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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

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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US vice-president in Iraq visit

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 17:41
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden makes an unannounced visit to Iraq to visit US troops and meet the nation's leaders.
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FBI Saddam interviews released

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 16:39
related countries: United States United States

US investigators publish accounts of interviews with Saddam Hussein, giving a wealth of detail about the Iraqi leader.
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US warns Iraq of 'difficult days'

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 23:11
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama says US troops have withdrawn from Iraqi towns on schedule, but warns of "difficult days" ahead.
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Deadly market bomb hits Iraq city

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 19:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kirkuk

A blast kills at least 27 people in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk as the country celebrates a major pullback of US forces.
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Oil companies reject Iraq's terms

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 14:34

Several of the companies bidding for contracts to operate Iraq's oil and gas fields reject the oil ministry's terms.
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Iraqis rejoice

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 10:47

Withdrawals celebrated in Iraq despite challenges
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US soldiers leave Iraq's cities

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 9:51
related countries: United States United States

Iraq formally assumes control of security across the country, as US troops withdraw from towns and cities.
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Is Iraq ready to go it alone?

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 8:52
related countries: United States United States

US troops are withdrawing from towns and cities in Iraq, six years after the invasion. What have they achieved?
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Four US soldiers killed in Iraq

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 8:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Monday

Four US soldiers died in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday from combat-related injuries, the US military says.
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Iraq British hostages 'were shot'

Monday, June 29th 2009, 23:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The two hostages whose bodies were returned from Iraq two years after the men were seized had been shot, the BBC learns.
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Baghdad parties as US pulls back

Monday, June 29th 2009, 20:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq throws a giant party in a Baghdad park as US troops approach their deadline to quit cities and towns.
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Iraq secures cities for US exit

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 16:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Security

Security is tightened in Iraq as the authorities prepare for next Tuesday's deadline for US troop withdrawal from the cities.
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US troops leave anxious Iraqi cities

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 11:22
related countries: United States United States

As the US withdraws troops from cities and towns in Iraq, Jim Muir finds Iraqis facing an uncertain future.
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New bomb blast at Baghdad market

Friday, June 26th 2009, 10:14
related places: Baghdad

At least 11 people are killed and more than 40 wounded in a new bomb attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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Iraq rocked by more bomb attacks

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 14:21
related countries: United States United States

At least six people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Iraq, just days before US troops are due to leave Iraqi cities.
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Baghdad market bomb kills scores

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 4:02
related places: Baghdad

A blast at a market in Baghdad's Sadr City kills nearly 70 people, six days before US troops are due to leave Iraqi cities.
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Iraqi Kurds launch poll campaign

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 10:11

Campaigning gets under way in Iraq's Kurdish north, one month ahead of elections for its semi-autonomous parliament.
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Iraq hit by fresh wave of attacks

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 19:51
related countries: United States United States

Bomb attacks across Iraq kill at least 29 people, days before US troops are due to pull out of Iraqi cities.
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Plea from Iraq hostages' families

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 17:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Families of the UK hostages held in Iraq speak of their "profound grief" that two are dead and call for the others to be freed.
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Two dead British hostages named

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 20:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two bodies handed over in Iraq are identified as missing British security guards Jason Swindlehurst and Jason Creswell.
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Iraqi bombing death toll climbs

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 12:50

The death toll from the deadliest attack in Iraq for more than a year has risen to at least 72, security officials say.
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UK forensic tests on Iraq bodies

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 7:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tests are carried out on two bodies handed over to the UK by Iraqi officials to see if they are those of Britons seized in 2007.
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'Many dead' in Iraq truck bombing

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 21:48
related places: Kirkuk

At least 64 people have been killed by a suicide truck bomb attack in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, Iraqi police say.
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Fear Iraq bodies are UK hostages

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 19:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two bodies feared to be those of British hostages held in Iraq have been handed to authorities, the UK's foreign secretary says.
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The hero who casts a long shadow

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 10:40
related countries: United States United States

James Coomarasamy hears how one US couple are coping with their son's death, two years after he was killed in Iraq.
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Iraq karate coach shot and killed

Friday, June 19th 2009, 17:35
related places: Mosul

The coach of the Iraq's national karate team is shot dead by gunmen in the northern city of Mosul, Iraqi police say.
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Iraq Sunni leader assassinated

Friday, June 12th 2009, 14:57
related places: Baghdad

The head Iraq's main Sunni parliamentary bloc is killed at a mosque in Baghdad, leaving at least four others dead.
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Iraq frees three US contractors

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 8:54
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi police release three of the five US men who were held in connection with the killing of a fellow American last month.
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Deadly blast hits southern Iraq

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 11:40

A car bomb kills at least 28 people in southern Iraq, just weeks before US troops are due to withdraw from city centres.
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Bomb 'kills seven' in Baghdad

Monday, June 8th 2009, 7:20
related places: Baghdad

Seven people have been killed and 24 wounded in a bomb attack on a minibus in southern Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
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US contractors held over Iraq death

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 17:18
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi police arrest five Americans in connection with the killing of a fellow American last month, Iraqi officials say.
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Briton fined over Iraq oil scam

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 1:28
related countries: United States United States

A businessman avoids jail for his role in a scheme involving illegal payments to Saddam Hussein's regime.
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Bomb in Baghdad cafe kills nine

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 10:53
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi officials say a bomb exploded in south-west Baghdad on Wednesday evening, killing nine people and injuring others.
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Man jailed for killing aid worker

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 16:28

A member of the gang that kidnapped and murdered aid worker Margaret Hassan in Iraq in 2004 is jailed for life.
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US deaths in Iraq rise sharply

Monday, June 1st 2009, 10:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

US military confirms 24 service personnel were killed in Iraq in May, the highest total since September 2008.
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Plane arrest for ex-Iraq minister

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 12:56
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's ex-trade minister has been arrested at Baghdad airport on corruption charges after trying to leave the country, officials say.
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Funeral for Iraq football legend

Friday, May 29th 2009, 14:40
related places: Baghdad

Revered Iraqi footballer and coach Emmanuel Baba Dawud is buried at Baghdad's football stadium.
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New appeal over kidnapped Britons

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 21:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five British men held hostage in Iraq for almost two years should be immediately released, the foreign secretary says.
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Iraq to arrest 1,000 'corrupt' officials

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 15:46

Iraq's anti-corruption watchdog says arrest warrants have been issued for some 1,000 allegedly corrupt officials.
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Three die in US Iraq convoy bombing

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 16:07
related countries: United States United States

A soldier and two civilians working for the US are killed when a roadside bomb explodes near their convoy in Iraq, the military says.
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Iraq minister quits over corruption

Monday, May 25th 2009, 15:48

Iraq's PM accepts the resignation of his trade minister, Abdul Falah Sudani amid allegations of departmental corruption.
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Iraq soldier deaths trial resumes

Monday, May 25th 2009, 13:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A trial resumes in Baghdad of two former Ba'ath party officials accused of the murder of two British soldiers six years ago.
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US soldier spared death penalty

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 22:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kentucky

A former US soldier convicted of rape and murder in Iraq is spared the death penalty by a jury in the state of Kentucky.
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