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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

Raid 'kills 33 Iraq insurgents'

Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 10:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US military says 33 insurgents have been killed in a joint attack with Iraqi forces north of Baghdad.
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Iraqi mosque bombing kills nine

Monday, August 27th 2007, 20:46

At least nine people are killed in a suicide attack at a mosque in the Iraqi city of Falluja, officials say.
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Bush hails Iraq's political deal

Monday, August 27th 2007, 19:07
related countries: United States United States

The US president welcomes a deal between Iraq's Shia, Sunni and Kurdish leaders aimed at forging unity.
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France ready to apologise to Iraq

Monday, August 27th 2007, 11:10

France's foreign minister offers to apologise to Iraq for seeming to meddle in its internal affairs.
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Iraqi leaders sign unity accord

Sunday, August 26th 2007, 23:13

Shia, Sunni and Kurdish leaders sign a deal aimed at curbing sectarian violence, Iraq's prime minister says.
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Maliki returns fire at US critics

Sunday, August 26th 2007, 14:27
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's PM hits back at US senators Hillary Clinton and Carl Levin, who have called for him to be removed.
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Curfew imposed in Iraqi capital

Saturday, August 25th 2007, 16:27
related places: Baghdad

A ban on two-wheelers and hand carts is imposed in Baghdad ahead of an important Shia pilgrimage.
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US 'sole survivor' to leave Iraq

Saturday, August 25th 2007, 6:16
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier will leave Iraq under special dispensation after losing both of his brothers in fighting there.
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US Iraq withdrawal 'a step back'

Friday, August 24th 2007, 20:55
related countries: United States United States

A US commander in Iraq warns against early troop withdrawals, despite growing calls for a pullout.
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US forces battle Baghdad militia

Friday, August 24th 2007, 10:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

At least 10 people are killed in fighting in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, between US forces and suspected Shia militants.
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Top Republican urges Iraq pullout

Friday, August 24th 2007, 1:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

An influential Republican senator calls for some 5,000 US troops to be withdrawn from Iraq by the year's end.
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New US doubts on Iraq government

Thursday, August 23rd 2007, 20:10
related countries: United States United States

A US intelligence study expresses serious doubts about Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki's ability to unite Iraq.
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Iraqi sheikh 'killed by al-Qaeda'

Thursday, August 23rd 2007, 13:03
related places: Baghdad

A local Sunni leader in the Iraqi province of Diyala, who opposed al-Qaeda in Iraq, is killed by the group, police say.
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Democrats' anger at Bush Iraq speech

Thursday, August 23rd 2007, 4:44
related countries: United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Bush

Leading Democrats criticise the US president's speech in which he compared the Iraq war to Vietnam.
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Bush in Vietnam warning over Iraq

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 19:34
related countries: United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam

President Bush says a US pullout from Iraq could spark the kind of upheaval that followed the Vietnam War.
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Iraq PM hits back at US criticism

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 12:26
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki rejects mounting US criticism of his government, as 14 US troops die in a helicopter crash.
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Iraq crash kills 14 US soldiers

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 9:53
related countries: United States United States

A US helicopter crashes in northern Iraq in an apparent accident, killing 14 US troops on board, the US army says.
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Saddam aides go on trial in Iraq

Tuesday, August 21st 2007, 16:42

The trial of 15 aides of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein for allegedly suppressing a 1991 Shia uprising opens.
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US officer tried over Abu Ghraib

Monday, August 20th 2007, 21:39
related countries: United States United States

The court martial starts of the only US Army officer charged over the abuse scandal at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.
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Roadside bomb kills Iraq governor

Monday, August 20th 2007, 19:37

The governor of Iraq's southern Muthana province is killed by a roadside bomb in the capital, Samawa.
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Iraqi PM makes first Syria visit

Monday, August 20th 2007, 9:30
related countries: Syria Syria

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki is in Damascus for his first visit to Syria since taking office last year.
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French foreign minister in Iraq

Sunday, August 19th 2007, 23:55
related countries: France France, United States United States

French FM Bernard Kouchner is in Iraq, the first ministerial visit since France opposed the 2003 US-led invasion.
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Baghdad mortar attack kills seven

Sunday, August 19th 2007, 18:31
related places: Baghdad

At least seven people are killed in a mortar attack on a mainly Shia eastern suburb of Baghdad, officials say.
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Iraqis enrol in Jordan's schools

Sunday, August 19th 2007, 13:53
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan opens its schools for the first time to tens of thousands of Iraqi refugee children.
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Warrant out for Saddam daughter

Friday, August 17th 2007, 17:41
related places: Saddam

Interpol circulates an arrest warrant for Raghad Saddam Hussein, the eldest daughter of the former Iraqi leader.
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Iraq bomb death toll reaches 344

Friday, August 17th 2007, 14:29

Officials in Iraq say 344 people died in Tuesday's bomb attacks against the minority Yazidi community.
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Iraqi leaders form new alliance

Thursday, August 16th 2007, 16:31

Shia and Kurdish ministers announce a new alliance in an effort to break Iraq's political paralysis.
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Fears over rising Iraq bomb toll

Thursday, August 16th 2007, 16:25

Iraq's interior ministry says at least 400 people died in Tuesday's deadly bombing - but the figure is disputed.
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Iraq bomb death toll reaches 250

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 19:00

Iraqi officials say some 250 people died in bombings near Mosul - the deadliest such attack since the 2003 war.
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Deadly Iraq sect attacks kill 200

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 11:48
related places: Baghdad

At least 200 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks on members of a Kurdish sect in northern Iraq.
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Somalia plans for a "Green Zone"

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 10:22
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Baghdad, Mogadishu

Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, is to have a Green Zone similar to the one in Baghdad, says the prime minister.
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US launches new offensive in Iraq

Monday, August 13th 2007, 14:49
related countries: United States United States

US troops in Iraq begin a new operation against both Shia and Sunni insurgents, the US military says.
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Marine freed in Iraq killing case

Sunday, August 12th 2007, 23:44
related countries: United States United States

Clemency for US marine jailed for eight years for his role in the murder of an Iraqi civilian in Hamdaniya.
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Iraqi PM calls for crisis summit

Sunday, August 12th 2007, 19:28

Prime Minister Nouri Maliki calls Iraq's main political factions together to try to break the political paralysis.
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Iraq explosion kills US soldiers

Sunday, August 12th 2007, 12:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Four US soldiers die during fighting south of Baghdad, while a separate joint US-Iraq raid is reported in Sadr City.
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Bomb kills southern Iraq governor

Saturday, August 11th 2007, 16:28

A powerful roadside bomb kills the governor and police chief of the southern Iraqi province of Diwaniya.
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UN approves wider Iraq mission

Friday, August 10th 2007, 16:15

The United Nations Security Council approves a resolution calling for a greater UN mandate in Iraq.
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Blast hits market in north Iraq

Friday, August 10th 2007, 11:40
related places: Kirkuk

A car bomb kills at least seven people and injures many others at a busy market in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
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Marine's Iraq charges dropped

Thursday, August 9th 2007, 22:15
related countries: United States United States

Murder charges are dropped against a US marine accused of killing three Iraqis in Haditha in 2005.
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Security tight for Iraq pilgrims

Thursday, August 9th 2007, 14:46
related places: Baghdad

Thousands of pilgrims converge in Baghdad on one of Shia Islam's holiest shrines, amid a big security operation.
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Iran urges US pull-out from Iraq

Thursday, August 9th 2007, 14:03
related countries: United States United States

Iran's vice-president tells visiting Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki a US troop withdrawal will improve Iraq's security.
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US raid kills 30 Iraq 'militants'

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 18:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraqi forces say they killed 30 militants in Baghdad, part of an alleged network smuggling arms from Iran.
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UK minister enters interpreters row

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 13:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government says it will "look again" at the case of 91 Iraqi interpreters over their claim for asylum in the UK.
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Iraq PM Maliki in Iran for talks

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 10:05
related countries: Iran Iran

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki arrives in Iran for talks which are expected to focus on security and co-operation.
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UN urged to withdraw Iraq staff

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 0:34

UN workers should be pulled out of Iraq until their security can be guaranteed, the body's staff union says.
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Iraq vows to oust Kurdish rebels

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 19:03
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey and Iraq agree to "expend all efforts" to end the presence of the separatist PKK in northern Iraq.
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Jordanians open schools to Iraqis

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 13:29

Jordan announces that all Iraqi children in the country will be able to go to state schools for the first time.
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Iraq power system 'near collapse'

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 12:44

The pressures on the electricity and water systems in Iraq are worse than ever this summer, officials say.
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Cabinet setback as Iraqi MPs quit

Monday, August 6th 2007, 19:55

Five Iraqi MPs announce a cabinet meeting boycott, leaving the unity government without Sunni members.
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US 'loses track' of Iraq weapons

Monday, August 6th 2007, 17:57

The Pentagon has lost track of 190,000 AK-47s and pistols given to Iraqi security forces, an official report says.
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Blast rocks northern Iraqi town

Monday, August 6th 2007, 8:38

A suicide truck bomb kills 28 people in the north Iraqi town of Tal Afar while a bomb kills nine in Baghdad, police say.
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US 'kills' key Iraq shrine bomber

Sunday, August 5th 2007, 13:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Samarra'

US troops say they have killed an al-Qaeda leader behind attacks on an important Shia shrine in Samarra.
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US soldier jailed for 110 years

Sunday, August 5th 2007, 0:06
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier is sentenced to 110 years over the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and her family.
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Iraqi leaders honour footballers

Saturday, August 4th 2007, 15:34

Iraqi leaders honour the national football team a day after its return from victory in the Asian Cup.
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Marine jailed over Iraq murder

Friday, August 3rd 2007, 20:18
related countries: United States United States

A US marine is sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of an Iraqi civilian during a raid near Baghdad.
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Iraq celebrates football victory

Friday, August 3rd 2007, 19:29
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's national football team arrives back in Baghdad to be congratulated on their unexpected Asian Cup victory.
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Iraqi progress 'disappoints' US

Friday, August 3rd 2007, 17:33
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates expresses disappointment at the lack of political progress in Iraq.
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US marine guilty of Iraq murder

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 21:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A US marine sergeant is found guilty of murder and conspiring to murder an Iraqi civilian near Baghdad in 2006.
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US marine guilty over Iraq plot

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 20:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A US marine is found guilty of kidnapping and conspiring to murder an Iraqi civilian near Baghdad in 2006.
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UN resolution on bigger Iraq role

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 6:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US and UK circulate a draft UN resolution, which would broaden the organisation's role in Iraq.
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Rice seeks Mid-East peace boost

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 14:26
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Arab

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Israel to hold talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
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Car bombs kill dozens in Baghdad

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 13:51
related places: Baghdad

At least 67 people are killed and some 100 wounded in two bombings in Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Saudis back US Middle East plans

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 13:22
related countries: Israel Israel, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Saudi Arabia says it would be keen to attend an Arab-Israeli peace conference proposed by the United States.
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Cheney insists Iraq surge working

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 6:42
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Dick Cheney says the recent increase of US troops in Iraq has improved security there.
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Corruption 'mars Iraq rebuilding'

Monday, July 30th 2007, 14:51
related countries: United States United States

Corruption and mishandling of projects are hampering reconstruction efforts in Iraq, a US report warns.
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US envoy accuses Saudis on Iraq

Monday, July 30th 2007, 6:33
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

US ambassador at the UN Zalmay Khalilzad says Saudi Arabia is undermining efforts to stabilise Iraq.
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Iraq celebrates football victory

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 17:41
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Iraqis take to the streets to celebrate their Asian Cup victory, firing guns into the air despite a government ban.
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