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Tariq Aziz guilty of Iraq murders

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 15:19

Tariq Aziz, one of Saddam Hussein's closest advisers, is jailed for 15 years over the 1992 executions of Iraqi traders.
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Violent times

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 17:41

How secure is Iraq's long-term future?
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'Dozens dead' in Baghdad bombing

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 17:13
related places: Baghdad

At least 33 people die in a suicide attack on dignitaries at a reconciliation conference in Baghdad, security officials say.
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Baghdad police attack 'kills 28'

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 14:44
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills 28 people at a police academy in Baghdad, as the US says it will withdraw 12,000 troops by September.
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Obama hints at talks with Taleban

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 12:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

President Obama suggests there could be talks with moderate elements of the Taleban in Afghanistan.
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Iraqi women 'lack basic services'

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 2:59
related countries: United States United States

Women in Iraq still lack security, despite an overall drop in violence six years after the US-led invasion, aid agency Oxfam says.
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Grieving process

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 0:08

How Iraq's widows often lose more than just a spouse
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Maliki makes reconciliation call

Friday, March 6th 2009, 15:05

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki urges the nation to forgive those who worked with the government of ex-President Saddam Hussein.
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Car bomb hits Iraq cattle market

Friday, March 6th 2009, 7:58

At least 12 people are killed and many are wounded in a car bomb attack near a busy livestock market in Iraq.
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US officer 'stole Iraq aid funds'

Friday, March 6th 2009, 7:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A US army captain is charged with stealing nearly $700,000 intended for Iraq and Afghan relief efforts.
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Law and disorder

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 16:02

Traffic cops return to Iraqi streets with variable results
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New death ruling for Chemical Ali

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 16:02
related places: `Ali

Iraqi former official Ali Hassan al-Majid, also known as Chemical Ali, is given his third death sentence by an Iraqi court.
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Iraqis detain al-Qaeda 'minister'

Sunday, March 1st 2009, 2:25

Iraqi security forces say they have captured 11 members of al-Qaeda, including the group's self-styled "oil minister".
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US soldier guilty of Iraq murder

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 15:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

A US military jury finds an army officer guilty of the murder of an Iraqi detainee during questioning last May.
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Broad support for Obama Iraq plan

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 11:37
related countries: United States United States

US Republicans broadly welcome President Barack Obama's plan to withdraw most troops from Iraq by the middle of 2010.
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Obama outlines Iraq pullout plan

Friday, February 27th 2009, 22:33
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama announces details of his plan to withdraw most US troops from Iraq by August 2010.
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Obama to reveal Iraq pullout plan

Friday, February 27th 2009, 9:27
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama is expected to announce his plan to withdraw most of the US troops from Iraq by 2010.
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What is the way forward in Iraq?

Friday, February 27th 2009, 5:58
related countries: United States United States

President Obama has revealed plans to withdraw most US troops from Iraq by August 2010. Do you agree with the proposals?
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US lifts ban on war dead photos

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 22:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US defence department ends a ban on news photos of the coffins of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Dutch Iraqi pleads guilty in US

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 16:42
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United States United States

An Iraqi-born Dutch suspect accused of planting roadside bombs in Iraq pleads guilty at his US trial.
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Historic Kuwaiti visit to Baghdad

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 14:07
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait
related places: Baghdad

Kuwait's foreign minister has flown to Iraq in the highest-level diplomat visit since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
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Iraqi lawmaker's immunity lifted

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 17:21

The Iraqi parliament lifts the immunity of Mohammed al-Daini, MP, leaving him liable to arrest over several fatal attacks.
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US soldiers hurt in Iraq attack

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 16:31
related countries: United States United States

At least three US soldiers are hurt and an Iraqi interpreter is killed after being shot by Iraqi policemen in the city of Mosul.
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Grave threat

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 13:02

Iraq's southern marshlands are shrinking again
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Three US soldiers killed in Iraq

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 22:33
related countries: United States United States

Three US soldiers and an interpreter are killed in fighting in northern Iraq, the US military says.
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In pictures

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 16:43

Iraq's National Museum reopens after six years
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Iraq's National Museum reopened

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 12:13
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's National Museum reopens six years after it was vandalised and looted after the 2003 US-led invasion.
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Iraq MP 'aided parliament bomber'

Sunday, February 22nd 2009, 22:22

A Sunni lawmaker in Iraq could face charges over claims he was involved in a deadly bomb attack on the country's parliament.
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Dozens held in north Iraq raids

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 15:06
related places: Mosul

Iraqi security forces arrest 74 people, including al-Qaeda members, in raids in the northern city of Mosul, officials say.
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New jail opens at Abu Ghraib site

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 12:26
related countries: United States United States

Abu Ghraib, the Iraqi prison which became notorious for detainee abuse by US forces, is being re-opened in a new incarnation.
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US soldier guilty of Iraq murder

Friday, February 20th 2009, 18:10
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier is convicted of murder for shooting an Iraqi detainee in 2007 and dumping the body in a canal.
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Iran in 'backroom offers' to West

Friday, February 20th 2009, 11:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran offered to stop attacks on UK troops in Iraq in return for concessions on its nuclear programme, the BBC learns.
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Iraqi shoe thrower trial delayed

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 8:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The trial of an Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former US President George W Bush is adjourned shortly after it begins.
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Tutu urges Obama apology on Iraq

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 0:14

Writing for the BBC, Archbishop Desmond Tutu warns Barack Obama of the danger of squandering world sympathy.
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German FM begins first Iraq visit

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 11:38
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Berlin

Germany's foreign minister arrives in Baghdad, the first such visit since Berlin opposed the US-led invasion in 2003.
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Suits and soldiers

Monday, February 16th 2009, 22:35

Calmer southern Iraq prompts return of the suits
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Roadside bombs target Iraqi Shias

Monday, February 16th 2009, 15:03
related places: Baghdad

Eight people die in two roadside bombs targeting Shia pilgrims returning to Baghdad from a religious festival.
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Iraq suicide bomb kills pilgrims

Friday, February 13th 2009, 15:13
related places: Baghdad

At least 32 people are killed by a female suicide bomber who targeted Shia pilgims south of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Lethal bombs in Mosul and Karbala

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 15:49
related places: Mosul

A bomb attack in Iraq has killed several Shia pilgrims, while in the northern city of Mosul, four police were killed by a car bomb.
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Bombing rocks Baghdad bus station

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 16:58
related places: Baghdad

At least 16 people are killed in an explosion at a bus terminal in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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Sarkozy pays first visit to Iraq

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 12:53
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is in Iraq - the first visit by a French leader since Saddam Hussein's overthrow in 2003.
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Four US soldiers killed in Iraq

Monday, February 9th 2009, 19:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mosul

A suicide car bomb kills four American soldiers and an interpreter in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the US military says.
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Afghanistan 'tougher than Iraq'

Sunday, February 8th 2009, 14:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The new US special envoy to Afghanistan says winning the conflict there will be "much tougher" than in Iraq.
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UN hails Iraq election results

Friday, February 6th 2009, 13:25

UN chief Ban Ki-moon pays a surprise visit to Baghdad to congratulate Iraqi voters after local elections.
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Big poll wins for Iraq PM's bloc

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 16:38

Early results from local elections in Iraq suggest the bloc led by Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has achieved big wins.
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Deadly bombing at Iraq restaurant

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 13:41

At least 12 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack on a restaurant in Diyala province, north-east Iraq.
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Deadly bombing at Iraq restaurant

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 12:42

At least 10 people are reported killed in a suicide bomb attack on a restaurant in Diyala province, north-east Iraq.
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Vote fraud claims in Iraq ballot

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 12:08

Iraqi election officials are investigating claims of voting fraud as counting continues after the weekend's provincial polls.
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'Suicide recruiter'

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 12:44

Profile of woman who 'groomed Iraqi female bombers'
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Iraqi death researcher censured

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 12:20

An academic whose estimates of civilian deaths during the Iraq war sparked controversy is criticised for not fully aiding an inquiry.
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Top US diplomat to Iraq 'named'

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 12:37
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Christopher Hill, the former US chief negotiator with North Korea, is to become the US envoy to Iraq, according to reports.
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Surge in voting by Iraqi Sunnis

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 11:37

Iraqi Sunnis turned out in large numbers to vote in provincial elections, after boycotting a previous poll, figures show.
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Peace and quiet

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 8:25

Iraq's big election day feels strangely tranquil
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Obama praises peaceful Iraq polls

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 0:29
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says a largely peaceful Iraq vote for new provincial councils is "an important step forward".
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Iraqi PM hails vote as 'victory'

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 20:27

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki hails a largely peaceful landmark vote for new provincial councils across the country as a victory.
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Bush shoe sculpture 'taken down'

Friday, January 30th 2009, 23:36

A sculpture of a shoe erected in Iraq to honour a journalist who threw his footwear at George W Bush is removed on official orders, reports say.
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Tight security before Iraq polls

Friday, January 30th 2009, 12:12

Iraqi and coalition forces are on a high security alert ahead of key provincial elections, after three candidates are killed.
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Election battle

Friday, January 30th 2009, 6:56

Why polls in the city of Najaf could shape Iraq's future
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Bush shoe attack spawns Iraqi tribute sculpture

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 20:26
related countries: United States United States

A sculpture of an enormous shoe is erected in Iraq to honour a journalist who threw his footwear at ex-US President George W Bush.
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Iraq troops vote in local polls

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 8:21

Iraqi troops and prisoners vote in provincial elections, three days before the rest of the country goes to the polls.
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UK decision on Iraq 'must be released'

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 19:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government is ordered to release the minutes of 2003 Cabinet meetings where the invasion of Iraq was discussed.
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US troops die in Iraq air crash

Monday, January 26th 2009, 10:44
related countries: United States United States

Two US military aircraft have crashed in northern Iraq, killing four soldiers, the US army says.
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Falluja car bomb blast 'kills 13'

Saturday, January 24th 2009, 14:15

Thirteen people are killed in a car bomb attack against a police patrol in the Iraqi city of Falluja, police say.
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Family targeted in Iraq attack

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 12:01

Eight members of the same Sunni family have been killed in an attack on their home, police in Iraq say.
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US envoy warns over Iraq pullout

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 7:52
related countries: United States United States

The outgoing American ambassador in Iraq, Ryan Crocker, warns against what "a precipitous withdrawal" of US troops.
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Credit crunch foils Iraq's attempts to sell Saddam's luxury yacht

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 15:56
related places: Saddam

The Iraqi government fails to sell a luxury yacht that once belonged to executed former leader Saddam Hussein.
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Bush shoe man 'not after asylum'

Monday, January 19th 2009, 13:20
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The brother of the Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at George W Bush tells the BBC he is not seeking asylum in Switzerland.
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Bush shoe man in Swiss asylum bid

Monday, January 19th 2009, 5:23
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Iraqi who hurled his shoes at George W Bush is seeking asylum in Switzerland, a Swiss newspaper reports.
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Iraq Sunni Arab politician killed

Sunday, January 18th 2009, 23:19

A senior Sunni politician, running in upcoming provincial elections, is killed in a suicide bomb attack in northern Iraq.
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