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Iraq Sunnis to boycott government

Friday, June 29th 2007, 17:38

Iraq's main Sunni Arab bloc will boycott cabinet meetings because of legal action against one of its ministers.
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Five US soldiers killed in Iraq

Friday, June 29th 2007, 10:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Five US soldiers are killed in an attack on their patrol in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, the US military has said.
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Israel model for Iraq, says Bush

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 23:56
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Bush

US President George W Bush asks for patience over Iraq - hailing Israel as a model for defining success there.
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Baghdad blast kills at least 20

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 10:11
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb kills at least 20 people at a bus station during morning rush hour in Baghdad, police say.
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Turkish general seeks Iraq raids

Wednesday, June 27th 2007, 17:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The head of Turkey's armed forces asks for guidelines for an incursion into northern Iraq to fight Kurdish guerrillas.
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Warrant issued for Iraqi minister

Tuesday, June 26th 2007, 10:21

An arrest warrant has been issued for Iraq's culture minister on terrorism charges, Iraqi officials say.
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Baghdad blast kills Sunni leaders

Monday, June 25th 2007, 17:13
related places: Baghdad

A number of senior Sunni tribal leaders are among those killed in a suicide attack on a hotel in Baghdad.
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Iraqis 'unable to hold US gains'

Monday, June 25th 2007, 8:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US commander of operations north of Baghdad says Iraqi forces are unable hold areas taken from insurgents.
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US troops 'tighten' Baquba grip

Sunday, June 24th 2007, 14:35
related countries: United States United States

US troops fighting al-Qaeda militants in Baquba say they now control a large section of the Iraqi insurgent stronghold.
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'Chemical Ali' sentenced to hang

Sunday, June 24th 2007, 10:54

Saddam Hussein's cousin and two others are sentenced to death in Iraq for the murder of Kurds in a 1988 campaign.
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Iraq attacks kill seven US troops

Saturday, June 23rd 2007, 16:05
related countries: United States United States

At least seven US soldiers are killed in roadside explosions and attacks in Iraq, officials say.
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'Al-Qaeda gunmen' killed in Iraq

Friday, June 22nd 2007, 18:23
related countries: United States United States

US helicopters kill 17 suspected al-Qaeda-linked gunmen near Baquba north of Baghdad, the US military says.
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Iraq attacks kill 14 US soldiers

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 14:11
related countries: United States United States

Insurgents in Iraq kill 14 US soldiers in two days, US military officials say, as a truck bomb kills 15 Iraqis.
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Baghdad truck bomb kills dozens

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 15:34
related places: Baghdad

At least 78 people are killed in a truck bomb attack near a Shia mosque in Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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US launches major Iraq offensive

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 11:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US military says 10,000 US and Iraqi troops are moving against al-Qaeda networks north of Baghdad.
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Conflicts spark rise in refugees

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 3:30

The global number of refugees rises for the first time in five years, mainly due to the Iraq war, the UN says.
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Iraq town clashes leave 20 dead

Monday, June 18th 2007, 14:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Up to 20 people are reported killed in clashes between joint Iraqi and UK forces and Shia militia in southern Iraq.
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US forces in new Iraq offensive

Saturday, June 16th 2007, 15:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US forces launch a major security offensive in Baghdad as Defence Secretary Robert Gates visits the Iraqi capital.
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Athletes' remains found in Iraq

Saturday, June 16th 2007, 13:41

The bodies of 13 members of an Iraqi taekwondo team kidnapped more than a year ago are found, officials say.
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The uniformed kidnappers of Baghdad

Saturday, June 16th 2007, 11:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

Paul Wood says efforts are continuing to track down the five British citizens who were kidnapped in Baghdad last month.
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US Iraq troop surge 'starts now'

Friday, June 15th 2007, 19:06
related countries: United States United States

The US military says all the extra troops sent to Iraq in the "surge" strategy are in place, ready to operate fully.
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Reprisals hit Iraq Sunni mosques

Thursday, June 14th 2007, 11:57

Suspected Shia militants set fire to six Sunni mosques in Iraq in the 24 hours after an attack on a major Shia shrine.
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Calm urged amid Iraq shrine bombs

Wednesday, June 13th 2007, 20:06

Political and religious leaders in Iraq call for calm after bombers strike one of Shia Islam's holiest sites.
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Blast hits key Iraq Shia shrine

Wednesday, June 13th 2007, 12:29
related places: Samarra'

The two minarets of one of Iraq's holiest Shia sites are damaged by explosions, officials in Samarra say.
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Three die in Iraq bridge bombing

Monday, June 11th 2007, 9:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Three US soldiers are killed after a bombing causes a bridge across a highway near Baghdad to collapse.
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Hi-tech bomb found in Kabul

Monday, June 11th 2007, 5:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A hi-tech bomb, similar to the ones used by militants in Iraq, is found in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Suicide bomb targets Iraq police

Sunday, June 10th 2007, 8:30
related places: Tikrit

Seven Iraqi police die in a suicide bombing outside the northern city of Tikrit, officials say.
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Iraq minister offers Turkey talks

Saturday, June 9th 2007, 21:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Iraq's foreign minister offers talks with Turkey, as cross-border tensions grow over Kurdish clashes.
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Six dead in attack on Iraq prison

Saturday, June 9th 2007, 15:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Six

Six prisoners die and at least 50 are wounded in an attack on a US-run detention camp in Iraq.
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Iraq condemns Turkish 'shelling'

Saturday, June 9th 2007, 10:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Iraq makes an official protest to Turkey, accusing it of shelling Kurdish areas in northern Iraq.
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Turkey vows to smash PKK

Friday, June 8th 2007, 16:29

Turkey's military declares its "unshakable determination" to defeat Kurdish separatists based in Iraq.
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Iraq police chief's children held

Friday, June 8th 2007, 14:34

Gunmen attack a police officer's house, killing 14 and seizing his children on another day of violence in Iraq.
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California pushes Iraq war vote

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 4:43

California passes a bill that would allow the state's voters to call for a withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
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Iraq suicide bombing 'kills 15'

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 17:34
related countries: United States United States

At least 15 die in a suicide bombing near Falluja as the US admits serious threats to its Iraq security "surge".
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Most of Baghdad 'not controlled'

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 10:29
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraqi forces control less than one-third of Baghdad, according to a security review.
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Missing US soldiers' IDs on video

Monday, June 4th 2007, 19:17
related countries: United States United States

An Iraqi militant video shows ID cards apparently belonging to missing US soldiers, and says both have been killed.
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Missing US soldiers' IDs on video

Monday, June 4th 2007, 14:37
related countries: United States United States

Militants in Iraq produce a video apparently showing the ID cards of two missing US soldiers, reports say.
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Fourteen US troops killed in Iraq

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 19:51
related countries: United States United States

Fourteen US soldiers have been killed in Iraq in the last three days, the US military says.
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'Mis-timed' bomb kills 10 Iraqis

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 10:55

At least 10 people are killed by a car bomb in an Iraqi market that police said was aimed at them.
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Rival Sunni groups clash in Iraq

Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 11:37
related places: Baghdad

Sunni fighters in Baghdad fight militants linked to al-Qaeda in a sign of growing splits among insurgents.
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Court hears Haditha death details

Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 0:58
related countries: United States United States

A US military court hears details of the killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, at a hearing for a US commander.
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US Iraq embassy plans put on net

Friday, June 1st 2007, 22:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Detailed plans for the new US embassy in Baghdad are posted online, prompting fears of a breach of security.
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Many killed in Iraq suicide bomb

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 11:14

A suicide bomber kills at least 20 people in an attack on an Iraqi police recruitment centre in Falluja.
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Search continues for Iraq Britons

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 2:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

Everything possible is being done to find five Britons snatched in Baghdad on Tuesday, the UK FM says.
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Haditha commander in US court

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 21:41
related countries: United States United States

The head of a US marines battalion accused of killing Iraqi civilians in Haditha appears before a military court.
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Sadr aide denies Britons kidnap

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 17:08
related places: Baghdad

A top aide of radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr says the Mehdi Army did not abduct five Britons in Baghdad.
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Norway rated most peaceful nation

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 15:01
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

A study ranks Norway as the most peaceful country and Iraq as the least in a survey of 121 countries.
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Houses raided after Iraq kidnap

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 14:28
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraqi troops raid Baghdad's Sadr City suburb, close to where five Britons were kidnapped.
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Turkey-Iraq border tension grows

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 9:49
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Tension rises amid speculation Turkey may launch an incursion into Iraq to tackle Kurdish rebels.
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Blair pledges help on Iraq kidnap

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 7:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

Britain will do all it can to help free five UK citizens kidnapped in Baghdad, Prime Minister Tony Blair says.
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Five Britons abducted in Baghdad

Tuesday, May 29th 2007, 20:20
related places: Baghdad

Four British bodyguards and their British client are kidnapped from the Iraqi finance ministry.
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Iraq attacks kill 10 US soldiers

Tuesday, May 29th 2007, 19:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

Ten US troops are killed in Iraq, officials say, making May the deadliest month this year for the US military.
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US anti-war mother ends protest

Tuesday, May 29th 2007, 9:13
related countries: United States United States

US peace activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son died in Iraq, says she is giving up campaigning to end the war.
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US warns Iran over arming Iraqis

Monday, May 28th 2007, 16:29
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US calls on Iran to stop arming militants in Iraq following their first direct talks for almost 30 years.
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Iraq car bomb kills at least 20

Monday, May 28th 2007, 12:35
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb explodes in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens more.
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Troops 'liberate Iraqi captives'

Sunday, May 27th 2007, 17:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraqi troops have raided an al-Qaeda camp near Baghdad and freed about 40 Iraqis, the US military says.
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Leading Muslim calligrapher shot

Sunday, May 27th 2007, 13:06
related places: Baghdad

One of the Muslim world's leading calligraphers, Khalil al-Zahawi, has been shot dead in Baghdad.
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Bush approves Iraq funding bill

Friday, May 25th 2007, 23:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

President Bush signs into law a bill funding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, setting no timetable to withdraw.
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Sadr calls for Sunni co-operation

Friday, May 25th 2007, 22:47
related countries: United States United States

Radical Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr backs a peace plan with Sunnis aimed at ending sectarian violence.
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Iraqi cleric back in public eye

Friday, May 25th 2007, 14:31

Moqtada Sadr, the radical Iraqi Shia cleric, appears in public for the first time since a US troop surge in Baghdad.
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Iraq funeral hit by car bombing

Thursday, May 24th 2007, 10:55

A car bombing in the Iraqi city of Falluja kills more than 20 people and injures 35 others, medics report.
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Body was missing US soldier

Thursday, May 24th 2007, 6:31
related countries: United States United States

The US military confirms that a body pulled from the Euphrates river is one of three US soldiers missing in Iraq.
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Bush details Bin Laden Iraq plot

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 18:47
related countries: United States United States

US President Bush says Osama Bin Laden was seeking in 2005 to set up an al-Qaeda cell in Iraq to hit US targets.
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Missing US soldier 'found dead'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 10:30
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi police say they have found the body of one of three US soldiers missing in Iraq since 12 May.
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Unicef appeal for Iraqi children

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 6:26

Iraqi children are caught up in a growing humanitarian tragedy amid continuing violence, Unicef warns.
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Democrats drop Iraq pull-out plan

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 3:52

Democrat leaders abandon plans to tie support for $100bn in war funding to troop withdrawals from Iraq.
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Bomb damages Baghdad market

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 14:03
related places: Baghdad

At least 25 people die and about 60 are wounded as a car bomb hits a market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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US troops kill Iraq raid 'leader'

Monday, May 21st 2007, 9:25
related countries: United States United States

US forces kill the alleged mastermind of an attack in which five US troops died in Iraq, military officials say.
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Seven US soldiers killed in Iraq

Sunday, May 20th 2007, 17:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Seven US soldiers and an interpreter have been killed in insurgent attacks in Iraq, the US military says.
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Hopes rise for missing US troops

Saturday, May 19th 2007, 22:09
related countries: United States United States

The commander of US troops in Iraq, Gen Petraeus, says at least two of three missing US soldiers are still alive.
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