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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

Deadly bus bombs hit Iraqi town

Monday, August 24th 2009, 20:57

At least 11 people have been killed in bomb attacks on two buses near the southern Iraqi town of Kut, police say.
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Iraqi 'bomber confession' aired

Monday, August 24th 2009, 10:31
related places: Baghdad

Iraq TV broadcasts what it says is the confession by a former policeman to recent devastating bombings in Baghdad.
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US names secret terror suspects

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 15:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US military starts notifying the Red Cross of terror suspects at secret detention camps in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Baghdad blasts 'were inside job'

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 15:35
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's foreign minister says the security forces may have colluded in this week's huge truck bombings in central Baghdad.
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Baghdad market struck by bombing

Friday, August 21st 2009, 10:56
related places: Baghdad

A lorry bomb explodes at the entrance to a market in Baghdad as officials meet to discuss the spike in violent attacks.
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Iraqi officials held over blasts

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 19:37
related places: Baghdad

Authorities in Baghdad detain 11 security officers on suspicion of negligence following attacks that killed at least 95 people.
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Iraqi PM orders security review

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 21:50
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's prime minister orders a security review after a series of bomb attacks in Baghdad leave at least 95 people dead.
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Blasts bring carnage to Baghdad

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 18:01
related places: Baghdad

At least 95 people are killed and more than 500 injured in a series of blasts in Baghdad, the deadliest attacks in months.
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Anti-gay attacks on rise in Iraq

Monday, August 17th 2009, 14:43

Gay Iraqis are being murdered in a brutal co-ordinated campaign involving militia forces, a rights group says.
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Iraq abandons nationwide census

Monday, August 17th 2009, 0:33

Iraq postpones indefinitely its nationwide census over fears that it could stoke ethnic and political tensions.
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Iraqi protest at media censorship

Friday, August 14th 2009, 22:15
related places: Baghdad

Some 200 Iraqi media workers protest in Baghdad at what they say is growing state interference in their work.
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Double suicide bombs in Iraq town

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 19:28

At least 21 people are killed and 30 injured by two suicide bombers at a crowded cafe in northern Iraq, police say.
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Iraqis ousted from Danish church

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 16:55
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

Danish police forcibly evict 17 Iraqi men who had sought refuge in a Copenhagen church to avoid repatriation.
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Car bombs kill eight in Baghdad

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 19:28
related places: Baghdad

At least eight people have been killed and many injured in two car bomb attacks in east Baghdad, Iraq, police say.
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'Illusion' of safety

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 9:57

Co-ordinated bombings raise fears across Iraq
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Bomb attacks in Iraq kill dozens

Monday, August 10th 2009, 15:21
related places: Baghdad, Mosul

Blasts in Baghdad and Mosul kill more than 40 people, in some of the deadliest attacks since a US pullout from Iraqi cities.
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Two foreign contractors killed in Iraq

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 19:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

A British man is arrested after another Briton and an Australian contractor die in a shooting in Baghdad's Green Zone.
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Iraqi bombers kill Shia Muslims

Friday, August 7th 2009, 16:31
related places: Karbala'

Bomb attacks targeting Iraq's Shia Muslims leave at least 36 dead on an important Shia religious festival.
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Baghdad blast walls to come down

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 18:22
related places: Baghdad

The Iraqi government announces that all blast walls will be removed from Baghdad within the next 40 days.
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Iran 'cannot confirm' US arrests

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 11:18
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran's Foreign Ministry says it can neither confirm or deny the arrest of three Americans after crossing from Iraq.
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Iraq 'suicide bomber', 16, jailed

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 18:16

A juvenile court in Iraq sentences a 16-year-old girl to seven and a half years in jail for a failed suicide bomb attack.
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Market in Iraq 'hit by car bomb'

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 10:12

A car bomb has killed at least six people in a crowded market in the town of Haditha in western Iraq, police say.
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US concern as Iran holds tourists

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 22:20
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US says it is doing all it can to aid three Americans arrested inside Iran after apparently straying across the Iraqi border.
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Iraqi officer 'behind bank heist'

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 20:38
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi army captain may have been behind a major Baghdad bank robbery which left eight people dead.
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Three US nationals held in Iran

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 14:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Three missing US nationals have been detained by Iranian guards after they crossed into Iran from Iraq, Iranian media confirm.
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Deadly blasts hit Baghdad mosques

Friday, July 31st 2009, 21:46
related places: Baghdad

At least 29 people are killed in a series of bombings outside Shia mosques in Baghdad, Iraqi police report.
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Baghdad mosques hit by car bombs

Friday, July 31st 2009, 11:37
related places: Baghdad

At least 24 people have been killed in a series of car bombings outside mosques in Baghdad, Iraqi police report.
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Three held over Baghdad robbery

Friday, July 31st 2009, 10:49
related places: Baghdad

Three people are detained in Iraq in connection with a Baghdad bank robbery in which eight guards were killed.
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UK's Iraq war inquiry to be launched

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 13:52

The inquiry into the Iraq war in the UK will be as open as possible but may not be completed by the end of 2010, its chairman says.
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Deadly bomb at Iraq party office

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 11:49

Seven people are killed as bomb explodes at the office of a Sunni political party in central Iraq, police say.
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What will the Iraq inquiry achieve?

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 8:25

The inquiry into the Iraq war will be as open as possible with some hearings being televised, says chairman Sir John Chilcot. Should the inquiry be held in public?
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Ruling bloc wins Iraqi Kurd poll

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 16:51

Iraqi Kurdistan's two-party ruling alliance retains control of parliament with 57% of the vote in elections.
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US could speed up Iraq pull-out

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 14:54
related countries: United States United States

The US may be able to withdraw troops from Iraq faster than planned, Defence Secretary Robert Gates says, as he ends a visit to the country.
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Anguish over Iraq hostage reports

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 10:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Families of five British hostages in Iraq are "deeply upset" to hear that two of the men are thought to have died.
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Iran exiles 'killed in Iraq raid'

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 10:58
related countries: Iran Iran

Seven Iranian dissidents have died in a raid by Iraqi security forces on their camp north of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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UK hostages 'likely to be dead'

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 10:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two more of the British hostages held in Iraq since 2007 are now thought "very likely" to be dead, the BBC learns.
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Iraqi forces raid Iran exile camp

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 23:22
related countries: Iran Iran

Iraqi forces raid a camp of an exiled Iranian opposition group, the People's Mujahideen of Iran, with reports of casualties.
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US praises Iraq's security gains

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 15:53
related countries: United States United States

The US defence secretary says on a visit to Iraq that security there has improved "amazingly" in three years.
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UK troops in Iraq moved to Kuwait

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 14:12
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, United Kingdom United Kingdom

All British forces in Iraq have been moved to Kuwait because the Iraqi authorities are yet to ratify an agreement allowing them to remain, the MoD says.
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Baghdad bank robbers kill eight

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 13:37
related places: Baghdad

Suspected insurgents rob a central Baghdad bank of about $7m in cash, killing eight guards, police say.
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Quiet return

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 6:21
related countries: United States United States

US troops back on patrol in Iraqi cities, on Iraqi terms
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Iraq awaits Kurdistan poll result

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 18:59

Polls close in Iraqi Kurdistan elections, where the ruling coalition faces a stiff challenge from reformists.
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Deadly blast hits Iraqi party HQ

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 15:32

A car bomb attack on the offices of a leading Sunni party in Iraq kills at least one and wounds 27 in the central city of Falluja.
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Decision time

Friday, July 24th 2009, 17:58

Reformists shake up Iraqi Kurdistan elections
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Iraq PM hints at longer US role

Friday, July 24th 2009, 9:15
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki hints that US forces could stay in Iraq beyond the current deadline of 2011, during a visit to the US.
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Viewpoints

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 13:13

Voters' hopes for the Iraqi Kurdistan elections
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Iraq and US vow renewed alliance

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 21:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The leaders of the US and Iraq meet for talks at the White House, pledging to work together to bring peace to Iraq.
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Five Iran pilgrims killed in Iraq

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 9:12
related countries: Iran Iran

Five Iranian pilgrims are shot dead near Baquba in the troubled Iraqi border province of Diyala, police said.
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Iraq cleric on rare public visit

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 9:53
related countries: Syria Syria

The Iraqi Shia cleric, Moqtada Sadr, makes a rare public appearance, visiting Syria for talks with the president.
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Tensions rise over US Iraq role

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 20:51
related countries: United States United States

US and Iraqi forces disagree increasingly over limitations on the role of American troops in the country, reports suggest.
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Iraqi troops pass festival test

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 9:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A festival in Baghdad passes peacefully - a success for Iraqi troops following the US withdrawal from towns and cities.
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Blast targets Iraq tribal leader

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 23:20

A roadside bomb injures a Sunni tribal leader in the Iraqi city of Falluja, as pilgrims visit a Baghdad shrine.
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Iraq city hit by suicide bombing

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 8:36

A suicide bomb attack in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi kills at least six people and injures 17 others, local police say.
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Iraqi inquiry sees video of abuse

Monday, July 13th 2009, 14:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British public inquiry into the death of Iraqi civilian Baha Mousa in UK military custody six years ago opens.
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Baghdad church bombing kills four

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 20:08
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb outside a church in eastern Baghdad kills four people and injures another 21, Iraqi police say.
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Bomb rips through market in Iraq

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 21:27
related places: Mosul

A car bomb kills four people at a market outside the north Iraqi city of Mosul while bombs in Baghdad kill at least three.
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Back on side

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 16:49

Iraqi football's triumphant return from six years' exile
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Iraqi footballers win on return

Friday, July 10th 2009, 23:51

The Iraqi football team celebrates a win in the first international football match held in Iraq since the invasion of 2003.
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US releases five Iranians in Iraq

Friday, July 10th 2009, 8:10
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Five Iranian officials held by the US military in Iraq since January 2007 are returned to Iran's embassy.
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Dutch hand back looted Iraqi art

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 21:54
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands returns dozens of ancient artefacts to Iraq, after police discover they were stolen after the 2003 invasion.
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Dozens killed in Iraqi bombings

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 19:53

At least 50 people are killed in bomb attacks in Iraq, the deadliest day since US troops withdrew from Iraqi towns.
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US criticised over Babylon damage

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 17:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Babylon

American troops and contractors caused substantial damage to the archaelogical site at Babylon in Iraq after the 2003 invasion, a new UN report says.
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Twin car bombing hits Iraqi city

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 20:24
related places: Mosul

Two car bombs hit the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the second of them killing at least nine people.
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Iraq bans visits to Saddam grave

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 11:05
related places: Saddam

The Iraqi government blocks all organised visits to the site of former leader Saddam Hussein's grave.
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'Worse off'

Monday, July 6th 2009, 8:00
related places: Saddam

Iraqi gays say their lives were better under Saddam
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Shifting focus

Sunday, July 5th 2009, 8:45

Has Obama administration taken eye off Iraq?
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Biden urges Iraq reconciliation

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 18:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US Vice-President Joe Biden marks 4 July in Baghdad, urging Iraqi leaders to foster political reconciliation.
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