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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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Iraq election is 'Herculean task'

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 2:49

The UN's top envoy to Iraq says it will be a "Herculean task" to ensure basic standards are met for January's planned elections.
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Gunmen kill 12 in Iraqi village

Monday, November 16th 2009, 17:49
related places: Baghdad

At least 12 people are shot dead by gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms in a village south-west of Baghdad, officials say.
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UK officer 'abused Iraqi prisoners'

Monday, November 16th 2009, 15:48

A British army officer was among a group of soldiers who kicked and punched Iraqi detainees, a public inquiry hears.
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No public probe into Iraq 'abuse'

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 14:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

New claims of abuse by the UK military in Iraq do not warrant a public inquiry, the Armed Forces Minister Bill Rammell says.
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UK probes new Iraq abuse claims

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 10:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK Ministry of Defence says it is investigating new allegations of abuse by its troops during the years they spent in Iraq.
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Iraq probes 'Blackwater bribes'

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 14:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

Iraq orders an investigation into whether the US security firm Blackwater paid bribes to officials after the deaths of 17 people.
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Iraq probes 'Blackwater bribes'

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 14:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

Iraq orders an investigation into whether the US security firm Blackwater paid bribes to officials after the deaths of 17 people.
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Iraq minority rights fears grow

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 12:14

Iraq's minority groups could face a human rights "catastrophe" as Arabs and Kurds vie for control, Human Rights Watch says.
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Iraqi general election date set

Monday, November 9th 2009, 13:15

Iraq's election will take place on 21 January, electoral officials say the day after parliament passes a new electoral law.
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US helicopter pilots die in Iraq

Monday, November 9th 2009, 10:42
related countries: United States United States

Two US army pilots have been killed in a helicopter crash in central Iraq, the US military says.
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Iraq MPs approve election reform

Sunday, November 8th 2009, 19:33

The Iraqi parliament approves a crucial election law ahead of national polls due to be held in January 2010.
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Aiming for riches

Friday, November 6th 2009, 0:35

Why 10,000 Ugandans have gone to Iraq
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Iraq signs new overseas oil deal

Monday, November 2nd 2009, 13:22
related countries: Italy Italy

Iraq's oil ministry signs an agreement with a consortium led by the Italian firm, ENI, to develop the Zubair oilfield.
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Iraqi MPs delay election law vote

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 15:33

Iraqi MPs say they are not yet ready to pass an election law to allow parliamentary polls be held on schedule in January.
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Police arrested over Iraq bombing

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 16:45
related places: Baghdad

Iraq arrests more than 60 security force members, including 11 senior officers, over Sunday's devastating attack in Baghdad.
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Enemy within?

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 12:52
related places: Baghdad

Iraq security under spotlight after Baghdad bombings
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Police arrested over Iraq bombing

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 11:17
related places: Baghdad

Iraq arrests more than 60 security force members, including 11 senior officers, over Sunday's devastating attack in Baghdad.
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Iraq calls for security support

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 9:59

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari calls for more support form the international community following Sunday's bombings.
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Al-Qaeda group claims Iraq blasts

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 10:16
related places: Baghdad

A militant group linked to al-Qaeda says it was behind two massive car bombs in Baghdad that killed more than 150 people.
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Iraqi MPs to discuss election law

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 4:15
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi lawmakers are to try to break the deadlock over election legislation, two days after bombs killed 155 in Baghdad.
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On the hunt

Monday, October 26th 2009, 20:25
related places: Baghdad

Beginning the search for the Baghdad bombers
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Baghdad bomb fatalities pass 150

Monday, October 26th 2009, 10:10
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi officials raise the death toll from Sunday's bombing in Baghdad to 155 and with another 500 people wounded.
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