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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

'No timetable' for Iraq progress

Friday, January 12th 2007, 21:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

The US defence secretary says there is no timetable for Iraq to comply with President Bush's new strategy.
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Iraq backs Iranians seized by US

Friday, January 12th 2007, 15:32
related countries: United States United States

Six Iranians held in a US military raid in Iraq had the approval of the authorities, Iraq's foreign minister says.
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US senators attack Bush Iraq plan

Friday, January 12th 2007, 6:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

Senior Democratic and Republican congressmen criticise President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq.
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US soldier jailed for Iraq deaths

Friday, January 12th 2007, 5:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

A US soldier is jailed for 18 years after pleading guilty to murdering three Iraqis in May last year.
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US: Iraq PM is 'on borrowed time'

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 20:16
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state says the Iraqi PM is living "on borrowed time", but she trusts him to deliver security.
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US Iraq raid draws Iranian anger

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 18:43
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US forces seize six people said to be Iranians in the northern Iraqi town of Irbil, prompting a diplomatic incident.
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US to target anti-Iraq activity

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 16:05
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state says the US will take action against any country seeking to destabilise Iraq.
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Bush steps up battle for Baghdad

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

President Bush orders thousands of extra US troops on to Baghdad's streets as part of a new Iraq strategy.
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Bush set to reveal Iraq strategy

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 23:16
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush is to unveil a new strategy for Iraq, with Democrats opposed to a troop increase.
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Talabani seeks executions delay

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 16:02

Iraqi president urges delay in execution of two of Saddam Hussein's co-accused amid controversy over his hanging.
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Eight dead in fresh Iraq violence

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 12:21

At least eight people are killed in violence and dozens wounded in a series of fresh attacks in Iraq.
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Baghdad fighting 'kills dozens'

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 22:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraqi troops backed by aircraft clash with Sunni fighters in the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Kennedy warns Bush on Iraq troops

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 18:55

Senator Edward Kennedy launches a bid to prevent President Bush increasing Iraq troops numbers.
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Iraq crash kills Turkish workers

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 15:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Baghdad

A plane carrying Turkish workers crashes north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing 32 people, officials say.
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New Saddam film posted

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 13:12

A new video showing former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein after his execution appears on the internet.
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Khalilzad to be new US UN envoy

Monday, January 8th 2007, 18:33
related countries: United States United States

US President George Bush is to name current US Ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad as his new UN envoy.
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Iraq court drops Saddam's charges

Monday, January 8th 2007, 16:11

Charges against the executed Saddam Hussein are dropped as the genocide trial of six co-defendants resumes.
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Baghdad airport ambush kills nine

Monday, January 8th 2007, 9:32
related places: Baghdad

At least nine people are killed in an ambush on a bus carrying workers from Baghdad to the airport.
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Democrats warn Bush over Iraq

Monday, January 8th 2007, 6:59

The newly-empowered Democrats warn President Bush he will have to justify plans to boost troops in Iraq.
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Saddam aides 'to die this week'

Sunday, January 7th 2007, 16:05

The executions of two aides of ex-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein will go ahead this week, the government says.
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At least 12 dead in Iraq violence

Sunday, January 7th 2007, 15:44
related places: Baghdad

Fresh violence in Iraq leaves at least 12 dead as Iraqi forces conduct a new drive to tighten security in Baghdad.
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UN urges stay of Iraq executions

Sunday, January 7th 2007, 1:40

New UN head Ban Ki-moon urges Iraq to postpone the execution of two of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants.
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Battle 'marks new Iraq campaign'

Saturday, January 6th 2007, 23:23
related places: Baghdad

The Iraqi army reportedly kills 30 militants and arrests others as a new security drive begins in Baghdad.
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Iraq PM warns over Saddam hanging

Saturday, January 6th 2007, 12:17
related places: Saddam

Iraq PM Nouri Maliki says his government may review ties with any country criticising Saddam Hussein's hanging.
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Democrats step up Iraq pressure

Saturday, January 6th 2007, 9:41
related countries: United States United States

US Democrats warn President Bush against sending more troops to Iraq, as he prepares to unveil a new strategy.
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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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