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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

Deadly bombing at Iraq restaurant

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 12:42

At least 10 people are reported killed in a suicide bomb attack on a restaurant in Diyala province, north-east Iraq.
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Vote fraud claims in Iraq ballot

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 12:08

Iraqi election officials are investigating claims of voting fraud as counting continues after the weekend's provincial polls.
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'Suicide recruiter'

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 12:44

Profile of woman who 'groomed Iraqi female bombers'
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Iraqi death researcher censured

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 12:20

An academic whose estimates of civilian deaths during the Iraq war sparked controversy is criticised for not fully aiding an inquiry.
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Top US diplomat to Iraq 'named'

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 12:37
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Christopher Hill, the former US chief negotiator with North Korea, is to become the US envoy to Iraq, according to reports.
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Surge in voting by Iraqi Sunnis

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 11:37

Iraqi Sunnis turned out in large numbers to vote in provincial elections, after boycotting a previous poll, figures show.
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Peace and quiet

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 8:25

Iraq's big election day feels strangely tranquil
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Obama praises peaceful Iraq polls

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 0:29
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says a largely peaceful Iraq vote for new provincial councils is "an important step forward".
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Iraqi PM hails vote as 'victory'

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 20:27

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki hails a largely peaceful landmark vote for new provincial councils across the country as a victory.
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Bush shoe sculpture 'taken down'

Friday, January 30th 2009, 23:36

A sculpture of a shoe erected in Iraq to honour a journalist who threw his footwear at George W Bush is removed on official orders, reports say.
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Tight security before Iraq polls

Friday, January 30th 2009, 12:12

Iraqi and coalition forces are on a high security alert ahead of key provincial elections, after three candidates are killed.
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Election battle

Friday, January 30th 2009, 6:56

Why polls in the city of Najaf could shape Iraq's future
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Bush shoe attack spawns Iraqi tribute sculpture

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 20:26
related countries: United States United States

A sculpture of an enormous shoe is erected in Iraq to honour a journalist who threw his footwear at ex-US President George W Bush.
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Iraq troops vote in local polls

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 8:21

Iraqi troops and prisoners vote in provincial elections, three days before the rest of the country goes to the polls.
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UK decision on Iraq 'must be released'

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 19:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government is ordered to release the minutes of 2003 Cabinet meetings where the invasion of Iraq was discussed.
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US troops die in Iraq air crash

Monday, January 26th 2009, 10:44
related countries: United States United States

Two US military aircraft have crashed in northern Iraq, killing four soldiers, the US army says.
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Falluja car bomb blast 'kills 13'

Saturday, January 24th 2009, 14:15

Thirteen people are killed in a car bomb attack against a police patrol in the Iraqi city of Falluja, police say.
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Family targeted in Iraq attack

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 12:01

Eight members of the same Sunni family have been killed in an attack on their home, police in Iraq say.
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US envoy warns over Iraq pullout

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 7:52
related countries: United States United States

The outgoing American ambassador in Iraq, Ryan Crocker, warns against what "a precipitous withdrawal" of US troops.
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Credit crunch foils Iraq's attempts to sell Saddam's luxury yacht

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 15:56
related places: Saddam

The Iraqi government fails to sell a luxury yacht that once belonged to executed former leader Saddam Hussein.
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Bush shoe man 'not after asylum'

Monday, January 19th 2009, 13:20
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The brother of the Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at George W Bush tells the BBC he is not seeking asylum in Switzerland.
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Bush shoe man in Swiss asylum bid

Monday, January 19th 2009, 5:23
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Iraqi who hurled his shoes at George W Bush is seeking asylum in Switzerland, a Swiss newspaper reports.
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Iraq Sunni Arab politician killed

Sunday, January 18th 2009, 23:19

A senior Sunni politician, running in upcoming provincial elections, is killed in a suicide bomb attack in northern Iraq.
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Spate of bomb attacks in Baghdad

Monday, January 12th 2009, 11:10
related places: Baghdad

A series of bomb blasts during rush hour in Baghdad kills at least eight people and injures many others, officials say.
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Iraqis 'capture leading militant'

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 17:18
related places: Ansar

Iraqi security forces say they have captured a leading Sunni militant thought to be the leader of militant group Ansar al Sunna.
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Women banned from Baghdad shrine

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 3:15
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi authorities close a major Shia shrine in Baghdad to women amid security concerns as the rite of Ashura reaches its climax.
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New US embassy opens in Baghdad

Monday, January 5th 2009, 13:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The new US embassy in Baghdad - one of the largest and most expensive ever built - is officially opened in Iraq's capital.
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Baghdad bomb kills Shia pilgrims

Sunday, January 4th 2009, 23:56
related places: Baghdad

A female suicide bomber kills at least 35 Shia pilgrims including Iranians near a shrine in Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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European flight lands in Baghdad

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 23:19
related places: Baghdad

The first commercial flight between Europe and Iraq in at least 17 years lands at Baghdad airport.
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Suicide bomb kills many in Iraq

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 22:48
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bombing kills at least 23 people at a Sunni gathering in a town south of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Iraq takes control of Green Zone

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 11:45
related places: Baghdad

Iraq takes control of the Green Zone in Baghdad and assumes more powers over foreign troops based in the country.
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Britain hands suspects to Iraqis

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 20:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Iraqis accused of murdering UK soldiers are handed over to Iraq despite a bar by the European Court of Human Rights.
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Iraq signs foreign troops deals

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 0:01
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraq signs deals with the UK and Australia for their troops to stay after a UN mandate expires on 1 January, Baghdad says.
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Hold on Iraqi suspects' handover

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 20:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Court of Human Rights halts a decision to allow two Iraqis accused of murdering British soldiers to be tried in Iraq.
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Iraqi suspects lose handover case

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 16:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Iraqis being held over the alleged murders of two British soldiers lose an appeal against being handed to Iraqi authorities.
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Next in Iraq

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 14:59

A year of change ends, but what about the future?
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Iraq shoe thrower trial postponed

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 14:58
related countries: United States United States

The trial of the Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at US President Bush is postponed pending an appeal against the charges.
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Iraqi-Canadian 'spied for Saddam'

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 12:23
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

An Iraqi-born Canadian citizen is charged in the US of conspiring to spy from 2000 for the former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein.
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Iraq civilian deaths down in 2008

Monday, December 29th 2008, 3:05

The number of civilians killed by violence in Iraq has fallen by two-thirds in 2008, researchers say.
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Turkey 'hits PKK targets in Iraq'

Sunday, December 28th 2008, 15:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish fighter planes bomb suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq, Turkish military sources say.
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Revisiting Ali

Sunday, December 28th 2008, 8:54

Disabled Iraqi orphan shows footballing prowess
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Many killed by Baghdad car bomb

Saturday, December 27th 2008, 12:06
related places: Baghdad

At least 22 people have died in a car bomb attack in a Shia district of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, security officials say.
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Iraq militants in police battle

Friday, December 26th 2008, 18:27

Six Iraqi police and seven detainees suspected of al-Qaeda links die in a bid to break out of a police station in Ramadi.
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Iranians join Bush shoe protest

Friday, December 26th 2008, 16:39
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Bush

Protesters in Iran's capital throw footwear at pictures of the US leader in support of the Iraqi shoe-attack journalist.
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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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