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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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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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