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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 bomber strikes Sunni militia

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 14:50
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills 13 Iraqis and US soldier at a recruiting centre for Sunni militias north of Baghdad.
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Iraq government 'failing Falluja'

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 3:31

The mayor of Falluja tells the BBC that Iraq's central authorities are starving the town of vital resources.
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US Congress passes Iraq funding

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 0:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US Congress backs a huge federal budget, bowing to President Bush's call for extra Afghan and Iraq funds.
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Pentagon claims progress in Iraq

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 2:09

The latest Pentagon report on Iraq says the situation is continuing to improve but the handover is lagging.
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Turkey defends incursions in Iraq

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 0:23
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish military defends air strikes and a ground incursion into Iraq to target alleged PKK rebel positions.
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eBay Iraq relic auction stopped

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 19:59
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland stops the auction on eBay of a 4,000-year-old clay tablet, thought to have been smuggled from Iraq.
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'Suicide bomb' hits Iraq village

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 17:28

A suicide bomber kills 11 people and injures many more in a village in the Iraqi province of Diyala, police say.
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Turkish soldiers cross into Iraq

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 13:53
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Some 300 Turkish troops enter northern Iraq, local officials say, stepping up pressure on Kurdish rebels.
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Rice visits Iraq's volatile north

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 10:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kirkuk

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice makes an unannounced visit to the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
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Bomb threatens 'at risk' Iraq dam

Monday, December 17th 2007, 17:35
related countries: United States United States

A truck laden with explosives blows up near an Iraqi dam that US engineers had said was at risk of collapse.
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EU concern at Turkish air strikes

Monday, December 17th 2007, 15:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

The EU urges Ankara to exercise restraint and respect Iraq's territorial integrity after jets bomb Kurdish areas.
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US denies backing Turkish raids

Monday, December 17th 2007, 14:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

The US denies it gave permission for Turkish aircraft to carry out strikes against the PKK in northern Iraq.
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Zawahiri says UK 'fleeing Basra'

Monday, December 17th 2007, 1:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Al-Qaeda's deputy leader says the UK handover of security in Basra shows Iraqi insurgents are gaining strength.
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UK troops return Basra to Iraqis

Monday, December 17th 2007, 0:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces transfer control of Basra province to the Iraqi authorities, four-and-a-half years after the invasion.
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'US backed' Turkish raids on Iraq

Sunday, December 16th 2007, 23:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Turkey's air strikes against Kurdish rebels in Iraq had advance approval from the US, Turkey's military says.
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Turkey planes bomb north Iraq

Sunday, December 16th 2007, 18:04
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish warplanes are used for the first time to bomb suspected Kurdish rebel bases inside northern Iraq.
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US Senate passes Iraq funds bill

Friday, December 14th 2007, 23:48
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate authorises more spending for the Iraq war, without tying the bill to a troop withdrawal timetable.
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Iraqi oil exceeds pre-war output

Friday, December 14th 2007, 17:31

Iraqi oil output is now back above the levels seen before the 2003 invasion, says the International Energy Agency.
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US marine guilty of Iraq killing

Friday, December 14th 2007, 0:38
related countries: United States United States

A US marine is convicted of killing an Iraqi soldier he was on patrol with in the Iraqi city of Falluja.
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Triple car bombs hit south Iraq

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 14:59

At least 39 people are killed and more than 100 hurt in a triple car bombing in the southern Iraqi city of Amara.
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Bombing near Iraq ex-PM's office

Tuesday, December 11th 2007, 8:13
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber detonates a car in Baghdad near the office of Iraqi former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.
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Iraq prison hit by mortar barrage

Monday, December 10th 2007, 14:35
related places: Baghdad

Mortars hit a prison in Baghdad, killing seven, and the capital's only refinery is set ablaze by rocket fire.
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Iraq to be given control of Basra

Sunday, December 9th 2007, 20:26

Gordon Brown announces that the Iraqi province of Basra will be handed over to Iraqi control within two weeks.
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'Free Iraq hostages,' says UK

Sunday, December 9th 2007, 17:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for the release of five British hostages who were kidnapped in Iraq in May.
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Iraqi police chief dies in attack

Sunday, December 9th 2007, 12:26
related places: Baghdad

The police chief of a mainly Shia region of Iraq is killed in a roadside bomb attack south of Baghdad, police say.
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Al-Qaeda suspects in Iraq killed

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 16:04
related countries: United States United States

The US military in Iraq says it has killed 12 suspected al-Qaeda operatives and detained 13 others in raids.
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Fragile success for US Iraq surge

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 11:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Mark Urban in Baghdad finds a mood of gathering optimism on his second trip embedded with US troops in Iraq.
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Double bombing in Iraqi province

Friday, December 7th 2007, 16:50
related places: Baghdad

At least 26 people die in two bombings in Iraq's Diyala province, one carried out by a female suicide bomber.
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'Millions missing' from Iraq fund

Friday, December 7th 2007, 11:31
related countries: United States United States

US military auditors say they cannot fully account for spending a $5.2bn (£2.6bn) Iraqi training and supply fund.
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Red Cross visits Iraqi prisoners

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 18:49

The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has carried out its first visits to detainees held by Iraq.
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New rules for Iraq security firms

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 10:07
related countries: United States United States

Rules to improve control of security firms in Iraq are agreed by the US Pentagon and State Department.
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Car bomb rocks centre of Baghdad

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 19:57
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb explodes in a largely Shia neighbourhood of central Baghdad, killing at least 15 people.
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Eight killed as Gates visits Iraq

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 11:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mosul, Gates

Three car bombs kill at least eight Iraqis, including one in Mosul as the US defence secretary arrives in the city.
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Kidnapped Britons in Iraq video

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 23:57

The UK government condemns a videotape issued by the kidnappers of five Britons held in Iraq since May.
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US 'kills key Iraq al-Qaeda man'

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 14:28
related countries: United States United States

A man killed during fighting last month was a senior leader in the al-Qaeda in Iraq group, the US military says.
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Iraqis 'left to rot' in Lebanon

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 11:52
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A human rights watchdog sharply criticises Lebanon's attitude to Iraqi refugees who do not have valid visas.
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Red Crescent confirms Iraq trend

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 18:03

The Iraqi Red Crescent backs reports refugees are returning home but puts the figures lower than the government.
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US calls for Iraqi reconciliation

Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 16:15
related countries: United States United States

The US says Iraq's leaders must take advantage of the improved security to make progress to reconciliation.
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Turkish army fires on PKK in Iraq

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 17:26
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish army says it has inflicted "heavy losses" on Kurdish PKK rebels across the border in Iraq.
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Militants kill 14 Iraqi villagers

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 12:35

At least 14 Iraqi villagers are killed by militants near Baquba, despite figures suggesting violence is falling.
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Turkey cabinet backs Iraq attack

Friday, November 30th 2007, 16:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's PM reveals that his cabinet has authorised military operations against Kurdish separatists in Iraq.
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Iraq MP's son held over bomb find

Friday, November 30th 2007, 12:39

The son of a Sunni politician in Iraq and up to 50 others are held after explosives are found near the MP's office.
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Iraq pledge by Australia PM-elect

Friday, November 30th 2007, 10:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by mid-2008, the country's prime minister-elect says.
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Iraqi journalist's family 'safe'

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 17:54

The family of an Iraqi journalist who he claimed were murdered are shown on TV, apparently safe and well.
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Japan opposition wins Iraq vote

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 12:10
related countries: Japan Japan

The upper house in Japan votes to end the air mission to Iraq, but the lower house looks set to halt the move.
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Iraqi refugees begin journey home

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 20:20
related countries: Syria Syria

A convoy of hundreds of Iraqi refugees starts the journey home from Syria, amid improved conditions in Iraq.
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US fire kills Iraq bus passengers

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 10:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Four civilians are reported to have died in Baghdad when US troops fired at a minibus taking them to work.
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Iraq seeks end of troop mandate

Monday, November 26th 2007, 21:55
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's prime minister says he will ask the UN to renew the US-led troops' mandate for one last time for 2008.
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Iraq journalist's family 'killed'

Monday, November 26th 2007, 17:02
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi journalist who lives in Jordan says 11 members of his family have been killed by Shia gunmen in Baghdad.
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Raids target militants in Kirkuk

Saturday, November 24th 2007, 15:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kirkuk

US and Iraqi forces target militants in a major security operation in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
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'Shia militia' behind Iraq blast

Saturday, November 24th 2007, 14:03
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US in Iraq blames Iranian-backed Shia militants for a deadly bomb attack on a pet market in Baghdad.
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Deadly blast hits Baghdad market

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 9:38
related places: Baghdad

A bomb kills at least 13 people and wounds dozens at a popular pet market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Iraqi militants attack villages

Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 13:09
related places: Baghdad

Dozens are killed in attacks on two villages in central Iraq blamed on al-Qaeda-linked militants.
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Iraqis return home 'in thousands'

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 11:36

About 1,000 Iraqis a day return home after fleeing the country to escape violence, say Iraqi authorities.
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Iraq reporter faces terror charge

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 17:12
related countries: United States United States

The US military says it will press charges against an Iraqi photographer it accuses of working with insurgents.
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Foreigners held for Iraq shooting

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 4:32

Iraq detains at least 32 foreigners, possibly including US private security guards, over a shooting incident.
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Bodies found in Iraq mass killing

Saturday, November 17th 2007, 16:30

The badly decomposed remains of about 30 people are discovered by Iraqi police in the south of the capital.
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US Senate blocks Iraq funds bill

Friday, November 16th 2007, 17:47
related countries: United States United States

Republicans in the US Senate block a Democratic proposal to tie an Iraq war funding bill to a troop pull-out timetable.
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US accused of killing Iraq allies

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 18:41
related countries: United States United States

US forces in Iraq say they have killed 25 insurgents but tribal leaders say 45 pro-US fighters were killed.
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US war costs report 'incorrect'

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 23:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Republicans demand the retraction of a Democrats' report on the hidden costs of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Bomb kills three near Green Zone

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 22:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A bomb kills three people near Baghdad's heavily guarded administrative area, US military officials say.
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'Hidden costs raise' US war price

Tuesday, November 13th 2007, 18:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The cost of the US military effort in Iraq and Afghanistan is almost double the official figure, a US report says.
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