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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

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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Iraqi militia defy call to disarm

Saturday, March 29th 2008, 16:28

The radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr defies a call for his powerful Mehdi Army militia to disarm as fighting goes on.
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Turkey hits rebel targets in Iraq

Saturday, March 29th 2008, 14:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey uses shelling and air raids to target rebel positions in Iraq, killing at least 15, the Turkish military says.
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US Mid-East commander replaced

Saturday, March 29th 2008, 0:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The Pentagon replaces a commander of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, who quit early amid controversy.
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Charges dropped in Haditha case

Friday, March 28th 2008, 22:35
related countries: United States United States

The US military drops charges against a marine accused of involvement in the killing of Iraqi civilians in Haditha.
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Oil price down as Iraq fear eases

Friday, March 28th 2008, 22:11

Oil prices fall after it emerges that an attack on an Iraqi export pipeline was not as serious as earlier thought.
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Iraq faces a 'defining moment'

Friday, March 28th 2008, 20:17
related countries: United States United States

The US president calls the fight between Iraqi forces and militias in Basra "a defining moment" for Iraq.
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Iraq extends Shia arms deadline

Friday, March 28th 2008, 17:51

Iraq extends a deadline for militias in Basra to hand over weapons, as aid agencies fear a humanitarian crisis.
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Oil hits $108 on pipeline blast

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 21:46

Oil prices rise above $108 after one of Iraq's main export pipelines is blown up, sparking supply fears.
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Baghdad under curfew amid clashes

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 21:00
related places: Baghdad

A three-day curfew is imposed on Baghdad, amid continuing clashes between Shia militias and security forces.
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Bush hails Iraq militia crackdown

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 17:52
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush praises Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki for his "bold" crackdown on Shia militias in Basra.
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Fresh clashes grip southern Iraq

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 15:23

The southern Iraqi city of Basra sees a third day of heavy fighting between Iraqi forces and Shia militias.
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Bush hails Iraq militia crackdown

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 15:04

President Bush praises Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki for ordering a crackdown on Shia militias in the city of Basra.
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US carries out air strike in Iraq

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 8:10
related countries: United States United States

The US says it killed four militants in an air strike in Iraq, but Iraqi sources say dozens of people were killed.
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US charges man 'on Saddam pay'

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 23:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Saddam

A US man who sent three lawmakers to Iraq in 2002 is charged with working for Saddam Hussein's regime.
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US charges man 'on Saddam's pay'

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 23:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Saddam

A US man who sent three lawmakers to Iraq in 2002 is charged with working for Saddam Hussein's regime.
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Iraq PM gives militants ultimatum

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 17:48

Iraq's prime minister gives militants in Basra 72 hours to disarm, as clashes continue for a second day.
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Fresh clashes break out in Basra

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 12:00

Fighting erupts for a second day in Basra and elsewhere, as Iraqi soldiers confront Shia militants.
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Iraq forces battle Basra militias

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 0:41

Thousands of Iraqi troops battle with rival Shia in Basra, as clashes spread to other parts of the country.
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Basra imposes night-time curfew

Monday, March 24th 2008, 22:59

The south Iraqi city of Basra imposes an indefinite night curfew amid fears of Shia militia violence.
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US military Iraq toll hits 4,000

Monday, March 24th 2008, 21:50
related countries: United States United States

The US military death toll in Iraq since 2003 reaches 4,000, the US military and independent counts say.
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Iran 'behind Green Zone attack'

Monday, March 24th 2008, 15:21
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Sunday

The top US general in Iraq says he has evidence Iran was behind Sunday's attack on Baghdad's Green Zone.
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Dozens die in attacks across Iraq

Sunday, March 23rd 2008, 20:19
related places: Baghdad

Many people die in a day of suicide attacks, shootings and rocket strikes across Iraq.
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US air strike kills 'Iraq allies'

Sunday, March 23rd 2008, 1:46
related countries: United States United States

Six people are killed in a US air strike in Iraq, with some reports suggesting they were US-allied Sunni fighters.
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'Bin Laden' in Palestinian call

Friday, March 21st 2008, 9:38

A second audio message in two days, purportedly from the al-Qaeda leader, urges Palestinians to fight in Iraq.
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AB Volvo's Iraq bribe penalty

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 20:33

AB Volvo agrees to pay millions of dollars in fines for its part in Iraq's oil for food programme.
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Iraq leader sombre five years on

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 14:21
related countries: United States United States

President Jalal Talabani says violence and corruption are Iraq's main problems on the invasion's fifth anniversary.
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McCain meets UK prime minister

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 12:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US Senator John McCain meets Gordon Brown for talks over issues including Iraq, Iran and climate change.
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Bush speech hails Iraq 'victory'

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 0:41

President George W Bush marks the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion with a speech hailing its success.
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Bush to hail Iraq war 'success'

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 13:34
related countries: United States United States

The US president gives an upbeat assessment of the Iraq war, on the fifth anniversary of the invasion.
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'Female bomber' kills six in Iraq

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 11:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kirkuk

A woman suicide bomber has killed six people at a bus station in Balad Ruz in Diyala province, Iraqi police say.
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Iraq murder charge for US marine

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 0:10
related countries: United States United States

A third US marine is charged over the deaths of unarmed Iraqi detainees in Falluja in November 2004.
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Cheney vows to finish job in Iraq

Tuesday, March 18th 2008, 16:29
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Cheney says the US will complete its Iraq mission, to prevent it becoming a base for terrorists.
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Iraq bomb attack toll rises to 52

Tuesday, March 18th 2008, 11:03
related places: Karbala'

An Iraqi health official says the death toll in Monday's bombing in Karbala has risen to 52.
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Iraqi asylum seeker numbers jump

Tuesday, March 18th 2008, 1:25

The number of Iraqis applying for asylum in developed countries almost doubled in 2007, a UN report says.
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Dozens killed near Iraqi shrine

Monday, March 17th 2008, 18:16
related places: Karbala'

A female suicide bomber kills at least 42 people in the Iraqi city of Karbala, home to Shia Muslim shrines.
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Cheney in Baghdad for key talks

Monday, March 17th 2008, 14:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US Vice-President Dick Cheney visits Iraq ahead of the fifth anniversary of the US-led invasion.
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Bleak picture of Iraq conditions

Monday, March 17th 2008, 0:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Red Cross

Millions of Iraqis lack clean water and healthcare, five years after the US-led invasion, the Red Cross says.
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