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US Iraq troops 'condone torture'

Friday, May 4th 2007, 20:59
related countries: United States United States

More than a third of US troops in Iraq condone torture in some circumstances, a US survey finds.
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Iran FM attacks US policy in Iraq

Friday, May 4th 2007, 17:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Iran launches a strong attack on US policy in Iraq, as hopes of US-Iranian high-level talks are dashed.
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US and Syria hold landmark talks

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 16:23
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Condoleezza Rice holds the US's first high-level talks with Syria since 2005, on the fringe of an Iraq conference.
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US 'kills senior Iraqi insurgent'

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 13:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US military says it has positively identified a militant killed near Baghdad as a key al-Qaeda in Iraq official.
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Iraq pleads for funds to rebuild

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 10:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Iraq's prime minister appeals for debt relief at a summit in Egypt called to try to help stabilise his country.
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Insurgents 'right to take on US'

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 3:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Insurgents in Iraq are right to try to force US troops out of the country, a former British Army commander says.
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Bush and Democrats locked on Iraq

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 23:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

President Bush and Congress leaders say they seek common ground on Iraq, but a funding impasse remains.
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Iraqi oil bill sent to parliament

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 15:01

Iraq's parliament considers a draft oil law, seen as crucial in regulating how oil wealth is divided among regions.
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Bush vetoes Iraq withdrawal bill

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 0:18
related countries: United States United States

US President Bush vetoes a Congressional bill linking Iraq war funding to a timetable for troop withdrawal.
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Iraq militants deny leader death

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 19:10

Iraqi insurgents deny reports that the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq has been killed in an "internal battle".
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Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader 'killed'

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 16:11

The head of al-Qaeda in Iraq has been killed, according to intelligence reports received by Iraq's interior ministry.
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Iranian envoy holds talks in Iraq

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 13:34
related countries: Iran Iran

A top Iranian becomes the most senior official to visit Iraq since the 2003 war, ahead of an Iraq security conference.
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Deadly blast targets Iraq funeral

Monday, April 30th 2007, 15:39

At least 30 people die and more are hurt in a suicide bomb attack on a funeral in the Iraqi town of Khalis.
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Iraq reconstruction 'not working'

Monday, April 30th 2007, 10:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Six

Six out of eight Iraqi reconstruction projects are failures, a US federal investigation finds.
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Iraq hearing for US prison chief

Monday, April 30th 2007, 8:50
related countries: United States United States

A hearing begins to decide if the US commander of an Iraqi jail should face a court martial for aiding the enemy.
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Rice 'not ruling out Iran talks'

Monday, April 30th 2007, 1:17
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US secretary of state says she does not rule out meeting Iran's foreign minister at a conference on Iraq.
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Iran to attend key Iraq meeting

Sunday, April 29th 2007, 15:58
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad, Tehran

Iran will attend a key summit on Iraq's security situation, prompting speculation of high-level US-Iran talks.
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Bomb kills many in Iraq holy city

Saturday, April 28th 2007, 21:25
related places: Karbala'

A car bomb kills at least 55 people in the Iraqi city of Karbala, home to two of Shia Islam's holiest shrines.
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US officer condemns Iraq war

Friday, April 27th 2007, 16:46
related countries: United States United States

A serving senior American officer criticises the US military leadership over its preparation for and handling of the Iraq war.
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Spanish court charges US soldiers

Friday, April 27th 2007, 14:47
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States

A Spanish judge charges three US soldiers in connection with the killing of a Spanish journalist in Iraq in 2003.
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Ex-CIA chief pens critical memoir

Friday, April 27th 2007, 11:31

Ex-CIA head George Tenet says there was no proper debate in the run-up to the Iraq war, in a new book.
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Iraq criticises US pull-out vote

Friday, April 27th 2007, 8:31
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's government says the US Senate's approval of a bill requiring troop withdrawals sends "negative" signals.
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Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 19:34
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate joins the House of Representatives in approving a bill setting out a US withdrawal from Iraq.
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Iraq criticises US pull-out bill

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 15:35
related countries: United States United States

Moves by US Democrats on troop withdrawal from Iraq undermine its security, Iraq's foreign minister says.
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Rice rebuffs Congress subpoena

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 13:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: House

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice rebuffs a House demand to testify about Iraq's pre-war arms.
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US prison chief arrested in Iraq

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 11:35
related countries: United States United States

The US commander of a military jail in Iraq is charged with "aiding the enemy" and other offences.
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US House votes for Iraq deadline

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 4:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: House

The House of Representatives narrowly passes a war funding bill setting a timetable for US troop withdrawal from Iraq.
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UN criticises Iraq human rights

Wednesday, April 25th 2007, 13:42
related places: Baghdad

The UN criticises Iraq's human rights record in the two months since a Baghdad security plan was launched.
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Truck bombing kills 15 in Ramadi

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 18:00

At least 15 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack near Ramadi, in central Iraq, police say.
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US troops die in new Iraq attack

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 15:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills nine US soldiers in one of the deadliest attacks on US forces since late 2005.
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Many dead in fresh Iraq attacks

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 16:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The new US ambassador talks of critical months ahead for Iraq, and defends the idea of a wall in central Baghdad.
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'Critical time' for Iraq security

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 9:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The new US ambassador talks of critical months ahead for Iraq, and defends the idea of a wall in central Baghdad.
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Iraqi PM criticises Baghdad wall

Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 22:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's prime minister urges US forces to stop building a controversial wall around a Sunni enclave in Baghdad.
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Iraq gunmen hit minority group

Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 16:56
related places: Mosul

Gunmen kill 23 members of a religious minority group in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, police say.
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Bombs hit Baghdad police station

Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 10:22
related places: Baghdad

Two suicide car bombs explode at a police station in the Iraqi capital, killing 12 people and wounding dozens.
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Sunni leader attacks Iraq wall

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 18:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A top Sunni leader says a US project to build a wall around a Sunni area in Baghdad will breed more strife.
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Stone to direct Iraq campaign ad

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 11:02
related countries: United States United States

Controversial film-maker Oliver Stone is to direct a TV ad for a campaign urging a US withdrawal from Iraq.
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Refugees create new 'Baghdad'

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 11:02
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Lyse Doucet meets the Iraqis making a home from home in the Syrian capital, Damascus.
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Millions in Iraq to get MMR jab

Friday, April 20th 2007, 23:00

A major immunisation campaign is to take place in Iraq in a bid to prevent an outbreak of measles.
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Bush upbeat on Iraq security plan

Friday, April 20th 2007, 18:06
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush says there are early signs that the Iraq security plan is meeting expectations.
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Gates seeks greater Iraqi effort

Friday, April 20th 2007, 15:33
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates meets Iraqi politicians to urge them to speed up reconciliation efforts.
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Amnesty condemns Iraq executions

Friday, April 20th 2007, 9:57

Iraq is the world's fourth highest user of the death penalty, and should stop, says Amnesty International.
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US defence secretary visits Iraq

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 14:51
related places: Baghdad

US defence chief Robert Gates is in Iraq, as violence in Baghdad claims more lives after a day of carnage.
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Canberra row over UK envoy remark

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 3:45
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Canberra

Comments by Britain's envoy in Canberra on the Iraq conflict are at odds with PM John Howard's statements.
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Iraqi PM condemns Baghdad attacks

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 1:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's PM condemns Baghdad bombings that killed nearly 200, the worst violence since a US security drive began.
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Up to 200 killed in Baghdad bombs

Wednesday, April 18th 2007, 21:06
related places: Baghdad

Almost 200 people are killed in car bombs in Baghdad, in the worst violence since a US security operation began.
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Cash pledged for Iraqi refugees

Wednesday, April 18th 2007, 12:17

A UN conference on Iraqi refugees closes with millions of dollars pledged to deal with the humanitarian crisis.
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US drops marine's Haditha charges

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 22:26
related countries: United States United States

The US Marine Corps drops charges against a marine over the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005.
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US soldier's murder trial begins

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 16:37
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Rome

A US soldier is tried in a Rome court over the killing of an Italian intelligence agent in Baghdad in 2005.
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UN urges help for Iraqi refugees

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 10:47

The UN calls on Iraq's neighbours not to close their borders to refugees, and other states to do more.
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Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet

Monday, April 16th 2007, 16:18

Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr pulls his ministers out of Iraq's cabinet to press for a timetable for US withdrawal.
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Ambush kills 13 Iraqi servicemen

Monday, April 16th 2007, 12:07
related places: Mosul

At least 13 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in an ambush in the northern city of Mosul, police say.
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Bomb attacks strike Iraqi capital

Sunday, April 15th 2007, 19:05
related places: Baghdad

At least 43 people die in a series of bomb and suicide attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, police say.
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Friendly fire pilot back in Iraq

Sunday, April 15th 2007, 14:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A US pilot involved in the friendly fire killing of a UK soldier is returning to fight in Iraq next month, it is revealed.
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Two die as UK helicopters crash

Sunday, April 15th 2007, 11:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

Two UK military helicopters crash north of Baghdad in an apparent mid-air collision, killing two of those on board.
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US 'will keep Iranian detainees'

Saturday, April 14th 2007, 22:33
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US will continue holding five Iranians captured in Iraq despite protests from Tehran, US media report.
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Suicide attack on Iraqi holy city

Saturday, April 14th 2007, 15:00
related places: Karbala'

At least 36 people die and dozens are injured in a suicide car bomb attack in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala.
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Insurgents claim Baghdad attack

Friday, April 13th 2007, 21:41
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi insurgents say they carried out the deadly attack on parliament, as MPs meet in a show of defiance.
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Iraq MPs condemn parliament blast

Friday, April 13th 2007, 14:05
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's government holds a "session of defiance" following a deadly bomb attack inside its building.
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Payouts reveal Iraq civilian toll

Friday, April 13th 2007, 0:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US military files detail compensation paid to Iraqi and Afghan civilians after killings by coalition forces.
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Explosion at Iraq parliament cafe

Thursday, April 12th 2007, 21:54
related places: Baghdad

A blast hits a cafe in Iraq's parliament, killing at least eight people, two of them MPs, the US military says.
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Turkish army chief wants Iraq op

Thursday, April 12th 2007, 15:51
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's top general calls for a Turkish incursion into northern Iraq to target Kurdish PKK rebels.
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Explosion targets Baghdad bridge

Thursday, April 12th 2007, 7:07
related places: Baghdad

A blast on a bridge in Baghdad kills at least eight people, sending cars toppling into the River Tigris below.
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McCain defends Iraq war support

Thursday, April 12th 2007, 5:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

Republican presidential hopeful John McCain says the US-led war in Iraq was "necessary and just".
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US extends troops' tour of duty

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 21:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US extends the tour of duty of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan by three months to keep up force levels.
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US says Iran arming Iraq Sunnis

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 18:50
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US military for the first time accuses Iran of supplying some Sunni Iraqi militant groups with munitions.
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Iraqis face 'immense' suffering

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 9:07

The International Red Cross finds immense suffering in Iraq as the situation for ordinary people gets steadily worse.
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Iraq policy 'spawned new terror'

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 1:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The British and US policy towards Iraq has "spawned new terror in the region", a think tank report says.
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'Woman' bomber hits Iraq police

Tuesday, April 10th 2007, 11:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber reported to be female kills at least 14 in an attack on an Iraqi police station.
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Iraqi Shias protest in holy city

Monday, April 9th 2007, 13:31

Huge crowds protest in the Shia city of Najaf against US troops, four years after Saddam Hussein fell.
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