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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

Deadly attack on Baghdad morgue

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 8:51
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb explodes in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing seven people and wounding more than 20.
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'Fair probe' vow on Iraq gunfight

Monday, September 17th 2007, 23:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A "fair and transparent" probe will be held into a Baghdad gunfight involving a US firm, says Iraq's prime minister.
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Iraq shootout firm loses licence

Monday, September 17th 2007, 17:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

Iraq cancels the licence of US private security firm Blackwater after eight civilians die in a shootout.
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US contractors in Iraq shootout

Monday, September 17th 2007, 11:03
related countries: United States United States

Officials investigate after at least eight Iraqi civilians are reported killed by private US security contractors.
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Crocker urges Iraq refugee action

Monday, September 17th 2007, 9:42
related countries: United States United States

The US envoy to Iraq warns that about 10,000 Iraqis seeking to enter the US may have to wait two years.
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At least 22 dead in Iraq violence

Sunday, September 16th 2007, 12:57
related countries: United States United States

Bombings and shootings claim at least 22 lives in Iraq, a day after militants pledge Ramadan attacks.
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Sadr group quits Iraq ruling bloc

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 18:52

The political movement loyal to radical cleric Moqtada Sadr withdraws from Iraq's governing Shia alliance.
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Bounty set over Prophet cartoon

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 16:26
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Al

Al-Qaeda in Iraq offers a reward for the murder of a Swedish cartoonist over his Prophet Muhammad drawing.
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US hints at bigger Iraq pullout

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 1:43
related countries: United States United States

Defence Secretary Robert Gates hints that the US could withdraw thousands of extra troops from Iraq during 2008.
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US reports on religious freedom

Friday, September 14th 2007, 21:13
related countries: China China, Egypt Egypt, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Religious freedom has deteriorated in Iraq, Egypt, and China, and improved in Saudi Arabia, a US report says.
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Iraq Sunnis vow revenge

Friday, September 14th 2007, 20:26

Sunni tribesmen vow revenge for the death of a leader who opposed al-Qaeda in Iraq, as the group says it killed him.
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Iraq 'failing half US benchmarks'

Friday, September 14th 2007, 18:59
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's government has fulfilled only nine out of 18 benchmarks on governance and security, the US says.
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Iran supreme leader slams Bush

Friday, September 14th 2007, 15:03
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Bush

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a scathing attack on US President George Bush, says he should face trial over Iraq.
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Bush pledges Iraq troop reduction

Friday, September 14th 2007, 7:17
related countries: United States United States

US President George Bush addresses the nation on his Iraq plans, including details of a partial troop withdrawal.
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Iraqi insurgents kill key US ally

Thursday, September 13th 2007, 17:28
related countries: United States United States

A key Iraqi Sunni ally of the US, who met President George W Bush last week, is killed in a bomb attack.
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US accuses Iran over Iraq attacks

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 23:52
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Senior US officials single out Iran for criticism, a day after giving a progress report on security in Iraq.
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Baghdad residents protest at wall

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 16:05
related places: Baghdad

Hundreds protest against the building of a wall between a Shia district of Baghdad and a neighbouring Sunni area.
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Policemen shot dead in north Iraq

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 12:56
related places: Mosul

Six Iraqi policemen are killed by gunmen in an attack on a checkpoint near the city of Mosul, police say.
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Democrats attack Iraq testimony

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 23:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The two leading US figures in Iraq face criticism from Democratic presidential candidates in Congress.
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Bush 'to announce Iraq troop cut'

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 21:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The US president is to announce troop reductions in Iraq in a speech later this week, the White House says.
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Syria visas 'halt fleeing Iraqis'

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 17:49
related countries: Syria Syria

The UNHCR warns that new Syrian visa restrictions are preventing Iraqi refugees from escaping violence.
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Iraq welcomes US surge 'progress'

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 13:04
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's government welcomes a positive report on the US troop surge by its top commander in the country.
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US general under fire over surge

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 7:08
related countries: United States United States

Democrats in Congress challenge top US commander Gen Petraeus' positive view of the Iraq troop surge.
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US surge plan in Iraq 'working'

Monday, September 10th 2007, 22:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The military aims of the US surge in Iraq "are largely being met", the top US commander there tells Congress.
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Key Iraq pair to brief Congress

Monday, September 10th 2007, 15:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The two most senior US leaders in Iraq are to deliver crucial testimony on the war strategy to Congress.
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US plans Iraq-Iran border base

Monday, September 10th 2007, 12:48
related countries: United States United States

The US military says it plans to build a base near the Iraq-Iran border to curb the arms flow to militants.
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US surge has failed - Iraqi poll

Monday, September 10th 2007, 11:00
related countries: United States United States

Most Iraqis think the recent US troop surge has failed, a new BBC/ABC opinion poll across Iraq suggests.
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Iraq chides 'meddling' neighbours

Sunday, September 9th 2007, 17:47

Iraqi leaders criticise neighbouring countries for interfering into the country's internal affairs.
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Iraq carnage 'mastermind' killed

Sunday, September 9th 2007, 15:15
related countries: United States United States

An Iraqi militant who planned blasts that killed more than 400 Yazidi minority members is killed, the US says.
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Sunni bloc ends boycott in Iraq

Saturday, September 8th 2007, 16:38

A Sunni Arab-led bloc ends its three-month boycott of Iraq's parliament - the last of several groups to return.
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Petraeus says Iraq gains 'uneven'

Saturday, September 8th 2007, 0:02
related countries: United States United States

The top US commander in Iraq says progress in bringing security has been "uneven" and disappointing.
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Seven US soldiers killed in Iraq

Friday, September 7th 2007, 9:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nineveh

The US military says four troops were killed in Anbar province and three in Nineveh province on Thursday.
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Most people 'want Iraq pull-out'

Friday, September 7th 2007, 9:09
related countries: United States United States

Two-thirds of people across the world want US-led troops out of Iraq within a year, a BBC poll suggests.
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US 'must reduce presence in Iraq'

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 22:00
related countries: United States United States

The US should reduce troop presence in Iraq so as not to appear an "occupying force", a key report says.
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Iraqi forces 'cannot stand alone'

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 15:36
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's security forces will not be able to take over from US troops within the next 18 months, a new report finds.
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US air strike in Baghdad kills 14

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 12:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

At least 14 people are killed in a US air attack which took place in western Baghdad overnight, police say.
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US officers 'lax' on Iraqi deaths

Wednesday, September 5th 2007, 21:01
related countries: United States United States

Three US marine officers are disciplined for a "lack of due diligence" in investigating Iraqi civilian deaths.
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Iraqi PM urges action on weapons

Wednesday, September 5th 2007, 17:12

Iraq's PM calls for weapons to be removed from holy cities after meeting the country's most senior Shia cleric.
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General hints at Iraq troop cuts

Wednesday, September 5th 2007, 10:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The top US general in Iraq hints at troop reductions within six months, days ahead of his key report to Congress.
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US detains 'Iran-linked militant'

Wednesday, September 5th 2007, 9:40
related places: Baghdad

US forces in Karbala detain an Iraqi man they allege has links with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
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Bush and Howard in Sydney talks

Wednesday, September 5th 2007, 5:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, United States United States
related places: Canberra

Iraq and climate change dominate talks between US and Australian leaders ahead of an Asia-Pacific summit.
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Iraqis fail US Congress targets

Wednesday, September 5th 2007, 3:24
related countries: United States United States

A US watchdog criticises the Baghdad government, while the top American general in Iraq hints at troop cuts.
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'Chemical Ali' sentence confirmed

Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 13:17
related places: `Ali, Saddam

A court upholds the death sentence against Saddam's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali".
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US row over Iraq army break-up

Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 12:06
related countries: United States United States

Ex-US Iraq envoy Paul Bremer insists President Bush backed his plan to dissolve Iraq's army in 2003.
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Bush holds 'war council' in Iraq

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 20:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President George W Bush makes a surprise visit to Iraq for talks with senior officials on the impact of the surge.
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UK Basra base exit 'not a defeat'

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 13:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The prime minister insists the withdrawal of troops from their last remaining base in Basra city is not a defeat.
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Fresh UK attack on US Iraq policy

Sunday, September 2nd 2007, 13:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A second key British general criticises US post-war policy in Iraq, saying it was "fatally flawed".
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US welcomes Iraq militia 'freeze'

Saturday, September 1st 2007, 12:00
related countries: United States United States

A radical cleric's order to freeze his militia's operations may let US forces tackle al-Qaeda in Iraq, the US says.
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Life in claustrophobic Baghdad 'jail'

Saturday, September 1st 2007, 11:02
related places: Baghdad

Richard Galpin returns to Baghdad and finds that the fear of violence and added security have made life there feel almost like being in prison.
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UK general attacks US Iraq policy

Saturday, September 1st 2007, 9:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The head of the British army during the Iraq invasion says US post-war policy was "intellectually bankrupt".
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UK general criticises US policy

Saturday, September 1st 2007, 4:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The head of the British army during the Iraq invasion says US post-war policy was "intellectually bankrupt".
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Iraq government appeals for calm

Friday, August 31st 2007, 11:31

Iraq's government urges all militant groups to follow the example of the Shia Mehdi army and freeze activities.
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White House cool on Iraq report

Friday, August 31st 2007, 11:05

The White House challenges a report for Congress saying Iraq has met few targets used to measure progress.
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US marine in Iraq deaths hearing

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 21:07
related countries: United States United States

A hearing begins to decide if a US marine accused of killing Iraqi civilians in Haditha should be tried for murder.
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Dangerous chemicals found at UN

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 18:02

Vials of potentially dangerous chemicals removed from Iraq have been found in a UN building in New York, the UN says.
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Iraq 'fails to meet key targets'

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 11:30
related countries: United States United States

Iraq has met only three of 18 targets being used to measure its progress, a US watchdog is said to have concluded.
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Sudan to help Iraq's Palestinians

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 11:06
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

Sudan is willing to take in Palestinian refugees stranded on Iraq's borders with Syria and Jordan, diplomats say.
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Deadly cholera outbreak in Iraq

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 10:46

An outbreak of cholera in northern Iraq kills eight people and infects 80 others, the Kurdish authorities say.
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Iraq welcomes Mehdi Army 'freeze'

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 4:06

Iraq welcomes Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr's freeze on the activities of his Mehdi Army militia for six months.
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Sadr 'freezes' militia activities

Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 15:57

The Iraqi Shia cleric, Moqtada Sadr, says he is freezing the activities of his Mehdi Army militia for six months.
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Abu Ghraib officer spared prison

Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 15:17
related countries: United States United States

A US army officer who ran the interrogation unit of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail avoids being imprisoned.
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Iraqi PM orders curfew in Karbala

Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 12:44
related places: Karbala'

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki imposes a curfew in Karbala after fierce fighting that killed more than 50 people.
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