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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

Missing US Iraq troops found dead

Friday, July 11th 2008, 17:04
related countries: United States United States

The bodies of two US soldiers missing in Iraq for more than a year have been found, the Pentagon confirms.
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Turkish PM boosts ties with Iraq

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 20:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Baghdad

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Baghdad for talks, says Iraq and Turkey will join forces to fight Kurdish rebels.
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Iraqi cities hit by bomb attacks

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 15:51
related places: Mosul

At least 13 people are killed and dozens are injured in bomb attacks in Iraq's cities of Mosul and Falluja, police say.
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Five dead in west Iraq bombing

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 8:46

A bomb explodes outside a bank in the western Iraqi city of Falluja, killing four policemen and a civilian, police say.
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Iraq warns US on withdrawal date

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 19:41
related countries: United States United States

Iraq will not accept any deal with the US which does not include a pullout date of foreign troops, a senior Iraqi official says.
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Iraq floats US pullout timetable

Monday, July 7th 2008, 20:29
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's PM raises the prospect of setting a timetable for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.
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Female bomber kills nine in Iraq

Monday, July 7th 2008, 16:41
related places: Baghdad

A female suicide bomber has killed nine people in an attack on an Iraqi market north of Baghdad, police say.
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Iraqi police recover luxury cars once owned by son of Saddam

Monday, July 7th 2008, 16:37
related places: Saddam

Iraqi police recover luxury cars once owned by son of Saddam
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Iraq floats US pullout timetable

Monday, July 7th 2008, 14:53
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's PM raises the prospect of setting a timetable for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.
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UAE waives billions of Iraqi debt

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 14:34

The UAE says it is cancelling the entire debt owed to it by Iraq, a sum of almost $7bn (£3.5bn) including interest.
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Car bomb blasts kills 13 in Iraq

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 11:39

At least 13 people die in separate bomb attacks in Baghdad and the restive Iraqi province of Diyala.
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Iraqi voices

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 15:03

BBC users describe life in text, video and audio
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US 'to scrap' contractor immunity

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 11:16
related countries: United States United States

The US has agreed to scrap immunity for foreign security guards in Iraq, the Iraqi foreign minister says.
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Iraqi leader shakes Barak's hand

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 17:34
related countries: Israel Israel

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani shares an historic handshake with Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak.
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Is US surge in Iraq a success?

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 10:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Since the US put more troops into Baghdad at the start of 2007, security has improved. Is the US right to maintain the same troop level?
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Abu Ghraib inmates sue US firms

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 6:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Four Iraqi men say they are suing US military contractors for torturing them at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.
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Baghdad relief

Monday, June 30th 2008, 23:18

Improved security fuels fragile rebirth in Iraqi capital
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Iraq seeking help to develop oil

Monday, June 30th 2008, 16:58

Iraq begins the process of opening up its oil industry to foreign investment to help boost its production.
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Iraq province handover postponed

Monday, June 30th 2008, 10:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday

The expected transfer of an Iraqi province to local security control on Monday is postponed without explanation from US-led forces.
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Iraq to sue oil-for-food suspects

Sunday, June 29th 2008, 21:34

The Iraqi government says it will sue firms and people suspected of corruption in the UN's oil-for-food programme.
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Top judge assassinated in Baghdad

Friday, June 27th 2008, 14:37
related places: Baghdad

A leading Iraqi judge is ambushed and shot dead by gunmen in Baghdad as he drives home from work.
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Key Iraqi al-Qaeda figure 'dead'

Friday, June 27th 2008, 10:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mosul

The US military in Iraq says a militant killed on Tuesday has been positively identified as the leader of al-Qaeda in Mosul.
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US Senate approves war funds bill

Friday, June 27th 2008, 10:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US Senate approves $162bn to pay for another year of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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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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