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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

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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Rise in Iraqi detainee releases

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 10:17
related countries: United States United States

The US military says it has freed more than 10,000 Iraqi detainees so far in 2008, more than in the whole of 2007.
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Lowest US monthly deaths in Iraq

Friday, August 1st 2008, 10:28
related countries: United States United States

The death of a US soldier in northern Iraq brings the toll for July to 12, the lowest monthly toll since the 2003 invasion.
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Bush warns Iraq gains reversible

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 13:58

President Bush says progress in Iraq has a "degree of durability" but he warns gains could be reversed.
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Iraq 'should fund reconstruction'

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 14:35
related countries: United States United States

A senior US auditor says a rise in oil prices means Iraq no longer needs US funds for reconstruction projects.
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Iraqis squeeze rebel stronghold

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 13:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi forces backed by US troops press ahead with a major offensive in Diyala province north of Baghdad.
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Iraqis attack al-Qaeda stronghold

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 8:28
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi forces backed by American troops launch a major operation against insurgents in the Iraqi province of Diyala.
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Lethal intent

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 23:05

The rise of the female Iraqi suicide bomber
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Iraq get green light for Beijing

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 21:32
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The International Olympic Committee clears the way for Iraq to compete in the Olympics after lifting its previous ban.
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Iraq suicide blasts cause carnage

Monday, July 28th 2008, 14:26
related places: Baghdad

Suicide bombers kill at least 53 people and wound 240 in attacks on crowds in Baghdad and the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
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No charges over reporter's death

Monday, July 28th 2008, 11:36

There is insufficient evidence for a prosecution over the death of ITN journalist Terry Lloyd in Iraq, prosecutors say.
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IOC offers last chance for Iraq

Saturday, July 26th 2008, 11:24
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

There is a slim chance that Iraqi athletes could take part in the Beijing games, the International Olympic Committee says.
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Pope meets Iraqi leader Maliki

Friday, July 25th 2008, 14:46
related countries: Italy Italy

Iraqi leader Nouri Maliki, after meeting the Pope in Italy, urges Christians who have fled the country to return home.
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Female bomber kills eight in Iraq

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 20:04

At least eight people are killed and more than 20 others hurt by a female suicide bomber in the Iraqi city of Baquba.
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Iraq banned from Beijing Olympics

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 15:50
related countries: China China

The International Olympic Committee bans Iraq from competing at this summer's Olympic Games.
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Turkish jets target PKK in Iraq

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 10:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish warplanes attack 13 Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says.
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Troops out

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 23:09
related countries: United States United States

US scales down its military 'surge' in Iraq
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Talabani denounces election law

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 13:13

Iraq's president says he will not approve a draft provincial election law adopted by MPs despite a Kurdish walkout.
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Obama urges political fix in Iraq

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 20:54
related countries: United States United States

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama says security in Iraq is better but political solutions are needed.
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Iraq MPs approve new election law

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 16:47

The Iraqi parliament approves a bill paving the way for provincial elections which the government wants to see held in October.
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US 'may miss' Iraq pact deadline

Monday, July 21st 2008, 19:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The US and Iraq are unlikely to agree on a long-term security pact before a 31 July deadline, the White House says.
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Obama meets Iraqi PM in Baghdad

Monday, July 21st 2008, 17:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama meets the Iraqi prime minister on his first visit to Baghdad.
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Barack Obama arrives in Baghdad

Monday, July 21st 2008, 5:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama arrives in Iraq on the second stage of a major foreign tour.
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Al-Qaeda 'may be shifting focus'

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 0:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The top US commander in Iraq says al-Qaeda may be shifting its focus and sending fighters from Iraq to Afghanistan.
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UK Iraq hostage reported dead

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 22:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of the five UK hostages held captive in Iraq has killed himself, claims a video apparently issued by an Iraqi militant group.
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UK refuses Iraq troops timetable

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 15:36
related places: Baghdad

Gordon Brown says he favours reducing troops in Iraq but refuses to set an "artificial timetable" as he visits Baghdad.
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Sunni bloc rejoins Iraqi cabinet

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 10:59

The main Sunni bloc in Iraq's parliament rejoins the Shia-led government, in a significant lift for PM Nouri Maliki.
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US seeks 'time horizon' on Iraq

Friday, July 18th 2008, 15:59
related countries: United States United States

Iraq and the US call for an agreement on a "general time horizon" for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.
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US seeks 'time horizon' on Iraq

Friday, July 18th 2008, 15:32
related countries: United States United States

Iraq and the US call for an agreement on a "general time horizon" for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.
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Iraq caveats

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 0:04
related countries: United States United States

Iraq is key issue for US presidential candidates
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