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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

Cheney set to hold US-Japan talks

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 9:59
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Tokyo

US Vice-President Dick Cheney arrives in Tokyo to discuss regional security issues and Iraq.
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Five US troops die in Iraq raids

Monday, February 19th 2007, 20:24

Five US soldiers die in two attacks in Iraq on a day violence claims more than 25 lives across the country.
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Baghdad car bombs leave 60 dead

Sunday, February 18th 2007, 19:34
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

More than 60 people die in three bombs in Baghdad, in the deadliest attacks since a new security operation began.
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Iraqis take Basra security lead

Sunday, February 18th 2007, 12:20

The operation to hand over frontline security in Basra to Iraqi forces has been "successful", Tony Blair says.
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Marine jailed over Iraqi murder

Sunday, February 18th 2007, 5:48
related countries: United States United States

A US marine is sentenced to eight years in prison for his role in the murder of an Iraqi civilian in Hamdaniya.
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US Senate blocks vote on Iraq war

Saturday, February 17th 2007, 19:44
related countries: United States United States

Senate Republicans block a motion attacking President Bush's Iraq troop boost, a day after the House passed it.
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Rice reviews Iraq security plan

Saturday, February 17th 2007, 18:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Kirkuk

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Iraq's security plan has started well, as she visits Baghdad.
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US House rejects Bush Iraq plan

Saturday, February 17th 2007, 2:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

US lawmakers adopt a non-binding motion opposing President Bush's deployment of extra troops in Iraq.
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US rejects Masri wounding claim

Friday, February 16th 2007, 10:57
related countries: United States United States

US military sources say they do not believe report that the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq has been wounded.
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US Democrats warn Bush on Iran

Friday, February 16th 2007, 9:57
related countries: United States United States

Top Democrats in the US warn President Bush he does not have the authority to go to war with Iran
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Iraq invasion plan 'delusional'

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 12:41
related countries: United States United States

US commanders originally thought only 5,000 troops would be in Iraq by the end of 2006, documents show.
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US troops diverted to Afghanistan

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 12:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US says that 3,200 troops of the 173rd Airborne Brigade will be deployed to Afghanistan in the spring, instead of Iraq.
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Radical Shia cleric 'is in Iran'

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 11:19
related countries: Iran Iran

An adviser to the Iraqi PM says radical Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr is in Iran, but his aides deny the claim.
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US Iraq refugee plan welcomed

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 11:10
related countries: United States United States

The UN refugee chief says US willingness to take up to 7,000 Iraq refugees is "a very good step".
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Bush maintains pressure on Iran

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 17:52

President George W Bush insists an Iranian military force is linked to some attacks on US forces in Iraq.
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US says Shia cleric has left Iraq

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 14:26
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US says radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr has left Iraq for Iran but his aides deny the claim.
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Top US general doubts Iran proof

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 11:51
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The most senior US military officer says Iran's government may not be directly involved in arming Shias in Iraq.
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Insurgents downed Iraq helicopter

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 7:57
related countries: United States United States

A US helicopter which crashed in Iraq last week killing all seven marines aboard was shot down, US officials say.
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Iraq unveils new security plans

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 1:50
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

Iraq will close its borders with Iran and Syria for up to three days as part of its new security plan for Baghdad.
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US House clashes on Iraq policy

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 22:21
related countries: United States United States

There are sharp exchanges in the US House of Representatives at the start of a marathon debate on Iraq.
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Suicide van bomb rocks Baghdad

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 9:41
related places: Baghdad

A suicide van bomb packed with explosives kills at least 16 people in western Baghdad.
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Italy foils 'arms for Iraq plot'

Monday, February 12th 2007, 17:14
related countries: Italy Italy

A gang that had intended to smuggle weapons to Iraq has been broken up, Italian police say.
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Dozens killed in Baghdad blasts

Monday, February 12th 2007, 16:04
related places: Baghdad

At least 76 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in market areas of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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Top Saddam aide sentenced to hang

Monday, February 12th 2007, 13:30

Iraq's High Court sentences the former vice-president to death for his role in the killings of 148 Shia villagers.
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Iran's president attacks US claims

Monday, February 12th 2007, 13:05
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condemns US accusations that Tehran is fomenting violence in Iraq.
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Tehran rejects US weapons claims

Monday, February 12th 2007, 12:09
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran describes allegations by the US that it has been supplying Iraqi militias with weapons as baseless.
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Democrats wary over Iran claims

Monday, February 12th 2007, 5:36
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US Democrats urge caution after American officials say they have evidence that Iran is arming militants in Iraq.
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US accuses Iran over Iraq bombs

Sunday, February 11th 2007, 20:26
related places: Tikrit

The US accuses the "highest levels" of Iran's government of supplying sophisticated bombs to Iraq's insurgents.
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New command for US Iraq forces

Saturday, February 10th 2007, 19:16
related countries: United States United States

The new head of US forces in Iraq, Lt Gen David Petraeus, formally takes charge ahead of a big security push.
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Pentagon 'twisted Iraq findings'

Friday, February 9th 2007, 20:28
related countries: United States United States

A Pentagon watchdog's report criticises a former key official's intelligence work in the run-up to the Iraq war.
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US air strike kills Iraqi troops

Friday, February 9th 2007, 19:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mosul

Eight Iraqi soldiers die in a US helicopter strike in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, local officials say.
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UN appeals against Iraq execution

Friday, February 9th 2007, 2:29

The UN human rights chief urges an Iraqi court not to condemn one of Saddam Hussein's deputies to death.
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Marine changes Iraq murder plea

Thursday, February 8th 2007, 22:31
related countries: United States United States

A US marine who had pleaded guilty to the murder of an Iraqi civilian asks to change his plea at the last minute.
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Top Iraqi official held in raid

Thursday, February 8th 2007, 18:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's deputy health minister is detained, as US and Iraqi troops step up operations against suspected militants.
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US war objector's trial misfires

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 23:32
related countries: United States United States

A mistrial is declared in the court martial of a US army officer who refused to deploy to Iraq.
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Five charged over US Iraq 'scam'

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 22:22
related countries: United States United States

A US court charges five people over an alleged multi-million dollar scam involving Iraq reconstruction contracts.
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US helicopter crash kills seven

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 18:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A US helicopter goes down near Baghdad, killing all seven people on board, US military officials say.
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UN warns of Iraq refugee crisis

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 18:12

The UN refugee chief says the flow of people displaced by Iraq violence has become a humanitarian disaster.
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US soldier on Italy murder charge

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 15:09
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

An Italian judge orders a US soldier to face trial over the death of an Italian agent at a checkpoint in Baghdad.
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Bremer quizzed on cash for Iraq

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 12:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US politicians grill the former civilian chief in Iraq Paul Bremer over why he sent billions in cash to Baghdad.
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Sri Lankans in Iraq nightmare

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 17:54

A group of Sri Lankans who paid to work in the Gulf were duped into travelling to Iraq, an aid agency says.
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Iran envoy 'seized in Baghdad'

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 12:06
related places: Baghdad

Iran says one of its diplomats has been kidnapped by gunmen in Iraq, accusing the US of involvement.
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US 'friendly fire' video unearthed

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 11:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A video said to show US planes firing on UK soldiers in Iraq is obtained by a British newspaper.
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Republicans block Iraq debate

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 5:26
related countries: United States United States

Republicans in Congress block a debate on a bill opposing President Bush's plan to send extra troops to Iraq.
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US war objector pleads not guilty

Monday, February 5th 2007, 22:29
related countries: United States United States

A US army officer who refused orders to deploy to Iraq pleads not guilty as his court martial begins.
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Syria 'can broker peace in Iraq'

Monday, February 5th 2007, 17:32
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his country can play a major role in bringing security to Iraq.
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US urged to speed up Iraq plan

Monday, February 5th 2007, 17:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's Sunni vice-president demands the US speed up troop deployments in Baghdad for a new security drive.
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Bush submits $2.9 trillion budget

Monday, February 5th 2007, 16:31
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush submits a $2.9 trillion budget request, including billions of dollars for operations in Iraq.
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Baghdad set for big security push

Monday, February 5th 2007, 7:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A command centre for a joint US-Iraqi offensive to restore security in the Iraqi capital is about to go into operation.
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Iraq fire downed US helicopters

Sunday, February 4th 2007, 19:55
related countries: United States United States

Four US helicopters lost in Iraq recently were hit by ground fire, the US military admits for the first time.
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Syria accused over Iraq attacks

Sunday, February 4th 2007, 10:52
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi official says half of attacks in Baghdad are by militants from Syria, after a major blast in the capital.
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Iraqi PM vows to end bomb terror

Sunday, February 4th 2007, 9:11
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's PM vows to end attacks like Saturday's deadly truck bomb in Baghdad which killed more than 130 people.
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Bush calls for US debate on Iraq

Saturday, February 3rd 2007, 23:17
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush tells Democrats he welcomes debate in a conciliatory speech on Iraq.
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Baghdad market bomb 'kills 130'

Saturday, February 3rd 2007, 18:54
related places: Kirkuk

At least 130 people are killed and 305 hurt in a lorry bombing at a market in Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
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US helicopter 'shot down' in Iraq

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 21:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US military in Iraq confirms that a helicopter has gone down north of Baghdad, killing two troops.
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US report warns of Iraq 'peril'

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 21:23
related countries: United States United States

A US intelligence report on Iraq describes a perilous situation if violence continues unchecked.
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Romanian minister forced to quit

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 17:25
related countries: Romania Romania

Romania's foreign minister is forced to resign over his failure to flag up the detention of two workers in Iraq.
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Dozens die in Iraq suicide blasts

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 22:20
related places: Baghdad

At least 58 people are killed and 150 hurt in a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi town of Hilla, police say.
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Senate grills US Iraq commander

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 20:07
related countries: United States United States

President Bush's choice for the new army chief of staff denies that current US policy on Iraq has failed.
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US warns Iran on Iraq insurgents

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 7:09
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US issues a further warning to Iran, telling Tehran to stop helping Iraqi militants make lethal bombs.
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Four US soldiers killed in Iraq

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 20:07
related countries: United States United States

Four soldiers have been killed in Iraq, the US military says, as further violence claims the lives of at least 11 Iraqis.
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US money is 'squandered' in Iraq

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 10:43
related countries: United States United States

A huge unused swimming pool is one example of the US reconstruction funds being wasted in Iraq, auditors say.
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