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Gunmen kill Iraqi TV presenter

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 14:20
related places: Baghdad, Saray

Prominent al-Iraqiya TV presenter Riad al-Saray is shot dead in Baghdad by unknown attackers.
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Political void 'threatens Iraq'

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 12:26

Six months after Iraq's parliamentary elections, a minister warns that the political deadlock is damaging the security situation in the country.
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Iraq's six-month political stalemate

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 5:55

Six months on from the declaration of a hung parliament in Iraq's election, there is still no new government.
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US troops summoned in Iraq attack

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 18:25
related places: Baghdad

US troops are called in to help Iraqi forces battle insurgents behind a deadly attack on an Iraqi army base in Baghdad, security officials tell the BBC.
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The military 'junk' left in Iraq

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 3:13
related countries: United States United States

Thousands of tonnes of US military equipment have been moved out of Iraq but plenty has been left behind - and not just for the troops who remain there.
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Ex-army head attacks Labour PMs

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 23:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former head of the Army Gen Sir Richard Dannatt accuses Tony Blair and Gordon Brown of letting down British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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On the cards

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 17:30

Where are Iraq's "most wanted" now?
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Obama hails US operation in Iraq

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 15:11
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama hails the end of US combat operations in Iraq, saying the US has paid "a huge price" to "put Iraq's future in its people's hands".
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Handover marks 'new chapter' for Iraq

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 14:00
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden has spoken at a ceremony marking the end of US combat operations in Iraq.
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Obama on end of US combat in Iraq

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 0:49
related countries: United States United States

President Obama has addressed the American people to announce the end to the US combat mission in Iraq
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US Army packs up Iraq equipment

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 15:58
related countries: United States United States

The equipment which has been vital to the US Army during its campaign in Iraq is being shipped out of the country as the operation comes to an end.
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Iraq PM hails US troop withdrawal

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 11:24
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's prime minister says the country is now "independent", hours before US combat operations are due to end officially.
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Inside Iraq base for 'forgotten' troops

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 10:34
related countries: United States United States

The US troops who are staying behind in Iraq talk about their new role in the country
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Shrunken superpower

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 9:10
related countries: United States United States

US appears diminished after imperial adventure in Iraq
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'It's time for us to go'

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 5:24
related countries: United States United States

After seven and a half years, the American military's combat mission in Iraq formally ends on Tuesday.
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Biden in Iraq for mission change

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 0:44
related countries: United States United States

US Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Iraq ahead of the official end of the US combat mission there at midnight on Tuesday.
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'Invisible wounds'

Monday, August 30th 2010, 21:01
related countries: United States United States

Pleasure and pain for US soldiers returning from Iraq
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Bittersweet memories

Monday, August 30th 2010, 11:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Life

Life in Iraq during the US occupation
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Rebuilding Iraq's Air Force

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 18:20
related countries: United States United States

US pilots help Iraq develop its new Air Force
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Counting the cost

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 6:30

Key figures from seven years of conflict in Iraq
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In pictures

Saturday, August 28th 2010, 11:22

The story of the last seven years of war in Iraq
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Withdrawal symptoms

Friday, August 27th 2010, 17:00
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi views on the US troop withdrawal and their future
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Staying power

Friday, August 27th 2010, 12:20
related countries: United States United States

Paul Bremer on why US 'must not walk away from Iraq'
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Call for Iraq death count inquiry

Friday, August 27th 2010, 1:07

A full judicial inquiry into all those killed in the war in Iraq should be held, a campaign group says.
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Stolen treasure

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 14:24

Experts warn Iraq 'bleeding antiquities' as instability continues
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Wave of deadly bombings in Iraq

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 14:59

Dozens of people are killed in a series of bomb attacks across Iraq, as a deadline approaches for the formal end of US combat operations.
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Wounded platoon

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 9:56
related countries: United States United States

The US soldiers struggling to stop killing after Iraq
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US troops in Iraq 'below 50,000'

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 9:34
related countries: United States United States

The US military says the number of its troops in Iraq is already below the 31 August target of 50,000, when US combat operations are due to end.
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Arrests over Iraqi police deaths

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 14:36
related places: Baghdad

The Iraqi police have broken up an alleged al-Qaeda gang whose members have been killing traffic police in Baghdad, officials say.
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Dr Kelly death 'textbook suicide'

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 16:27

The pathologist who conducted the post-mortem examination on Iraq weapons expert David Kelly says it was a "textbook case" of suicide, amid fresh controversy over his death.
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Last US combat brigade exits Iraq

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 18:13
related countries: United States United States

The last US combat brigade in Iraq has left the country, seven years after the US-led invasion.
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Last US combat brigade exits Iraq

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 17:56
related countries: United States United States

The last American combat brigade in Iraq leaves the country, two weeks ahead of a deadline for an end to the US combat mission.
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'Darkest hour' in the Iraq war

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 9:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Time

Time magazine journalist Jim Frederick describes the sequence of events which led to four US soldiers committing a war atrocity in Iraq in 2006
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Iraq bomb 'won't stop democracy'

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 21:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad, White House

Iraq's transition to democracy and the US withdrawal will not be derailed by the deadly bombing in Baghdad, says the White House.
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Deadly attack hits Iraqi recruits

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 13:36
related places: Baghdad

At least 59 people are killed and many more injured in a suicide attack at an army recruitment centre in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Iraq coalition talks 'suspended'

Monday, August 16th 2010, 15:52

Talks on forming a coalition government between Iraq's two main political blocs are suspended, five months after an inconclusive election.
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Spate of Iraq checkpoint killings

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 21:55
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen shoot dead four Iraqi policemen and two government-backed militiamen in a spate of attacks at Baghdad checkpoints.
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Pulling out

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 13:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Why nothing short of a civil war may keep US troops in Iraq
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Iraq 'not ready' for US pull-out

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 11:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Iraq's top army officer says US pull-out plans are premature, as Washington says troops are on target to end combat operations by the end of the month.
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Australia convicts Iraqi smuggler

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 4:07
related countries: Australia Australia, Indonesia Indonesia

An Iraqi man is convicted of smuggling more than 500 asylum seekers in two boats from Indonesia to Australia in 2001.
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Blast kills eight Iraqi soldiers

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 10:03

Eight Iraqi soldiers are killed and four wounded in a bomb attack in Iraq's northern Diyala province, police say.
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Iraqi traffic police 'given guns'

Monday, August 9th 2010, 17:04
related places: Baghdad

Baghdad traffic police are reportedly being given Kalashnikov assault rifles to defend themselves after a series of attacks.
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Iraq market bomb toll rises to 43

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 11:38

The death toll from a market fire in the southern Iraqi city of Basra rises as officials confirm it was caused by a bomb.
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Iraq's rare wild animal trade

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 8:01

Iraq has a history of keeping wild animals as status symbols and now there is a ready market for rare animals and no controls on trading them.
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Deadly 'generator' blast in Iraq

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 20:38

An explosion, said to have been caused by a power generator, kills 14 people and injures 35 in the Iraqi city of Basra.
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Aziz says West misjudged Saddam

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 22:21
related places: Saddam

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Tariq Aziz mounts a robust defence of Saddam Hussein, saying Iraq is worse off without him.
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Military dog recovers from stress

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 1:24

A military dog named Gina recovers from post-traumatic stress disorder after a six-month tour in Iraq, where she conducted door-to-door searches.
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Fourteen killed in Iraq attacks

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 14:30
related places: Baghdad

Twin car bombs kill six in southern Iraq, hours after attacks in Baghdad leave eight police officers dead, officials say.
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Obama confirms pullout from Iraq

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 1:31
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama confirms the end of all combat operations in Iraq from the end of the month, in a speech to disabled veterans.
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Obama confirms pullout from Iraq

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 1:31
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama confirms the end of all combat operations in Iraq from the end of the month, in a speech to disabled veterans.
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Disagreement over Iraq death toll

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 5:19

The US disagrees with Baghdad's assertions that July was the deadliest month in Iraq for more than two years, issuing its own figures.
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Disagreement over Iraq death toll

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 5:19

The US disagrees with Baghdad's assertions that July was the deadliest month in Iraq for more than two years, issuing its own figures.
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Prescott Iraq intelligence doubts

Friday, July 30th 2010, 11:27

The intelligence on Iraq's weapons threat was "not very substantial", former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott says.
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Gun and bomb attacks hit Baghdad

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 16:01
related places: Baghdad

At least 16 people, including several security force members, are killed in shootings and explosions in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
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Gun and bomb attacks hit Baghdad

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 16:01
related places: Baghdad

At least 16 people, including several security force members, are killed in shootings and explosions in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
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Nepal government lifts Iraq ban

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 17:00
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The government in Nepal lifts a ban that prohibited Nepalis from seeking work in Iraq.
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Iraq helicopter crash kills five

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 12:19
related places: Baghdad

A sandstorm downs an Iraqi military helicopter, killing its five-member crew, while a Baghdad blast kills five Iraqis, officials say.
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Iraq helicopter crash kills five

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 12:19
related places: Baghdad

A sandstorm downs an Iraqi military helicopter, killing its five-member crew, while a Baghdad blast kills five Iraqis, officials say.
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Blix 'sure' Iraq invasion illegal

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 16:40

The UN's former chief weapons inspector Hans Blix tells the official war inquiry it is his "firm view" that the Iraq invasion was illegal.
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Iraq billions 'unaccounted for'

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 15:57
related countries: United States United States

A US federal watchdog harshly criticises the US military for failing to account properly for almost $9bn (£5.8bn) of reconstruction funds for Iraq.
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Twin car bomb in Iraq kills 20

Monday, July 26th 2010, 18:00
related places: Karbala'

The southern Iraqi city of Karbala is hit by a double car bombing leaving at least 20 dead and dozens injured, officials say.
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Four dead in Iraq TV bomb attack

Monday, July 26th 2010, 12:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: `Arab, Baghdad

A suicide car bomber kills four people in an attack near the Baghdad offices of the Saudi-owned pan-Arab news channel, al-Arabiya.
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Baghdad rocket attack kills three

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 17:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone has killed three foreign security contractors, the US Embassy says.
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Fallujah children's 'genetic damage'

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 21:50
related countries: United States United States

Cancer, leukaemia and infant mortality are all increasing in the Iraqi town of Fallujah, which saw fierce fighting between US forces and Sunni insurgents.
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Iraq car bomb kills at least 15

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 19:03

A car bomb explodes near the Iraqi city of Baquba, killing at least 15 people and wounding many others, police say.
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Life for refugees in Iraq's tented villages

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 3:04

In northern Iraq, a 26 year conflict has been causing thousands of villagers to flee their homes. Gabriel Gatehouse has been to see the effects of the attacks.
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Iraq war 'raised terror threat'

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 22:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The ex-MI5 chief Baroness Manningham-Buller says Iraq posed only a "very limited" threat to the UK - but the war increased the threat from terrorism.
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Turkish soldiers killed by rebels

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 11:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Six Turkish soldiers are killed in an attack by Kurdish rebels near the border with Iraq, Turkish reports say.
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Baghdad suicide attack kills 43

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 10:14
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills at least 43 people outside the Iraqi capital Baghdad in an attack on government-backed Sunni militia members.
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Why Baghdad bomber targeted Satwa

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 9:41
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber has killed at least 43 people and injured 40 more southwest of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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'Dozens dead' in Iraq hotel fire

Friday, July 16th 2010, 16:14

A fire in a hotel in northern Iraq has killed 30 people, including 14 foreigners, hospital officials say.
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