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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

Iraq oil city blasts kill dozens

Monday, July 16th 2007, 16:47
related places: Kirkuk

At least 85 people are killed and scores are wounded in bomb attacks in the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk.
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PM Maliki defends Iraq progress

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 15:58
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki shrugs off US criticism of slow progress saying it is understandable in the face of violence.
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Republicans press Bush over Iraq

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 7:26

Two Republican senators add to pressure on President Bush with a new plan on Iraq troop withdrawal.
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NY Times reporter killed in Iraq

Friday, July 13th 2007, 16:24
related places: Baghdad

A New York Times reporter is shot dead in Baghdad, the day after two Reuters employees were killed.
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US House votes for troop pullout

Friday, July 13th 2007, 3:48
related countries: United States United States

President Bush comes under more pressure as the US House of Representatives sets an Iraq pullout deadline.
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Bush says US can succeed in Iraq

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 22:27
related countries: United States United States

President Bush says the US can still succeed in Iraq, as a report finds limited success by Baghdad in meeting US goals.
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Bush to give 'mixed' Iraq report

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 10:45

The White House is expected to give Congress an interim report on progress in Iraq showing mixed results.
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UN concerned over US Iraq policy

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 1:51
related countries: United States United States

UN chief Ban Ki-moon tells the BBC he is concerned about where US policy on Iraq might be heading.
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Iraq 'vendetta attack' kills 11

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 19:25
related countries: United States United States

Insurgents in Iraq kill at least 11 people by locking them into a house and blowing it up, the US military says.
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Bush tries to bolster Iraq plan

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 16:43

The White House tries to shore up support for its Iraq strategy, under fire from two more Republican Senators.
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Ex-Iraq MP and son convicted

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 14:41

An Iraqi court convicts a fugitive former Sunni Arab member of parliament and his son of corruption.
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Vicar flees Baghdad after threats

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 11:57
related places: Baghdad

The vicar of Iraq's last Anglican parish flees the country after threatening leaflets appear in Baghdad.
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German mother 'released in Iraq'

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 9:13
related countries: Germany Germany

A German woman held hostage with her son in Iraq has been freed, the German foreign minister says.
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Baghdad mortar attack kills three

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 22:12

Three people are killed in a mortar attack on the Green Zone in central Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Bush urges Iraq support

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 19:14

President Bush says he understands US upset on Iraq but says Congress must allow time for the "surge" to work.
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US Senate steps up Iraq pressure

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 8:47
related countries: United States United States

President George W Bush faces fresh pressure over his Iraq policy as the US Senate debates war funding.
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Iraq fears Turkey troop build-up

Monday, July 9th 2007, 18:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari says Turkey has massed 140,000 troops along its border with Iraq.
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US Iraq chief warns of long war

Monday, July 9th 2007, 17:20
related countries: United States United States

The head of US forces in Iraq, Gen David Petraeus, says fighting the insurgency could take decades.
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Sadr attacks Iraq PM in Shia rift

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 19:57

Iraqi Shia leaders linked to radical cleric Moqtada Sadr attack their former ally, Prime Minister Nouri Maliki.
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Fijian died in Iraq accident

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 14:01
related countries: Fiji Fiji, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British soldier who died in an accident in Basra on Friday is named as a 23-year-old Fijian national.
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Iraqi PM slams 'heinous' bombers

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 10:59

Iraq's PM Nouri Maliki says Saturday's bombing in northern Iraq, which killed 130 people, was a "heinous crime".
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Iranians visit captives in Iraq

Saturday, July 7th 2007, 16:04
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iranian officials pay their first visit to five nationals detained since January by US forces in northern Iraq.
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Iraq market truck bomb kills 105

Saturday, July 7th 2007, 15:03

A truck bomb devastates a market in northern Iraq, killing 105 people and injuring 240 others, police say.
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Six US soldiers killed in Iraq

Saturday, July 7th 2007, 4:51
related countries: United States United States

The US military announces the recent deaths of six more American soldiers in combat operations in Iraq.
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Charge over UK bomb attempts

Friday, July 6th 2007, 21:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Glasgow, London

UK police charge an Iraqi doctor in connection with failed bombings in London and Glasgow airport.
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US investigating Falluja claims

Friday, July 6th 2007, 21:21
related countries: United States United States

The US Navy is examining "credible allegations" of wrongdoing by US marines in Falluja, Iraq, in 2004.
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Clashes in south Iraq kill five

Friday, July 6th 2007, 13:05

Clashes between the Iraqi police and militiamen loyal to Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr leave five people dead.
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Blast kills Iraq wedding guests

Friday, July 6th 2007, 11:35
related places: Baghdad

At least 15 members of a Baghdad wedding party are killed and 27 injured in a car bomb attack.
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Baghdad killings 'rise sharply'

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 10:29
related places: Baghdad

The number of bodies found in Baghdad increases in June despite a security drive in the capital, Iraqi police say.
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Australia 'has Iraq oil interest'

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 9:50
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia admits that securing oil is an important factor behind its continued military presence in Iraq.
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Iraq checkpoint attack kills 15

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 19:58

At least 15 people are killed in a suicide car bombing at a checkpoint east of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, police say.
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Iraqi cabinet backs draft oil law

Tuesday, July 3rd 2007, 18:16

Iraq's government submits a key bill on how to share the country's oil wealth to parliament, the PM says.
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Iraqi Kurds 'tortured prisoners'

Tuesday, July 3rd 2007, 16:05

Human Rights Watch gives details of torture and abuse in prisons in the Kurdish area of northern Iraq.
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Monday, July 2nd 2007, 11:37
related countries: Iran Iran, Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

The US military says Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah were behind an attack in Karbala that killed five soldiers.
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Iraq civilian deaths 'dropping'

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 9:40

Iraq's civilian death toll falls in June to its lowest level since February, the Iraqi government says.
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US-led raids 'kill 26' in Baghdad

Saturday, June 30th 2007, 14:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US-led forces say they have killed 26 militants in Baghdad's Shia stronghold but Iraqis report civilian deaths.
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US troops charged with murder

Saturday, June 30th 2007, 8:51
related countries: United States United States

The US military charges two of its soldiers with the murder of three Iraqis earlier this year in the Iskandariya area.
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UN closes Iraq WMD inspectorate

Friday, June 29th 2007, 21:43

The UN closes down the inspections programme set up to monitor Saddam Hussein's arsenal.
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Iraq Sunnis to boycott government

Friday, June 29th 2007, 17:38

Iraq's main Sunni Arab bloc will boycott cabinet meetings because of legal action against one of its ministers.
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Five US soldiers killed in Iraq

Friday, June 29th 2007, 10:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Five US soldiers are killed in an attack on their patrol in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, the US military has said.
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Israel model for Iraq, says Bush

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 23:56
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Bush

US President George W Bush asks for patience over Iraq - hailing Israel as a model for defining success there.
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Baghdad blast kills at least 20

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 10:11
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb kills at least 20 people at a bus station during morning rush hour in Baghdad, police say.
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Turkish general seeks Iraq raids

Wednesday, June 27th 2007, 17:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The head of Turkey's armed forces asks for guidelines for an incursion into northern Iraq to fight Kurdish guerrillas.
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Warrant issued for Iraqi minister

Tuesday, June 26th 2007, 10:21

An arrest warrant has been issued for Iraq's culture minister on terrorism charges, Iraqi officials say.
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Baghdad blast kills Sunni leaders

Monday, June 25th 2007, 17:13
related places: Baghdad

A number of senior Sunni tribal leaders are among those killed in a suicide attack on a hotel in Baghdad.
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Iraqis 'unable to hold US gains'

Monday, June 25th 2007, 8:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US commander of operations north of Baghdad says Iraqi forces are unable hold areas taken from insurgents.
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US troops 'tighten' Baquba grip

Sunday, June 24th 2007, 14:35
related countries: United States United States

US troops fighting al-Qaeda militants in Baquba say they now control a large section of the Iraqi insurgent stronghold.
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'Chemical Ali' sentenced to hang

Sunday, June 24th 2007, 10:54

Saddam Hussein's cousin and two others are sentenced to death in Iraq for the murder of Kurds in a 1988 campaign.
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Iraq attacks kill seven US troops

Saturday, June 23rd 2007, 16:05
related countries: United States United States

At least seven US soldiers are killed in roadside explosions and attacks in Iraq, officials say.
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'Al-Qaeda gunmen' killed in Iraq

Friday, June 22nd 2007, 18:23
related countries: United States United States

US helicopters kill 17 suspected al-Qaeda-linked gunmen near Baquba north of Baghdad, the US military says.
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Iraq attacks kill 14 US soldiers

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 14:11
related countries: United States United States

Insurgents in Iraq kill 14 US soldiers in two days, US military officials say, as a truck bomb kills 15 Iraqis.
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Baghdad truck bomb kills dozens

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 15:34
related places: Baghdad

At least 78 people are killed in a truck bomb attack near a Shia mosque in Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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US launches major Iraq offensive

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 11:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US military says 10,000 US and Iraqi troops are moving against al-Qaeda networks north of Baghdad.
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Conflicts spark rise in refugees

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 3:30

The global number of refugees rises for the first time in five years, mainly due to the Iraq war, the UN says.
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Iraq town clashes leave 20 dead

Monday, June 18th 2007, 14:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Up to 20 people are reported killed in clashes between joint Iraqi and UK forces and Shia militia in southern Iraq.
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US forces in new Iraq offensive

Saturday, June 16th 2007, 15:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US forces launch a major security offensive in Baghdad as Defence Secretary Robert Gates visits the Iraqi capital.
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Athletes' remains found in Iraq

Saturday, June 16th 2007, 13:41

The bodies of 13 members of an Iraqi taekwondo team kidnapped more than a year ago are found, officials say.
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The uniformed kidnappers of Baghdad

Saturday, June 16th 2007, 11:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

Paul Wood says efforts are continuing to track down the five British citizens who were kidnapped in Baghdad last month.
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US Iraq troop surge 'starts now'

Friday, June 15th 2007, 19:06
related countries: United States United States

The US military says all the extra troops sent to Iraq in the "surge" strategy are in place, ready to operate fully.
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Reprisals hit Iraq Sunni mosques

Thursday, June 14th 2007, 11:57

Suspected Shia militants set fire to six Sunni mosques in Iraq in the 24 hours after an attack on a major Shia shrine.
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Calm urged amid Iraq shrine bombs

Wednesday, June 13th 2007, 20:06

Political and religious leaders in Iraq call for calm after bombers strike one of Shia Islam's holiest sites.
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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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