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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

US soldier jailed over Iraq death

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 14:44
related countries: United States United States

An US military court finds a soldier guilty of conspiracy to murder over the 2007 killing of four bound and blindfolded Iraqis.
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US helicopter troops die in Iraq

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 3:57
related countries: United States United States

A US military helicopter crashes near Basra in southern Iraq, killing seven American soldiers, the military says.
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Iraq PM questions US troop deal

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 23:36
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's prime minister says a deal on the future of US forces in Iraq is facing "serious and dangerous" obstacles.
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US troops face Iraq murder charge

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 19:03
related countries: United States United States

Three US soldiers have been charged with premeditated murder over the deaths of four Iraqis, American army prosecutors say.
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Twin bombing hits Iraqi capital

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 11:09
related places: Baghdad

A double bombing in a business district in eastern Baghdad kills at least eight people, Iraqi police say.
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Odierno warning on Iraq security

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 11:09
related countries: United States United States

The new US military commander in Iraq, Lt Gen Ray Odierno, says recent security gains there are "fragile and reversible".
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Petraeus hands over Iraq command

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 9:57
related countries: United States United States

General David Petraeus, the outgoing US military commander in Iraq, hands over control to Lt Gen Raymond Odierno.
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Suicide bombing kills 22 in Iraq

Monday, September 15th 2008, 18:26

At least 22 people are killed after a suicide bomber targets a police gathering in the Iraqi province of Diyala, police say.
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Iraq bombings kill 12 in Baghdad

Monday, September 15th 2008, 11:26
related places: Baghdad

Two car bombs have exploded in central Baghdad, killing 12 people, Iraqi police say.
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Pentagon chief lands in Baghdad

Monday, September 15th 2008, 10:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US defence secretary Robert Gates is in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on a previously unannounced visit.
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Iraq bombs target security forces

Saturday, September 13th 2008, 12:57

At least 10 people are killed in two bomb attacks targeting security forces in Iraq, officials say.
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'Many killed' in Iraq car bombing

Friday, September 12th 2008, 19:25
related places: Baghdad

At least 28 people have been killed in a car bomb attack on a police station north of Baghdad, police say.
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No victory in Iraq, says Petraeus

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 13:11
related countries: United States United States

The outgoing commander of US troops in Iraq says he will never declare victory there, adding the US faces "a long struggle".
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Japan 'ends Iraq supply mission'

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 3:26
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan will end a military mission flying goods and personnel into Iraq in support of the US-led coalition.
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Bush reshuffles war zone troops

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 17:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

President George W Bush orders 8,000 US soldiers back from Iraq and 4,500 reinforcements to go to Afghanistan by February.
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Bush to announce troop reshuffle

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 1:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

President Bush will announce plans to withdraw 8,000 US troops from Iraq and send reinforcements to Afghanistan.
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Iraq cholera outbreak kills six

Monday, September 8th 2008, 17:48
related places: Babil

A state of emergency is declared in Iraq's Babil province after six people die from cholera, with more cases confirmed elsewhere.
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Iraq Palestinians head to Iceland

Monday, September 8th 2008, 8:49
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Syria Syria

About 30 Palestinians from a refugee camp along the Iraqi-Syrian border are due to leave for resettlement in Iceland.
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Iraq to quiz US over spying claim

Friday, September 5th 2008, 18:06
related countries: United States United States

Iraq is to ask US officials for an explanation after a new book suggests the US has been spying on senior members of the Iraqi government.
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Heritage plan for Iraqi marshes

Friday, September 5th 2008, 11:40

The United Nations launches an initiative to have the marshlands of southern Iraq listed as a world heritage site.
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US 'spying' on Iraqi leadership

Friday, September 5th 2008, 11:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

The Bush administration has been extensively spying on Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki, a new book claims.
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Sunni fighters to get Iraqi pay

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 13:09
related countries: United States United States

The US military says it will hand responsibility for paying members of Sunni Arab groups fighting al-Qaeda to the Iraqi government.
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Six Iraqi troops die in US fire

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 11:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Tigris

US troops kill six members of the Iraqi security forces during a patrol on the river Tigris north of Baghdad in a friendly fire incident.
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Iraq to rebuild notorious prison

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 10:51
related countries: United States United States

Iraq is to reconstruct Abu Ghraib, including a museum about crimes committed there before US forces took over in 2003.
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Six Iraqi troops die in US fire

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 10:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Tigris

US troops kill six members of the Iraqi security forces during a patrol on the river Tigris north of Baghdad in a friendly fire incident.
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Basra future

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 0:51

Iraq battleground hopes business will now boom
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Move to evict Baghdad squatters

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 21:26
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi security forces in Baghdad begin to evict squatters from houses abandoned by people who fled sectarian violence.
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US hands over key Iraq province

Monday, September 1st 2008, 13:30
related countries: United States United States

The US military transfers control of Anbar province, once the centre of Iraq's Sunni insurgency, to the Iraqi government.
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US jury acquits US ex-marine

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 22:04
related countries: United States United States

US federal jury clears a former marine sergeant of the deaths of Iraqi detainees.
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Iraq's Sadr extends militia truce

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 14:21

Iraq's influential Shia cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr, indefinitely extends a truce being observed by his Mehdi Army militia.
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China's CNPC seals $3bn Iraq deal

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 11:02
related countries: China China

China's state-oil firm CNPC has agreed a $3bn (£1.63bn) oil services contract for Iraq.
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Nepalese sue US company over Iraq

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 8:05
related countries: Nepal Nepal, United States United States

A Nepalese man and relatives of 12 others killed in Iraq four years ago sue American firm KBR on charges of human trafficking.
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Iraq bomb kills police recruits

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 11:39

At least 25 people are killed as a suicide bomber attacks police recruits in Diyala province in Iraq, according to police.
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Iraq seeking 2011 troop pullout

Monday, August 25th 2008, 15:47
related countries: United States United States

The Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki speaks in detail about a deal to bring an end to the foreign troop presence by 2011.
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Iraq suicide bomb attack kills 25

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 22:59
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills at least 25 people in an attack in Baghdad's western Abu Ghraib district, police say.
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'Ill' Iraqi cleric courts press

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 21:25
related places: `Ali

Iraq's most senior Shia cleric, Ali al-Sistani, says rumours that he is seriously ill are untrue.
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US troops 'to quit Iraq by 2011'

Friday, August 22nd 2008, 17:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US combat troops could leave Iraq by 2011 under a deal awaiting approval by Baghdad, a top Iraqi official says.
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US troops 'to quit Iraq by 2011'

Friday, August 22nd 2008, 14:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US combat troops could leave Iraq by 2011 under a deal awaiting approval by Baghdad, a top Iraqi official says.
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Deal on US troops in Iraq 'close'

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 14:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq says a deal on the future of US forces is "very close" after talks with the US secretary of state in Baghdad.
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Rice in surprise visit to Baghdad

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 8:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on an unannounced visit.
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Lebanon PM visits Iraq for talks

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 14:03
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Baghdad

Lebanon's Prime Minister Fouad Siniora arrives in Baghdad, in the first visit by a Lebanese leader since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
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US ex-marine faces Iraq charges

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 3:51
related countries: United States United States

The civil trial opens of an ex-US marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi detainees in Falluja, in the first case of its kind.
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Iraq governor's office attacked

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 14:18

The governor of Diyala province says his secretary was killed in an attack by a unit of the security forces on his office in Baquba.
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US captures Iraqi 'al-Qaeda men'

Monday, August 18th 2008, 15:58
related countries: United States United States

US-led forces make 11 arrests in a continuing campaign aimed at disrupting Sunni militants linked to al-Qaeda, the US military says.
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Baghdad suicide bomber kills 15

Sunday, August 17th 2008, 20:32
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills at least 15 people, including an anti-al-Qaeda leader, in a mainly Sunni part of Iraq's capital, Baghdad.
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Turkish warplanes 'bomb PKK base'

Sunday, August 17th 2008, 9:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish military says its warplanes have "successfully" hit a base of PKK Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq.
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Shia pilgrims killed in Baghdad

Saturday, August 16th 2008, 9:08
related places: Baghdad

At least six people are killed in a car bomb attack on Shia pilgrims in Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
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'Time right' for UK Iraq troops

Friday, August 15th 2008, 11:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The outgoing commander of British forces in Iraq says conditions are right for a change in the UK mission there.
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Living in fear

Friday, August 15th 2008, 5:59

Struggling to live with Iraq's everyday violence
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Iraq suicide blast kills pilgrims

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 19:27
related places: Karbala'

Eighteen people die and another 75 are injured as a suicide bomber targets pilgrims in southern Iraq.
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US jail guards in Iraq abuse case

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 19:00
related countries: United States United States

Six US sailors working as prison camp guards in Iraq face courts martial for abusing detainees, the US Navy says.
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Iraq president has heart surgery

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 14:20
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is recovering from heart surgery in the US, Iraqi politicians say.
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Canada to expel US army deserter

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 22:21
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Canada is to deport a United States soldier who fled to the country to avoid deployment in Iraq.
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Iraq contractors 'cost US $85bn'

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 11:03
related countries: United States United States

The US has spent $85bn on contractors in Iraq and neighbouring countries since 2003, an offical report finds.
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Baquba on curfew after bombing

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 19:05

A curfew is imposed on the Iraqi city of Baquba after a suicide bomber attacked the provincial governor's convoy.
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Jordan's king in first Iraq visit

Monday, August 11th 2008, 16:34
related countries: Jordan Jordan

King Abdullah of Jordan becomes the first Arab head of state to visit Iraq since the 2003 overthrow of Saddam Hussein.
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Four women die in Diyala bombing

Monday, August 11th 2008, 11:34

Reports from Baquba, the capital of the Iraqi province of Diyala, say at least four women were killed in a roadside bombing.
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Marine faces trial for Iraq death

Friday, August 8th 2008, 19:50
related countries: United States United States

A US marine is to face a court martial over the 2004 killing of an unarmed detainee during fighting in the Iraqi city of Falluja.
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Car bomb kills 21 in Iraq market

Friday, August 8th 2008, 18:29

A car bomb kills at least 21 people and wounds 70 more in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar, police say.
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Iraq's Sadr launches unarmed wing

Friday, August 8th 2008, 14:45
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr forms a cultural wing, saying that his militias will disarm if the US withdraws from Iraq.
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Peace move

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 22:52

Iraqi Shia cleric wants his fighters to drop their guns
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Iraq fails to agree election law

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 16:33

Iraq's parliament adjourns for a month after failing to agree on a provincial election law, viewed as a key political reform.
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Mehdi Army 'stops carrying arms'

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 16:11

A spokesman tells the BBC that, for the time being, the militia loyal to Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr will not carry arms.
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UK Basra deal claims 'not true'

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 18:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Des Browne says reports UK soldiers delayed helping Iraqi troops in Basra because of a deal with militiamen are "simply not true".
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Iraq postpones key elections vote

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 16:34

Iraqi political leaders again postpone a vote by MPs on a draft provincial election law seen as crucial for reconciliation.
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Baghdad truck bombing kills 12

Sunday, August 3rd 2008, 7:34
related places: Baghdad

At least 12 people are killed and more than a dozen injured by a suspected minivan bomb in northern Baghdad, police say.
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US troops on Iraqi murder charge

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 19:36
related countries: United States United States

Two American soldiers are charged with the premeditated murder of an Iraqi prisoner, US military officials say.
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