 25th 2010, 12:50

Glittering gathering reflects Iraqi election crisis
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Iraq electricity minister resigns

Monday, June 21st 2010, 21:09

Iraq's electricity minister says he will resign after violent protests in several cities over chronic power shortages.
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Iraq suicide bombing kills eight

Monday, June 21st 2010, 11:13

Eight people are killed in a suicide bombing at a market in the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat, police say.
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Twin Baghdad car bombings kill 26

Sunday, June 20th 2010, 14:16
related places: Baghdad

At least 26 people are killed in a twin car bombing in Baghdad, officials say, amid speculation banks may be a new target.
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Turkish troops 'killed by rebels'

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 16:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Ten Turkish soldiers have been killed in an attack by Kurdish rebels near the Iraqi border, reports say.
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One killed in Iraqi power protest

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 14:07

Iraqi police open fire during a protest against power cuts in the southern city of Basra, killing at least one demonstrator.
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Iraqi attacks leave fourteen dead

Friday, June 18th 2010, 23:40
related places: Baghdad

At least fourteen Iraqis are killed after car bombs in two northern cities and an ambush near the Syrian border.
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UK guards 'beat deported Iraqis'

Friday, June 18th 2010, 4:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraqi asylum seekers deported from the UK to Baghdad were beaten by guards during their removal, deportees tell the BBC.
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Turkey army 'attacks PKK in Iraq'

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 15:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish troops cross into northern Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish rebels and kill four militants, Turkish officials say.
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Call to ban Iraq female mutilation

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 10:54

Human Rights Watch calls on authorities in Kurdish areas of Iraq to ban the practice of female circumcision.
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Plan to deport Iraqis criticised

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 7:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Refugee agencies express concern over reported plans by the UK to deport about 50 Iraqi asylum seekers.
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New Iraqi parliament sworn in

Monday, June 14th 2010, 15:19

An new Iraqi parliament is sworn in, more than three months after inconclusive elections, but there is deadlock over a government.
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Gunmen attack Iraqi central bank

Sunday, June 13th 2010, 17:37
related places: Baghdad

An attack on the Iraqi Central Bank building in Baghdad killed 15 people and leaves more than 50 injured.
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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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