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Senior Iraqi judge shot dead

Monday, January 14th 2008, 14:02
related places: Baghdad

A high-ranking judge is killed along with his driver by gunmen in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
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Bush praises Iraqi Baathist law

Sunday, January 13th 2008, 0:55
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush backs an Iraqi law to allow Saddam Hussein's Baath party to return to public life.
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Ban eased on Saddam-era officials

Saturday, January 12th 2008, 21:23
related places: Saddam

Iraqi MPs approve a bill to allow officials from ex-leader Saddam Hussein's Baath party to return to public life.
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Baghdad wakes up to rare snowfall

Friday, January 11th 2008, 17:27

Residents come out on to the streets to witness the first snowfall in living memory in the Iraqi capital.
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US plan Anbar security handover

Friday, January 11th 2008, 12:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Security, March

Security control for a province that was once Iraq's most dangerous could transfer to Iraqi forces by March, say officials.
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US army clears Abu Ghraib officer

Friday, January 11th 2008, 10:48
related countries: United States United States

A US army officer who ran the interrogation unit of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail is cleared of any wrongdoing.
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US planes launch massive Iraq raid

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 11:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US warplanes drop tonnes of bombs on suspected al-Qaeda targets on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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New study says 151,000 Iraqi dead

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 1:01
related countries: United States United States

An estimated 151,000 Iraqis have died in violence since the US-led invasion, a new survey suggests.
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Six US troops die in Iraq blast

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 23:10
related countries: United States United States

Six US soldiers die in at blast at an explosives-rigged house in Iraq's Diyala province, the US military says.
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Baghdad armed volunteers seized

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 12:24
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen seize up to 10 members of a local volunteer security force in north-east Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Huge fire hits Iraq oil refinery

Monday, January 7th 2008, 17:41

Reports from Iraq say the country's biggest oil refinery, at Baiji, is badly damaged in a huge fire.
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Iraq bombs hit Sunni stronghold

Monday, January 7th 2008, 16:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A double bombing kills 14 in Baghdad, including the head of a US-backed Sunni armed group fighting al-Qaeda.
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Soldiers killed in Iraqi bombing

Sunday, January 6th 2008, 12:24
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi soldiers are among eight killed by a suicide bomber in Baghdad in an attack during Army Day celebrations.
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Iraqi soldier 'killed US troops'

Saturday, January 5th 2008, 11:36
related countries: United States United States

A militant "infiltrator" in the Iraqi army deliberately shot dead two US soldiers during a joint patrol, officials say.
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Iraqi PM home after health tests

Saturday, January 5th 2008, 9:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki returns home after medical checks in Britain saying he is in good health.
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Bomber strikes Iraq Sunni militia

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 11:57

Ten people die in a bombing in the Iraqi city of Baquba, targeting a local Sunni militia opposed to al-Qaeda.
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Iraq suicide bomber hits funeral

Tuesday, January 1st 2008, 16:48
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills 30 people at the funeral of a bomb victim as new data suggest a fall in Iraq violence.
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Marine avoids Iraq murder charge

Monday, December 31st 2007, 19:08
related countries: United States United States

The alleged ringleader of US troops who killed Iraqi civilians in Haditha will not face murder charges, officials say.
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Iraq on Saddam anniversary alert

Sunday, December 30th 2007, 3:58
related places: Saddam

Security forces in Iraq are on alert for possible violence, a year after the execution of Saddam Hussein.
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Al-Qaeda in Iraq 'cut by 75%'

Saturday, December 29th 2007, 20:41
related places: Baghdad

Three-quarters of al-Qaeda in Iraq has been destroyed over 2007, the Interior Ministry in Baghdad says.
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Iraq PM leaves for check-up in UK

Saturday, December 29th 2007, 19:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

'Exhausted' Iraqi prime minister Nouri Maliki flies to Britain for medical checks.
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Bush 'to veto' troop funding bill

Friday, December 28th 2007, 19:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Bush will veto a package of funding for troops amid Iraq lawsuit fears, the White House says.
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Car bomb hits busy Baghdad market

Friday, December 28th 2007, 17:24
related places: Baghdad

At least 14 people die and 64 are hurt in a car bomb attack on a market in the Iraqi capital, officials say.
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S Korea extends Iraq deployment

Friday, December 28th 2007, 8:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Parliament in Seoul votes to extend for another year the deployment of South Korean troops in Iraq.
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US 'kills 11 militants' in Iraq

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 10:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Eleven Shia militants are killed in a raid in the Iraqi town of Kut, south-east of Baghdad, US officials say.
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Iraq government backs amnesty law

Wednesday, December 26th 2007, 14:36
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's government backs a draft law to release thousands of suspected insurgents held by US and Iraqi forces.
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Turkish jets in fresh Iraq strike

Wednesday, December 26th 2007, 10:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish warplanes again launch strikes at Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq, officials say.
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Iraq bombs hit US-backed militias

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 23:42

More than 30 people are killed and scores injured as suicide bombs target Iraqi militias opposed to al-Qaeda.
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Turkish raids 'killed hundreds'

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 18:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish forces have killed hundreds of Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq in the past 10 days, Turkey's military says.
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Iraq Kurds warn Turkey on raids

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 3:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The leader of Iraq's northern Kurdish region condemns Turkish air strikes, saying innocents have died.
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Call to free Iraq's Tariq Aziz

Monday, December 24th 2007, 0:40
related countries: United States United States

The leader of Iraq's Chaldean Christian community urges US forces to free ex-deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz.
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Turkey 'in new Iraq air strikes'

Sunday, December 23rd 2007, 21:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish warplanes again bomb Kurdish rebels across the border in northern Iraq, according to local officials.
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Turkey in fresh Iraq air strikes

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 23:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey launches fresh air strikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says.
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Iraq warning over Sunni patrols

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 15:03
related countries: United States United States

US-backed mainly Sunni patrols must be integrated into the security forces, Iraq's defence minister warns.
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Warning over Pentagon funding

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 5:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns the Pentagon could be running out of money for Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Iraq children 'paying high price'

Friday, December 21st 2007, 16:46

Two million Iraqi children are facing threats including poor nutrition, lack of education and violence, Unicef says.
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Rudd in surprise visit to Iraq

Friday, December 21st 2007, 14:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Baghdad

Australian PM Kevin Rudd meets Iraqi counterpart Nouri Maliki during an unannounced visit to Baghdad.
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Petraeus lauds Iraq violence fall

Friday, December 21st 2007, 12:15
related countries: United States United States

The commander of US forces in Iraq says violence has decreased, but the country still faces many problems.
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Iraq 'torture complex' found

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 22:50
related countries: United States United States

US forces discover a "torture complex" in an al-Qaeda safe haven in Iraq's Diyala province, the US military says.
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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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