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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

Trenches plan to secure Baghdad

Friday, September 15th 2006, 13:31
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's government plans to encircle Baghdad with trenches to boost security, as dozens more bodies are found.
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Baghdad police find 50 corpses

Friday, September 15th 2006, 9:43
related places: Baghdad

Police in Baghdad find at least 49 bodies on the streets of the capital in the past 24 hours.
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New bomb blasts hit Iraqi capital

Thursday, September 14th 2006, 8:19

Five people are killed and 30 others injured in two bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital, police say.
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Iraq war 'disaster for Mid-East'

Thursday, September 14th 2006, 1:07
related countries: United States United States

UN chief Kofi Annan says most Mid-East leaders regard the US invasion of Iraq as a disaster for the region.
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Shooting victims found in Baghdad

Wednesday, September 13th 2006, 8:30
related places: Baghdad

Sixty bodies of shooting victims are found in Baghdad in the space of just 24 hours as new bomb attacks kill 22.
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Iran offers Iraq 'full support'

Tuesday, September 12th 2006, 17:30
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promises Iraq complete co-operation in stabilising security.
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Witness mocks 'caged' Saddam

Tuesday, September 12th 2006, 16:07
related places: Saddam

A Kurdish man tells Saddam Hussein's trial how his family were found in a mass grave, and mocks Iraq's ex-leader.
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Saddam trial resumes after break

Monday, September 11th 2006, 16:40

The genocide trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and six others resumes after a three-week break.
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Iraqi army recruits hit by bomber

Monday, September 11th 2006, 9:00
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber targets a minibus carrying army recruits in Baghdad, killing at least 13 people, officials say.
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Car bomb blasts hit Baghdad

Sunday, September 10th 2006, 15:10
related places: Baghdad

Two car bombs in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, kill at least four people and injure many others.
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Violence averted at Iraq festival

Saturday, September 9th 2006, 15:08
related places: Karbala'

A big Shia Muslim festival in Iraq passes off without major incident, but security is tight as thousands leave Karbala.
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Saturday, September 9th 2006, 0:20
related countries: United States United States

There is no evidence of links between Iraqi ex-leader Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, says the US Senate.
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Friday, September 8th 2006, 16:43
related countries: United States United States

There is no evidence of links between Iraqi ex-leader Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, says the US Senate.
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Kabul suicide bomb hits US convoy

Friday, September 8th 2006, 15:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A bomb in Kabul kills at least 16 people, hours before Nato starts talks on sending extra troops to Afghanistan.
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Baghdad violence 'not declining'

Friday, September 8th 2006, 14:19
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi officials say 1,500 people died in attacks in Baghdad in August, a figure far higher than previously reported.
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US hands over Iraq army control

Thursday, September 7th 2006, 16:07
related countries: United States United States

The Iraqi authorities begin taking control of their armed forces from the US-led coalition.
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Fresh bombs shake Iraqi capital

Thursday, September 7th 2006, 11:19
related places: Baghdad

A suicide car bomber targets a petrol station used by Iraqi police vehicles in Baghdad, one of several new attacks.
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Baghdad hit by co-ordinated bombs

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 13:52
related places: Baghdad

Two bombs explode within minutes of each other in Baghdad, leaving eight dead and 46 injured.
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Gunmen kidnap Iraq football star

Monday, September 4th 2006, 10:47
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen in Baghdad kidnap Ghanim Khudayer, a well-known Iraqi footballer, from his home.
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US troops could face execution

Sunday, September 3rd 2006, 21:41
related countries: United States United States

A US army investigator recommends that four soldiers accused of murder in an Iraqi raid face the death penalty.
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Iraq holds 'key al-Qaeda figure'

Sunday, September 3rd 2006, 11:47

Al-Qaeda's number two in Iraq - said to be behind the bombing of a Shia shrine - has been arrested, officials say.
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US-Iraq military handover delayed

Sunday, September 3rd 2006, 7:46
related countries: United States United States

The handover of control of Iraqi armed forces from the US-led coalition to the defence ministry is postponed again.
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S Asian pilgrims shot in Iraq

Saturday, September 2nd 2006, 14:56
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

Gunman ambush and kill 14 pilgrims from Pakistan and India on their way to a Shia Muslim shrine in Iraq.
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Warning of long Baghdad struggle

Friday, September 1st 2006, 16:18
related places: Baghdad

Ending violence in Baghdad will take at least a year, Iraq's deputy PM warns, despite the recent security crackdown.
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Dozens killed in Baghdad attacks

Thursday, August 31st 2006, 20:41
related places: Baghdad

At least 43 people are killed and 112 wounded in a series of rocket and bomb attacks in Baghdad.
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Bush pledges 'terror war' victory

Thursday, August 31st 2006, 17:27

President George W Bush says that victory in Iraq is essential to victory in the "war on terror".
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Dozens killed in new Iraq attacks

Wednesday, August 30th 2006, 21:02

At least 50 people die in a wave of attacks in Iraq, including a bombing at a busy Baghdad market.
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Arabic T-shirt sparks airport row

Wednesday, August 30th 2006, 10:36

A man of Iraqi descent says he was forced to remove an "offensive" T-shirt at a New York airport.
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US law chief holds Baghdad talks

Tuesday, August 29th 2006, 23:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, a key architect of US policy on the rule of law in Iraq, meets officials in Baghdad.
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Dozens killed in Iraq oil blast

Tuesday, August 29th 2006, 22:42
related places: Baghdad

At least 27 people are killed in an explosion after apparently siphoning fuel from an oil pipeline in south Iraq.
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Iraq oil blast kills at least 20

Tuesday, August 29th 2006, 9:11

At least 20 people are killed in an explosion at an oil pipeline in southern Iraq, police reports say.
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Fierce battles in south Iraq city

Monday, August 28th 2006, 20:45

Troops battle Shia militias in the Iraqi city of Diwaniya, amid an upsurge of violence in which dozens are killed.
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Dozens die in fresh Iraq violence

Monday, August 28th 2006, 10:46
related places: Baghdad

At least 50 people die as clashes erupt in southern Iraq and a ministry in Baghdad is shaken by a car bombing.
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Five US soldiers killed in Iraq

Monday, August 28th 2006, 5:25
related countries: United States United States

Five US soldiers die in two separate roadside bomb attacks in Iraq, the US military says.
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Baghdad blasts claim more lives

Sunday, August 27th 2006, 15:18
related places: Baghdad

At least 12 people die in blasts in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, as a security clampdown continues.
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Leading Iraq archaeologist flees

Saturday, August 26th 2006, 14:24

A leading archaeologist flees Iraq, reportedly saying poor security and political pressures forced him out.
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Iraq's endless search for justice

Saturday, August 26th 2006, 10:56
related places: Baghdad

As Saddam Hussein returns to court in Baghdad charged with genocide, Mike Wooldridge talks to the Iraqi people about truth and stability.
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US Army reviewing combat deaths

Friday, August 25th 2006, 4:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US Army reviews how hundreds of soldiers died in Iraq and Afghanistan following complaints by relatives.
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Fifteen killed in Iraq violence

Thursday, August 24th 2006, 15:54
related countries: United States United States

At least 12 Iraqis and three US soldiers are killed in attacks in Iraq, as a security clampdown continues.
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Baghdad security 'getting better'

Wednesday, August 23rd 2006, 20:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Security

Security in Iraq's troubled capital is improving, according to Iraqi and US officials.
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Mother recalls Iraqi gas attack

Wednesday, August 23rd 2006, 16:41

A Kurdish woman tells the genocide trial of ex-leader Saddam Hussein about surviving a raid on her village.
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Saddam trial hears of gas attacks

Tuesday, August 22nd 2006, 17:55

Witnesses at the genocide trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein describe chemical weapons attacks.
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Bush rejects Iraq withdrawal

Tuesday, August 22nd 2006, 3:11
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush says withdrawing troops from Iraq would be a "huge mistake".
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No Saddam plea at genocide trial

Monday, August 21st 2006, 15:43
related places: Baghdad

Saddam Hussein refuses to enter a plea on the opening day of his trial on charges of genocide and war crimes.
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Baghdad killings mar pilgrimage

Sunday, August 20th 2006, 13:52
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen kill at least 20 people and injure 300 as Shias attend a pilgrimage in Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
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Shia converge on Iraq shrine

Sunday, August 20th 2006, 7:21
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's prime minister warns clerics against stoking sectarian strife, as Shia pilgrims flock to Baghdad.
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Baghdad alert for Shia pilgrimage

Saturday, August 19th 2006, 10:37
related places: Baghdad

Security is tightened in Baghdad ahead of a Shia pilgrimage that last year saw 1,000 killed in a stampede.
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Bomb explodes at Baghdad market

Thursday, August 17th 2006, 15:38
related places: Baghdad

At least seven people are killed in a car bombing at a Baghdad market as Iraq is hit by another day of violence.
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Baghdad bomb attack kills eight

Wednesday, August 16th 2006, 14:52

At least eight people are killed and 28 wounded in a bomb attack in the Iraqi capital, security officials say.
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Iraq Kurdish party office bombed

Tuesday, August 15th 2006, 15:39
related places: Mosul

Nine Iraqis are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the city of Mosul.
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US recalls 300 soldiers to Iraq

Tuesday, August 15th 2006, 11:00
related countries: United States United States

Some 300 soldiers who had recently arrived home after a year in Iraq are ordered to return to the war zone.
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Iraqi Kurdish party office bombed

Tuesday, August 15th 2006, 10:30
related places: Mosul

Four Iraqis are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the city of Mosul.
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US reporter recounts Iraq kidnap

Monday, August 14th 2006, 15:24
related countries: United States United States

The US journalist Jill Carroll, held captive in Iraq for 82 days, gives her first public account of her ordeal.
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Multiple Baghdad attacks kill 47

Sunday, August 13th 2006, 20:02

A bomb and rocket attack on a mainly Shia part of the Iraqi capital leaves at least 47 dead.
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Iraq province 'nearing' handover

Sunday, August 13th 2006, 9:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces in Iraq move closer to handing over control in the Maysan province by closing a camp.
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US forces 'kill 26 Iraqi rebels'

Saturday, August 12th 2006, 14:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US forces in Iraq say they have killed 26 insurgents and detained 60 men suspected of al-Qaeda links.
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Attack kills two in northern Iraq

Friday, August 11th 2006, 12:30
related countries: United States United States

A bomb kills two policemen in northern Iraq, as the bodies of two US crew killed in a helicopter crash are found.
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Attack near Iraq shrine kills 35

Thursday, August 10th 2006, 14:55

A suicide bombing at a market in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf kills at least 35 people and injures more than 90.
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Baghdad morgue count rises again

Wednesday, August 9th 2006, 22:52
related places: Baghdad

Baghdad's mortuary received more than 1,800 bodies in July, the highest figure yet since a wave of violence hit.
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Iraqis held over reporter kidnap

Wednesday, August 9th 2006, 19:12
related countries: United States United States

Four Iraqi men are arrested over the kidnap earlier this year of journalist Jill Carroll, the US military says.
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Stress 'no excuse in Iraq case'

Wednesday, August 9th 2006, 13:21
related countries: United States United States

Prosecutors at a US military hearing dismiss claims that stress might have led US soldiers to kill an Iraqi family.
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Leading Democrat loses nomination

Wednesday, August 9th 2006, 9:12

Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman fights to win his party's primary amid criticism of his Iraq war support.
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US helicopter goes down in Iraq

Wednesday, August 9th 2006, 6:49
related countries: United States United States

A US transport helicopter crashes in western Iraq, injuring four crew members and leaving two missing.
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India party suspends ex-FM

Wednesday, August 9th 2006, 0:25
related countries: India India

An ex-foreign minister is suspended from India's ruling party over his alleged role in Iraq's oil-for-food programme.
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