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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

Shia crowds decry US role in Iraq

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 15:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr rally in Baghdad against the US presence in Iraq, six years after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
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Bomb attack near Iraq Shia shrine

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 11:40
related places: Baghdad

A bomb explodes in a mainly Shia Muslim part of Baghdad, killing seven people and injuring at least 20 others, Iraqi police say.
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Obama urges Iraqis to take charge

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 19:10
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says it is time for Iraqis to take responsibility for their country, while on a visit to Baghdad.
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Iraq shoe thrower's jail term cut

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 15:26

The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at George W Bush has his sentence reduced from three years to one year.
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Baghdad races

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 10:28

Monthly motor-racing on Iraqi capital's outskirts
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Deadly bomb attacks hit Baghdad

Monday, April 6th 2009, 11:25
related places: Baghdad

Several car bombs kill more than 34 people and injure dozens in Baghdad, as the US suffers its first combat death in weeks.
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Hope in sight

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Blinded Iraqi girl to be given UK hospital care
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Baghdad humour

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 8:40

Heard the one about the bomber on the bus?
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US 'lie detector' marine on trial

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 1:19
related countries: United States United States

A US marine is tried for a killing in Iraq in a case sparked by an alleged confession made during a lie-detector test.
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UK troops begin Iraqi withdrawal

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 11:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Britain's official pull-out from Iraq begins, as the top general in the south of the country hands over to the US.
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Suicide bomber strikes in Mosul

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 7:17
related places: Mosul

A suicide bomber killed seven people and injured at least 15 at a checkpoint in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
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Loyalty test

Monday, March 30th 2009, 18:45

Awakening leader's arrest tests relations in Iraq
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US soldier jailed on Iraq murders

Monday, March 30th 2009, 15:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A court martial sentences a sergeant to 35 years in prison for the murder of four Iraqi detainees in Baghdad in 2007.
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Tension high after Baghdad arrest

Sunday, March 29th 2009, 20:38
related places: Baghdad

Security forces in Baghdad take control of main roads leading to a district where clashes broke out on Saturday.
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Iraq battle after militia arrest

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 17:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Two passers-by die in a Baghdad shootout between Iraqi security forces and one of the US-backed militias.
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Iraqi hopes of better days ahead

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 12:06
related places: Baghdad

In Baghdad, Hugh Sykes sees a cautious re-emergence of the elements of a normal life.
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Claims of deal on UK Iraq hostages

Friday, March 27th 2009, 14:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The kidnappers of five Britons being held in Iraq claim to have reached a deal over their release, according to unconfirmed reports.
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Blast rips through Baghdad crowd

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 15:16
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb blast near a bus stop in northern Baghdad kills at least 20 people and injures more than 35, officials say.
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UK to hold Iraq inquiry 'after July'

Wednesday, March 25th 2009, 23:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Miliband tells MPs an Iraq war inquiry will be held as "soon as practically possible" after most UK troops leave in July.
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Suicide attack on Iraqi funeral

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 21:06

At least 25 people have been killed by a suicide bomb attack on a Kurdish funeral in the Iraqi province of Diyala, police say.
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Iraqi leader gives PKK ultimatum

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 16:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's president tells Kurdish guerrillas using north Iraq as a base for attacks on Turkey to lay down their arms or leave.
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No frills

Sunday, March 22nd 2009, 16:44

Tourists enjoy vacation in Iraq - without guards
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Iraq kidnappers send latest video

Saturday, March 21st 2009, 21:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

The kidnappers of five Britons held in Iraq for nearly two years send a new video to the British embassy in Baghdad.
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US military sex attack reports up

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 16:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Sexual assault reports in the US military rose 8% last year, with a 25% jump in cases in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon says.
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Iranian drone 'shot down in Iraq'

Monday, March 16th 2009, 18:27
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US forces shot down an Iranian drone aircraft 60 miles (100km) north of Baghdad last month, the US military says.
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Baghdad park-life

Monday, March 16th 2009, 8:08

Cautious optimism greets improved security in Iraq
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Iraqi footballer shot dead by fan

Sunday, March 15th 2009, 15:56

A spectator shoots dead an Iraqi footballer, as he is about to score an equalising goal in the last minute of a match.
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Iraq's voices of pessimism

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 11:48

Mike Sergeant considers how life may appear to be improving in Iraq, but says many Iraqis worry about what the future may hold.
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Iraq healthcare

Friday, March 13th 2009, 11:42
related places: Baghdad

Baghdad resident on the scarcity of good medical care
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Iraqi jailed for Bush shoe attack

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 13:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at US President Bush tells the judge his action was natural but is jailed for three years.
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Tariq Aziz guilty of Iraq murders

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 15:19

Tariq Aziz, one of Saddam Hussein's closest advisers, is jailed for 15 years over the 1992 executions of Iraqi traders.
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Violent times

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 17:41

How secure is Iraq's long-term future?
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'Dozens dead' in Baghdad bombing

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 17:13
related places: Baghdad

At least 33 people die in a suicide attack on dignitaries at a reconciliation conference in Baghdad, security officials say.
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Baghdad police attack 'kills 28'

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 14:44
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills 28 people at a police academy in Baghdad, as the US says it will withdraw 12,000 troops by September.
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Obama hints at talks with Taleban

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 12:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

President Obama suggests there could be talks with moderate elements of the Taleban in Afghanistan.
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Iraqi women 'lack basic services'

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 2:59
related countries: United States United States

Women in Iraq still lack security, despite an overall drop in violence six years after the US-led invasion, aid agency Oxfam says.
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Grieving process

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 0:08

How Iraq's widows often lose more than just a spouse
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Maliki makes reconciliation call

Friday, March 6th 2009, 15:05

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki urges the nation to forgive those who worked with the government of ex-President Saddam Hussein.
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Car bomb hits Iraq cattle market

Friday, March 6th 2009, 7:58

At least 12 people are killed and many are wounded in a car bomb attack near a busy livestock market in Iraq.
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US officer 'stole Iraq aid funds'

Friday, March 6th 2009, 7:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A US army captain is charged with stealing nearly $700,000 intended for Iraq and Afghan relief efforts.
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Law and disorder

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 16:02

Traffic cops return to Iraqi streets with variable results
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New death ruling for Chemical Ali

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 16:02
related places: `Ali

Iraqi former official Ali Hassan al-Majid, also known as Chemical Ali, is given his third death sentence by an Iraqi court.
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Iraqis detain al-Qaeda 'minister'

Sunday, March 1st 2009, 2:25

Iraqi security forces say they have captured 11 members of al-Qaeda, including the group's self-styled "oil minister".
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US soldier guilty of Iraq murder

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 15:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

A US military jury finds an army officer guilty of the murder of an Iraqi detainee during questioning last May.
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Broad support for Obama Iraq plan

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 11:37
related countries: United States United States

US Republicans broadly welcome President Barack Obama's plan to withdraw most troops from Iraq by the middle of 2010.
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Obama outlines Iraq pullout plan

Friday, February 27th 2009, 22:33
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama announces details of his plan to withdraw most US troops from Iraq by August 2010.
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Obama to reveal Iraq pullout plan

Friday, February 27th 2009, 9:27
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama is expected to announce his plan to withdraw most of the US troops from Iraq by 2010.
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What is the way forward in Iraq?

Friday, February 27th 2009, 5:58
related countries: United States United States

President Obama has revealed plans to withdraw most US troops from Iraq by August 2010. Do you agree with the proposals?
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US lifts ban on war dead photos

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 22:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US defence department ends a ban on news photos of the coffins of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Dutch Iraqi pleads guilty in US

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 16:42
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United States United States

An Iraqi-born Dutch suspect accused of planting roadside bombs in Iraq pleads guilty at his US trial.
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Historic Kuwaiti visit to Baghdad

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 14:07
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait
related places: Baghdad

Kuwait's foreign minister has flown to Iraq in the highest-level diplomat visit since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
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Iraqi lawmaker's immunity lifted

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 17:21

The Iraqi parliament lifts the immunity of Mohammed al-Daini, MP, leaving him liable to arrest over several fatal attacks.
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US soldiers hurt in Iraq attack

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 16:31
related countries: United States United States

At least three US soldiers are hurt and an Iraqi interpreter is killed after being shot by Iraqi policemen in the city of Mosul.
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Grave threat

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 13:02

Iraq's southern marshlands are shrinking again
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Three US soldiers killed in Iraq

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 22:33
related countries: United States United States

Three US soldiers and an interpreter are killed in fighting in northern Iraq, the US military says.
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In pictures

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 16:43

Iraq's National Museum reopens after six years
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Iraq's National Museum reopened

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 12:13
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's National Museum reopens six years after it was vandalised and looted after the 2003 US-led invasion.
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Iraq MP 'aided parliament bomber'

Sunday, February 22nd 2009, 22:22

A Sunni lawmaker in Iraq could face charges over claims he was involved in a deadly bomb attack on the country's parliament.
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Dozens held in north Iraq raids

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 15:06
related places: Mosul

Iraqi security forces arrest 74 people, including al-Qaeda members, in raids in the northern city of Mosul, officials say.
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New jail opens at Abu Ghraib site

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 12:26
related countries: United States United States

Abu Ghraib, the Iraqi prison which became notorious for detainee abuse by US forces, is being re-opened in a new incarnation.
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US soldier guilty of Iraq murder

Friday, February 20th 2009, 18:10
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier is convicted of murder for shooting an Iraqi detainee in 2007 and dumping the body in a canal.
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Iran in 'backroom offers' to West

Friday, February 20th 2009, 11:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran offered to stop attacks on UK troops in Iraq in return for concessions on its nuclear programme, the BBC learns.
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Iraqi shoe thrower trial delayed

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 8:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The trial of an Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former US President George W Bush is adjourned shortly after it begins.
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Tutu urges Obama apology on Iraq

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 0:14

Writing for the BBC, Archbishop Desmond Tutu warns Barack Obama of the danger of squandering world sympathy.
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German FM begins first Iraq visit

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 11:38
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Berlin

Germany's foreign minister arrives in Baghdad, the first such visit since Berlin opposed the US-led invasion in 2003.
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Suits and soldiers

Monday, February 16th 2009, 22:35

Calmer southern Iraq prompts return of the suits
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