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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

'Critical time' for Iraq security

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 9:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The new US ambassador talks of critical months ahead for Iraq, and defends the idea of a wall in central Baghdad.
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Iraqi PM criticises Baghdad wall

Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 22:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's prime minister urges US forces to stop building a controversial wall around a Sunni enclave in Baghdad.
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Iraq gunmen hit minority group

Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 16:56
related places: Mosul

Gunmen kill 23 members of a religious minority group in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, police say.
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Bombs hit Baghdad police station

Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 10:22
related places: Baghdad

Two suicide car bombs explode at a police station in the Iraqi capital, killing 12 people and wounding dozens.
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Sunni leader attacks Iraq wall

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 18:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A top Sunni leader says a US project to build a wall around a Sunni area in Baghdad will breed more strife.
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Stone to direct Iraq campaign ad

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 11:02
related countries: United States United States

Controversial film-maker Oliver Stone is to direct a TV ad for a campaign urging a US withdrawal from Iraq.
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Refugees create new 'Baghdad'

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 11:02
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Lyse Doucet meets the Iraqis making a home from home in the Syrian capital, Damascus.
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Millions in Iraq to get MMR jab

Friday, April 20th 2007, 23:00

A major immunisation campaign is to take place in Iraq in a bid to prevent an outbreak of measles.
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Bush upbeat on Iraq security plan

Friday, April 20th 2007, 18:06
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush says there are early signs that the Iraq security plan is meeting expectations.
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Gates seeks greater Iraqi effort

Friday, April 20th 2007, 15:33
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates meets Iraqi politicians to urge them to speed up reconciliation efforts.
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Amnesty condemns Iraq executions

Friday, April 20th 2007, 9:57

Iraq is the world's fourth highest user of the death penalty, and should stop, says Amnesty International.
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US defence secretary visits Iraq

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 14:51
related places: Baghdad

US defence chief Robert Gates is in Iraq, as violence in Baghdad claims more lives after a day of carnage.
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Canberra row over UK envoy remark

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 3:45
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Canberra

Comments by Britain's envoy in Canberra on the Iraq conflict are at odds with PM John Howard's statements.
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Iraqi PM condemns Baghdad attacks

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 1:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's PM condemns Baghdad bombings that killed nearly 200, the worst violence since a US security drive began.
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Up to 200 killed in Baghdad bombs

Wednesday, April 18th 2007, 21:06
related places: Baghdad

Almost 200 people are killed in car bombs in Baghdad, in the worst violence since a US security operation began.
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Cash pledged for Iraqi refugees

Wednesday, April 18th 2007, 12:17

A UN conference on Iraqi refugees closes with millions of dollars pledged to deal with the humanitarian crisis.
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US drops marine's Haditha charges

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 22:26
related countries: United States United States

The US Marine Corps drops charges against a marine over the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005.
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US soldier's murder trial begins

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 16:37
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Rome

A US soldier is tried in a Rome court over the killing of an Italian intelligence agent in Baghdad in 2005.
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UN urges help for Iraqi refugees

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 10:47

The UN calls on Iraq's neighbours not to close their borders to refugees, and other states to do more.
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Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet

Monday, April 16th 2007, 16:18

Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr pulls his ministers out of Iraq's cabinet to press for a timetable for US withdrawal.
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Ambush kills 13 Iraqi servicemen

Monday, April 16th 2007, 12:07
related places: Mosul

At least 13 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in an ambush in the northern city of Mosul, police say.
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Bomb attacks strike Iraqi capital

Sunday, April 15th 2007, 19:05
related places: Baghdad

At least 43 people die in a series of bomb and suicide attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, police say.
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Friendly fire pilot back in Iraq

Sunday, April 15th 2007, 14:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A US pilot involved in the friendly fire killing of a UK soldier is returning to fight in Iraq next month, it is revealed.
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Two die as UK helicopters crash

Sunday, April 15th 2007, 11:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

Two UK military helicopters crash north of Baghdad in an apparent mid-air collision, killing two of those on board.
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US 'will keep Iranian detainees'

Saturday, April 14th 2007, 22:33
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US will continue holding five Iranians captured in Iraq despite protests from Tehran, US media report.
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Suicide attack on Iraqi holy city

Saturday, April 14th 2007, 15:00
related places: Karbala'

At least 36 people die and dozens are injured in a suicide car bomb attack in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala.
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Insurgents claim Baghdad attack

Friday, April 13th 2007, 21:41
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi insurgents say they carried out the deadly attack on parliament, as MPs meet in a show of defiance.
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Iraq MPs condemn parliament blast

Friday, April 13th 2007, 14:05
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's government holds a "session of defiance" following a deadly bomb attack inside its building.
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Payouts reveal Iraq civilian toll

Friday, April 13th 2007, 0:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US military files detail compensation paid to Iraqi and Afghan civilians after killings by coalition forces.
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Explosion at Iraq parliament cafe

Thursday, April 12th 2007, 21:54
related places: Baghdad

A blast hits a cafe in Iraq's parliament, killing at least eight people, two of them MPs, the US military says.
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Turkish army chief wants Iraq op

Thursday, April 12th 2007, 15:51
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's top general calls for a Turkish incursion into northern Iraq to target Kurdish PKK rebels.
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Explosion targets Baghdad bridge

Thursday, April 12th 2007, 7:07
related places: Baghdad

A blast on a bridge in Baghdad kills at least eight people, sending cars toppling into the River Tigris below.
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McCain defends Iraq war support

Thursday, April 12th 2007, 5:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

Republican presidential hopeful John McCain says the US-led war in Iraq was "necessary and just".
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US extends troops' tour of duty

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 21:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US extends the tour of duty of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan by three months to keep up force levels.
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US says Iran arming Iraq Sunnis

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 18:50
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US military for the first time accuses Iran of supplying some Sunni Iraqi militant groups with munitions.
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Iraqis face 'immense' suffering

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 9:07

The International Red Cross finds immense suffering in Iraq as the situation for ordinary people gets steadily worse.
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Iraq policy 'spawned new terror'

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 1:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The British and US policy towards Iraq has "spawned new terror in the region", a think tank report says.
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'Woman' bomber hits Iraq police

Tuesday, April 10th 2007, 11:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber reported to be female kills at least 14 in an attack on an Iraqi police station.
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Iraqi Shias protest in holy city

Monday, April 9th 2007, 13:31

Huge crowds protest in the Shia city of Najaf against US troops, four years after Saddam Hussein fell.
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Iraq town attack leaves 18 dead

Sunday, April 8th 2007, 19:47

At least 18 Iraqis are killed in a large explosion in the town of Mahmudiya, and six US soldiers die in other attacks.
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Pope decries 'slaughter' in Iraq

Sunday, April 8th 2007, 11:36

Pope Benedict XVI laments that "nothing positive comes from Iraq", in his Easter message in St Peter's Square.
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US denies Iranian torture claim

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 23:37
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US denies claims by an Iranian diplomat abducted in Iraq that he was tortured by CIA agents.
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CIA tortured me, says Iran envoy

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 19:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

An Iranian diplomat freed from abduction in Iraq says CIA agents tortured him, but the US denies involvement.
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US battles militia in Iraqi city

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 16:39
related countries: United States United States

US and Iraqi troops engage in a second day of fierce fighting with Shia militias in the city of Diwaniya.
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Iraq powers plan Egypt talks

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 13:25
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Ministers from the Middle East and other international powers are to meet in Egypt in May to discuss Iraq's security.
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Bin Laden faces Iraq rebels call

Friday, April 6th 2007, 18:53

An Iraqi insurgent group criticises al-Qaeda members in Iraq, and calls for Osama Bin Laden to exert more control.
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Ramadi suicide bombing 'kills 35'

Friday, April 6th 2007, 16:57
related countries: United States United States

At least 35 people are killed in a suicide bombing in the city of Ramadi, as clashes erupt in southern Iraq.
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Friday, April 6th 2007, 16:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Saddam

The US vice-president reasserts Saddam's Iraq had ties to al-Qaeda, but a Pentagon report says the opposite.
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US helicopter 'shot down' in Iraq

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 14:33
related countries: United States United States

A US helicopter comes down in south Iraq, injuring four, after apparently coming under insurgent fire, witnesses say.
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Iraq extends new security drive

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 21:56
related places: Baghdad

Iraq says it is extending the current security drive beyond Baghdad to areas outside the capital.
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Iranians release British sailors

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 20:24
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says 15 British naval personnel captured in the Gulf are being freed.
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Iran 'access' to Iraq detainees

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 11:30
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran is being allowed access to five Iranians held in Iraq since January, the country's state media reports.
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Bush warns over Iraq funds delay

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 19:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

US President George W Bush warns US troops will suffer if a dispute with Congress over war funding continues.
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Seized Iran diplomat free in Iraq

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 13:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Jalal Sharafi, an Iranian diplomat kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Iraq in February, is released.
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Children killed in Iraq bombing

Monday, April 2nd 2007, 17:37
related places: Kirkuk

Nine children are among 12 people killed in a suicide attack in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, police say.
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Death sought for 'Chemical Ali'

Monday, April 2nd 2007, 13:05

Iraqi prosecutors seek death sentences in the trial over alleged crimes against the Kurds in the 1980s.
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Iraqi civilian deaths up in March

Sunday, April 1st 2007, 21:41

Iraqi civilian deaths rose by 13% in March according to government figures, despite a security crackdown.
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Relocation plan for Kirkuk Arabs

Sunday, April 1st 2007, 8:06
related places: Kirkuk

Arab settlers in the mostly Kurdish city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq are given incentives to return to their original homes.
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Iraq's Shia militia 'stood down'

Sunday, April 1st 2007, 1:36

Iraq's president says the Mehdi Army Shia militia has stopped activities on orders from leader Moqtada Sadr.
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Iraq unites over talent show star

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 15:55

An Iraqi singer pays tribute to her country after winning a popular pan-Arab TV talent show.
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Small town America's war dead

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 11:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Texas

James Coomarasamy finds strong support for the US role in Iraq in a town in northern Texas, despite its loss.
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US rejects Iran captives exchange

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 9:59
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Gulf

US officials rule out a deal to swap 15 Royal Navy personnel captured in the Gulf for five Iranians seized in Iraq.
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Multiple bombs target Iraqi Shia

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 22:34
related places: Baghdad

More than 100 people are killed in bomb attacks in a Shia area of Baghdad and in a town to the north.
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Senate backs Iraq pullout date

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 16:26
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate backs a March 2008 date to withdraw troops from Iraq, defying a presidential veto threat.
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Crocker is new US Iraq envoy

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 14:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Ryan Crocker is sworn in as the new chief envoy to Iraq in a ceremony held in Baghdad.
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