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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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Satellite channel celebrating the life of Saddam Hussein is launched

Monday, November 30th 2009, 12:42

A satellite television channel celebrating the life of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein launches, three years after his execution.
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Iraq war 'legitimacy' questioned

Friday, November 27th 2009, 17:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Iraq war was not illegal but was of "questionable legitimacy", a former senior UK diplomat tells the Chilcot inquiry.
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Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 13:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government's claim Iraq had weapons of mass destruction is to be probed on the second day of the UK inquiry into the war.
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UK to set terms of Iraq abuse probe

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 7:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The defence secretary is to set out the terms of an inquiry into alleged war crimes by British soldiers in Iraq in 2004.
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Iraq January vote 'not possible'

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 23:54

Iraq will not be able to hold polls before the end of January as required by the constitution, electoral officials say.
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Inquiry focuses on Iraq 'threat'

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 18:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK "distanced itself" from talk of removing Saddam Hussein in early 2001 despite the threat he posed, the Iraq inquiry is told.
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Iraqi MPs pass new election law

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 17:42

Iraq's parliament passes an amended version of the new election law vetoed by its Sunni Arab vice-president last week.
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'No whitewash' from UK's Iraq inquiry

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 0:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Iraq war inquiry will result in a "full and insightful" account of events surrounding the conflict, the UK probe's chairman pledges.
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Blackwater guard charges to drop

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 0:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

US prosecutors ask for charges against one of five Blackwater guards accused of killing up to 17 Iraqi civilians to be dropped.
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Election in doubt

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 22:56

Will political rows derail Iraq's January polls?
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Iraq VP vetoes new election law

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 20:59

One of Iraq's vice-presidents vetoes part of the new election law, putting the parliamentary polls due in January in doubt.
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False alarm?

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 12:44

Little evidence to support Iraqi claims of border infiltration
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Iraq VP vetoes new election law

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 9:42

One of Iraq's vice-presidents vetoes part of the new election law, putting the parliamentary polls due in January in doubt.
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Fifa threatens world ban on Iraq

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 13:25

Fifa warns Iraq could be banned from world football after the Iraqi Olympic Committee disbands the Iraqi Football Association.
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War-torn nations 'most corrupt'

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 10:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

War-torn nations, such as Afghanistan and Iraq, remain the world's most corrupt, Transparency International says.
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