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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

Iraq crackdown on Shia stronghold

Sunday, March 4th 2007, 21:57
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraqi forces carry out a raid in Baghdad's Sadr City, as Iraq's PM offers an olive branch to insurgents.
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Iraqi car bomb kills 11 civilians

Saturday, March 3rd 2007, 19:31

A car bomb in Ramadi kills 11 civilians and a policeman a day after 14 policemen were found with their throats slit.
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Iraq PM to chase police killers

Saturday, March 3rd 2007, 16:42

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki describes the killers of 14 policemen as "cowards", and vows to catch them.
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Bodies of Iraqi policemen found

Friday, March 2nd 2007, 18:47
related places: Baghdad

The bodies of 14 policemen are found near Baghdad, hours after militants said they seized 18 men in the area.
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Fears for missing Iraqi policemen

Friday, March 2nd 2007, 14:32
related places: Baghdad

At least 14 Iraqi police go missing north of Baghdad, as militants say they kidnapped 18 in the same area.
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Bomb hits Iraq wedding convoy

Thursday, March 1st 2007, 15:41

At least five people are killed by a car bomb attack on an Iraqi police officer's wedding, local police say.
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Iraq leader 'nearing full health'

Thursday, March 1st 2007, 12:08
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Iraq's president is "almost back to normal" health, his doctor says, four days after being flown to Jordan.
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Iran positive on Iraq conference

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 17:40
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iran says it will take part in security talks in Baghdad, set for 10 March, if it is "in Iraq's best interests".
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Jordan tightens Iraqi immigration

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 12:44
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan introduces new regulations making it more difficult for Iraqi refugees to enter its territory.
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Car bombing kills 10 in Baghdad

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 8:30
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb explodes in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding at least seven.
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US to attend key Iraq conference

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 5:05
related places: Baghdad

The US says it will attend a meeting on Iraq in Baghdad which will include delegates from Syria and Iran.
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Confusion over Iraq soccer blast

Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 22:12

Iraqi officials say a bomb killed 18 people, mostly children, in Ramadi, but the US reports a non-lethal controlled blast.
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Breakthrough in Iraq oil standoff

Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 9:45

The Iraqi cabinet approves a draft law allowing Iraq's huge oil revenues to be split between ethnic groups.
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Egypt stops pro-militant Iraq TV

Monday, February 26th 2007, 16:52

Egypt stops transmission of a private Iraqi TV station which glorifies the Sunni insurgency in Iraq.
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Blast injures top Iraqi officials

Monday, February 26th 2007, 16:43
related places: Baghdad

A bomb explodes inside an Iraqi ministry injuring the visiting vice-president and killing five other people.
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Baghdad college bomber was female

Monday, February 26th 2007, 9:28
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber who killed 42 people in an attack in Baghdad on Sunday was a woman, security officials say.
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Iraq president in Jordan hospital

Sunday, February 25th 2007, 22:09
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is in a Jordanian hospital after falling ill due to pressure of work, his office says.
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Iraq crackdown 'doomed to fail'

Sunday, February 25th 2007, 20:30
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi Shiite militia leader says the US-backed surge in Baghdad is doomed to fail, as 42 die in a college bombing.
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Deaths as Maliki hails crackdown

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 19:43

At least 42 people are killed in a blast near a mosque, as Iraq's PM hails a reduction in sectarian killings.
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Hakim angry over detention

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 16:51
related countries: United States United States

The son of a Shia politician says US troops treated him roughly when they arrested him by the Iraq-Iran border.
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Iraq Shias protest against arrest

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 12:15
related countries: United States United States

Thousands of Iraqi Shias protest about the detention of the son of a powerful Shia politician by US forces.
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Cheney renews Iran warning

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 11:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US Vice-President Cheney warns again that force could be an option if Iran continues uranium enrichment.
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US Democrats draft Iraq challenge

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 11:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

Democrats in the US are planning a Senate challenge to President George W Bush's handling of the Iraq war.
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Cheney warns on China build-up

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 8:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, United States United States

US Vice-President Dick Cheney voices concern at China's growing military power, on a visit to Australia.
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US soldier jailed for Iraq murder

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 3:28
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier gets 100 years in prison for the gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl.
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S Korean jailed for Iraq bribes

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 23:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A South Korean man is jailed for five years for accepting Iraqi bribes to subvert the UN's oil-for-food program.
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Prince Harry will serve in Iraq

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 20:27

Prince Harry's regiment will be deployed to Iraq for a six-month tour of duty, defence officials confirm.
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Iraqi soldiers charged with rape

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 14:08

Four Iraqi soldiers are charged with raping a Sunni Muslim woman in Talafar, northern Iraq, officials say.
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Blair defiant over Iraq security

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 11:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

More British troops could go to Iraq if needed, Tony Blair says - a day after announcing the withdrawal of 1,600.
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Concern at Iraqi chemical bombs

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 8:07
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi insurgents may be turning to chemical attacks, the US says following three bombs involving chlorine.
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US soldier admits murdering girl

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 1:40
related countries: United States United States

A second US soldier admits to the gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and her family.
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Iraq leader welcomes troops' exit

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 1:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Iraqi president welcomes Tony Blair's plans to cut UK troops in Iraq from 7,100 to 5,000 within months.
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US helicopter shot down in Iraq

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 21:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A helicopter which crash-landed north near Baghdad was shot down, the military says.
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Blair announces Iraq troops cut

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 18:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tony Blair says he hopes to cut the number of UK troops in Iraq from 7,100 to 5,000 within months.
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Denmark to pull troops from Iraq

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 15:39
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Denmark will withdraw its troops from Iraq by August, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen says.
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Iraq PM sacks 'rape case' critic

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 13:01

Iraq's prime minister moves to put an end to disquiet about an alleged rape of a Sunni women by police.
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Car bomb strikes Iraqi Shia city

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 9:25

A car bomb explodes near a police checkpoint in the Iraqi Shia city of Najaf, killing at least eight people, police say.
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UK PM 'to confirm Iraq timetable'

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 22:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tony Blair is expected to announce the return of hundreds of troops from southern Iraq to the UK.
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Rape claim splits Iraq government

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 16:11
related places: Baghdad

Allegations Iraqi police raped a Sunni woman threaten to eclipse the government's new security drive in Baghdad.
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Fresh violence rocks Iraq capital

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 11:05
related places: Baghdad

Five US soldiers are killed by insurgents in Iraq in the past day, as a series of explosions leave another 11 dead.
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Cheney set to hold US-Japan talks

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 9:59
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Tokyo

US Vice-President Dick Cheney arrives in Tokyo to discuss regional security issues and Iraq.
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Five US troops die in Iraq raids

Monday, February 19th 2007, 20:24

Five US soldiers die in two attacks in Iraq on a day violence claims more than 25 lives across the country.
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Baghdad car bombs leave 60 dead

Sunday, February 18th 2007, 19:34
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

More than 60 people die in three bombs in Baghdad, in the deadliest attacks since a new security operation began.
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Iraqis take Basra security lead

Sunday, February 18th 2007, 12:20

The operation to hand over frontline security in Basra to Iraqi forces has been "successful", Tony Blair says.
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Marine jailed over Iraqi murder

Sunday, February 18th 2007, 5:48
related countries: United States United States

A US marine is sentenced to eight years in prison for his role in the murder of an Iraqi civilian in Hamdaniya.
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US Senate blocks vote on Iraq war

Saturday, February 17th 2007, 19:44
related countries: United States United States

Senate Republicans block a motion attacking President Bush's Iraq troop boost, a day after the House passed it.
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Rice reviews Iraq security plan

Saturday, February 17th 2007, 18:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Kirkuk

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Iraq's security plan has started well, as she visits Baghdad.
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US House rejects Bush Iraq plan

Saturday, February 17th 2007, 2:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

US lawmakers adopt a non-binding motion opposing President Bush's deployment of extra troops in Iraq.
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US rejects Masri wounding claim

Friday, February 16th 2007, 10:57
related countries: United States United States

US military sources say they do not believe report that the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq has been wounded.
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US Democrats warn Bush on Iran

Friday, February 16th 2007, 9:57
related countries: United States United States

Top Democrats in the US warn President Bush he does not have the authority to go to war with Iran
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Iraq invasion plan 'delusional'

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 12:41
related countries: United States United States

US commanders originally thought only 5,000 troops would be in Iraq by the end of 2006, documents show.
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US troops diverted to Afghanistan

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 12:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US says that 3,200 troops of the 173rd Airborne Brigade will be deployed to Afghanistan in the spring, instead of Iraq.
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Radical Shia cleric 'is in Iran'

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 11:19
related countries: Iran Iran

An adviser to the Iraqi PM says radical Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr is in Iran, but his aides deny the claim.
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US Iraq refugee plan welcomed

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 11:10
related countries: United States United States

The UN refugee chief says US willingness to take up to 7,000 Iraq refugees is "a very good step".
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Bush maintains pressure on Iran

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 17:52

President George W Bush insists an Iranian military force is linked to some attacks on US forces in Iraq.
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US says Shia cleric has left Iraq

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 14:26
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US says radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr has left Iraq for Iran but his aides deny the claim.
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Top US general doubts Iran proof

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 11:51
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The most senior US military officer says Iran's government may not be directly involved in arming Shias in Iraq.
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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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