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Claim UK troops 'executed' Iraqis

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 15:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lawyers say they have evidence that will prove Iraqi prisoners were executed by British troops.
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Sadr declares new Iraq ceasefire

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 11:46

Powerful Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr orders the renewal of the ceasefire his militia has been observing.
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US slaps sanctions on top Syrian

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 18:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria, United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on a top Syrian businessman in response to the situation in Iraq and Lebanon.
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US conviction over Iraq killing

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 1:55
related countries: United States United States

A military court finds a US soldier guilty of aggravated assault in relation to the killing of an Iraqi man last year.
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Iraqi police detain street people

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 15:35

Iraqi police detain beggars and mentally ill people found on the streets who could be exploited by militants.
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Iraq insurgent attacks 'kill 14'

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 11:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

At least 14 people are killed in a string of bombings and attacks in Baghdad and northern Iraq.
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Australia troops 'can leave Iraq'

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 5:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The time has come for Australian combat troops to leave Iraq, the head of the country's armed forces says.
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US envoy warns over Iraq pullout

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 0:35
related countries: United States United States

The US envoy to Iraq warns against an over-hasty pullout of troops amid policy pledges by Democratic hopefuls.
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Rocket blast kills Iraqi police

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 21:15
related places: Baghdad

At least eight Iraqi policemen are killed trying to defuse a cache of rockets in the capital Baghdad.
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Early Iraq dossier draft released

Monday, February 18th 2008, 12:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband says he has published an early draft of the infamous Iraq weapons dossier.
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UN hints at Iraq refugee returns

Saturday, February 16th 2008, 19:59

A top UN official hints that security may improve enough soon for 4m displaced Iraqis to begin returning.
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Four killed in Iraq mosque attack

Friday, February 15th 2008, 14:11

At least four people are killed in an attack by two suicide bombers outside a mosque in northern Iraq, police say.
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Ahmadinejad plans visit to Iraq

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 14:20
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is due in Baghdad next month for the first visit by an Iranian president to its neighbour.
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Iran postpones Iraq talks with US

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 10:03
related countries: United States United States

Iran postpones talks with the US and Iraq on ending violence without giving any explanation.
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Family killed in Saddam's village

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 9:41
related places: Saddam

Gunmen storm a house in Saddam Hussein's native village in Iraq and shoot dead nine members of his clan.
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Iraq deputies pass landmark bills

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 16:22

Iraqi MPs pass three important laws after weeks of delays and brinkmanship between rival factions.
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Iraqi medic held over blasts

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 16:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A Baghdad hospital official is being questioned over the alleged use of mental patients in bomb attacks, the US says.
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Miliband urges democracy push

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 20:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Mistakes in Afghanistan and Iraq must not overcome the "moral pulse" to encourage democracy, says minister.
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CBS journalists missing in Iraq

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 12:51

Efforts are under way to locate two CBS journalists missing, feared kidnapped, in the Iraqi city of Basra.
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US may pause Iraq troop pull-out

Monday, February 11th 2008, 21:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says the US may "pause" pulling troops out of Iraq.
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Russia writes off its Iraqi debt

Monday, February 11th 2008, 14:25
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia has agreed to write off $12bn (£6bn) of Iraqi debt built up by the Saddam Hussein regime.
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Iraq town hit by deadly car bomb

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 21:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Balad

At least 33 people die in a car bombing in the Iraqi town of Balad, as the US defence secretary arrives in Baghdad.
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US sniper jailed for Iraqi murder

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 18:21
related countries: United States United States

A US army sniper is sentenced to 10 years in jail for murdering an Iraqi civilian and planting a gun on him.
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Poison cake kills Iraqi children

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 20:37
related places: Baghdad

Two children die and other Iraqis are critically ill, after eating cake poisoned with thallium in Baghdad.
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Iraq 'Shia militia leader' held

Friday, February 8th 2008, 10:45
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US troops in Iraq say they have arrested a suspected leader of a Shia militia group allegedly backed by Iran.
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Jolie makes surprise Iraq visit

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 15:26

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie arrives in Iraq on a surprise visit as a United Nations goodwill ambassador.
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'Al-Qaeda boys' in training video

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 4:58
related countries: United States United States

US and Iraqi forces release video purporting to show young children taking part in deadly training exercises.
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Row over killing of Iraqi family

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 13:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tikrit, Local

Local people dispute a US military account of the killing of an Iraqi couple and their son near Tikrit.
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New flag hoisted over Baghdad

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 12:03
related places: Baghdad

A new version of the Iraqi flag - purged of references to former leader Saddam Hussein - is hoisted over the capital.
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Prince rebukes US on Iraq

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 2:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: York

The Duke of York criticises the US administration for failing to heed British advice on post-war strategy in Iraq.
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Turkish jets in fresh Iraq raids

Monday, February 4th 2008, 14:32
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish jets attack some 70 Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says.
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US admits killing Iraqi civilians

Monday, February 4th 2008, 7:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Nine Iraqi civilians, including a child, were killed during raids south of Baghdad, the US military admits.
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Iraqi Baath law comes into effect

Sunday, February 3rd 2008, 18:22

A new law allowing former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party to return to public life in Iraq is enacted.
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Iraq market bombs toll nears 100

Saturday, February 2nd 2008, 11:26
related places: Baghdad

The toll from Baghdad market bombs, carried by mentally disabled women, rises to nearly 100, say officials.
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Twin bombs kill scores in Baghdad

Friday, February 1st 2008, 17:28
related places: Baghdad

Two mentally disabled women were used to carry bombs that were detonated remotely in Baghdad, officials say.
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Gruesome find in Iraqi province

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 14:15
related places: Baghdad

Nine bodies and 10 severed heads are discovered in Diyala province north-east of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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US troops killed in northern Iraq

Monday, January 28th 2008, 17:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mosul

Five US soldiers are killed when their patrol is hit by a roadside bomb in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
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Bush to make final Union speech

Monday, January 28th 2008, 12:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Union

The economy and Iraq are expected to dominate the US president's final State of the Union address.
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Iraq moves against Mosul al-Qaeda

Friday, January 25th 2008, 10:01
related places: Mosul

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki announces the start of a major offensive against al-Qaeda militants in Mosul.
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No new charges on UK Iraq death

Friday, January 25th 2008, 7:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

No further criminal charges are likely over the death of Iraqi prisoner Baha Mousa, the UK is to announce.
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Iraqi police chief dies in ambush

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 12:39
related places: Mosul

An Iraqi police chief is killed in the northern city of Mosul as he tours the site of an earlier blast that killed 34.
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Twelve killed in north Iraq blast

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 19:31
related places: Mosul

At least 12 people are killed and 132 wounded by an explosion in the Iraqi city of Mosul, police say.
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Iraq parliament approves new flag

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 12:16

Iraq's parliament votes to change its flag and address Kurdish concerns over its symbolism.
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Bomber strikes at Iraqi funeral

Monday, January 21st 2008, 20:44

A suicide bomber attacks mourners at a funeral in northern Iraq, killing at least 15, police say.
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Iraqi Shia pilgrims mark holy day

Saturday, January 19th 2008, 16:01

Up to two million pilgrims march in Karbala, Iraq, amid tight security for the Shia Muslim marking of Ashura.
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Dozens die in Iraq cult clashes

Friday, January 18th 2008, 22:09

Dozens of people are killed in clashes between police and members of a Shia cult in southern Iraq, officials say.
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Shia worshippers killed in Iraq

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 16:17

A bomber attacks an Iraqi mosque as Shias mark the festival of Ashura, killing at least eight people, police say.
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Agencies see good year for Iraq

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 2:15

The IMF and UN paint a bright picture of economic growth and political stabilisation in Iraq for the near future.
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Woman bomber kills 11 in Iraq

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 12:05

A female suicide bomber kills 11 people in a mainly-Shia Muslim town in the Iraqi province of Diyala, police say.
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Turkish jets bomb rebels in Iraq

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 14:22
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Turkish warplanes have attacked Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq, the military in Ankara says.
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Rice praises 'progress' in Iraq

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 13:26
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state praises an Iraqi reconciliation measure and calls for a follow up during a surprise Iraq visit.
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Senior Iraqi judge shot dead

Monday, January 14th 2008, 14:02
related places: Baghdad

A high-ranking judge is killed along with his driver by gunmen in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
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Bush praises Iraqi Baathist law

Sunday, January 13th 2008, 0:55
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush backs an Iraqi law to allow Saddam Hussein's Baath party to return to public life.
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Ban eased on Saddam-era officials

Saturday, January 12th 2008, 21:23
related places: Saddam

Iraqi MPs approve a bill to allow officials from ex-leader Saddam Hussein's Baath party to return to public life.
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Baghdad wakes up to rare snowfall

Friday, January 11th 2008, 17:27

Residents come out on to the streets to witness the first snowfall in living memory in the Iraqi capital.
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US plan Anbar security handover

Friday, January 11th 2008, 12:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Security, March

Security control for a province that was once Iraq's most dangerous could transfer to Iraqi forces by March, say officials.
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US army clears Abu Ghraib officer

Friday, January 11th 2008, 10:48
related countries: United States United States

A US army officer who ran the interrogation unit of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail is cleared of any wrongdoing.
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US planes launch massive Iraq raid

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 11:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US warplanes drop tonnes of bombs on suspected al-Qaeda targets on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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New study says 151,000 Iraqi dead

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 1:01
related countries: United States United States

An estimated 151,000 Iraqis have died in violence since the US-led invasion, a new survey suggests.
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Six US troops die in Iraq blast

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 23:10
related countries: United States United States

Six US soldiers die in at blast at an explosives-rigged house in Iraq's Diyala province, the US military says.
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Baghdad armed volunteers seized

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 12:24
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen seize up to 10 members of a local volunteer security force in north-east Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Huge fire hits Iraq oil refinery

Monday, January 7th 2008, 17:41

Reports from Iraq say the country's biggest oil refinery, at Baiji, is badly damaged in a huge fire.
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Iraq bombs hit Sunni stronghold

Monday, January 7th 2008, 16:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A double bombing kills 14 in Baghdad, including the head of a US-backed Sunni armed group fighting al-Qaeda.
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Soldiers killed in Iraqi bombing

Sunday, January 6th 2008, 12:24
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi soldiers are among eight killed by a suicide bomber in Baghdad in an attack during Army Day celebrations.
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Iraqi soldier 'killed US troops'

Saturday, January 5th 2008, 11:36
related countries: United States United States

A militant "infiltrator" in the Iraqi army deliberately shot dead two US soldiers during a joint patrol, officials say.
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Iraqi PM home after health tests

Saturday, January 5th 2008, 9:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki returns home after medical checks in Britain saying he is in good health.
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Bomber strikes Iraq Sunni militia

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 11:57

Ten people die in a bombing in the Iraqi city of Baquba, targeting a local Sunni militia opposed to al-Qaeda.
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Iraq suicide bomber hits funeral

Tuesday, January 1st 2008, 16:48
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills 30 people at the funeral of a bomb victim as new data suggest a fall in Iraq violence.
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Marine avoids Iraq murder charge

Monday, December 31st 2007, 19:08
related countries: United States United States

The alleged ringleader of US troops who killed Iraqi civilians in Haditha will not face murder charges, officials say.
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Iraq on Saddam anniversary alert

Sunday, December 30th 2007, 3:58
related places: Saddam

Security forces in Iraq are on alert for possible violence, a year after the execution of Saddam Hussein.
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Al-Qaeda in Iraq 'cut by 75%'

Saturday, December 29th 2007, 20:41
related places: Baghdad

Three-quarters of al-Qaeda in Iraq has been destroyed over 2007, the Interior Ministry in Baghdad says.
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