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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

Senate panel rejects Iraq plan

Wednesday, January 24th 2007, 23:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

A US Senate panel rejects President Bush's Iraq plan, a day after he asks Congress to give it "a chance".
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Bush asks for 'a chance' on Iraq

Wednesday, January 24th 2007, 4:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Union

President Bush urges America to give his new Iraq strategy "a chance to work" in his State of the Union address.
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Crackdown 'nets 600 Sadr forces'

Tuesday, January 23rd 2007, 21:17
related countries: United States United States

Hundreds of Mehdi Army fighters and 16 leaders are captured in a crackdown in Iraq, the US military says.
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CIA trial under way in Washington

Tuesday, January 23rd 2007, 20:49
related countries: United States United States

The trial of ex-White House aide Lewis Libby opens and is set to reveal the Bush team's actions before the Iraq war.
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US general admits hard Iraq task

Tuesday, January 23rd 2007, 18:16
related countries: United States United States

The general nominated to be the new US Iraq commander tells senators the situation is hard but "not hopeless".
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Al-Qaeda 'mocks Bush plan'

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 23:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

Al-Qaeda's deputy mocks President Bush's plan to increase Iraq troop numbers, a US website says.
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Scores killed in Iraq bloodshed

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 22:23

More than 130 people die on Iraq's bloodiest day this year, with bomb attacks in Baghdad and Baquba.
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Downed US chopper missile hint

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 17:23
related countries: United States United States

A US helicopter that crashed in Iraq killing 12 soldiers may have been shot down by insurgents, US officials say.
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Warnings of Iraq refugee crisis

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 10:13

Aid workers warn of a crisis for Iraqis living in increasingly harsh conditions after fleeing the violence in their country.
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Baghdad boosted as US losses grow

Sunday, January 21st 2007, 20:18
related places: Baghdad

The first wave of extra US troops arrive in Baghdad to boost security, a day after 25 US troops are killed in Iraq.
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Sadr group ends political boycott

Sunday, January 21st 2007, 9:51

Politicians loyal to radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr end a boycott of Iraq's parliament and government.
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US suffers heavy losses in Iraq

Saturday, January 20th 2007, 23:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US forces in Iraq suffer some of their heaviest casualties in recent months, with 18 personnel killed.
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Iraq troops 'seize Shia militant'

Friday, January 19th 2007, 11:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Security

Security forces in Iraq have seized a high-level militia leader in a raid in Baghdad, the US military says.
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US defence chief arrives in Iraq

Friday, January 19th 2007, 8:35
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates arrives in the Iraqi city of Basra, on a previously unannounced visit.
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Iraq rape soldier to plead guilty

Thursday, January 18th 2007, 22:20
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier will plead guilty in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl in the town of Mahmudiya.
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Iran condemns US 'kidnap' in Iraq

Thursday, January 18th 2007, 18:14
related countries: United States United States

Iran accuses the US of kidnapping five of its citizens alleged by the Americans to be fuelling Iraqi violence.
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Iraqi PM seeks US weapons boost

Thursday, January 18th 2007, 11:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Iraq's need for US troops could fall dramatically if Washington supplies more weapons, Iraq's PM says.
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Senators oppose Iraq troop boost

Thursday, January 18th 2007, 4:54
related countries: United States United States

Three top US senators agree on a resolution to oppose President Bush's plan to increase Iraq troop numbers.
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Aid worker killed in Iraq ambush

Thursday, January 18th 2007, 2:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A US aid worker is among four people killed during an ambush on their convoy in Baghdad.
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Fresh wave of violence hits Iraq

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 19:55
related places: Kirkuk

More than 20 people are killed and dozens injured in bomb attacks in Iraq, after a day of bloodshed in the capital.
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Top Iraqi Shia condemns US

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 16:53
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

One of Iraq's most powerful Shia politicians accuses the US of undermining Iraqi sovereignty.
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Rice wraps up Middle East mission

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 9:37
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ends her tour of the Mid-East seeking support for the US' new Iraq plan.
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Bush defends boost to Iraq troops

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 5:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

President Bush defends his decision to send more US troops to Iraq, after 70 people die in twin blasts in Baghdad.
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Bombers rock Baghdad university

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 1:03
related places: Baghdad

Two bombs at a Baghdad university kill 70, as President Bush defends his decision to send more US troops to Iraq.
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Ex UN oil-for-food chief charged

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 22:09
related countries: United States United States

The US charges the former head of the UN oil-for-food for Iraq programme with bribery and conspiracy.
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Spain seeks US soldiers' arrest

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 18:51
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States

Spain issues an international warrant for three US soldiers over the killing of a cameraman in the Iraq war.
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UN marks soaring Iraq death toll

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 14:39

The UN says more than 34,000 civilians were killed in Iraq in 2006, nearly three times a government estimate.
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Saudi support for US Iraq plans

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 9:50
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Saudi Arabia says it will back the US ' Iraq plans as Condoleezza Rice holds talks with top officials.
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Criticism of Iraq hangings grows

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 2:55

UN and EU leaders criticise the executions in Baghdad of two of Saddam Hussein's top aides.
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Hanging of Saddam's aides filmed

Monday, January 15th 2007, 23:01
related places: Saddam

Iraqi officials show a video of the hanging of two of Saddam Hussein's aides, during which one was decapitated.
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Egypt backs US strategy on Iraq

Monday, January 15th 2007, 19:22
related countries: United States United States

Egypt tells visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice it supports the new US strategy on Iraq.
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Iran's leader urges Muslim unity

Monday, January 15th 2007, 16:22
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, calls for greater Muslim unity amid continuing fears over Iraq.
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No 'quick fix' for Bush Iraq plan

Monday, January 15th 2007, 14:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

There are no guarantees of success of the new US-Iraqi security drive in Baghdad, a top US general says.
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Saddam Hussein's top aides hanged

Monday, January 15th 2007, 11:49

Saddam Hussein's half-brother and the former chief of Iraq's Revolutionary court are executed in Baghdad.
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Bush stands firm over Iraq policy

Monday, January 15th 2007, 4:47

President Bush defends his decision to send more troops to Iraq, saying Congress cannot block his plans.
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US warns Iran on Iraq 'meddling'

Sunday, January 14th 2007, 21:30
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US Vice President Dick Cheney warns Iran not to interfere in Iraq, saying it is "fishing in troubled waters".
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Iraq's Talabani arrives in Syria

Sunday, January 14th 2007, 15:23
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Jalal Talabani arrives for talks in Syria, the first visit there by an Iraqi president in nearly 30 years.
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Iran demands nationals' release

Sunday, January 14th 2007, 14:59
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran demands the US military free five Iranians detained in Iraq as the US again accuses Tehran of aiding insurgents.
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Bush challenges Iraq plan critics

Saturday, January 13th 2007, 19:50

President Bush hits back at critics of his revised plan for Iraq, as his secretary of state begins a tour of the Mid-East.
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Rice begins Mid-East peace push

Saturday, January 13th 2007, 18:42
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state is in Israel as part of efforts to revive peace talks and win support for US Iraq plans.
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'No timetable' for Iraq progress

Friday, January 12th 2007, 21:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

The US defence secretary says there is no timetable for Iraq to comply with President Bush's new strategy.
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Iraq backs Iranians seized by US

Friday, January 12th 2007, 15:32
related countries: United States United States

Six Iranians held in a US military raid in Iraq had the approval of the authorities, Iraq's foreign minister says.
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US senators attack Bush Iraq plan

Friday, January 12th 2007, 6:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

Senior Democratic and Republican congressmen criticise President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq.
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US soldier jailed for Iraq deaths

Friday, January 12th 2007, 5:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

A US soldier is jailed for 18 years after pleading guilty to murdering three Iraqis in May last year.
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US: Iraq PM is 'on borrowed time'

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 20:16
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state says the Iraqi PM is living "on borrowed time", but she trusts him to deliver security.
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US Iraq raid draws Iranian anger

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 18:43
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US forces seize six people said to be Iranians in the northern Iraqi town of Irbil, prompting a diplomatic incident.
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US to target anti-Iraq activity

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 16:05
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state says the US will take action against any country seeking to destabilise Iraq.
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Bush steps up battle for Baghdad

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

President Bush orders thousands of extra US troops on to Baghdad's streets as part of a new Iraq strategy.
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Bush set to reveal Iraq strategy

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 23:16
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush is to unveil a new strategy for Iraq, with Democrats opposed to a troop increase.
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Talabani seeks executions delay

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 16:02

Iraqi president urges delay in execution of two of Saddam Hussein's co-accused amid controversy over his hanging.
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Eight dead in fresh Iraq violence

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 12:21

At least eight people are killed in violence and dozens wounded in a series of fresh attacks in Iraq.
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Baghdad fighting 'kills dozens'

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 22:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraqi troops backed by aircraft clash with Sunni fighters in the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Kennedy warns Bush on Iraq troops

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 18:55

Senator Edward Kennedy launches a bid to prevent President Bush increasing Iraq troops numbers.
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Iraq crash kills Turkish workers

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 15:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Baghdad

A plane carrying Turkish workers crashes north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing 32 people, officials say.
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New Saddam film posted

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 13:12

A new video showing former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein after his execution appears on the internet.
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Khalilzad to be new US UN envoy

Monday, January 8th 2007, 18:33
related countries: United States United States

US President George Bush is to name current US Ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad as his new UN envoy.
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Iraq court drops Saddam's charges

Monday, January 8th 2007, 16:11

Charges against the executed Saddam Hussein are dropped as the genocide trial of six co-defendants resumes.
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Baghdad airport ambush kills nine

Monday, January 8th 2007, 9:32
related places: Baghdad

At least nine people are killed in an ambush on a bus carrying workers from Baghdad to the airport.
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Democrats warn Bush over Iraq

Monday, January 8th 2007, 6:59

The newly-empowered Democrats warn President Bush he will have to justify plans to boost troops in Iraq.
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Saddam aides 'to die this week'

Sunday, January 7th 2007, 16:05

The executions of two aides of ex-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein will go ahead this week, the government says.
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At least 12 dead in Iraq violence

Sunday, January 7th 2007, 15:44
related places: Baghdad

Fresh violence in Iraq leaves at least 12 dead as Iraqi forces conduct a new drive to tighten security in Baghdad.
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UN urges stay of Iraq executions

Sunday, January 7th 2007, 1:40

New UN head Ban Ki-moon urges Iraq to postpone the execution of two of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants.
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Battle 'marks new Iraq campaign'

Saturday, January 6th 2007, 23:23
related places: Baghdad

The Iraqi army reportedly kills 30 militants and arrests others as a new security drive begins in Baghdad.
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Iraq PM warns over Saddam hanging

Saturday, January 6th 2007, 12:17
related places: Saddam

Iraq PM Nouri Maliki says his government may review ties with any country criticising Saddam Hussein's hanging.
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Democrats step up Iraq pressure

Saturday, January 6th 2007, 9:41
related countries: United States United States

US Democrats warn President Bush against sending more troops to Iraq, as he prepares to unveil a new strategy.
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US man seized in Iraq

Friday, January 5th 2007, 16:19
related countries: United States United States

Police in Iraq say an American and his two Iraqi interpreters have been taken hostage near the city of Basra.
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