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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 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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Car bomb kills 12 in north Iraq

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 18:57

At least 12 people are killed and 30 wounded in a car bombing at a market in northern Iraq, officials say.
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Province handed to Iraqi control

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 13:03

Responsibility for security in the southern Iraqi province of Diwaniya is transferred to local Iraqi forces.
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Obama vows to end US role in Iraq

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 17:51

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama says he will end the Iraq war, saying it distracts the US from other threats.
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Bush's legacy

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 16:15

The war in Iraq has led to shift in region's balance
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Bombers kill Iraq army recruits

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 15:40
related places: Baghdad

At least 35 people die in a twin suicide bombing at an army recruitment centre north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
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Germany jails Iraqi PM plotters

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 9:44
related countries: Germany Germany

A German court convicts three Iraqi men of plotting to kill ex-Iraqi PM Iyad Allawi during a 2004 visit to Germany.
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Staying or going?

Monday, July 14th 2008, 0:07
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi leaders face dilemma over future of US troops
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Abuse allegation against UK troops

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 10:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The MoD refers an allegation that British soldiers sexually assaulted a 14-year-old Iraqi boy to the Royal Military Police.
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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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