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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.

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Iraq: news

Baghdad ambition

Thursday, December 25th 2008, 0:19

The boy band from Iraq taking on the Backstreet Boys
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Iraqi MPs back foreign troop deal

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 19:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Iraqi MPs authorise the government to sign agreements allowing British and other non-US troops to stay on after 2008.
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Iraqi parliament speaker resigns

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 15:41
related countries: United States United States

The speaker of the Iraqi parliament resigns, paving the way for a vote on allowing non-US forces to stay in the country.
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UN gives Iraq economic protection

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 8:05

The Security Council resolution stops foreign governments and companies seeking compensation from Iraq during 2009.
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Iraq non-US troop vote postponed

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 13:56
related countries: United States United States

A vote in the Iraqi parliament on a resolution allowing non-US forces to remain in the country after 31 December is postponed.
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Iraq shoe-thrower set for trial

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 12:02
related countries: United States United States

An Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at US President Bush will be tried on 31 December, his brother and a judge say.
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Iraq says Iran exiles must leave

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 23:44
related countries: Iran Iran

Iraq says that several thousand opposition Iranians must leave the country, after two decades living in exile.
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Iraq compromise on non-US troops

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 16:17
related countries: United States United States

A compromise is reached to let Iraq's parliament vote on a resolution allowing non-US forces to remain next year, MPs say.
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Blocked Iraq troop law 'a hiccup'

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 13:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK defence secretary says he is sure Iraqi MPs will agree a draft law allowing UK troops to remain in the country.
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Italian sentenced for Iraq lapse

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 10:34
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian general received a two-year suspended prison sentence for failing to provide proper security at an Iraqi base.
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Iraq MPs block non-US troop bill

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 15:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraq's parliament rejects a draft law to allow troops from the UK and a number of other countries to remain after 2008.
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Iraqi 'plot' officials released

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 8:55

Iraq's interior ministry drops charges against 23 officials arrested amid rumours they had been plotting a coup.
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In pictures

Friday, December 19th 2008, 18:57

Global protests in support of Iraqi shoe-thrower
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Iraqi shoe-thrower 'was beaten'

Friday, December 19th 2008, 14:53

The investigating judge in the case of the Iraqi reporter who threw his shoes at President Bush says the man was beaten.
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Last S Korean troops leave Iraq

Friday, December 19th 2008, 5:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea withdraws the last of its troops from Iraq, ending what was once the third-largest mission there.
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Iraqi arrests

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 22:17
related places: Baghdad

Baghdad swirls with rumours about detained officials
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Iraqi shoe-thrower 'apologises'

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 16:02
related countries: United States United States

The Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at US President George W Bush apologises to the Iraqi prime minister, a spokesman says.
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Japan ends five-year Iraq mission

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 12:53
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese PM Taro Aso hails the success of his country's five-year mission in Iraq, as the last planes leave the region.
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Iraqi ministry officials arrested

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 10:08

Twenty-three Iraqi interior and defence officials are arrested, suspected of being members of a banned Baathist party.
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Blackwater 'could lose Iraq role'

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 0:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

Blackwater could lose its license to operate in Iraq, so the US must find other ways to protect its diplomats, a US report says.
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UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July'

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 21:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

British troops are to be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of July, Gordon Brown says on a visit to Baghdad.
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Iraq MPs rage over shoe thrower

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 14:45
related countries: United States United States

There are scenes of uproar in the Iraqi parliament as MPs discuss a journalist who threw shoes at the visiting US president.
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Double bomb attack hits Baghdad

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 10:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

At least 18 people are killed and dozens hurt a twin bomb attack in the Iraqi capital - as the UK prime minister visits Baghdad.
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Bush brushes off shoe attack

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 23:55

George Bush has no hard feelings about the Iraq shoe attack, says his spokeswoman, who received a black eye in the melee.
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Shoe thrower 'beaten in custody'

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 18:54
related countries: United States United States

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush has been beaten in custody, his brother tells the BBC.
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Iraqi doctor guilty of UK attacks

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 15:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

An Iraqi doctor living and working in Britain is convicted of car bomb attacks on London and Glasgow Airport in 2007.
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Yazidis targeted in Iraq attack

Monday, December 15th 2008, 10:06

Seven members of the Yazidi minority religious sect in Iraq have been killed in an attack on their home.
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Shoes thrown at Bush on Iraq trip

Monday, December 15th 2008, 1:02
related countries: United States United States

President Bush's farewell visit to Iraq is marred by an incident in which two shoes are thrown at him during a news conference.
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'Endgame' for US mission in Iraq

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 18:39
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates tells US troops in Iraq that their mission in the country is in its "endgame".
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Iran cuts support for Iraq groups

Friday, December 12th 2008, 11:43
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US and Iraqi officials say there are signs that Iran has reduced its support for militant Shia groups in Iraq.
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Iraqi restaurant blast kills 50

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 19:40
related places: Kirkuk

A suicide bomber kills at least 50 people in an attack on diners in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, police say.
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UK Iraq withdrawal 'begins in March'

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 8:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces are expected to start pulling out of Iraq by March 2009, according to a senior UK defence source.
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Blackwater guards 'used grenades'

Monday, December 8th 2008, 19:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Blackwater

Five employees of US security firm Blackwater indicted over the deaths of 17 Iraqis used grenades on civilians, prosecutors say.
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Concealed ID

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 8:03
related countries: United States United States

US reverses ban on Iraqi interpreters wearing masks
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'Subtle shift' to US role in Iraq

Friday, December 5th 2008, 15:38
related countries: United States United States

The US military leader in Iraq announces changes to operating procedures, following a deal with the Iraqi government.
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US troops launch Iraq toxins case

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 18:35
related countries: United States United States

Sixteen American soldiers who served in Iraq accuse defense contractor KBR of knowingly exposing them to a toxic chemical.
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UK soldier dies in southern Iraq

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 17:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier has died in southern Iraq, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Deadly bombings strike Iraqi city

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 16:16

Two suspected suicide car bombers hit the Iraqi city of Falluja killing at least 15 people and injuring dozens, police say.
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Anger as Iraqi reporter is jailed

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 16:56

An Iraqi journalist is jailed over a story about homosexuality which prosecutors say violated a public decency law.
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US kills 'pro-Iranian militant'

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 14:47
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US forces kill a suspected member of an Iranian-backed militant group and arrest two others in Baghdad.
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New Chemical Ali death sentence

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 12:12
related places: `Ali

An Iraqi court sentences Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as Chemical Ali, to death for his role in crushing a 1991 Shia uprising.
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Bush regrets Iraqi WMD failure

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 2:11
related countries: United States United States

Outgoing US President George Bush says his biggest regret is the intelligence failure over Iraqi weapons.
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Dozens killed in Iraqi bombings

Monday, December 1st 2008, 12:54
related places: Baghdad, Mosul

At least 32 people have died in bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul, officials say.
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Dozens killed in Iraqi bombings

Monday, December 1st 2008, 12:54
related places: Baghdad

At least 32 people have died in bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul, officials say.
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Iraq-Iran war dead are exchanged

Monday, December 1st 2008, 2:33
related countries: Iran Iran

Dead Iraqi and Iranian soldiers from the 1980-88 war are exchanged, in the first such move since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
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UN contractors killed in Iraq

Saturday, November 29th 2008, 13:07
related places: Baghdad

Two foreign UN contractors are killed and 15 injured in a rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone.
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EU ready to accept 10,000 Iraqis

Friday, November 28th 2008, 13:01
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

The EU says it is ready to accept up to 10,000 Iraqi refugees, many of whom are living in extreme hardship in Jordan and Syria.
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Suicide bombing at Iraqi mosque

Friday, November 28th 2008, 11:54
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills nine people in an attack on a Shia mosque south of Baghdad during Friday prayers, Iraqi police say.
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Going, going

Friday, November 28th 2008, 1:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Vote

Vote on US troops shows Iraqi democracy at work
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Iraqi parliament backs US pullout

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 14:52
related countries: United States United States

The Iraqi parliament approves a plan on the future of US forces in Iraq, paving the way for complete withdrawal by 2011.
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Iraq delays vote on US withdrawal

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 14:53
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi MPs delay a crucial vote on a plan to withdraw all US troops from the country by the end of 2011.
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Iraq jails 'terribly overcrowded'

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 17:18

The BBC uncovers evidence of serious overcrowding and poor living conditions in one of Iraq's prisons.
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Behind bars

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 16:05
related places: Baghdad

BBC given exclusive access to a Baghdad prison
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Deadly bomb attacks hit Baghdad

Monday, November 24th 2008, 15:04
related places: Baghdad

At least 19 people have been killed and many others wounded in three bomb attacks in Baghdad.
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Deadly bomb attacks hit Baghdad

Monday, November 24th 2008, 7:11
related places: Baghdad

At least 18 people have been killed and many other wounded in two rush-hour bomb attacks in Baghdad.
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Iraqis protest against troop deal

Friday, November 21st 2008, 11:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr stage protests in Baghdad against a deal to allow US troops to remain in Iraq.
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Security draws Iraqi doctors home

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 16:14

Improved security in Iraq has led to 800 doctors returning so far this year, a senior health ministry official says.
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Iraq leader defends US troop deal

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 22:43
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki defends a deal on the presence of US forces in Iraq, saying it preserves Iraqi sovereignty.
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Returning sons

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 14:32

Awakening Council move hailed as a success in Iraq
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Iraq war 'violated rule of law'

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 7:53

Advice given to Tony Blair about the legality of the Iraq war was fatally 'flawed', a former senior law lord claims.
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Iraqi voices

Monday, November 17th 2008, 16:32
related countries: United States United States

Views on the recently struck deal on US troops
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Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 21:30
related countries: United States United States

The Iraqi cabinet approves a security pact with the US, which foresees a US troop withdrawal by the end of 2011.
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Troops pact

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 19:08
related countries: United States United States

Iraq security deal raises hopes of US withdrawal
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Lethal car bomb rocks Iraqi town

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 16:45

A car bomb kills 10 people outside a car dealership in the north Iraqi town of Tal Afar while three die in a blast in Baghdad.
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Civilian aircraft crashes in Iraq

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 18:29

A cargo plane with seven people on board crashes in Iraq's western Anbar province after taking off near Falluja.
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