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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

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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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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