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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

Insurgents downed Iraq helicopter

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 7:57
related countries: United States United States

A US helicopter which crashed in Iraq last week killing all seven marines aboard was shot down, US officials say.
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Iraq unveils new security plans

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 1:50
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

Iraq will close its borders with Iran and Syria for up to three days as part of its new security plan for Baghdad.
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US House clashes on Iraq policy

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 22:21
related countries: United States United States

There are sharp exchanges in the US House of Representatives at the start of a marathon debate on Iraq.
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Suicide van bomb rocks Baghdad

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 9:41
related places: Baghdad

A suicide van bomb packed with explosives kills at least 16 people in western Baghdad.
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Italy foils 'arms for Iraq plot'

Monday, February 12th 2007, 17:14
related countries: Italy Italy

A gang that had intended to smuggle weapons to Iraq has been broken up, Italian police say.
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Dozens killed in Baghdad blasts

Monday, February 12th 2007, 16:04
related places: Baghdad

At least 76 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in market areas of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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Top Saddam aide sentenced to hang

Monday, February 12th 2007, 13:30

Iraq's High Court sentences the former vice-president to death for his role in the killings of 148 Shia villagers.
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Iran's president attacks US claims

Monday, February 12th 2007, 13:05
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condemns US accusations that Tehran is fomenting violence in Iraq.
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Tehran rejects US weapons claims

Monday, February 12th 2007, 12:09
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran describes allegations by the US that it has been supplying Iraqi militias with weapons as baseless.
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Democrats wary over Iran claims

Monday, February 12th 2007, 5:36
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US Democrats urge caution after American officials say they have evidence that Iran is arming militants in Iraq.
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US accuses Iran over Iraq bombs

Sunday, February 11th 2007, 20:26
related places: Tikrit

The US accuses the "highest levels" of Iran's government of supplying sophisticated bombs to Iraq's insurgents.
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New command for US Iraq forces

Saturday, February 10th 2007, 19:16
related countries: United States United States

The new head of US forces in Iraq, Lt Gen David Petraeus, formally takes charge ahead of a big security push.
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Pentagon 'twisted Iraq findings'

Friday, February 9th 2007, 20:28
related countries: United States United States

A Pentagon watchdog's report criticises a former key official's intelligence work in the run-up to the Iraq war.
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US air strike kills Iraqi troops

Friday, February 9th 2007, 19:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mosul

Eight Iraqi soldiers die in a US helicopter strike in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, local officials say.
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UN appeals against Iraq execution

Friday, February 9th 2007, 2:29

The UN human rights chief urges an Iraqi court not to condemn one of Saddam Hussein's deputies to death.
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Marine changes Iraq murder plea

Thursday, February 8th 2007, 22:31
related countries: United States United States

A US marine who had pleaded guilty to the murder of an Iraqi civilian asks to change his plea at the last minute.
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Top Iraqi official held in raid

Thursday, February 8th 2007, 18:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's deputy health minister is detained, as US and Iraqi troops step up operations against suspected militants.
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US war objector's trial misfires

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 23:32
related countries: United States United States

A mistrial is declared in the court martial of a US army officer who refused to deploy to Iraq.
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Five charged over US Iraq 'scam'

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 22:22
related countries: United States United States

A US court charges five people over an alleged multi-million dollar scam involving Iraq reconstruction contracts.
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US helicopter crash kills seven

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 18:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A US helicopter goes down near Baghdad, killing all seven people on board, US military officials say.
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UN warns of Iraq refugee crisis

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 18:12

The UN refugee chief says the flow of people displaced by Iraq violence has become a humanitarian disaster.
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US soldier on Italy murder charge

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 15:09
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

An Italian judge orders a US soldier to face trial over the death of an Italian agent at a checkpoint in Baghdad.
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Bremer quizzed on cash for Iraq

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 12:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US politicians grill the former civilian chief in Iraq Paul Bremer over why he sent billions in cash to Baghdad.
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Sri Lankans in Iraq nightmare

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 17:54

A group of Sri Lankans who paid to work in the Gulf were duped into travelling to Iraq, an aid agency says.
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Iran envoy 'seized in Baghdad'

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 12:06
related places: Baghdad

Iran says one of its diplomats has been kidnapped by gunmen in Iraq, accusing the US of involvement.
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US 'friendly fire' video unearthed

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 11:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A video said to show US planes firing on UK soldiers in Iraq is obtained by a British newspaper.
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Republicans block Iraq debate

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 5:26
related countries: United States United States

Republicans in Congress block a debate on a bill opposing President Bush's plan to send extra troops to Iraq.
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US war objector pleads not guilty

Monday, February 5th 2007, 22:29
related countries: United States United States

A US army officer who refused orders to deploy to Iraq pleads not guilty as his court martial begins.
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Syria 'can broker peace in Iraq'

Monday, February 5th 2007, 17:32
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his country can play a major role in bringing security to Iraq.
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US urged to speed up Iraq plan

Monday, February 5th 2007, 17:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's Sunni vice-president demands the US speed up troop deployments in Baghdad for a new security drive.
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Bush submits $2.9 trillion budget

Monday, February 5th 2007, 16:31
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush submits a $2.9 trillion budget request, including billions of dollars for operations in Iraq.
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Baghdad set for big security push

Monday, February 5th 2007, 7:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A command centre for a joint US-Iraqi offensive to restore security in the Iraqi capital is about to go into operation.
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Iraq fire downed US helicopters

Sunday, February 4th 2007, 19:55
related countries: United States United States

Four US helicopters lost in Iraq recently were hit by ground fire, the US military admits for the first time.
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Syria accused over Iraq attacks

Sunday, February 4th 2007, 10:52
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi official says half of attacks in Baghdad are by militants from Syria, after a major blast in the capital.
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Iraqi PM vows to end bomb terror

Sunday, February 4th 2007, 9:11
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's PM vows to end attacks like Saturday's deadly truck bomb in Baghdad which killed more than 130 people.
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Bush calls for US debate on Iraq

Saturday, February 3rd 2007, 23:17
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush tells Democrats he welcomes debate in a conciliatory speech on Iraq.
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Baghdad market bomb 'kills 130'

Saturday, February 3rd 2007, 18:54
related places: Kirkuk

At least 130 people are killed and 305 hurt in a lorry bombing at a market in Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
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US helicopter 'shot down' in Iraq

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 21:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US military in Iraq confirms that a helicopter has gone down north of Baghdad, killing two troops.
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US report warns of Iraq 'peril'

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 21:23
related countries: United States United States

A US intelligence report on Iraq describes a perilous situation if violence continues unchecked.
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Romanian minister forced to quit

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 17:25
related countries: Romania Romania

Romania's foreign minister is forced to resign over his failure to flag up the detention of two workers in Iraq.
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Dozens die in Iraq suicide blasts

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 22:20
related places: Baghdad

At least 58 people are killed and 150 hurt in a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi town of Hilla, police say.
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Senate grills US Iraq commander

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 20:07
related countries: United States United States

President Bush's choice for the new army chief of staff denies that current US policy on Iraq has failed.
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US warns Iran on Iraq insurgents

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 7:09
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US issues a further warning to Iran, telling Tehran to stop helping Iraqi militants make lethal bombs.
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Four US soldiers killed in Iraq

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 20:07
related countries: United States United States

Four soldiers have been killed in Iraq, the US military says, as further violence claims the lives of at least 11 Iraqis.
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US money is 'squandered' in Iraq

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 10:43
related countries: United States United States

A huge unused swimming pool is one example of the US reconstruction funds being wasted in Iraq, auditors say.
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US chief seeks new tack on Iraq

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 6:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

President Bush's choice for chief of US forces in the Middle East urges a "new and different" approach in Iraq.
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Attacks as Iraqi Shia mark Ashura

Tuesday, January 30th 2007, 17:31
related places: Baghdad

At least 40 people die in attacks across Iraq at the climax of the Shia Muslim religious festival of Ashura.
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Dutch man in US terror charges

Monday, January 29th 2007, 20:59
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United States United States

An Iraqi-born Dutch citizen charged with plotting attacks on American troops in Iraq appears in a US court.
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'Hundreds' killed in Iraq battles

Monday, January 29th 2007, 19:05
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi and US troops kill about 200 militants in fierce fighting around the city of Najaf, Iraqi officials say.
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Iraq clashes 'kill 250 militants'

Sunday, January 28th 2007, 20:42
related countries: United States United States

US and Iraqi troops kill about 250 militants in fierce fighting around the holy city of Najaf, Iraqi police say.
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Pupils killed as Iraq schools hit

Sunday, January 28th 2007, 18:30
related countries: United States United States

Bombs and mortars hit two Iraqi schools, killing seven children, as a US helicopter is reported shot down in Najaf.
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UK troops seize Iraq ammunition

Sunday, January 28th 2007, 11:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK forces make a "significant find" of mortars in south Iraq, while Iraqi forces tighten security for a Shia festival.
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Dutch Iraqi suspect flown to US

Sunday, January 28th 2007, 2:37
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United States United States

An Iraqi-born Dutch citizen is extradited to the US accused of plotting attacks on US forces in Iraq.
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Mass US protest against Iraq war

Saturday, January 27th 2007, 22:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Tens of thousands march in Washington to demand the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.
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Suicide bombing in Baghdad

Saturday, January 27th 2007, 16:36
related places: Baghdad

At least 15 people are killed and 55 injured in twin suicide car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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US army describes Iraq abductions

Saturday, January 27th 2007, 0:58
related countries: United States United States

The US military says four US soldiers were abducted in an attack last week before being killed.
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Bush assertive on Iraq strategy

Friday, January 26th 2007, 21:28
related countries: United States United States

President Bush reaffirms plans to send more troops to Iraq, as their new commander there is confirmed.
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Many die in Iraq pet market blast

Friday, January 26th 2007, 8:28
related places: Baghdad

A bomb planted at a popular pet market in central Baghdad kills at least 15 people and injures scores more.
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Twenty die in Iraq car bomb

Friday, January 26th 2007, 7:36
related places: Baghdad

Forty people are killed and 80 injured in a car bomb in the Karrada district of central Baghdad.
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US soldier jailed for Iraq deaths

Thursday, January 25th 2007, 21:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tikrit

A US soldier is jailed for 18 years for his part in the murder of three Iraqi detainees last year.
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Iraqi PM wins key security vote

Thursday, January 25th 2007, 15:44
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's parliament gives its backing to PM Nouri Maliki's new drive to restore order to the capital, Baghdad.
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New push to control Baghdad area

Thursday, January 25th 2007, 0:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi forces backed by US helicopters battle insurgents in Baghdad as part of the new US-led security plan.
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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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