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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

'Saddam's jail diaries' published

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 17:25

A newspaper prints what it says are excerpts from diaries by ex-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein before his execution in 2006.
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Unicef warns of Iraqis 'at risk'

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 7:17
related places: Baghdad

UN children's agency says it is getting harder to help people in Baghdad's Sadr City area caught up in fighting.
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Oil hits $120 a barrel milestone

Monday, May 5th 2008, 20:03
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The price of oil rises above $120 for the first time, driven by concerns about supply threats in Nigeria and Iraq.
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Checkpoint attack kills 10 Iraqis

Monday, May 5th 2008, 18:52

Ten Iraqi soldiers are killed in an attack on a checkpoint in the province of Diyala, Iraqi police say.
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Iraqi first lady survives bombing

Sunday, May 4th 2008, 21:04
related places: Baghdad

The wife of Iraq's president is unhurt after a bomb exploded near her motorcade in Baghdad.
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Turkey 'kills 150 Kurdish rebels'

Saturday, May 3rd 2008, 15:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish army says it killed over 150 Kurdish guerrillas in air raids over northern Iraq this week.
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Fourteen killed in Iraq clashes

Saturday, May 3rd 2008, 14:39
related countries: United States United States

In Baghdad, 14 suspected Shia militants are killed, while 20 people are wounded in a US air strike near a hospital.
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Turkish planes bomb Kurd rebels

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 11:53
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish air force launches fresh raids on separatist Kurds in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says.
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Iraq suicide bombers hit market

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 20:43

Suicide bombers kill at least 35 people in a market attack, as Iraq reports nearly 1,000 civilians dead in April.
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Iraqi MPs call Maliki 'depraved'

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 12:42
related places: Baghdad

Several Iraqi deputies bitterly attack PM Maliki over a bloody military campaign against forces loyal to Moqtada Sadr.
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Baghdad clashes 'leave 400 dead'

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 20:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

More than 400 people have been killed in fighting in Baghdad in April, say officials at hospitals in Iraq's capital.
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Tariq Aziz trial begins in Iraq

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 15:54
related places: Baghdad

Former Iraqi Deputy PM Tariq Aziz is due to go on trial over the deaths of a group of Baghdad merchants.
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Casualties mount in Baghdad clash

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 13:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Twenty-eight militants are killed and US soldiers are wounded in clashes in Sadr City, Baghdad, the US says.
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US troops killed in Iraq clashes

Monday, April 28th 2008, 21:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Four US soldiers are killed in Baghdad, the latest casualties of fierce clashes with Shia militia.
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UN probe urged over Iraqi inmates

Monday, April 28th 2008, 15:26
related countries: United States United States

The UN should examine concerns about the detention policies of US-led troops in Iraq, a rights group says.
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Hundreds of Iraq schemes 'failed'

Monday, April 28th 2008, 3:30
related countries: United States United States

An audit of US-funded reconstruction for Iraq finds millions of dollars were wasted on incomplete projects.
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Treasures return to Iraq museum

Sunday, April 27th 2008, 23:16
related countries: Syria Syria

Iraqi's national museum welcomes the return of 700 artefacts seized by Syria from traffickers.
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Iraqi cleric rejects talks terms

Sunday, April 27th 2008, 17:27

Radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr rejects government conditions for talks on ending Iraqi army attacks on his militia.
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Seven killed in Iraq bomb attacks

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 21:36
related places: Mosul

Insurgents in Iraq carry out four bomb attacks in the northern city of Mosul, killing at least seven people.
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Turkey launches raids on N Iraq

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 10:46
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's air force bombs Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, saying they were trying to launch operations against Turkey.
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Iraqi pipeline fire 'accidental'

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 8:49
related places: Baghdad

A fire at an oil pipeline south of Baghdad which left eight security guards injured was accidental, the US military says.
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Iraq militias 'recruit child bombers'

Friday, April 25th 2008, 20:55

Insurgent groups in Iraq are recruiting children for suicide attacks, according to a senior UN official.
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UN condemns Turkey border deaths

Friday, April 25th 2008, 16:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The UN blames Turkish police for the deaths of four men forced to cross a fast-flowing river on the Iraqi border.
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Iran 'stepping up arms to Iraq'

Friday, April 25th 2008, 14:26
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The most senior US military official says Iran is increasing the flow of weapons and training to Iraqi insurgents.
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Aziz trial set to start in Iraq

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 13:06

Iraq's ex-deputy PM Tariq Aziz is set to be tried over the deaths of a group of merchants, officials say.
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Central Command for Petraeus

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 17:36
related countries: United States United States

The US military commander in Iraq, Gen David Petraeus, is nominated to become the head of Central Command.
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Baghdad clashes 'kill 15 gunmen'

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 12:43

American troops kill 15 militants in overnight clashes in Shia areas of Baghdad, the US military says.
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Western forces 'in Basra raids'

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 19:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Western

US and UK forces lead operations in Basra against Shia militiamen, military sources say.
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Maliki plea for regional support

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 9:19

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki urges neighbouring states to do more to support his country's economy.
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Gates criticises Air Force role

Monday, April 21st 2008, 15:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Air Force heads are "stuck in old ways" on tactics in Afghanistan and Iraq, defence chief Robert Gates says.
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Rice makes surprise visit to Iraq

Sunday, April 20th 2008, 19:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in Baghdad to promote reconciliation between sectarian groups.
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Iraqi students seized near Baquba

Sunday, April 20th 2008, 9:57

Three male students and their driver are kidnapped by gunmen who set up a fake checkpoint near Baquba.
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Iraqi cleric threatens 'open war'

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 22:39

Cleric Moqtada Sadr says he will wage "open war" on Iraq's government if operations against his fighters continue.
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Operation targets Basra militants

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 9:00

Iraqi forces in the southern city of Basra launch a fresh operation against militants and illegally held weapons.
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Suicide bomb kills Iraqi mourners

Thursday, April 17th 2008, 20:50

At least 30 people are killed when a suicide bomber attacks a crowd of mourners in Baquba, north of Baghdad.
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Basra security leaders removed

Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 13:43

Iraq's government replaces the heads of the army and police forces in Basra after a failed assault on militias.
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Dozens dead as Iraq cities bombed

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 16:06

More than 70 people are killed in blasts at three cities in Iraq, in one of the deadliest days there for many weeks.
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US to free Iraqi AP photographer

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 7:02
related countries: United States United States

Two years after he was detained, the US military says it will release an Iraqi AP photographer on Wednesday.
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British journalist freed in Iraq

Monday, April 14th 2008, 19:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British journalist who had been taken hostage describes the moment he was freed by forces in Iraq.
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UK journalist 'released in Iraq'

Monday, April 14th 2008, 12:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British journalist has been freed by forces in Iraq, says the Iraqi defence ministry according to local media.
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Sadr says US will always be enemy

Saturday, April 12th 2008, 17:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraqi forces kill 13 militants in Baghdad's Sadr City, as a two-week blockade is lifted.
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US Iraq envoy stresses Arab role

Saturday, April 12th 2008, 3:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Arab

The US ambassador to Iraq calls on Arab countries to engage diplomatically and economically with Baghdad.
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Key Sadr aide shot dead in Iraq

Friday, April 11th 2008, 14:45

A relative and key follower of radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr is shot dead in the Iraqi city of Najaf.
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US stalls on Iraq amnesty order

Friday, April 11th 2008, 10:26
related countries: United States United States

The US military says it will continue to hold an Iraqi photographer while it reviews a government amnesty order.
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Bush 'is avoiding Iraq decisions'

Friday, April 11th 2008, 2:50

Democratic opponents of President Bush accuse him of leaving decisions on Iraq to his successor.
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Bush hails 'major shift' in Iraq

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 22:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

President George W Bush declares that the US now holds the initiative in Iraq following the troop surge.
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Australia pledge on Iraq workers

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 10:34
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia will offer permanent homes to 600 Iraqi employees when it pulls out of Iraq later this year.
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Attacks on Baghdad anniversary

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 10:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

At least six people are killed in mortar attacks on the fifth anniversary of Baghdad's capture by US troops.
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US 'must halt' Iraq withdrawal

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 23:30
related countries: United States United States

The top US military leader in Iraq calls for troop withdrawals to be suspended to protect improved security.
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Congress hearing on Iraq begins

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 13:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

Top US officials working in Iraq begin delivering a report to Congress following last year's US troop surge.
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McCain upbeat on Iraq

Monday, April 7th 2008, 21:44
related countries: United States United States

John McCain, the Republican Party's presidential candidate, says the US can look ahead to success in Iraq.
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Iraqi leader warns Sadr group

Monday, April 7th 2008, 15:41

Iraq's prime minister threatens in a TV interview to exclude the followers of cleric Moqtada Sadr from politics.
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US soldiers killed in Green Zone

Sunday, April 6th 2008, 21:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Three US troops are killed by rocket attacks on the Green Zone and a base in Baghdad, the US military says.
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US forces clash with Iraq militia

Sunday, April 6th 2008, 13:51
related places: Mosul

Twenty people are reported killed in clashes in Baghdad between US forces and a Shia militia.
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Blackwater Iraq contract renewed

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 21:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater, Security

Security firm Blackwater gets its contract to protect US diplomats in Iraq extended amid a probe into the killing of 17 Iraqis.
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Iraqi priest shot dead in Baghdad

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 13:53
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi priest is killed in a drive-by shooting by unidentified gunmen near his home in Baghdad.
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Iraq PM halts battle with militia

Friday, April 4th 2008, 12:05
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki orders a stop to operations against "people who carry weapons" in the country.
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Air strike levels house in Basra

Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 12:07

An air strike in the southern Iraqi city of Basra destroys a house and kill at least one occupant.
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Iraqi army shows force in Basra

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 17:02

An Iraqi commander leads a convoy through the stronghold of the radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr in Basra.
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'US allies' killed in Iraq ambush

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 15:49
related countries: United States United States

Gunmen kill four people, believed to be members of a US-allied Sunni militia, at a fake checkpoint in Iraq.
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Iraqi death toll climbs sharply

Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 9:31

The number of Iraqis killed in March rose by 50% compared to the figure for February, according to official counts.
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Iraq UK troop reduction delayed

Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 8:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There are no current plans to cut UK troops in Iraq, despite announcements, minister is expected to tell MPs.
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Three-day curfew ends in Baghdad

Monday, March 31st 2008, 10:05
related places: Baghdad

Iraqis return to the streets of Basra and Baghdad, after a curfew is lifted and militiamen follow orders to withdraw.
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Iraqi cleric calls off militias

Sunday, March 30th 2008, 18:23

Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr orders his fighters off the streets of several cities after five days of fighting.
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New curfew to curb Iraqi unrest

Sunday, March 30th 2008, 11:51
related places: Baghdad

Baghdad extends its round-the-clock curfew as clashes continue between the Iraqi army and Shia militiamen.
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