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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

Bush pledges to help Iraq succeed

Wednesday, June 14th 2006, 16:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US President George W Bush vows to do "what it takes" to help Iraq succeed, a day after his trip to Baghdad.
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Iraq implements new security plan

Wednesday, June 14th 2006, 11:18
related places: Baghdad

Tens of thousands of troops flood Baghdad's streets in the biggest operation to control the Iraqi capital yet.
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US 'biggest global peace threat'

Wednesday, June 14th 2006, 1:43
related countries: United States United States

People in European and Muslim nations see US policy in Iraq as the biggest threat to world peace, a survey shows.
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'Kill Iraqis marine song' probe

Tuesday, June 13th 2006, 21:53
related countries: United States United States

The US marines criticises a video posted online apparently showing a US Marine singing about killing Iraqi civilians.
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Bush makes surprise trip to Iraq

Tuesday, June 13th 2006, 19:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US President George W Bush pays an unannounced visit to Iraq - his first trip there since November 2003.
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Iraq's Kirkuk rocked by bombings

Tuesday, June 13th 2006, 13:52
related places: Kirkuk

At least 16 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks that rock Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk.
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Jordan MPs face Zarqawi charges

Tuesday, June 13th 2006, 12:00
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan charges four MPs with inciting sectarianism by visiting the family of killed Iraq al-Qaeda chief Zarqawi.
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Zarqawi heir 'will be US target'

Tuesday, June 13th 2006, 5:03
related countries: United States United States

President Bush says Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's successor as the head of al-Qaeda in Iraq will be a US target.
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Al-Qaeda in Iraq names new head

Monday, June 12th 2006, 21:19
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda in Iraq names Abu Hamza al-Muhajir to succeed Zarqawi, who was killed last week in a US air strike.
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Jordan to probe MPs over Zarqawi

Monday, June 12th 2006, 17:32

Jordan launches an inquiry after four Islamist MPs visit the family of Abu Zarqawi, the militant leader killed in Iraq.
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Iraq tops agenda for Bush cabinet

Monday, June 12th 2006, 15:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

The US president holds talks with his top security advisers and Iraqi officials to consider the path ahead in Iraq.
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US air strike kills nine in Iraq

Monday, June 12th 2006, 14:18
related countries: United States United States

A US air strike in Iraq kills seven adults, described by the military as "terrorists", and two children near Baquba.
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Anger erupts at Saddam trial

Monday, June 12th 2006, 11:50
related places: Baghdad

Co-defendant Barzan al-Tikriti is thrown out of court as Saddam Hussein's trial resumes in Baghdad.
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Zarqawi followers 'vow revenge'

Sunday, June 11th 2006, 20:43

Al-Qaeda in Iraq will launch "major attacks" to avenge leader al-Zarqawi's death, a web statement says.
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US doctors begin Zarqawi autopsy

Saturday, June 10th 2006, 17:52
related countries: United States United States

Two US doctors examine the body of top militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, killed in Iraq this week.
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Zarqawi 'survived initial strike'

Friday, June 9th 2006, 16:38
related countries: United States United States

Militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was alive when Iraqi police arrived at the scene of the air strikes, the US says.
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Baghdad curfew after Zarqawi raid

Friday, June 9th 2006, 11:48
related places: Baghdad

Vehicles are banned from the streets of Baghdad amid fears of reprisals for the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
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Iraq allies hail Zarqawi killing

Thursday, June 8th 2006, 19:20
related countries: United States United States

Political leaders welcome the death of al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, killed in a US air raid.
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Key Iraq ministers get approval

Thursday, June 8th 2006, 16:01

The Iraqi parliament approves PM Nouri Maliki's nominees for the key posts of defence and interior ministers.
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Zarqawi killed in Iraq air raid

Thursday, June 8th 2006, 11:23

Militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is killed in a bombing raid, the Iraqi PM announces.
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Key Iraq ministers get approval

Thursday, June 8th 2006, 10:42

The Iraqi parliament approves PM Nouri Maliki's nominees for the key posts of defence and interior ministers.
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Oil prices fall on Zarqawi death

Thursday, June 8th 2006, 10:24

The death of Iraqi militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi drives world oil prices below $70 a barrel.
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Iraq frees prisoners 'for unity'

Wednesday, June 7th 2006, 12:45

Iraq releases the first of 2,500 prisoners due to be freed as part of a reconciliation effort by PM Nouri Maliki.
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Violent Baghdad deaths top 6,000

Tuesday, June 6th 2006, 17:01

Baghdad's main mortuary receives 6,000 bodies after violent deaths this year - and the toll is rising, officials say.
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More severed heads found in Iraq

Tuesday, June 6th 2006, 14:28

Iraqi police find nine severed heads as officials say 6,000 bodies have been received at Baghdad's mortuary this year.
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Iraqi jailed over aid worker death

Monday, June 5th 2006, 17:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad, Hassan

A Baghdad court convicts a man over the abduction and murder of British aid worker Margaret Hassan.
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Gunmen kidnap 50 in Iraqi capital

Monday, June 5th 2006, 14:03
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen kidnap at least 50 people from a busy Baghdad street lined with travel agencies, officials say.
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About 50 kidnapped in Baghdad

Monday, June 5th 2006, 9:44
related countries: United States United States

Gunmen kidnap at least 50 people from a busy street in central Baghdad, Iraqi security officials report.
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Hassan murder trial due to begin

Monday, June 5th 2006, 8:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

Three men are to go on trial in Baghdad for the kidnap and apparent murder of UK aid worker Margaret Hassan.
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At least 20 Iraq motorists killed

Sunday, June 4th 2006, 13:47

At least 20 people are pulled from their cars and shot dead in Iraq, as a vote on key ministers is postponed.
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Confusion over abducted Russians

Sunday, June 4th 2006, 8:06
related countries: Russia Russia

The fate of four abducted Russian embassy staff is unclear amid conflicting reports from Iraq officials.
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Basra car bomb kills at least 28

Saturday, June 3rd 2006, 19:27

A car bomb explodes in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, killing at least 28 people and injuring 62.
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Russian diplomat 'killed in Iraq'

Saturday, June 3rd 2006, 15:34
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Baghdad

One Russian diplomat is killed and four kidnapped by gunmen in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Moscow confirms.
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Iraqis reject US Ishaqi findings

Saturday, June 3rd 2006, 14:14
related countries: United States United States

The Iraqi government rejects the findings of a US investigation into the deaths of 11 civilians in Ishaqi.
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Seven police die in Iraq ambush

Saturday, June 3rd 2006, 10:37
related places: Baghdad

Seven Iraqi policemen die in an attack on a checkpoint in Baquba, north-east of Baghdad, police say.
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Troops cleared over Iraq deaths

Saturday, June 3rd 2006, 0:27
related countries: United States United States

A US military investigation finds there was no misconduct by US troops over Iraqi civilian deaths in Ishaqi.
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Troops cleared of Iraq wrongdoing

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 21:30
related countries: United States United States

A US military investigation finds there was no misconduct by US troops over Iraqi civilian deaths in Ishaqi.
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Hard labour for Abu Ghraib man

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 20:59
related countries: United States United States

A US army dog handler who abused an Iraqi prisoner at Abu Ghraib prison will not go to jail, a court decides.
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Blair meets Prodi in Italy

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 17:06
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

The UK prime minister Tony Blair holds talks with the new Italian prime minister, Romano Prodi, in Rome.
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No jail for US army dog handler

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 14:51
related countries: United States United States

A US army dog handler convicted of abusing an Iraqi prisoner will not go to jail, a military court decides.
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Iraqi PM angry at 'US violence'

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 14:08
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki criticises US troops for what he describes as habitual attacks against civilians.
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US probes new Iraq massacre claim

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 7:00
related countries: United States United States

The US tells the BBC it is investigating an incident in which 11 Iraqis may have been shot by US troops.
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New 'Iraq massacre' tape emerges

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 1:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: March

The BBC obtains new video evidence that US troops may have deliberately killed 11 Iraqi civilians in March.
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Abu Ghraib dog handler convicted

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 1:21
related countries: United States United States

A US Army dog handler is convicted of abusing prisoners with his dog at Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail.
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Baghdad mortar barrage kills nine

Thursday, June 1st 2006, 18:05
related places: Baghdad

At least nine people are killed and some 40 injured in a mortar bomb attack in Baghdad, police say.
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Ethics lessons for US Iraq troops

Thursday, June 1st 2006, 17:47
related countries: United States United States

US-led troops in Iraq are to undergo ethical training after an alleged massacre of civilians at Haditha.
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US soldiers kill two Iraqi women

Thursday, June 1st 2006, 14:08
related countries: United States United States

A pregnant Iraqi woman in labour and her cousin are mistakenly shot dead by US troops, officials say.
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Iraq imposes emergency in Basra

Wednesday, May 31st 2006, 16:39

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki declares a month-long emergency in Basra to arrest the city's slide into anarchy.
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Iraq to probe US massacre claims

Tuesday, May 30th 2006, 17:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Iraq says it will investigate allegations of a US massacre in Haditha as questions mount in Washington.
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CBS woman 'stable' after Iraq hit

Tuesday, May 30th 2006, 15:21

Kimberly Dozier arrives in Germany after surviving a car bomb as two women are killed in a new Baghdad attack.
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US warning on Iraq deaths probe

Tuesday, May 30th 2006, 9:35
related countries: United States United States

A top US military official says a probe into the killing of a group of Iraqi civilians must not be prejudged.
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TV crew killed in Baghdad attack

Tuesday, May 30th 2006, 1:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Two members of a US news team are killed in Iraq and a reporter is hurt, as bomb attacks leave dozens dead.
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Saddam witnesses say Dujail fair

Monday, May 29th 2006, 21:01

Defence witnesses at the trial of Saddam Hussein say death sentences given to 148 Dujail men were fair.
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Dozens die in fresh Iraq bombings

Monday, May 29th 2006, 14:04
related places: Baghdad

At least 40 people are killed in a fresh wave of bomb attacks in Baghdad and neighbouring Diyala province.
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Nine dead in Iraqi bus explosion

Monday, May 29th 2006, 5:13
related places: Baghdad

At least nine people are killed in an explosion on or near a bus north-east of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Action call over Basra security

Sunday, May 28th 2006, 19:47

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani calls for action over the deteriorating security situation in the city of Basra.
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US helicopter comes down in Iraq

Saturday, May 27th 2006, 18:45
related countries: United States United States

Two crew members are missing after a US marine helicopter crashes in west Iraq, the military says.
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US 'winding up' Iraq deaths probe

Saturday, May 27th 2006, 11:56
related countries: United States United States

An inquiry into claims that US marines deliberately killed Iraqi civilians is nearly complete, the Pentagon says.
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Baghdad market bombings kill 13

Friday, May 26th 2006, 22:23

Bomb attacks on three markets in the Iraqi capital kill at least 13 people and injure dozens more.
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Iraqis shot 'for wearing shorts'

Friday, May 26th 2006, 16:54
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's tennis coach and two players are killed in Baghdad - witnesses say because they were wearing shorts.
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Iran puts US Iraq talks on hold

Friday, May 26th 2006, 15:44
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad

Iran's foreign minister says Tehran has shelved a US offer for talks on Iraq because Washington tried to exploit the issue.
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Bush and Blair admit Iraq errors

Friday, May 26th 2006, 7:42

Tony Blair and George W Bush acknowledge mistakes in Iraq, but urge support for the new government.
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