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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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Iraq town attack leaves 18 dead

Sunday, April 8th 2007, 19:47

At least 18 Iraqis are killed in a large explosion in the town of Mahmudiya, and six US soldiers die in other attacks.
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Pope decries 'slaughter' in Iraq

Sunday, April 8th 2007, 11:36

Pope Benedict XVI laments that "nothing positive comes from Iraq", in his Easter message in St Peter's Square.
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US denies Iranian torture claim

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 23:37
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US denies claims by an Iranian diplomat abducted in Iraq that he was tortured by CIA agents.
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CIA tortured me, says Iran envoy

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 19:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

An Iranian diplomat freed from abduction in Iraq says CIA agents tortured him, but the US denies involvement.
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US battles militia in Iraqi city

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 16:39
related countries: United States United States

US and Iraqi troops engage in a second day of fierce fighting with Shia militias in the city of Diwaniya.
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Iraq powers plan Egypt talks

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 13:25
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Ministers from the Middle East and other international powers are to meet in Egypt in May to discuss Iraq's security.
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Bin Laden faces Iraq rebels call

Friday, April 6th 2007, 18:53

An Iraqi insurgent group criticises al-Qaeda members in Iraq, and calls for Osama Bin Laden to exert more control.
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Ramadi suicide bombing 'kills 35'

Friday, April 6th 2007, 16:57
related countries: United States United States

At least 35 people are killed in a suicide bombing in the city of Ramadi, as clashes erupt in southern Iraq.
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Friday, April 6th 2007, 16:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Saddam

The US vice-president reasserts Saddam's Iraq had ties to al-Qaeda, but a Pentagon report says the opposite.
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US helicopter 'shot down' in Iraq

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 14:33
related countries: United States United States

A US helicopter comes down in south Iraq, injuring four, after apparently coming under insurgent fire, witnesses say.
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Iraq extends new security drive

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 21:56
related places: Baghdad

Iraq says it is extending the current security drive beyond Baghdad to areas outside the capital.
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Iranians release British sailors

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 20:24
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says 15 British naval personnel captured in the Gulf are being freed.
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Iran 'access' to Iraq detainees

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 11:30
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran is being allowed access to five Iranians held in Iraq since January, the country's state media reports.
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Bush warns over Iraq funds delay

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 19:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

US President George W Bush warns US troops will suffer if a dispute with Congress over war funding continues.
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Seized Iran diplomat free in Iraq

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 13:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Jalal Sharafi, an Iranian diplomat kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Iraq in February, is released.
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Children killed in Iraq bombing

Monday, April 2nd 2007, 17:37
related places: Kirkuk

Nine children are among 12 people killed in a suicide attack in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, police say.
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Death sought for 'Chemical Ali'

Monday, April 2nd 2007, 13:05

Iraqi prosecutors seek death sentences in the trial over alleged crimes against the Kurds in the 1980s.
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Iraqi civilian deaths up in March

Sunday, April 1st 2007, 21:41

Iraqi civilian deaths rose by 13% in March according to government figures, despite a security crackdown.
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Relocation plan for Kirkuk Arabs

Sunday, April 1st 2007, 8:06
related places: Kirkuk

Arab settlers in the mostly Kurdish city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq are given incentives to return to their original homes.
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Iraq's Shia militia 'stood down'

Sunday, April 1st 2007, 1:36

Iraq's president says the Mehdi Army Shia militia has stopped activities on orders from leader Moqtada Sadr.
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Iraq unites over talent show star

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 15:55

An Iraqi singer pays tribute to her country after winning a popular pan-Arab TV talent show.
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Small town America's war dead

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 11:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Texas

James Coomarasamy finds strong support for the US role in Iraq in a town in northern Texas, despite its loss.
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US rejects Iran captives exchange

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 9:59
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Gulf

US officials rule out a deal to swap 15 Royal Navy personnel captured in the Gulf for five Iranians seized in Iraq.
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Multiple bombs target Iraqi Shia

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 22:34
related places: Baghdad

More than 100 people are killed in bomb attacks in a Shia area of Baghdad and in a town to the north.
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Senate backs Iraq pullout date

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 16:26
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate backs a March 2008 date to withdraw troops from Iraq, defying a presidential veto threat.
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Crocker is new US Iraq envoy

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 14:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Ryan Crocker is sworn in as the new chief envoy to Iraq in a ceremony held in Baghdad.
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Saudi: US Iraq presence illegal

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 9:26
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: `Arab

The Saudi monarch criticises the US presence in Iraq as an "illegal foreign occupation" and appeals for Arab unity.
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Bush threatens veto on Iraq bills

Wednesday, March 28th 2007, 19:25
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush renews a vow to veto any bill linking funding for troops in Iraq to a deadline to leave.
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Gunmen kill dozens in Iraqi town

Wednesday, March 28th 2007, 18:00

At least 70 Sunnis are shot dead in a north Iraqi town, in apparent reprisal for bombings in a Shia area, officials say.
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Gunmen kill dozens in Iraqi town

Wednesday, March 28th 2007, 8:27

Iraqi gunmen kill dozens in a north-western town, in what officials have described as a revenge attack.
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US Senate votes for Iraq deadline

Wednesday, March 28th 2007, 6:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: March

The US Senate backs a March 2008 deadline for troop withdrawals from Iraq, in a blow to President Bush.
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Truck blasts kill 50 in Iraq town

Tuesday, March 27th 2007, 21:41

Insurgents blow up two trucks in the northern Iraqi town of Talafar, killing 50 people and injuring 125, police say.
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Iraq car bomb suspects detained

Tuesday, March 27th 2007, 9:30
related places: Baghdad

Two suspected leaders of a group responsible for car bomb attacks in Baghdad have been arrested.
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Iraqi deaths survey 'was robust'

Monday, March 26th 2007, 15:53

A senior official advised ministers that a survey saying 655,000 Iraqis died due to the war was "robust".
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US held talks with Iraq militants

Monday, March 26th 2007, 9:55
related countries: United States United States

Outgoing US ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad confirms that he held talks with insurgents last year.
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Dozens die in fresh Iraq attacks

Saturday, March 24th 2007, 14:46
related places: Baghdad

More than 50 people die in attacks across Iraq including 20 killed at a Baghdad police station.
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US pullout 'would undermine Iraq'

Saturday, March 24th 2007, 10:23
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's vice-president warns that a quick withdrawal of US troops from the country would create a security vacuum.
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US House votes for Iraq deadline

Saturday, March 24th 2007, 1:50
related countries: United States United States

The US House votes to order George W Bush to pull troops out of Iraq, but he vows to veto the bill.
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US House votes for Iraq deadline

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 17:27
related countries: United States United States

The House of Representatives votes to order George Bush to pull troops out of Iraq by 31 August 2008.
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Iraq deputy PM injured in blast

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 13:45
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi Deputy PM Salam Zaubai is injured in a double bomb attack near his home in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Reconstruction in Iraq criticised

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 1:31
related countries: United States United States

US reconstruction programmes in Iraq are chaotic and badly managed, a report by a special inspector says.
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Iraqi medical crisis as doctors flee

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 18:20
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Iraq's hospitals are left in a medical crisis as up to 80% of doctors flee, most to neighbouring Jordan.
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UN chief shaken by Baghdad blast

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 15:07
related places: Baghdad

UN chief Ban Ki-moon is shaken but unhurt as a live news conference in Baghdad is rocked by a mortar attack.
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Freed Sadr aide meets Iraq's PM

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 11:49
related countries: United States United States

A Shia militia leader once deemed a security threat appears with Iraq's PM after being freed by US forces.
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Iraq 'talking to militant groups'

Wednesday, March 21st 2007, 19:00
related countries: United States United States

Talks are taking place between the Iraqi government and some insurgent groups, a senior Iraqi official says.
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Iraq 'should talk to militants'

Wednesday, March 21st 2007, 4:53

Iraqi Vice-President Tareq al-Hashemi calls for talks with the country's insurgents in an attempt to bring peace.
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'Children used' in Iraq bombing

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 22:41
related countries: United States United States

A US military official says insurgents in Iraq used children in a bomb attack, raising fears of new tactics.
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Iraqi police disloyal, says chief

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 21:58

An Iraqi police chief tells the BBC he cannot trust one third of his officers because they are loyal to militias.
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Somalia tops minority threat list

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 17:10
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia overtakes Iraq as the most dangerous country for minority groups, a rights group says.
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World 'ignoring Iraqi refugees'

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 13:25

The UN refugee agency says there is an "abject denial" of the humanitarian impact of the Iraq war.
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Former Iraq vice-president hanged

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 8:30

Former Iraq Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan has been executed, an Iraqi government official says.
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Bush calls for patience on Iraq

Monday, March 19th 2007, 18:52

President Bush says it will take months to bring stability to Iraq, as the war enters its fifth year.
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Deadly bomb blasts hit Iraqi city

Monday, March 19th 2007, 13:19
related places: Kirkuk

At least 14 people are killed after a series of bombings in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, police say.
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Australia PM returns from Iraq

Monday, March 19th 2007, 5:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Aruba Aruba

Australian PM John Howard returns home from Iraq and Afghanistan, where he pledged support for troops.
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