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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

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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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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