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Deaths in Iraq 'continue to fall'

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 14:26

The number of violent civilian and military deaths in Iraq is continuing to drop, statistics for October suggest.
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Pressure increases on PKK rebels

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 12:53
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Turkey, Iraq and the US take steps to combat the threat of Kurdish fighters based in northern Iraq.
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US diplomats refuse Iraq jobs

Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 20:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Hundreds of US diplomats condemn a move to force them to fill vacancies at the Iraq embassy in Baghdad.
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Iraq rejects Mosul Dam warnings

Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 11:40
related countries: United States United States

Iraq dismisses a US warning that the Mosul Dam is at risk of collapse and threatens thousands of lives.
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Iraq to end contractor immunity

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 20:46

Iraq's government approves a draft law revoking private security contractors' immunity from prosecution.
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Iraqi dam 'at risk of collapse'

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 12:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mosul

Iraq's largest dam is at risk of a major collapse that could devastate the city of Mosul, the US warns.
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Blackwater men 'given immunity'

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 5:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

US officials investigating Iraqi deaths offered Blackwater guards at the centre of the case immunity, say reports.
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US general wounded in Iraq blast

Monday, October 29th 2007, 22:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A US brigadier general is injured in a roadside bomb in northern Baghdad, the US military has announced.
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US hands over Karbala to Iraqis

Monday, October 29th 2007, 19:37

Control of the Shia province of Karbala is passed to the Iraqis, as 27 die in a suicide bombing in Baquba.
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Seized Iraq tribal chiefs rescued

Monday, October 29th 2007, 18:25
related places: Baghdad

Members of a group of tribal Iraqi leaders kidnapped in Baghdad have been rescued, a spokesman says.
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Oil prices break $93 mark

Monday, October 29th 2007, 13:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Oil rises to fresh highs due to a mix of the weak dollar, supply fears in Mexico and tensions in northern Iraq.
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Car bomb targets Iraqi oil city

Sunday, October 28th 2007, 18:43
related places: Kirkuk

A car bomb kills at least eight people in the north Iraqi city of Kirkuk and gunmen seize tribal chiefs in Baghdad.
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Iraq warns Turkey over incursion

Sunday, October 28th 2007, 16:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish offensive against Kurdish rebels in Iraq would have major consequences, Iraq's foreign minister says.
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Turkish troops 'kill PKK rebels'

Sunday, October 28th 2007, 14:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish troops kill 15 Kurdish fighters in the east of the country, reports say, amid tensions on the Iraq border.
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Thousands in US anti-war protests

Sunday, October 28th 2007, 3:40
related countries: United States United States

Tens of thousands of people join protests against the Iraq war in a dozen cities across the United States.
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US troops to hand over Karbala

Sunday, October 28th 2007, 0:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Karbala'

US troops in the Iraqi province of Karbala are to hand over security to Iraqi forces next week, officials say.
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US seizes 'senior Iraq militant'

Saturday, October 27th 2007, 13:54
related countries: United States United States

US forces capture a Shia militia leader and kill two others in a raid in the Iraqi province of Diyala, the US says.
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Troops assessed for brain injury

Saturday, October 27th 2007, 13:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

UK soldiers serving in Iraq are surveyed after the US says 20% of its troops suffer brain injuries.
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Turkey's remote prospect for peace

Saturday, October 27th 2007, 10:58

In Turkey, near the Iraqi border, Sarah Rainsford reflects on the tensions between the two sides.
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US threat over Iraq embassy staff

Saturday, October 27th 2007, 4:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US may order diplomats to work in Iraq to fill nearly 50 vacancies at the Baghdad embassy, officials say.
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Turkey rejects Iraq's PKK offer

Friday, October 26th 2007, 17:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey says Iraqi proposals to deal with Kurdish rebels will take too long to work and more urgent action is needed.
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Turkey demands PKK extraditions

Friday, October 26th 2007, 17:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Turkey gives Iraq a list of Kurdish PKK rebels and demands their extradition, Turkey's deputy PM says.
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Italians 'cannot try US soldier'

Thursday, October 25th 2007, 11:36
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

An Italian court throws out a case against a US soldier charged with killing an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq.
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Official quits over Iraq security

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 22:38
related countries: United States United States

A senior US state department official resigns after criticism of how private security firms in Iraq are supervised.
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Turkish raids along Iraqi border

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 17:15

Turkish fighter jets bomb Kurdish PKK rebel positions on the border with Iraq, Anatolia news agency reports.
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US reins in Iraq security firms

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 4:08
related countries: United States United States

Washington clamps down on foreign private security firms in Iraq after deadly incidents involving civilians.
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Nato ministers face tough talks

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 4:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Netherlands Netherlands, Turkey Turkey

Afghan burden-sharing and tension on Turkey's Iraq border are likely to dominate Nato talks in the Netherlands.
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Iraq to ban Kurd rebel operations

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 23:04
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Iraq is to ban operations of the Kurdish PKK rebel group amid Turkish threats of a military incursion inside Iraq.
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US-Iraqi contract 'in disarray'

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 10:40
related countries: United States United States

A US contract for training Iraqi police was so badly run that auditors do not know how the money was spent.
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Turkish diplomatic push over PKK

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 5:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Baghdad

Ankara's foreign minister heads to Baghdad as part of intense efforts to avert Turkish military action in Iraq.
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Bush seeks new Afghan war funds

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 3:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Congress

US President George W Bush asks Congress for an extra $46bn (£23bn) to fund the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
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'Bin Laden call' to Iraq fighters

Monday, October 22nd 2007, 19:55

In a tape said to be from Osama Bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader appeals for unity among Iraqi insurgents.
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US raid kills Iraqi 'criminals'

Sunday, October 21st 2007, 12:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US says 49 "criminals" have died in raids in Baghdad - Iraqi officials say children are among the dead.
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Talabani chides Syria over Kurds

Saturday, October 20th 2007, 13:50
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani criticises Syria for backing possible Turkish strikes against Kurdish rebels.
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Two marines to face Haditha trial

Saturday, October 20th 2007, 2:26
related countries: United States United States

Two US marines are to face a court martial in connection with the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005.
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US ex-commander sentenced in Iraq

Friday, October 19th 2007, 15:57
related countries: United States United States

A former US prison commander in Iraq is acquitted of aiding the enemy, but sentenced to two years for lesser charges.
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Kurds 'will fight Turkish raids'

Friday, October 19th 2007, 11:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Massoud Barzani, leader of the Kurdish area of Iraq, says Kurds will defend themselves in the event of a Turkish raid.
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Guards 'undermine' US Iraq aims

Friday, October 19th 2007, 9:46
related countries: United States United States

The activities of security guards are "in conflict" with the US mission in Iraq, says the US defence secretary.
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Iraq urges Kurdish rebels to go

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 20:15
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Iraq urges Kurdish rebels to leave the north of the country to avoid cross-border raids by Turkey.
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Turkish MPs back attacks in Iraq

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 0:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Turkey's parliament approves military operations against Kurdish separatists in Iraq, defying pressure from the US.
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Turkey awaits go-ahead over Iraq

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 13:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish MPs are expected to back a motion allowing troops to enter Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish rebels.
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Roadside bomb kills Iraqi police

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 9:09
related places: Baghdad

A roadside bomb kills seven Iraqi policemen near the city of Diwaniya, south of Baghdad, the military says.
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Iraq fears action 'may escalate'

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 21:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara, Baghdad

An alarmed Iraq warns a cross-border raid by Turkey could trigger intervention by other neighbouring states.
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Oil reaches records above $87

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 19:40

Oil prices hit record levels above $87 a barrel amid tensions in northern Iraq and concerns over output levels.
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Minister seeks Blackwater trials

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 2:20

Blackwater guards should stand trial in Iraq over an incident in which 17 died, an Iraqi minister says.
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Iraq warns Turkey against raids

Monday, October 15th 2007, 21:46
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Iraq urges caution as Turkey's government says it will ask permission to launch raids against Kurdish rebels in Iraq.
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Saddam's US jailer goes on trial

Monday, October 15th 2007, 20:00
related countries: United States United States

A former chief of Saddam Hussein's prison in Iraq stands trial on charges of aiding the enemy.
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Belgian Iraq terror trial begins

Monday, October 15th 2007, 15:03
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The trial begins in Brussels of six men accused of recruiting a Belgian woman for a suicide bombing in Iraq.
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Pope urges Iraqi priests' release

Sunday, October 14th 2007, 14:05

Pope Benedict XVI has appealed to the kidnappers of two priests seized in Iraq to release the pair.
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Exile condemns Iraqi 'corruption'

Saturday, October 13th 2007, 20:23

Iraq's former anti-corruption chief accuses the government of PM Nouri Maliki of widespread abuse.
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US general says Iraq 'nightmare'

Saturday, October 13th 2007, 3:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

The conflict in Iraq is "a nightmare with no end in sight" for America, warns a former US military chief.
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US to investigate death of Iraqis

Friday, October 12th 2007, 14:16
related countries: United States United States

US officials in Iraq say they will investigate an operation in which 15 civilians were killed alongside alleged militants.
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US strike 'kills 15 Iraqis'

Friday, October 12th 2007, 7:41
related countries: United States United States

The US military says 15 civilians, including nine children, are among those killed in an operation in Iraq.
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Doors closing on Iraqi displaced

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 12:01

A growing number of Iraqi provinces are turning away refugees from other parts of Iraq, the UN says.
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Turkey threatens Iraq border raid

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 21:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's government seeks parliamentary approval for a possible operation in Iraq against Kurdish separatists.
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Security guards fire on Iraqi car

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 20:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A foreign security firm confirms one if its teams fired on a car in Baghdad in which two Iraqi women were killed.
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Iraqi town rocked by twin attack

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 11:12

At least 19 people die and dozens are injured in two car bombs targeting police and a tribal leader, police say.
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Iraq truck bomb kills at least 13

Monday, October 8th 2007, 19:00
related places: Samarra'

A truck bomb kills 13 people near the Iraqi town of Samarra on a day of violence claiming at least 27 lives.
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Iraq urges Blackwater prosecution

Monday, October 8th 2007, 8:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

Iraq calls for guards from US security firm Blackwater to be prosecuted for the shooting of 17 civilians last month.
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Turkish soldiers killed by rebels

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 23:18
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Kurdish fighters from the separatist PKK kill 13 Turkish soldiers in an attack close to the border with Iraq.
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Iraq arrests over missing Britons

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 18:39
related countries: United States United States

The US military in Iraq says it has captured three men believed to have been behind the kidnapping of five Britons.
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US accuses Iran's envoy to Iraq

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 16:34
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The commander of US forces in Iraq, David Petraeus, says Iran's ambassador is a member of an elite military unit.
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Iraq Shia leaders sign truce deal

Saturday, October 6th 2007, 14:06

Two of the most influential Shia leaders in Iraq sign a deal to try to end violence between their groups.
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New loyalties give Baghdad reprieve

Saturday, October 6th 2007, 11:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A new alliance between the US and Sunni leaders in Iraq is reducing violence but Shias are apprehensive, reports Hugh Sykes.
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US security firms under scrutiny

Friday, October 5th 2007, 16:34
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tightens control over the operations of private security firms in Iraq.
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US kills '25 militants' in Iraq

Friday, October 5th 2007, 13:55
related countries: United States United States

US forces kill at least 25 suspected militants in a raid against an Iran-linked militia leader, the US military says.
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Marine may escape Haditha charge

Friday, October 5th 2007, 0:27
related countries: United States United States

An US officer says a marine accused of killing Iraqi civilians at Haditha should not face murder charges.
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US tightens law on security firms

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 21:41
related countries: United States United States

Private security contractors in Iraq accused of wrongdoing could face prosecution in the US, under a new law.
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Iraqi Sunni tribal leader killed

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 19:22

A Sunni Arab tribal leader who opposed al-Qaeda in Iraq is killed in a roadside bomb attack, officials say.
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