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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

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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Spain revives US army murder case

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 14:24
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States

A Spanish judge reinstates charges against three US soldiers over the killing of a cameraman in the Iraq war.
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Deadly bombings hit Iraqi cities

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 12:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kirkuk

At least 23 people, including three US soldiers, are killed in deadly bombings in the Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Kirkuk.
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Car bomb kills dozens in Baghdad

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 19:33
related places: Baghdad

At least 34 people are killed by a large car bomb in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police say.
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Rumsfeld 'Bible texts' criticised

Monday, May 18th 2009, 21:50
related countries: United States United States

Ex-US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is reported to have allowed Bible verses to be put on his briefings during the Iraq War.
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Iraq sets general election date

Monday, May 18th 2009, 13:49

Iraq will hold a general election on 30 January next year, officials say, the second since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
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Corruption reigns

Monday, May 18th 2009, 13:45

Iraqi report details government corruption
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Iraq deal to revive gas pipeline

Sunday, May 17th 2009, 10:45

A consortium of oil companies plans to revive a project to supply gas from Iraq's Kurdish region to Europe.
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Ghosts of Amman bring back memories

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 11:04
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait
related places: `Amman

A visit to the Marriott hotel in Amman reminds Jeremy Bowen of his first big break, as a young journalist covering the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
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RAF ending 19-year Iraq mission

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 7:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK air force personnel are leaving Iraq after 19 years of operations in the Gulf that began with the 1990 Gulf War.
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Fragile gains

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 8:56
related countries: United States United States

Baghdad Sunnis miss out on new US and Iraqi optimism
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US soldier charged with murders

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 21:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A US soldier is charged with five counts of murder a day after a shooting at a clinic in a Baghdad army base.
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Suicide bombing in northern Iraq

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 9:22
related places: Kirkuk

Six Iraqi police officers are killed by a suicide bomber in the northern city of Kirkuk.
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US soldier kills comrades in Iraq

Monday, May 11th 2009, 19:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A US soldier is under arrest after shooting dead five of his compatriots at a military base in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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US soldiers 'killed in Iraq base'

Monday, May 11th 2009, 13:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Five US soldiers have been shot dead at a military base in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the US military says.
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Concrete divisions

Monday, May 11th 2009, 10:58

Iraqi views on living with the capital's concrete barriers
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Iraqis tried for UK troop deaths

Monday, May 11th 2009, 9:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Two Iraqis go on trial in Baghdad accused of murdering two British soldiers during the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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Iraq bomb kills Sunni militiaman

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 13:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A leading figure in a US-allied militia has been killed by a roadside bomb in Taji, north of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Iraq arrests minister's brother

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 19:20

A brother of Iraq's trade minister is arrested on suspicion of corruption as the prime minister condemns corruption.
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US ex-soldier guilty of Iraq rape

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 21:53
related countries: United States United States

A US jury finds a former US private guilty of the rape of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of her and her family.
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Blackwater Baghdad operations end

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 16:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Blackwater

The controversial US security company formerly known as Blackwater has ended its operations in Baghdad.
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Iraq urged to stop death penalty

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 18:08

The UN human rights office says Iraq should not use the death penalty as its justice system cannot guarantee fair trials.
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Deadly bombing in Baghdad market

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 15:43
related places: Baghdad

An explosion at a market in the south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad kills at least 10 people, say reports.
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Iran bus crash kills 28 pilgrims

Monday, May 4th 2009, 9:08
related countries: Iran Iran

At least 28 Iranian pilgrims are killed in a bus crash near the border with Iraq, state media say.
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Living in hiding

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 23:27

Iraqi interpreters say they still fear for their lives
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Reporting struggle

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 21:34

Pressures and risks hampering Iraqi journalists' work
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Sunni militia leader held in Iraq

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 17:39
related countries: United States United States

The head of a leading US-allied Sunni militia group in Iraq is arrested in a joint Iraqi-US operation.
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Uniformed Iraqi kills US soldiers

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 21:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mosul

A man wearing an Iraqi military uniform shoots dead two US soldiers and injures three others in the city of Mosul.
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Big rise in Iraq deaths in April

Friday, May 1st 2009, 22:46
related places: Baghdad

The government in Baghdad says 355 Iraqis were killed in April, making it the bloodiest month so far this year.
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Iraq cleric attends Turkey talks

Friday, May 1st 2009, 17:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr makes his first public appearance in two years, at talks in Turkey on Iraq's future.
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Three US servicemen die in Iraq

Friday, May 1st 2009, 9:00
related countries: United States United States

US military officials have confirmed the death of three servicemen, killed in fighting in Anbar province in western Iraq.
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Hidden crisis

Friday, May 1st 2009, 5:36

Undercover surgeons help Iraq's bomb victims
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Hidden crisis

Friday, May 1st 2009, 5:36

Undercover surgeons help Iraq's bomb victims
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UK combat operations end in Iraq

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 21:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A ceremony is held in Basra to mark the official end of the British military mission in Iraq after six years.
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Was the UK mission in Iraq a success?

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 11:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British combat operations in Iraq have come to an end a month early. Has the mission been successful?
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Turkey strikes Iraqi Kurd rebels

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 10:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish warplanes bomb PKK bases in northern Iraq, a day after rebel attacks killed 10 Turkish soldiers, the army says.
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Turkey planes bomb Kurdish rebels

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 8:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq on Wednesday and Thursday, the Turkish army says.
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Being Basra

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 6:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Life in Iraqi city as British troops prepare to leave
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Triple car bomb strikes Baghdad

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 22:31
related places: Baghdad

Three car bombs kill at least 41 people in the Shia district of Sadr City in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, police say.
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US 'saddened' by deadly Iraq raid

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 9:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US military says it is expresses regret after killing two Iraqi civilians in a raid which was criticised by Baghdad.
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Iraq says US raid violated pact

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 22:38
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki says a US raid in the south of the country was a breach of the security pact.
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Top militant 'arrested in Iraq'

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 13:24

Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki confirms that Sunni insurgent leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi has been arrested, in a BBC interview.
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Sliding back?

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 22:57

An upsurge of violence rings alarm bells in Iraq
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Clinton renews support for Iraq

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 17:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

America's top diplomat Hillary Clinton says the US "will stand with the people of Iraq", despite planned pullout of US troops.
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US to issue 'prison abuse' photos

Friday, April 24th 2009, 19:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US is about to release hundreds of photographs showing alleged prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan, officials say.
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Blast carnage at shrine in Iraq

Friday, April 24th 2009, 16:20
related places: Baghdad

At least 60 people die as female suicide bombers attack Baghdad's main Shia shrine, after one of the deadliest days in Iraq this year.
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Suicide bombs kill scores in Iraq

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 21:08
related places: Baghdad

Suicide attacks in Baghdad and Baquba kill at least 76, including Iranian pilgrims and homeless people, officials say.
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Disputed Iraq

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 3:26

Arabs and Kurds wait for a verdict on northern Iraq
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Five dead in Iraq suicide attack

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 21:40
related countries: United States United States

At least five people die after a suicide bomb attack targeting a US-allied militia leader north of the Iraqi capital, reports say.
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Bush policy 'led to Abu Ghraib'

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 14:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

Bush-era support for the CIA's harsh interrogation tactics set the tone for abuses by US troops in Iraq, a US report says.
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Hill confirmed as US Iraq envoy

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 22:45
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The Senate confirms Christopher Hill, the former US chief negotiator with North Korea, as the next US ambassador to Iraq.
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US internet executives visit Iraq

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 12:54
related countries: United States United States

Executives from leading internet companies such as Google, You Tube, and Twitter are in Iraq on a visit arranged by the US State Department
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Diyala attack kills Iraqi police

Monday, April 20th 2009, 11:59
related places: Baghdad

At least three Iraqi policemen die in a suicide bombing in a town north-east of Baghdad, officials say.
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New speaker for Iraq parliament

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 15:43

Members of Iraq's parliament elect a new speaker, ending months of dispute about who should fill the post.
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'Anti-gay hell'

Saturday, April 18th 2009, 2:06

Iraqi homosexuals face humiliation, abuse and death
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