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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

Blast hits key Iraq Shia shrine

Wednesday, June 13th 2007, 12:29
related places: Samarra'

The two minarets of one of Iraq's holiest Shia sites are damaged by explosions, officials in Samarra say.
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Three die in Iraq bridge bombing

Monday, June 11th 2007, 9:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Three US soldiers are killed after a bombing causes a bridge across a highway near Baghdad to collapse.
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Hi-tech bomb found in Kabul

Monday, June 11th 2007, 5:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A hi-tech bomb, similar to the ones used by militants in Iraq, is found in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Suicide bomb targets Iraq police

Sunday, June 10th 2007, 8:30
related places: Tikrit

Seven Iraqi police die in a suicide bombing outside the northern city of Tikrit, officials say.
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Iraq minister offers Turkey talks

Saturday, June 9th 2007, 21:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Iraq's foreign minister offers talks with Turkey, as cross-border tensions grow over Kurdish clashes.
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Six dead in attack on Iraq prison

Saturday, June 9th 2007, 15:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Six

Six prisoners die and at least 50 are wounded in an attack on a US-run detention camp in Iraq.
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Iraq condemns Turkish 'shelling'

Saturday, June 9th 2007, 10:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Iraq makes an official protest to Turkey, accusing it of shelling Kurdish areas in northern Iraq.
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Turkey vows to smash PKK

Friday, June 8th 2007, 16:29

Turkey's military declares its "unshakable determination" to defeat Kurdish separatists based in Iraq.
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Iraq police chief's children held

Friday, June 8th 2007, 14:34

Gunmen attack a police officer's house, killing 14 and seizing his children on another day of violence in Iraq.
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California pushes Iraq war vote

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 4:43

California passes a bill that would allow the state's voters to call for a withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
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Iraq suicide bombing 'kills 15'

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 17:34
related countries: United States United States

At least 15 die in a suicide bombing near Falluja as the US admits serious threats to its Iraq security "surge".
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Most of Baghdad 'not controlled'

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 10:29
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraqi forces control less than one-third of Baghdad, according to a security review.
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Missing US soldiers' IDs on video

Monday, June 4th 2007, 19:17
related countries: United States United States

An Iraqi militant video shows ID cards apparently belonging to missing US soldiers, and says both have been killed.
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Missing US soldiers' IDs on video

Monday, June 4th 2007, 14:37
related countries: United States United States

Militants in Iraq produce a video apparently showing the ID cards of two missing US soldiers, reports say.
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Fourteen US troops killed in Iraq

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 19:51
related countries: United States United States

Fourteen US soldiers have been killed in Iraq in the last three days, the US military says.
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'Mis-timed' bomb kills 10 Iraqis

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 10:55

At least 10 people are killed by a car bomb in an Iraqi market that police said was aimed at them.
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Rival Sunni groups clash in Iraq

Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 11:37
related places: Baghdad

Sunni fighters in Baghdad fight militants linked to al-Qaeda in a sign of growing splits among insurgents.
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Court hears Haditha death details

Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 0:58
related countries: United States United States

A US military court hears details of the killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, at a hearing for a US commander.
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US Iraq embassy plans put on net

Friday, June 1st 2007, 22:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Detailed plans for the new US embassy in Baghdad are posted online, prompting fears of a breach of security.
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Many killed in Iraq suicide bomb

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 11:14

A suicide bomber kills at least 20 people in an attack on an Iraqi police recruitment centre in Falluja.
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Search continues for Iraq Britons

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 2:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

Everything possible is being done to find five Britons snatched in Baghdad on Tuesday, the UK FM says.
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Haditha commander in US court

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 21:41
related countries: United States United States

The head of a US marines battalion accused of killing Iraqi civilians in Haditha appears before a military court.
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Sadr aide denies Britons kidnap

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 17:08
related places: Baghdad

A top aide of radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr says the Mehdi Army did not abduct five Britons in Baghdad.
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Norway rated most peaceful nation

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 15:01
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

A study ranks Norway as the most peaceful country and Iraq as the least in a survey of 121 countries.
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Houses raided after Iraq kidnap

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 14:28
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraqi troops raid Baghdad's Sadr City suburb, close to where five Britons were kidnapped.
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Turkey-Iraq border tension grows

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 9:49
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Tension rises amid speculation Turkey may launch an incursion into Iraq to tackle Kurdish rebels.
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Blair pledges help on Iraq kidnap

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 7:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

Britain will do all it can to help free five UK citizens kidnapped in Baghdad, Prime Minister Tony Blair says.
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Five Britons abducted in Baghdad

Tuesday, May 29th 2007, 20:20
related places: Baghdad

Four British bodyguards and their British client are kidnapped from the Iraqi finance ministry.
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Iraq attacks kill 10 US soldiers

Tuesday, May 29th 2007, 19:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

Ten US troops are killed in Iraq, officials say, making May the deadliest month this year for the US military.
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US anti-war mother ends protest

Tuesday, May 29th 2007, 9:13
related countries: United States United States

US peace activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son died in Iraq, says she is giving up campaigning to end the war.
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US warns Iran over arming Iraqis

Monday, May 28th 2007, 16:29
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US calls on Iran to stop arming militants in Iraq following their first direct talks for almost 30 years.
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Iraq car bomb kills at least 20

Monday, May 28th 2007, 12:35
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb explodes in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens more.
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Troops 'liberate Iraqi captives'

Sunday, May 27th 2007, 17:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraqi troops have raided an al-Qaeda camp near Baghdad and freed about 40 Iraqis, the US military says.
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Leading Muslim calligrapher shot

Sunday, May 27th 2007, 13:06
related places: Baghdad

One of the Muslim world's leading calligraphers, Khalil al-Zahawi, has been shot dead in Baghdad.
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Bush approves Iraq funding bill

Friday, May 25th 2007, 23:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

President Bush signs into law a bill funding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, setting no timetable to withdraw.
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Sadr calls for Sunni co-operation

Friday, May 25th 2007, 22:47
related countries: United States United States

Radical Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr backs a peace plan with Sunnis aimed at ending sectarian violence.
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Iraqi cleric back in public eye

Friday, May 25th 2007, 14:31

Moqtada Sadr, the radical Iraqi Shia cleric, appears in public for the first time since a US troop surge in Baghdad.
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Iraq funeral hit by car bombing

Thursday, May 24th 2007, 10:55

A car bombing in the Iraqi city of Falluja kills more than 20 people and injures 35 others, medics report.
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Body was missing US soldier

Thursday, May 24th 2007, 6:31
related countries: United States United States

The US military confirms that a body pulled from the Euphrates river is one of three US soldiers missing in Iraq.
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Bush details Bin Laden Iraq plot

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 18:47
related countries: United States United States

US President Bush says Osama Bin Laden was seeking in 2005 to set up an al-Qaeda cell in Iraq to hit US targets.
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Missing US soldier 'found dead'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 10:30
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi police say they have found the body of one of three US soldiers missing in Iraq since 12 May.
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Unicef appeal for Iraqi children

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 6:26

Iraqi children are caught up in a growing humanitarian tragedy amid continuing violence, Unicef warns.
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Democrats drop Iraq pull-out plan

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 3:52

Democrat leaders abandon plans to tie support for $100bn in war funding to troop withdrawals from Iraq.
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Bomb damages Baghdad market

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 14:03
related places: Baghdad

At least 25 people die and about 60 are wounded as a car bomb hits a market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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US troops kill Iraq raid 'leader'

Monday, May 21st 2007, 9:25
related countries: United States United States

US forces kill the alleged mastermind of an attack in which five US troops died in Iraq, military officials say.
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Seven US soldiers killed in Iraq

Sunday, May 20th 2007, 17:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Seven US soldiers and an interpreter have been killed in insurgent attacks in Iraq, the US military says.
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Hopes rise for missing US troops

Saturday, May 19th 2007, 22:09
related countries: United States United States

The commander of US troops in Iraq, Gen Petraeus, says at least two of three missing US soldiers are still alive.
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UK PM salutes troops in Iraq

Saturday, May 19th 2007, 17:52

Tony Blair thanks British troops for their "brilliant" work on a visit to Iraq - as mortars rock their base.
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Inside view of the Gulf

Saturday, May 19th 2007, 10:52
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Iran Iran

Security correspondent Frank Gardner is in Bahrain to test opinions about events in Iraq and, across the Gulf, in Iran.
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Carter attacks Blair's Iraq role

Saturday, May 19th 2007, 9:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blair

Former US President Jimmy Carter criticises Tony Blair for his "blind" support for George W Bush over Iraq.
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US deadlock over Iraq war funds

Friday, May 18th 2007, 20:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Talks between Democrats and the White House fail to break the deadlock over a contentious Iraq war funding bill.
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Iraq town struggles under curfew

Friday, May 18th 2007, 17:17
related places: Samarra'

Food and fuel supplies are running out in the Iraqi city of Samarra because of a curfew imposed last week.
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Two Iraqi ABC journalists killed

Friday, May 18th 2007, 11:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Two Iraqi ABC News journalists are killed as they drive home from work in Baghdad, the US network says.
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War-torn Iraq 'facing collapse'

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 10:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Iraq faces collapse unless the US and Britain change tack, a top think tank warns, as Iran sets a date for US talks.
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US and Iran to hold talks on Iraq

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 9:01
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US and Iranian diplomats will hold talks later this month on the security situation in Iraq, Iran's foreign minister says.
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Two die in Baghdad mortar attack

Wednesday, May 16th 2007, 22:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Two Iraqis are killed and 10 others injured by a mortar attack on the Green Zone in Baghdad, a US official says.
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US sets reward for missing troops

Wednesday, May 16th 2007, 20:44
related countries: United States United States

The US military offers rewards for the return of three soldiers believed abducted by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq.
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'Chlorine bomb' hits Iraq village

Wednesday, May 16th 2007, 11:56

At least 32 people are killed and 50 injured in a suspected chlorine bombing in Iraq's Diyala province, police say.
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US names general to be 'war tsar'

Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 22:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US President George W Bush appoints Lt Gen Douglas Lute to oversee conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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US says troops held by 'al-Qaeda'

Monday, May 14th 2007, 17:02
related countries: United States United States

The US military in Iraq says it believes three missing soldiers are being held by al-Qaeda-linked militants.
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War book wins Blooker blog prize

Monday, May 14th 2007, 11:13
related countries: United States United States

A book written by a US soldier about his experiences in post-war Iraq wins a book and blog prize.
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US and Iran to hold talks on Iraq

Sunday, May 13th 2007, 15:15
related countries: United States United States

Iran and the US say they are to hold joint talks in Baghdad in the coming weeks on the situation in Iraq.
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Bombings leave many dead in Iraq

Sunday, May 13th 2007, 14:08

At least 55 people have been killed and dozens wounded by two separate bombings in Iraq, police say.
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Search for missing US Iraq troops

Sunday, May 13th 2007, 13:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraqi forces search for three soldiers missing after an insurgent attack south of Baghdad.
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American troops missing in Iraq

Saturday, May 12th 2007, 22:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraqi forces search for three soldiers missing after an insurgent attack south of Baghdad.
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