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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

Many killed in Iraqi bomb attacks

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 20:09

At least 38 people die in two bombings in Iraq - including a suicide attack on a tribal council meeting in Anbar province.
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Baghdad office bombing kills 10

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 19:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A bomb explodes at a local council office in Baghdad, killing 10 people, including four American nationals.
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Raids hit EU 'people-smugglers'

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 14:35

Seventy-five people are arrested in a major European police operation against the smuggling of Iraqi Kurds to the EU.
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Suicide bombing rocks Iraqi city

Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 15:11

Fifteen people are killed by a female suicide bomber outside a government building in the northern Iraqi city of Baquba.
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British hostages 'alive' in Iraq

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 21:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraq's most senior security official says he believes that five British hostages seized more than a year ago are still alive.
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Iran alleges assassination plot

Friday, June 20th 2008, 14:47
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: March

The Iranian president says there was an "enemy" plot to kill him during a trip he took to Iraq in March, state radio.
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'Al-Qaeda' members killed in Iraq

Friday, June 20th 2008, 12:35
related countries: United States United States

The US military says four militants have been killed during operations against the al-Qaeda in Iraq network.
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US House approves war funds bill

Friday, June 20th 2008, 4:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Democrat

The Democrat-held US House of Representatives approves $162bn to pay for another year of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Iraq troops take control in Amara

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 15:02
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi and US security forces fan out in the southern Iraqi city of Amara to drive out Shia militias and criminal gangs.
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Iraq launches offensive in Amara

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 6:39

Iraqi and US security forces launch a major operation in southern Iraq to drive out Shia militia groups.
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Rogue Iraq militia 'ordered bomb'

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 9:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US military blames a rogue Shia militia for Tuesday's deadly car bombing in a Shia area of Baghdad, as the death toll rises.
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Baghdad bus stop bomb 'kills 51'

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 21:24
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb at a busy bus stop in northern Baghdad kills 51 people and leaves another 75 wounded, say police.
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Charges dropped in Haditha trial

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 21:11
related countries: United States United States

A US judge drops charges against a marine officer accused of failing to investigate deaths of Iraqi civilians in Haditha.
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Troops pour into south Iraqi city

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 21:46
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi troops and police backed by US forces deploy to Amara city in a fresh clampdown on Shia gunmen, officials say.
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Impasse in US-Iraqi forces talks

Friday, June 13th 2008, 14:47
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki says talks with the US on allowing its forces to remain in Iraq have "reached an impasse".
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Olympic woes

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 12:14
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Iraq faces Beijing ban over Olympic committee wrangle
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Roadside bomb hits Baghdad buses

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 10:13
related places: Baghdad

At least five people die when a roadside bomb explodes near two minibuses in a mainly Shia neighbourhood in Baghdad.
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Morocco jails terror cell members

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 2:52
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A Moroccan court jails 29 men for forming a terror group with intent to carry out attacks and recruiting Iraq fighters.
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Back in step

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 2:18
related countries: United States United States

After strains over Iraq, the EU and US are united again
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BBC uncovers lost Iraq billions

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 17:25

A BBC investigation estimates that about $23bn may have been lost, stolen or not properly accounted for in Iraq.
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BBC uncovers lost Iraq billions

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 15:06

A BBC investigation estimates that about $23bn may have been lost, stolen or not properly accounted for in Iraq.
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Head-to-head

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 11:26
related countries: United States United States

Should Canada deport this Iraq deserter to the US?
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Iraqi artefacts return to Baghdad

Monday, June 9th 2008, 21:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's antiquities department takes delivery of 11 ancient ceremonial seals looted after the US-led invasion in 2003.
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Iraq UK troops decision 'this year'

Monday, June 9th 2008, 21:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The final withdrawal of British troops from Iraq could be announced by the end of the year, the BBC learns.
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US presence blamed for Iraq woes

Monday, June 9th 2008, 15:19
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran's supreme leader tells the visiting Iraqi PM the root cause of his country's problems is the presence of US troops.
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Iraqi PM assures Iran on security

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 15:48
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iraq's PM says his country will not be used as a base to attack Iran, reflecting concerns about the US presence there.
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Turkish jets hit PKK rebel target

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 11:20
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish warplanes strike a Kurdish rebel target in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says.
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US raids target al-Qaeda in Iraq

Friday, June 6th 2008, 15:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US military reports capturing 32 suspected al-Qaeda members in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq.
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Emirates to send envoy to Baghdad

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 13:26
related places: Baghdad

Iraq says the UAE will name an ambassador to Baghdad, the first such move in several years by one of Gulf Arab states.
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Marine cleared over Iraq killings

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 4:12
related countries: United States United States

A US marine is acquitted of charges that he helped cover up the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005.
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Flood threat to Iraq Shia shrines

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 17:08
related places: Karbala'

Officials in Karbala say the mausoleum of Shia Islam's most revered leader is threatened with structural damage.
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Deadly suicide blast in Baghdad

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 16:10
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomb - the biggest in months in the Iraqi capital - kills at least 15 people near the home of a senior police general.
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Nine killed by Mosul suicide bomb

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 21:49
related places: Mosul

Nine people are killed in a suicide car bomb attack in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, police say.
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Australian troops start leaving Iraq

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 4:50
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia, one of the first nations to send troops to Iraq, ends combat operations there under a new policy.
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US Iraq deaths 'at four-year low'

Sunday, June 1st 2008, 10:58
related countries: United States United States

US military deaths in Iraq are reported to have fallen to their lowest monthly level for four years.
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Iraqi checkpoint 'hit by bomber'

Saturday, May 31st 2008, 20:32

A suicide bomber reportedly kills at least nine people at a police checkpoint in Anbar province, western Iraq.
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France offers Iraq rebuilding aid

Saturday, May 31st 2008, 11:55
related countries: France France

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is in Iraq to discuss France's contribution to the rebuilding effort.
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A shoulder to cry on in Baghdad

Saturday, May 31st 2008, 11:20
related places: Baghdad

Caroline Wyatt returns to Baghdad after a 10-year absence and explores the psychological effect of years of violence and unrest.
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US marine removed over coin claim

Friday, May 30th 2008, 11:44
related countries: United States United States

A US marine is removed from duty over claims he distributed coins with biblical verses to citizens in Iraq.
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Al-Qaeda in retreat - CIA chief

Friday, May 30th 2008, 9:26
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The head of the CIA says al-Qaeda is essentially defeated in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and on the defensive elsewhere.
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Iraq 'stepping back from abyss'

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 18:08

UN chief Ban Ki-moon praises progress in Iraq at a UN forum, while Iraq's PM calls for debt relief from Arab states.
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Iraq kidnap anniversary marked

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 12:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The relatives of five British men kidnapped in Iraq are marking a year without their loved ones.
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Suicide bomb targets Iraqi police

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 10:47

At least 16 Iraqis are killed in a suicide bombing at a police recruitment centre in northern Iraq, police report.
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Rice defends Bush over Iraq claim

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 9:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush, White House

The US secretary of state rejects claims by an ex-White House aide that President Bush misled the US on Iraq.
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Fifa relaxes Iraqi World Cup ban

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 6:35

Iraq's World Cup qualifier against Australia will go ahead after a ban on the Iraqi Football Association was overturned.
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Haditha court martial opens in US

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 22:48
related countries: United States United States

The court martial begins of US Lt Andrew Grayson, charged with destroying evidence of killings in Haditha, Iraq.
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Ex-aide criticises Bush over Iraq

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 16:55

Ex-White House spokesman Scott McClellan says President Bush was not forthright on the Iraq war.
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US spending in Iraq ignored rules

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 10:15
related countries: United States United States

An audit of $8bn paid to contractors in Iraq finds that almost none of the payments complied with US federal laws.
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More Iraq US troop cuts 'likely'

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 16:07
related countries: United States United States

The top US commander in Iraq expects to be able to recommend further cuts in US forces before September.
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Three die in Afghan Koran protest

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 15:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Koran

Two civilians and a Nato soldier die in a protest in Afghanistan over the shooting of a Koran by a US soldier.
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US strike 'kills Iraqi civilians'

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 8:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Eight civilians die in an air strike by US military helicopters north of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Bush apology for Koran shooting

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 16:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Koran

US President George W Bush apologises over the shooting of a Koran by a US soldier, the White House confirms.
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Tough penalty urged in Aziz trial

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 14:16
related places: Baghdad

The prosecutor at the trial of Tariq Aziz calls for a punishment which would 'ease the hearts of widows'.
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Iraqi troops fan out in Sadr City

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 11:11
related places: Baghdad

A large force of Iraqi troops moves deep into the Baghdad stronghold of Moqtada Sadr's militia.
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Gunmen 'kill 11 Iraqi recruits'

Monday, May 19th 2008, 21:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mosul

Eleven Iraqi police recruits are shot dead near Mosul as US and Iraqi forces try to crack down on al-Qaeda.
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Iraq al-Qaeda leader 'seized'

Monday, May 19th 2008, 14:19
related places: Mosul

Iraqi police say they have captured a senior al-Qaeda commander in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
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Death penalty over Iraq killing

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 18:19

A leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq is sentenced to death for killing Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho.
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US sniper shot at Koran in Iraq

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 13:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Koran

An American sniper is sent home from Iraq for using a copy of the Koran for target practice, the US military says.
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US House rejects war funding bill

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 21:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Democrat

The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives rejects a bill to fund wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Bombing at Iraq funeral kills 20

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 19:25

At least 20 people are killed and 35 wounded in a suicide bombing at a funeral in the Iraqi capital, officials say.
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Bush bemoans 'flawed' Iraq data

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 11:20
related countries: United States United States

US President Bush says he was disappointed in "flawed intelligence" on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
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French Iraq recruiters are jailed

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 10:08
related countries: France France, United States United States

Seven men are convicted in France for recruiting young people to fight against the US-led coalition in Iraq.
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Baghdad clashes break ceasefire

Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 9:48
related places: Baghdad

At least 11 people are killed in fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City, just hours after a ceasefire deal was signed.
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Baghdad district calm after truce

Sunday, May 11th 2008, 16:43
related places: Baghdad

A ceasefire between the Iraqi government and Shia militias seems to be holding in Baghdad's Sadr City.
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Ceasefire deal with Sadr militia

Saturday, May 10th 2008, 18:28
related places: Mosul

The Iraqi government agrees to a ceasefire with the Shia Mehdi Army to end fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City.
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