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Car bomb rocks centre of Baghdad

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 19:57
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb explodes in a largely Shia neighbourhood of central Baghdad, killing at least 15 people.
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Eight killed as Gates visits Iraq

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 11:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mosul, Gates

Three car bombs kill at least eight Iraqis, including one in Mosul as the US defence secretary arrives in the city.
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Kidnapped Britons in Iraq video

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 23:57

The UK government condemns a videotape issued by the kidnappers of five Britons held in Iraq since May.
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US 'kills key Iraq al-Qaeda man'

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 14:28
related countries: United States United States

A man killed during fighting last month was a senior leader in the al-Qaeda in Iraq group, the US military says.
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Iraqis 'left to rot' in Lebanon

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 11:52
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A human rights watchdog sharply criticises Lebanon's attitude to Iraqi refugees who do not have valid visas.
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Red Crescent confirms Iraq trend

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 18:03

The Iraqi Red Crescent backs reports refugees are returning home but puts the figures lower than the government.
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US calls for Iraqi reconciliation

Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 16:15
related countries: United States United States

The US says Iraq's leaders must take advantage of the improved security to make progress to reconciliation.
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Turkish army fires on PKK in Iraq

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 17:26
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish army says it has inflicted "heavy losses" on Kurdish PKK rebels across the border in Iraq.
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Militants kill 14 Iraqi villagers

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 12:35

At least 14 Iraqi villagers are killed by militants near Baquba, despite figures suggesting violence is falling.
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Turkey cabinet backs Iraq attack

Friday, November 30th 2007, 16:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's PM reveals that his cabinet has authorised military operations against Kurdish separatists in Iraq.
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Iraq MP's son held over bomb find

Friday, November 30th 2007, 12:39

The son of a Sunni politician in Iraq and up to 50 others are held after explosives are found near the MP's office.
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Iraq pledge by Australia PM-elect

Friday, November 30th 2007, 10:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by mid-2008, the country's prime minister-elect says.
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Iraqi journalist's family 'safe'

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 17:54

The family of an Iraqi journalist who he claimed were murdered are shown on TV, apparently safe and well.
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Japan opposition wins Iraq vote

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 12:10
related countries: Japan Japan

The upper house in Japan votes to end the air mission to Iraq, but the lower house looks set to halt the move.
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Iraqi refugees begin journey home

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 20:20
related countries: Syria Syria

A convoy of hundreds of Iraqi refugees starts the journey home from Syria, amid improved conditions in Iraq.
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US fire kills Iraq bus passengers

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 10:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Four civilians are reported to have died in Baghdad when US troops fired at a minibus taking them to work.
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Iraq seeks end of troop mandate

Monday, November 26th 2007, 21:55
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's prime minister says he will ask the UN to renew the US-led troops' mandate for one last time for 2008.
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Iraq journalist's family 'killed'

Monday, November 26th 2007, 17:02
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi journalist who lives in Jordan says 11 members of his family have been killed by Shia gunmen in Baghdad.
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Raids target militants in Kirkuk

Saturday, November 24th 2007, 15:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kirkuk

US and Iraqi forces target militants in a major security operation in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
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'Shia militia' behind Iraq blast

Saturday, November 24th 2007, 14:03
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US in Iraq blames Iranian-backed Shia militants for a deadly bomb attack on a pet market in Baghdad.
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Deadly blast hits Baghdad market

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 9:38
related places: Baghdad

A bomb kills at least 13 people and wounds dozens at a popular pet market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Iraqi militants attack villages

Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 13:09
related places: Baghdad

Dozens are killed in attacks on two villages in central Iraq blamed on al-Qaeda-linked militants.
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Iraqis return home 'in thousands'

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 11:36

About 1,000 Iraqis a day return home after fleeing the country to escape violence, say Iraqi authorities.
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Iraq reporter faces terror charge

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 17:12
related countries: United States United States

The US military says it will press charges against an Iraqi photographer it accuses of working with insurgents.
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Foreigners held for Iraq shooting

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 4:32

Iraq detains at least 32 foreigners, possibly including US private security guards, over a shooting incident.
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Bodies found in Iraq mass killing

Saturday, November 17th 2007, 16:30

The badly decomposed remains of about 30 people are discovered by Iraqi police in the south of the capital.
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US Senate blocks Iraq funds bill

Friday, November 16th 2007, 17:47
related countries: United States United States

Republicans in the US Senate block a Democratic proposal to tie an Iraq war funding bill to a troop pull-out timetable.
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US accused of killing Iraq allies

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 18:41
related countries: United States United States

US forces in Iraq say they have killed 25 insurgents but tribal leaders say 45 pro-US fighters were killed.
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US war costs report 'incorrect'

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 23:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Republicans demand the retraction of a Democrats' report on the hidden costs of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Bomb kills three near Green Zone

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 22:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A bomb kills three people near Baghdad's heavily guarded administrative area, US military officials say.
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'Hidden costs raise' US war price

Tuesday, November 13th 2007, 18:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The cost of the US military effort in Iraq and Afghanistan is almost double the official figure, a US report says.
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Turkey 'bombs PKK Iraq targets'

Tuesday, November 13th 2007, 13:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish helicopters bomb several suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq, say Iraqi officials.
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Iraq rocket fire 'falls sharply'

Monday, November 12th 2007, 12:33
related countries: United States United States

Rocket and mortar attacks in Iraq have fallen to their lowest levels for nearly two years, the US military says.
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US 'stalling' on Iraq executions

Sunday, November 11th 2007, 19:10
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki criticises the US for failing to hand over for execution three Saddam Hussein aides.
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Sunni group attacks al-Qaeda base

Saturday, November 10th 2007, 16:07

Sunni fighters kill 18 al-Qaeda militants in a raid on a compound near the Iraqi city of Samarra, police say.
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Mehdi Army had 'reign of terror'

Friday, November 9th 2007, 16:09
related places: Karbala'

Iraqi police say the Mehdi Army militia killed hundreds of people in a reign of terror in Karbala province.
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US releases nine Iranians in Iraq

Friday, November 9th 2007, 11:21
related countries: United States United States

The US military in Iraq releases nine of the 20 Iranians held there on suspicion of aiding insurgents.
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US military 'frees 500 detainees'

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 12:32
related countries: United States United States

The US military in Iraq releases about 500 detainees in what was described as a goodwill gesture.
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Most deadly year for US in Iraq

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 12:25
related countries: United States United States

The death of six US troops this week makes 2007 the US' most deadly year in Iraq since the invasion in 2003.
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US 'to release' Iranians in Iraq

Tuesday, November 6th 2007, 13:12
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US military says it will release nine Iranians being held in Iraq including two who Iran says are diplomats.
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US 'to help Turkey combat rebels'

Monday, November 5th 2007, 21:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

US President George W Bush promises Turkey's prime minister extra help in tackling Kurdish rebels in Iraq.
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Iraq vows to arrest PKK rebels

Saturday, November 3rd 2007, 16:30

Iraq says it is ready to arrest Kurdish rebel leaders responsible for cross-border raids into Turkey.
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Love blooms beneath shadow of war

Saturday, November 3rd 2007, 12:08

Love blossoms despite the shadow of conflict in Iraq's northern autonomous region, finds the BBC's Jenny Cuffe.
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Iraq war source's name revealed

Friday, November 2nd 2007, 18:17
related countries: United States United States

A US network reveals the key Iraq war source codenamed Curveball and says he lied to support his asylum claim.
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US declares PKK 'a common enemy'

Friday, November 2nd 2007, 14:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States
related places: Ankara

The US says it shares with Turkey an enemy in the Kurdistan Workers' Party in northern Iraq.
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US envoy defends Iraq postings

Friday, November 2nd 2007, 11:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US ambassador to Iraq defends the decision to force diplomats to serve in the country.
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Army contracting alarms US panel

Friday, November 2nd 2007, 3:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A panel issues a scathing report on the way the US army handles contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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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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