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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

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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Iraqi Shia party changes name

Saturday, May 12th 2007, 11:35

One of Iraq's two main Shia parties, Sciri, changes its name to reflect country's new political realities.
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Iraq leader says troops must stay

Friday, May 11th 2007, 18:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US and British troops will need to stay another one or two years in Iraq, the President Jalal Talabani says.
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US general warns against torture

Friday, May 11th 2007, 16:54
related countries: United States United States

The top US commander in Iraq writes a letter to troops warning them against torturing or abusing Iraqi detainees.
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US House passes Iraq funding bill

Friday, May 11th 2007, 7:24
related countries: United States United States

The House of Representatives passes a bill to limit funding for the Iraq war, but President Bush says he will veto it.
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Cheney addresses troops in Iraq

Thursday, May 10th 2007, 14:23
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Dick Cheney pays tribute to US troops in Iraq, at the end of a two-day visit to the country.
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A letter from Iraq to Tony Blair

Thursday, May 10th 2007, 13:59

Jim Muir explains why he believes Mr Blair's military intervention in Iraq was a huge blunder.
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US Marine 'shot unarmed Iraqis'

Thursday, May 10th 2007, 11:13
related countries: United States United States

A US marine shot five men in Haditha as they stood with their hands in the air, another marine says.
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Bush 'would veto new Iraq bill'

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 18:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

US President Bush would veto a new Congress bill on Iraq linking funding to progress, his spokesman says.
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Cheney in Baghdad for key talks

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 14:16

US Vice-President Dick Cheney visits Baghdad to push Iraqis towards a political solution to the unrest.
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US attack 'kills Iraqi children'

Tuesday, May 8th 2007, 20:25
related countries: United States United States

A US helicopter attack on suspected insurgents in Iraq has killed a number of children, Iraqi sources say.
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Cheney seeks Mid-East Iraq help

Tuesday, May 8th 2007, 19:01
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Dick Cheney heads to the Middle East to seek support for US efforts to stem the violence in Iraq.
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Car bomb explodes in Iraqi city

Tuesday, May 8th 2007, 14:27

At least 16 people are killed in a suicide car bomb attack in the southern Iraqi town of Kufa, officials say.
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Ramadi hit by twin bomb attacks

Monday, May 7th 2007, 13:37
related places: Baghdad

Two suicide bombers kill at least 24 people near the town of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Baghdad car bomb blast kills 33

Sunday, May 6th 2007, 21:00
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb kills at least 33 people and injures dozens in a mainly Shia area of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Al-Qaeda's Zawahiri mocks US bill

Sunday, May 6th 2007, 15:16
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri mocks a US bill that sets a timetable for US troops to leave Iraq.
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Iraq bomber kills army recruits

Saturday, May 5th 2007, 16:51

At least 10 people are killed in a suicide attack on an army recruiting centre - one of several attacks across Iraq.
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'Dead' al-Qaeda man's tape aired

Saturday, May 5th 2007, 10:08

A recording said to be of al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq - believed killed this week - appears on a militant website.
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US Iraq troops 'condone torture'

Friday, May 4th 2007, 20:59
related countries: United States United States

More than a third of US troops in Iraq condone torture in some circumstances, a US survey finds.
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Iran FM attacks US policy in Iraq

Friday, May 4th 2007, 17:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Iran launches a strong attack on US policy in Iraq, as hopes of US-Iranian high-level talks are dashed.
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US and Syria hold landmark talks

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 16:23
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Condoleezza Rice holds the US's first high-level talks with Syria since 2005, on the fringe of an Iraq conference.
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US 'kills senior Iraqi insurgent'

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 13:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US military says it has positively identified a militant killed near Baghdad as a key al-Qaeda in Iraq official.
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Iraq pleads for funds to rebuild

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 10:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Iraq's prime minister appeals for debt relief at a summit in Egypt called to try to help stabilise his country.
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Insurgents 'right to take on US'

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 3:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Insurgents in Iraq are right to try to force US troops out of the country, a former British Army commander says.
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Bush and Democrats locked on Iraq

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 23:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

President Bush and Congress leaders say they seek common ground on Iraq, but a funding impasse remains.
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Iraqi oil bill sent to parliament

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 15:01

Iraq's parliament considers a draft oil law, seen as crucial in regulating how oil wealth is divided among regions.
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Bush vetoes Iraq withdrawal bill

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 0:18
related countries: United States United States

US President Bush vetoes a Congressional bill linking Iraq war funding to a timetable for troop withdrawal.
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Iraq militants deny leader death

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 19:10

Iraqi insurgents deny reports that the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq has been killed in an "internal battle".
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Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader 'killed'

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 16:11

The head of al-Qaeda in Iraq has been killed, according to intelligence reports received by Iraq's interior ministry.
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Iranian envoy holds talks in Iraq

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 13:34
related countries: Iran Iran

A top Iranian becomes the most senior official to visit Iraq since the 2003 war, ahead of an Iraq security conference.
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Deadly blast targets Iraq funeral

Monday, April 30th 2007, 15:39

At least 30 people die and more are hurt in a suicide bomb attack on a funeral in the Iraqi town of Khalis.
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Iraq reconstruction 'not working'

Monday, April 30th 2007, 10:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Six

Six out of eight Iraqi reconstruction projects are failures, a US federal investigation finds.
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Iraq hearing for US prison chief

Monday, April 30th 2007, 8:50
related countries: United States United States

A hearing begins to decide if the US commander of an Iraqi jail should face a court martial for aiding the enemy.
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Rice 'not ruling out Iran talks'

Monday, April 30th 2007, 1:17
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US secretary of state says she does not rule out meeting Iran's foreign minister at a conference on Iraq.
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Iran to attend key Iraq meeting

Sunday, April 29th 2007, 15:58
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad, Tehran

Iran will attend a key summit on Iraq's security situation, prompting speculation of high-level US-Iran talks.
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Bomb kills many in Iraq holy city

Saturday, April 28th 2007, 21:25
related places: Karbala'

A car bomb kills at least 55 people in the Iraqi city of Karbala, home to two of Shia Islam's holiest shrines.
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US officer condemns Iraq war

Friday, April 27th 2007, 16:46
related countries: United States United States

A serving senior American officer criticises the US military leadership over its preparation for and handling of the Iraq war.
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Spanish court charges US soldiers

Friday, April 27th 2007, 14:47
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States

A Spanish judge charges three US soldiers in connection with the killing of a Spanish journalist in Iraq in 2003.
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Ex-CIA chief pens critical memoir

Friday, April 27th 2007, 11:31

Ex-CIA head George Tenet says there was no proper debate in the run-up to the Iraq war, in a new book.
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Iraq criticises US pull-out vote

Friday, April 27th 2007, 8:31
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's government says the US Senate's approval of a bill requiring troop withdrawals sends "negative" signals.
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Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 19:34
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate joins the House of Representatives in approving a bill setting out a US withdrawal from Iraq.
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Iraq criticises US pull-out bill

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 15:35
related countries: United States United States

Moves by US Democrats on troop withdrawal from Iraq undermine its security, Iraq's foreign minister says.
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Rice rebuffs Congress subpoena

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 13:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: House

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice rebuffs a House demand to testify about Iraq's pre-war arms.
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US prison chief arrested in Iraq

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 11:35
related countries: United States United States

The US commander of a military jail in Iraq is charged with "aiding the enemy" and other offences.
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US House votes for Iraq deadline

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 4:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: House

The House of Representatives narrowly passes a war funding bill setting a timetable for US troop withdrawal from Iraq.
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UN criticises Iraq human rights

Wednesday, April 25th 2007, 13:42
related places: Baghdad

The UN criticises Iraq's human rights record in the two months since a Baghdad security plan was launched.
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Truck bombing kills 15 in Ramadi

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 18:00

At least 15 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack near Ramadi, in central Iraq, police say.
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