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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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Iraqi Kurds sign four oil deals

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 4:28

The Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq signs four oil exploration deals with foreign companies.
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Polish envoy hurt in Iraq blast

Wednesday, October 3rd 2007, 17:05
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Baghdad

Poland's Iraq envoy is injured in a bomb attack on his convoy in Baghdad which killed one person, officials say.
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Iraqi PM ponders execution delay

Wednesday, October 3rd 2007, 14:22

Iraq's PM says his government may seek legal advice on postponing the execution of "Chemical Ali".
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Syria restores Iraqi visa limits

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 17:37
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria reintroduces a stringent visa demand on Iraqis fleeing violence, saying it cannot take the strain.
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UK PM flies in for Baghdad visit

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 14:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

The British military force in Basra is to be cut by 1,000, Gordon Brown has said on his first visit to Iraq as PM.
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FBI to investigate Iraq shootout

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 9:48

The FBI is to investigate the role of security firm Blackwater, following the killing of 11 Iraqis last month.
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US military chief states mission

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 1:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The new chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff says he wants to prepare for what follows Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Iraq violent death rates 'plunge'

Monday, October 1st 2007, 9:33

Fewer than half the number of Iraqi civilians died violently last month than in August, the government says.
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Children return to school in Iraq

Sunday, September 30th 2007, 16:43

The excitement of a new school term in Iraq is tempered by fears over security.
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Iraqi sacred site to be rebuilt

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 18:27

An Iraqi shrine whose destruction led to a wave of sectarian violence is to be rebuilt, Unesco says.
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Radical Syrian cleric 'shot dead'

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 2:33
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

A Syrian cleric suspected of recruiting foreign militants to fight in Iraq is shot dead in Aleppo, his aides say.
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'Al-Qaeda figure' killed in Iraq

Friday, September 28th 2007, 18:47
related countries: United States United States

The US military says it has killed a senior al-Qaeda figure in an air strike in Iraq, naming him as Abu Osama al-Tunisi.
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Turkey-Iraq agree security pact

Friday, September 28th 2007, 10:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey and Iraq sign a security pact, but it does not allow Turkish troops to chase Kurdish rebels into Iraq.
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Turkey-Iraq 'Kurd' deal held up

Thursday, September 27th 2007, 18:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Neighbours try to iron out differences over a deal allowing Turkish troops to chase Kurdish rebels in Iraq.
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Iraqi Sunni leader meets Sistani

Thursday, September 27th 2007, 9:47

Iraqi Sunni leader Tariq al-Hashemi holds talks with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's most senior Shia cleric.
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US to review Iraq private security

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 23:11
related countries: United States United States

The US defence secretary orders a review of private security firms in Iraq following a shoot-out in which 11 died.
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Pentagon seeks $190bn war funds

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 20:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Congress

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates asks Congress for $190bn to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Turkey, Iraq in 'Kurd rebel deal'

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 17:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey and Iraq reach a deal to allow Turkish forces to pursue Kurdish rebels into Iraq, media say.
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First cholera death hits Baghdad

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 13:51
related places: Baghdad

A woman dies of cholera in Baghdad, officials say, the such first fatality there in the nation's recent outbreak.
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Bomb targets Iraq tribal leader

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 10:36

Five people are killed in a bomb attack near the house of a tribal leader in Iraq, local officials say.
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Iraq to end contractor 'immunity'

Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 16:34

Iraq's interior ministry says it has drafted legislation for security contractors amid the Blackwater controversy.
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US forces 'lure Iraqis with bait'

Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 15:46
related countries: United States United States

US snipers in Iraq are told to "bait" areas with ammunition and then kill whoever picks it up, a military court hears.
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Bomb kills senior Iraq policeman

Monday, September 24th 2007, 22:16

An Iraqi police chief is among at least 18 people killed by a suicide bomber at a mosque in the town of Baquba.
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'Chemical Ali' faces his accusers

Monday, September 24th 2007, 15:22
related places: Baghdad

Saddam Hussein's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali", is back in court in Baghdad.
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Nations 'failing Iraq refugees'

Monday, September 24th 2007, 0:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK must do more to help the thousands of people fleeing violence in Iraq, Amnesty International says.
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UN hopes to broaden Iraq role

Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 2:58

The UN is ready to broaden its role in support of Iraq, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says at key talks.
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Blackwater denies Iraq smuggling

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 19:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

US security company Blackwater denies allegations that its staff smuggled weapons into Iraq.
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US urged to free Iranian 'guest'

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 18:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iraq's president calls for the release of an Iranian official detained by US forces in the country's Kurdish north.
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Blackwater 'arms smuggling probe'

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 15:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

Prosecutors look into whether staff at the US security firm Blackwater smuggled weapons to Iraq, say reports.
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Blackwater back at work in Iraq

Friday, September 21st 2007, 14:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Blackwater

US security firm Blackwater resumes work in Baghdad days after a shootout which killed 11 Iraqis.
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Two Sistani aides killed in Iraq

Friday, September 21st 2007, 11:48

Two aides of Iraq's most senior Shia cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, have been shot dead in separate incidents.
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US Senate condemns Petraeus ad

Friday, September 21st 2007, 10:44
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate condemns a newspaper advertisement attacking the country's top commander in Iraq.
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Bush sad over Baghdad shootout

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 17:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US President George Bush speaks of his sadness over a shootout in Baghdad involving a US security firm.
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Iranian officer 'seized in Iraq'

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 13:41
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US-led forces in Iraq say they have arrested an Iranian officer operating in the north of the country.
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US claims fall in Baghdad attacks

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 11:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Violence in Baghdad has fallen by 50% since the start of 2007 as the surge takes effect, the US army says.
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US troops' Iraq leave bid blocked

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 0:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

A move by Democrats to give US troops in Iraq more home leave is blocked by Republicans in the Senate.
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US-Iraq probe Baghdad shootout

Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 21:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraq set up a joint commission to investigate a deadly shootout in Baghdad involving a US security firm.
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Iraq row grounds US diplomats

Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 11:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US suspends all road journeys by its diplomats in Iraq outside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone.
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Iraq to review all security firms

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 12:14
related countries: United States United States

Iraq says it will review the status of all security firms in the country after a deadly gunfight involving a US firm.
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Deadly attack on Baghdad morgue

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 8:51
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb explodes in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing seven people and wounding more than 20.
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'Fair probe' vow on Iraq gunfight

Monday, September 17th 2007, 23:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A "fair and transparent" probe will be held into a Baghdad gunfight involving a US firm, says Iraq's prime minister.
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Iraq shootout firm loses licence

Monday, September 17th 2007, 17:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

Iraq cancels the licence of US private security firm Blackwater after eight civilians die in a shootout.
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US contractors in Iraq shootout

Monday, September 17th 2007, 11:03
related countries: United States United States

Officials investigate after at least eight Iraqi civilians are reported killed by private US security contractors.
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Crocker urges Iraq refugee action

Monday, September 17th 2007, 9:42
related countries: United States United States

The US envoy to Iraq warns that about 10,000 Iraqis seeking to enter the US may have to wait two years.
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At least 22 dead in Iraq violence

Sunday, September 16th 2007, 12:57
related countries: United States United States

Bombings and shootings claim at least 22 lives in Iraq, a day after militants pledge Ramadan attacks.
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Sadr group quits Iraq ruling bloc

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 18:52

The political movement loyal to radical cleric Moqtada Sadr withdraws from Iraq's governing Shia alliance.
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Bounty set over Prophet cartoon

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 16:26
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Al

Al-Qaeda in Iraq offers a reward for the murder of a Swedish cartoonist over his Prophet Muhammad drawing.
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US hints at bigger Iraq pullout

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 1:43
related countries: United States United States

Defence Secretary Robert Gates hints that the US could withdraw thousands of extra troops from Iraq during 2008.
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US reports on religious freedom

Friday, September 14th 2007, 21:13
related countries: China China, Egypt Egypt, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Religious freedom has deteriorated in Iraq, Egypt, and China, and improved in Saudi Arabia, a US report says.
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Iraq Sunnis vow revenge

Friday, September 14th 2007, 20:26

Sunni tribesmen vow revenge for the death of a leader who opposed al-Qaeda in Iraq, as the group says it killed him.
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Iraq 'failing half US benchmarks'

Friday, September 14th 2007, 18:59
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's government has fulfilled only nine out of 18 benchmarks on governance and security, the US says.
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Iran supreme leader slams Bush

Friday, September 14th 2007, 15:03
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Bush

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a scathing attack on US President George Bush, says he should face trial over Iraq.
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Bush pledges Iraq troop reduction

Friday, September 14th 2007, 7:17
related countries: United States United States

US President George Bush addresses the nation on his Iraq plans, including details of a partial troop withdrawal.
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Iraqi insurgents kill key US ally

Thursday, September 13th 2007, 17:28
related countries: United States United States

A key Iraqi Sunni ally of the US, who met President George W Bush last week, is killed in a bomb attack.
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US accuses Iran over Iraq attacks

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 23:52
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Senior US officials single out Iran for criticism, a day after giving a progress report on security in Iraq.
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Baghdad residents protest at wall

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 16:05
related places: Baghdad

Hundreds protest against the building of a wall between a Shia district of Baghdad and a neighbouring Sunni area.
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Policemen shot dead in north Iraq

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 12:56
related places: Mosul

Six Iraqi policemen are killed by gunmen in an attack on a checkpoint near the city of Mosul, police say.
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Democrats attack Iraq testimony

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 23:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The two leading US figures in Iraq face criticism from Democratic presidential candidates in Congress.
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