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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

Rice defends Bush over Iraq claim

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 9:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush, White House

The US secretary of state rejects claims by an ex-White House aide that President Bush misled the US on Iraq.
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Fifa relaxes Iraqi World Cup ban

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 6:35

Iraq's World Cup qualifier against Australia will go ahead after a ban on the Iraqi Football Association was overturned.
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Haditha court martial opens in US

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 22:48
related countries: United States United States

The court martial begins of US Lt Andrew Grayson, charged with destroying evidence of killings in Haditha, Iraq.
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Ex-aide criticises Bush over Iraq

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 16:55

Ex-White House spokesman Scott McClellan says President Bush was not forthright on the Iraq war.
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US spending in Iraq ignored rules

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 10:15
related countries: United States United States

An audit of $8bn paid to contractors in Iraq finds that almost none of the payments complied with US federal laws.
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More Iraq US troop cuts 'likely'

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 16:07
related countries: United States United States

The top US commander in Iraq expects to be able to recommend further cuts in US forces before September.
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Three die in Afghan Koran protest

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 15:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Koran

Two civilians and a Nato soldier die in a protest in Afghanistan over the shooting of a Koran by a US soldier.
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US strike 'kills Iraqi civilians'

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 8:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Eight civilians die in an air strike by US military helicopters north of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Bush apology for Koran shooting

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 16:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Koran

US President George W Bush apologises over the shooting of a Koran by a US soldier, the White House confirms.
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Tough penalty urged in Aziz trial

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 14:16
related places: Baghdad

The prosecutor at the trial of Tariq Aziz calls for a punishment which would 'ease the hearts of widows'.
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Iraqi troops fan out in Sadr City

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 11:11
related places: Baghdad

A large force of Iraqi troops moves deep into the Baghdad stronghold of Moqtada Sadr's militia.
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Gunmen 'kill 11 Iraqi recruits'

Monday, May 19th 2008, 21:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mosul

Eleven Iraqi police recruits are shot dead near Mosul as US and Iraqi forces try to crack down on al-Qaeda.
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Iraq al-Qaeda leader 'seized'

Monday, May 19th 2008, 14:19
related places: Mosul

Iraqi police say they have captured a senior al-Qaeda commander in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
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Death penalty over Iraq killing

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 18:19

A leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq is sentenced to death for killing Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho.
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US sniper shot at Koran in Iraq

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 13:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Koran

An American sniper is sent home from Iraq for using a copy of the Koran for target practice, the US military says.
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US House rejects war funding bill

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 21:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Democrat

The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives rejects a bill to fund wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Bombing at Iraq funeral kills 20

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 19:25

At least 20 people are killed and 35 wounded in a suicide bombing at a funeral in the Iraqi capital, officials say.
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Bush bemoans 'flawed' Iraq data

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 11:20
related countries: United States United States

US President Bush says he was disappointed in "flawed intelligence" on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
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French Iraq recruiters are jailed

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 10:08
related countries: France France, United States United States

Seven men are convicted in France for recruiting young people to fight against the US-led coalition in Iraq.
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Baghdad clashes break ceasefire

Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 9:48
related places: Baghdad

At least 11 people are killed in fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City, just hours after a ceasefire deal was signed.
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Baghdad district calm after truce

Sunday, May 11th 2008, 16:43
related places: Baghdad

A ceasefire between the Iraqi government and Shia militias seems to be holding in Baghdad's Sadr City.
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Ceasefire deal with Sadr militia

Saturday, May 10th 2008, 18:28
related places: Mosul

The Iraqi government agrees to a ceasefire with the Shia Mehdi Army to end fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City.
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Iraq al-Qaeda chief not captured

Friday, May 9th 2008, 10:44

The US military in Iraq says a man detained in Mosul is not in fact the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
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Baghdad clashes 'kill 17 gunmen'

Thursday, May 8th 2008, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

Seventeen militants are killed in clashes over the last 24 hours with US and Iraqi forces, the US military says.
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'Guantanamo man' in Iraq attack

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 18:21
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, United States United States

A former Kuwaiti detainee at Guantanamo Bay carried out a recent suicide bombing in Iraq, the US says.
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Iraq prepares Baghdad exodus

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 12:42
related places: Baghdad

Two Baghdad stadiums are prepared to receive people warned to leave home ahead of an assault.
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'Saddam's jail diaries' published

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 17:25

A newspaper prints what it says are excerpts from diaries by ex-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein before his execution in 2006.
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Unicef warns of Iraqis 'at risk'

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 7:17
related places: Baghdad

UN children's agency says it is getting harder to help people in Baghdad's Sadr City area caught up in fighting.
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Oil hits $120 a barrel milestone

Monday, May 5th 2008, 20:03
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The price of oil rises above $120 for the first time, driven by concerns about supply threats in Nigeria and Iraq.
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Checkpoint attack kills 10 Iraqis

Monday, May 5th 2008, 18:52

Ten Iraqi soldiers are killed in an attack on a checkpoint in the province of Diyala, Iraqi police say.
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Iraqi first lady survives bombing

Sunday, May 4th 2008, 21:04
related places: Baghdad

The wife of Iraq's president is unhurt after a bomb exploded near her motorcade in Baghdad.
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Turkey 'kills 150 Kurdish rebels'

Saturday, May 3rd 2008, 15:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish army says it killed over 150 Kurdish guerrillas in air raids over northern Iraq this week.
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Fourteen killed in Iraq clashes

Saturday, May 3rd 2008, 14:39
related countries: United States United States

In Baghdad, 14 suspected Shia militants are killed, while 20 people are wounded in a US air strike near a hospital.
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Turkish planes bomb Kurd rebels

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 11:53
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish air force launches fresh raids on separatist Kurds in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says.
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Iraq suicide bombers hit market

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 20:43

Suicide bombers kill at least 35 people in a market attack, as Iraq reports nearly 1,000 civilians dead in April.
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Iraqi MPs call Maliki 'depraved'

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 12:42
related places: Baghdad

Several Iraqi deputies bitterly attack PM Maliki over a bloody military campaign against forces loyal to Moqtada Sadr.
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Baghdad clashes 'leave 400 dead'

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 20:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

More than 400 people have been killed in fighting in Baghdad in April, say officials at hospitals in Iraq's capital.
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Tariq Aziz trial begins in Iraq

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 15:54
related places: Baghdad

Former Iraqi Deputy PM Tariq Aziz is due to go on trial over the deaths of a group of Baghdad merchants.
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Casualties mount in Baghdad clash

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 13:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Twenty-eight militants are killed and US soldiers are wounded in clashes in Sadr City, Baghdad, the US says.
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US troops killed in Iraq clashes

Monday, April 28th 2008, 21:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Four US soldiers are killed in Baghdad, the latest casualties of fierce clashes with Shia militia.
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UN probe urged over Iraqi inmates

Monday, April 28th 2008, 15:26
related countries: United States United States

The UN should examine concerns about the detention policies of US-led troops in Iraq, a rights group says.
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Hundreds of Iraq schemes 'failed'

Monday, April 28th 2008, 3:30
related countries: United States United States

An audit of US-funded reconstruction for Iraq finds millions of dollars were wasted on incomplete projects.
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Treasures return to Iraq museum

Sunday, April 27th 2008, 23:16
related countries: Syria Syria

Iraqi's national museum welcomes the return of 700 artefacts seized by Syria from traffickers.
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Iraqi cleric rejects talks terms

Sunday, April 27th 2008, 17:27

Radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr rejects government conditions for talks on ending Iraqi army attacks on his militia.
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Seven killed in Iraq bomb attacks

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 21:36
related places: Mosul

Insurgents in Iraq carry out four bomb attacks in the northern city of Mosul, killing at least seven people.
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Turkey launches raids on N Iraq

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 10:46
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's air force bombs Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, saying they were trying to launch operations against Turkey.
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Iraqi pipeline fire 'accidental'

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 8:49
related places: Baghdad

A fire at an oil pipeline south of Baghdad which left eight security guards injured was accidental, the US military says.
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Iraq militias 'recruit child bombers'

Friday, April 25th 2008, 20:55

Insurgent groups in Iraq are recruiting children for suicide attacks, according to a senior UN official.
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UN condemns Turkey border deaths

Friday, April 25th 2008, 16:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The UN blames Turkish police for the deaths of four men forced to cross a fast-flowing river on the Iraqi border.
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Iran 'stepping up arms to Iraq'

Friday, April 25th 2008, 14:26
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The most senior US military official says Iran is increasing the flow of weapons and training to Iraqi insurgents.
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Aziz trial set to start in Iraq

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 13:06

Iraq's ex-deputy PM Tariq Aziz is set to be tried over the deaths of a group of merchants, officials say.
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Central Command for Petraeus

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 17:36
related countries: United States United States

The US military commander in Iraq, Gen David Petraeus, is nominated to become the head of Central Command.
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Baghdad clashes 'kill 15 gunmen'

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 12:43

American troops kill 15 militants in overnight clashes in Shia areas of Baghdad, the US military says.
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Western forces 'in Basra raids'

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 19:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Western

US and UK forces lead operations in Basra against Shia militiamen, military sources say.
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Maliki plea for regional support

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 9:19

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki urges neighbouring states to do more to support his country's economy.
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Gates criticises Air Force role

Monday, April 21st 2008, 15:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Air Force heads are "stuck in old ways" on tactics in Afghanistan and Iraq, defence chief Robert Gates says.
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Rice makes surprise visit to Iraq

Sunday, April 20th 2008, 19:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in Baghdad to promote reconciliation between sectarian groups.
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Iraqi students seized near Baquba

Sunday, April 20th 2008, 9:57

Three male students and their driver are kidnapped by gunmen who set up a fake checkpoint near Baquba.
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Iraqi cleric threatens 'open war'

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 22:39

Cleric Moqtada Sadr says he will wage "open war" on Iraq's government if operations against his fighters continue.
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Operation targets Basra militants

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 9:00

Iraqi forces in the southern city of Basra launch a fresh operation against militants and illegally held weapons.
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Suicide bomb kills Iraqi mourners

Thursday, April 17th 2008, 20:50

At least 30 people are killed when a suicide bomber attacks a crowd of mourners in Baquba, north of Baghdad.
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Basra security leaders removed

Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 13:43

Iraq's government replaces the heads of the army and police forces in Basra after a failed assault on militias.
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Dozens dead as Iraq cities bombed

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 16:06

More than 70 people are killed in blasts at three cities in Iraq, in one of the deadliest days there for many weeks.
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US to free Iraqi AP photographer

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 7:02
related countries: United States United States

Two years after he was detained, the US military says it will release an Iraqi AP photographer on Wednesday.
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British journalist freed in Iraq

Monday, April 14th 2008, 19:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British journalist who had been taken hostage describes the moment he was freed by forces in Iraq.
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