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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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US in second day of Iraq rallies

Monday, March 19th 2007, 2:25
related countries: United States United States

Thousands of people take to the streets of US cities for a second day of protests against the war in Iraq.
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US general upbeat on Iraq 'surge'

Sunday, March 18th 2007, 15:45
related countries: United States United States

The US commander in Iraq is hopeful over the latest security push, as seven US troops are killed in Baghdad.
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Protesters march against Iraq war

Sunday, March 18th 2007, 6:13
related countries: United States United States

Anti-war protesters march in the US, Europe and beyond as the anniversary of the US-led war in Iraq approaches.
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Australia in Iraq troops pledge

Sunday, March 18th 2007, 0:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian PM John Howard says his troops will stay in Iraq until Iraqis are able to control their own security.
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Iraqis killed by chlorine bombs

Saturday, March 17th 2007, 13:53

Three chlorine gas attacks in Iraq kill eight people and wound hundreds, including six US troops.
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US soldier guilty in Iraq killing

Saturday, March 17th 2007, 4:45
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier is found guilty of negligent homicide in the deaths of three detainees in Iraq.
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Iraq unveils reconstruction plan

Saturday, March 17th 2007, 1:14

Iraq spells out a five-year reconstruction plan at a key United Nations conference on its future.
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US rejects ruling on UK soldier

Friday, March 16th 2007, 18:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US State Department says the "friendly fire" death of a British soldier in Iraq was a tragic accident.
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Escape from UK-run prison in Iraq

Friday, March 16th 2007, 15:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eleven detainees escape from a UK military prison in Basra, most of them by "swapping" with visitors, the army says.
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US Senate against Iraq deadline

Friday, March 16th 2007, 9:56
related countries: United States United States

Democratic senators fail to pass legislation to try to force a timetable for a withdrawal from Iraq.
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Marine 'justifies' Iraq deaths

Friday, March 16th 2007, 4:09
related countries: United States United States

A US marine, charged with the murder of Iraqi civilians in Haditha, says he would do the same again.
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Four US troops killed in Baghdad

Thursday, March 15th 2007, 23:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A bomb blast kills four US soldiers in Baghdad, while around the country at least 12 Iraqis die in other violence.
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Jordan sentences Iraqi suspects

Thursday, March 15th 2007, 12:29
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan's military court hands death sentences to four militants for attacking Jordanian lorry drivers in Iraq.
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Saddam deputy loses final appeal

Thursday, March 15th 2007, 11:05

Former Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan loses his appeal against a death sentence for the Dujail killings.
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Saddam sons reburied

Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 13:20

Saddam Hussein's sons and grandson have been reburied near the ousted Iraqi leader's grave, relatives say.
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US soldier in Iraq murder trial

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 22:55
related countries: United States United States

The last of four US soldiers stands trial for his part in the murder of three Iraqi detainees in May 2006.
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Study reveals veterans' trauma

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 15:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Many US soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer mental health problems, a study shows.
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Iraqi PM visits insurgency hotbed

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 13:25

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki makes an unannounced visit to Ramadi, a stronghold of the Sunni insurgency.
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Twin bombings hit Iraqi capital

Sunday, March 11th 2007, 20:33
related places: Baghdad

Two bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, leave at least 40 people dead, among them a group of Shia pilgrims.
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Iraq plea to help tackle violence

Saturday, March 10th 2007, 20:59
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's PM calls for support in ending violence, as world powers including the US, Syria and Iran attend key talks.
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Iraq group 'holding two Germans'

Saturday, March 10th 2007, 14:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A militant Islamist group in Iraq threatens to kill two German hostages if Berlin does not pull out of Afghanistan.
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Insurgent 'leader' held in Iraq

Saturday, March 10th 2007, 6:44
related places: Baghdad

A "senior leader" of an al-Qaeda linked insurgent group is held in Iraq, an Iraqi military spokesman says.
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Georgia to double troops in Iraq

Friday, March 9th 2007, 5:57
related countries: United States United States

Georgia announces that it will more than double the number of its troops fighting as part of the US-coalition in Iraq.
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Democrats set Iraq pull-out plans

Thursday, March 8th 2007, 21:44
related countries: United States United States

Democrats in the US Congress propose legislation requiring all US troops to leave Iraq by August 2008.
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General says Iraq talks critical

Thursday, March 8th 2007, 16:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The top US general in Iraq says force alone will not end the conflict, as political reconciliation is "critical".
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US approves more troops for Iraq

Thursday, March 8th 2007, 8:09
related countries: United States United States

An extra 2,200 military police are to head to Iraq to support the US security drive in the capital, the Pentagon says.
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Many die in Iraq cafe bomb attack

Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 20:29
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills at least 26 people in an attack on a cafe in a town north-east of Baghdad, police say.
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Towns seek Bush impeachment

Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 18:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush, Congress, Vermont

Some 30 towns in the US state of Vermont urge Congress to impeach President Bush over his Iraq policy.
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Fresh attacks hit Shia pilgrims

Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 15:20
related places: Karbala'

Attacks on Shia pilgrims in Iraq continue with at least nine people killed on their way to the holy city of Karbala.
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Scores of Iraqi pilgrims killed

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 20:37

At least 90 Shia pilgrims are killed and dozens wounded in a double suicide bombing in central Iraq, police say.
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Iraq blasts kill nine US troops

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 13:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Nine US soldiers die in two bomb attacks north of Baghdad, as other violence claims almost 20 Iraqi lives.
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Many dead in Baghdad market bomb

Monday, March 5th 2007, 18:24
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb attack kills 30 people in a historic book-selling area in the centre of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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Iraqi PM condemns 'illegal' raid

Monday, March 5th 2007, 6:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraq's PM calls for an inquiry into a raid by Iraqi and British forces on a detention centre in Basra.
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Iraq crackdown on Shia stronghold

Sunday, March 4th 2007, 21:57
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraqi forces carry out a raid in Baghdad's Sadr City, as Iraq's PM offers an olive branch to insurgents.
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Iraqi car bomb kills 11 civilians

Saturday, March 3rd 2007, 19:31

A car bomb in Ramadi kills 11 civilians and a policeman a day after 14 policemen were found with their throats slit.
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Iraq PM to chase police killers

Saturday, March 3rd 2007, 16:42

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki describes the killers of 14 policemen as "cowards", and vows to catch them.
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Bodies of Iraqi policemen found

Friday, March 2nd 2007, 18:47
related places: Baghdad

The bodies of 14 policemen are found near Baghdad, hours after militants said they seized 18 men in the area.
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Fears for missing Iraqi policemen

Friday, March 2nd 2007, 14:32
related places: Baghdad

At least 14 Iraqi police go missing north of Baghdad, as militants say they kidnapped 18 in the same area.
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Bomb hits Iraq wedding convoy

Thursday, March 1st 2007, 15:41

At least five people are killed by a car bomb attack on an Iraqi police officer's wedding, local police say.
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Iraq leader 'nearing full health'

Thursday, March 1st 2007, 12:08
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Iraq's president is "almost back to normal" health, his doctor says, four days after being flown to Jordan.
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Iran positive on Iraq conference

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 17:40
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iran says it will take part in security talks in Baghdad, set for 10 March, if it is "in Iraq's best interests".
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Jordan tightens Iraqi immigration

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 12:44
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan introduces new regulations making it more difficult for Iraqi refugees to enter its territory.
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Car bombing kills 10 in Baghdad

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 8:30
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb explodes in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding at least seven.
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US to attend key Iraq conference

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 5:05
related places: Baghdad

The US says it will attend a meeting on Iraq in Baghdad which will include delegates from Syria and Iran.
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Confusion over Iraq soccer blast

Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 22:12

Iraqi officials say a bomb killed 18 people, mostly children, in Ramadi, but the US reports a non-lethal controlled blast.
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Breakthrough in Iraq oil standoff

Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 9:45

The Iraqi cabinet approves a draft law allowing Iraq's huge oil revenues to be split between ethnic groups.
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Egypt stops pro-militant Iraq TV

Monday, February 26th 2007, 16:52

Egypt stops transmission of a private Iraqi TV station which glorifies the Sunni insurgency in Iraq.
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Blast injures top Iraqi officials

Monday, February 26th 2007, 16:43
related places: Baghdad

A bomb explodes inside an Iraqi ministry injuring the visiting vice-president and killing five other people.
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Baghdad college bomber was female

Monday, February 26th 2007, 9:28
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber who killed 42 people in an attack in Baghdad on Sunday was a woman, security officials say.
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Iraq president in Jordan hospital

Sunday, February 25th 2007, 22:09
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is in a Jordanian hospital after falling ill due to pressure of work, his office says.
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Iraq crackdown 'doomed to fail'

Sunday, February 25th 2007, 20:30
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi Shiite militia leader says the US-backed surge in Baghdad is doomed to fail, as 42 die in a college bombing.
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Deaths as Maliki hails crackdown

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 19:43

At least 42 people are killed in a blast near a mosque, as Iraq's PM hails a reduction in sectarian killings.
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Hakim angry over detention

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 16:51
related countries: United States United States

The son of a Shia politician says US troops treated him roughly when they arrested him by the Iraq-Iran border.
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Iraq Shias protest against arrest

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 12:15
related countries: United States United States

Thousands of Iraqi Shias protest about the detention of the son of a powerful Shia politician by US forces.
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Cheney renews Iran warning

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 11:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US Vice-President Cheney warns again that force could be an option if Iran continues uranium enrichment.
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US Democrats draft Iraq challenge

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 11:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

Democrats in the US are planning a Senate challenge to President George W Bush's handling of the Iraq war.
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Cheney warns on China build-up

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 8:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, United States United States

US Vice-President Dick Cheney voices concern at China's growing military power, on a visit to Australia.
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