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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.

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Iraq: news

US man seized in Iraq

Friday, January 5th 2007, 16:19
related countries: United States United States

Police in Iraq say an American and his two Iraqi interpreters have been taken hostage near the city of Basra.
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Bush revamps US military in Iraq

Friday, January 5th 2007, 14:55
related countries: United States United States

US President George Bush is to change two key military chiefs as part of his new strategy for Iraq, officials say.
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Iranians 'up to no good' in Iraq

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 22:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

Five Iranians held in Baghdad last month were there to influence Iraq's government, UK officials tell the BBC.
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Libya to build statue of Saddam

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 22:43
related places: Baghdad, Saddam

Libya is to build a statue of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, executed in Baghdad on Saturday.
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Iraq resisting stay of execution

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 13:24
related places: Saddam

International pressure cannot stop Iraq executing two officials of Saddam's rule, a top Iraqi official has said.
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Bombs hit Baghdad petrol station

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 10:52
related places: Baghdad

Two bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, kill at least 13 people and wound more than 20 others.
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UN appeals to Iraq on executions

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 8:16
related places: Saddam

The UN rights chief urges Iraq not to execute two officials of Saddam's rule amid reports they are to be hanged soon.
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Guard 'quizzed over Saddam video'

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 19:39
related places: Saddam

A guard at Saddam Hussein's execution is being questioned over unofficial filming of his hanging, Iraqi officials say.
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Iraq's PM longs to leave office

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 14:25

Iraq's PM Nouri Maliki rules out seeking a second term in office and says he wishes his tenure was over.
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Saddam aide is new Baath leader

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 8:16

Iraq's Baath Party declares Saddam Hussein's deputy, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, as its new leader.
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Iraq investigates Saddam footage

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 0:33
related places: Saddam

Iraq begins inquiries into footage of Saddam Hussein's execution, as a witness says events were nearly halted.
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Iraq civilian toll continues rise

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 12:10
related countries: United States United States

Civilian deaths in Iraq continue to rise, as the BBC learns the US is to announce a new strategy for the country.
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Bush 'to reveal Iraq troop boost'

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 5:34
related countries: United States United States

US President Bush is set to reveal a new Iraq strategy involving more American troops, the BBC learns.
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Saddam not hanged 'for revenge'

Sunday, December 31st 2006, 22:36

Saddam Hussein's execution was "justice" says Iraq's government, as he is shown taunted on the gallows.
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US Iraq death toll 'hits 3,000'

Sunday, December 31st 2006, 21:27
related countries: United States United States

The US military suffers its 3,000th death in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, a group tracking casualties says.
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Saddam is buried in home village

Sunday, December 31st 2006, 10:52

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is buried in his home village a day after his execution.
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Saddam death 'ends dark chapter'

Saturday, December 30th 2006, 22:13

Iraq's PM hails Saddam Hussein's execution, but it also sparks protests among Sunni communities.
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Saddam Hussein executed in Iraq

Saturday, December 30th 2006, 15:24

Iraq's former leader Saddam Hussein is hanged for crimes against humanity at a secure facility in northern Baghdad.
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Car bomb in southern Iraq town

Saturday, December 30th 2006, 11:13

A car bombing in a market in the southern Iraqi city of Kufa kills at least 31 people and injures 45.
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US denies Saddam handed to Iraq

Friday, December 29th 2006, 20:17

US officials deny reports Saddam Hussein has been transferred to Iraqi custody ahead of his execution.
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Saddam team 'to take belongings'

Friday, December 29th 2006, 13:13

Lawyers for former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein say they have been asked to pick up his personal effects.
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Bush hails Iraq plan 'progress'

Thursday, December 28th 2006, 18:46
related countries: United States United States

US President Bush says he is making "good progress" on a revised Iraq strategy, after talks with top aides.
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Seventeen die in Baghdad blasts

Thursday, December 28th 2006, 10:56
related places: Baghdad

At least 17 people are killed in a number of explosions in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Saddam sees death as 'sacrifice'

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 20:25

Iraq's former leader Saddam Hussein says his execution will be a "sacrifice" for Iraq, in a letter written from prison.
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Baghdad car bombing 'kills eight'

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 12:45
related places: Baghdad

A car bombing kills eight people and injures another ten in eastern Baghdad, police says.
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Mixed reaction to Saddam verdict

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 11:37

The US hails the death sentence upheld against Saddam Hussein, while the EU urges Iraq not to carry it out.
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US to send more troops to Gulf

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 8:01
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, United States United States
related places: Washington, Gulf

The US is to send up to 3,300 more troops to Kuwait, officials say, as Washington review Iraq policy.
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Death sentence for Saddam upheld

Tuesday, December 26th 2006, 22:04
related places: Saddam

Iraq's Appeals Court upholds the death sentence passed last month against ousted leader Saddam Hussein.
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Dozens killed by Baghdad blasts

Tuesday, December 26th 2006, 16:01
related places: Baghdad

More than 30 people are killed and scores wounded in a series of car bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Death sentence upheld for Saddam

Tuesday, December 26th 2006, 13:46
related places: Saddam

Iraq's appeals court upholds the death sentence for ousted leader Saddam Hussein, an Iraqi official says.
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Iran protests US arrests in Iraq

Monday, December 25th 2006, 22:09
related countries: United States United States

Iran protests at the arrest by US forces of two Iranians in Iraq, saying the men are diplomats.
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UK troops storm Iraqi police HQ

Monday, December 25th 2006, 19:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces in Basra storm an Iraqi police base to rescue prisoners they feared would be killed.
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Ten killed in Baghdad car blast

Monday, December 25th 2006, 14:44
related places: Baghdad

Ten civilians are killed in a car bombing in a shopping area in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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UK troops storm Iraqi police HQ

Monday, December 25th 2006, 7:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces in Basra storm an Iraqi police base, fearing 178 prisoners would be killed, a military spokesman says.
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Iraqi police deaths 'hit 12,000'

Sunday, December 24th 2006, 18:28
related countries: United States United States

Some 12,000 Iraq police officers have died since the US-led invasion in 2003, a minister says.
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Bomber hits Iraq police station

Sunday, December 24th 2006, 9:01
related places: Baghdad

At least seven police are killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack north-east of Baghdad, police say.
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Gates briefs Bush on Iraq visit

Saturday, December 23rd 2006, 19:07
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates briefs George Bush about Iraq, as the president ponders a policy shift.
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An army Christmas in Iraq

Saturday, December 23rd 2006, 12:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Christmas will be just another day in the firing line for many British troops serving in Iraq, the BBC's Martin Bell reports.
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UK army raids 'rogue' Iraq police

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 20:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hundreds of British troops seize seven Iraqi officers suspected of corruption and leading a Basra death squad.
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Iraq tribes 'taking on al-Qaeda'

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 11:35

A group of Sunni tribal chiefs in Iraq say they have caught more than 100 al-Qaeda members in recent months.
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Iraq Shia press for Sadr return

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 10:18

Iraqi Shia leaders discuss forming a new governing alliance which they hope will include radical cleric Moqtada Sadr.
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Rice backs 'worthwhile' Iraq war

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 8:38
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state defends the war in Iraq, as charges are laid against marines for killing 24 civilians.
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US marines face Iraq murder trial

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 5:08
related countries: United States United States

Eight US marines are charged, four with murder, over the killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha last year.
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Baghdad suicide bomber kills 10

Thursday, December 21st 2006, 7:42

A suicide bomber kills at least 10 people and injures a dozen others at a police recruitment centre in the Iraqi capital.
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US excludes AWB after Iraq probe

Thursday, December 21st 2006, 0:46
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States

Australia's wheat exporter AWB is suspended from US contracts after a report into bribes to Iraq's former regime.
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Hard Iraq choices loom, says Bush

Wednesday, December 20th 2006, 17:36
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush says the conflict in Iraq will require "difficult choices and additional sacrifices" in 2007.
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US hands over Najaf to Iraqis

Wednesday, December 20th 2006, 14:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Najaf province is transferred to Iraqi security control as the new US defence secretary arrives in Baghdad.
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Baghdad suicide car bomb kills 11

Wednesday, December 20th 2006, 8:23
related places: Baghdad

A suicide car bomber kills at least 11 people and injures about 30 others in Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
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Annan recalls Iraq envoy anguish

Tuesday, December 19th 2006, 18:10

Outgoing UN chief Kofi Annan says the death of his envoy to Iraq hit him almost as much as the loss of his twin sister.
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Iraq attacks reach record levels

Tuesday, December 19th 2006, 12:00

Attacks against troops and civilians in Iraq are at their highest level since 2004, a Pentagon report says.
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Iraqi ex-minister in jail escape

Monday, December 18th 2006, 18:59

A former Iraqi cabinet minister escapes from a prison where he was serving a two-year sentence for corruption.
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Red Crescent halts Baghdad work

Monday, December 18th 2006, 12:15
related places: Baghdad

The Iraqi Red Crescent suspends operations in Baghdad a day after almost 30 people are kidnapped.
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Abbas firm on Palestinian polls

Monday, December 18th 2006, 11:52
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas tells British PM Tony Blair he will push ahead with early elections.
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Saddam's genocide trial resumes

Monday, December 18th 2006, 11:30

Ex-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein appears in court as his genocide trial over the killing of Kurds resumes.
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Colin Powell: US losing Iraq war

Monday, December 18th 2006, 3:16
related countries: United States United States

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell says overstretched US troops are losing the conflict in Iraq.
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Plea to release Iraqi aid workers

Monday, December 18th 2006, 2:29
related places: Baghdad

The International Red Cross calls for the release of 20 aid workers, seized from the Red Crescent's Baghdad offices.
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Blair promises Iraq full support

Sunday, December 17th 2006, 13:56
related places: Baghdad

UK prime minister Tony Blair pledges continuing support to the Iraqi government during a surprise trip to Baghdad.
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US releases anti-insurgency guide

Sunday, December 17th 2006, 2:07
related countries: United States United States

The US military publishes its first manual on counter-insurgencies in 20 years, drawing on Iraq.
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New push for Iraq reconciliation

Saturday, December 16th 2006, 22:21
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's prime minister calls for the return of ex-members of Saddam Hussein's army, in a bid to curb sectarian tensions.
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Iraq starts reconciliation talks

Saturday, December 16th 2006, 11:00

Representatives from Iraq's different communities are holding talks aimed at curbing bloodshed in the country.
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US 'troop boost in Iraq likely'

Saturday, December 16th 2006, 1:32
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush is likely to send more troops to Iraq next year, an administration official says.
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Iraq aid agency 'attacked' by US

Friday, December 15th 2006, 18:26
related countries: United States United States

The Iraqi Red Crescent complains of repeated attacks and harassment by American forces.
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Qatar crushes Iraq football hopes

Friday, December 15th 2006, 15:31
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Qatar beats Iraq at the Asian Games, in the first football final reached by the Iraqi team for 24 years.
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Iraqis pin hopes on football team

Friday, December 15th 2006, 13:52
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Iraq's national football team take on Qatar in the final of the Asian games, uniting a country divided by violence.
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Gunmen kidnap dozens in Iraq

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 18:35
related places: Baghdad

About 25 people who were among dozens kidnapped from central Baghdad on Thursday are released, Iraqi police say.
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McCain urges more Iraq troops

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 17:04
related countries: United States United States

Top Republican Senator John McCain calls for more US troops to be sent to Iraq to stabilise the country.
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