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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

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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Baghdad blasts kill at least 19

Tuesday, August 8th 2006, 21:46
related places: Baghdad

At least 19 people die and scores are hurt in a series of blasts in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.
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Troops 'took turns' to rape Iraqi

Monday, August 7th 2006, 14:49
related countries: United States United States

A US military hearing is given graphic details by one of the US soldiers accused of raping an Iraqi teenager.
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US reinforces troops in Baghdad

Monday, August 7th 2006, 14:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Thousands of US troops deploy in Baghdad amid new warnings of a descent into sectarian civil war.
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Bombing kills Iraqi mourners

Sunday, August 6th 2006, 20:53
related places: Tikrit

A suicide bomber kills at least 10 people and wounds about 18 others at a funeral in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, police say.
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Grim testimony at troops' hearing

Sunday, August 6th 2006, 15:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi army medic tells a hearing in Baghdad how he found the bodies of four Iraqis allegedly killed by US troops.
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US troops face 'war crimes' claim

Friday, August 4th 2006, 17:30
related countries: United States United States

Prosecutors urging a court martial for four US soldiers accused of murder in Iraq say they are "war criminals".
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Deadly attacks hit northern Iraq

Friday, August 4th 2006, 13:55

At least 14 people are reported dead in separate attacks in Mosul and Hadhar in northern Iraq.
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US echoes Iraq civil war warning

Thursday, August 3rd 2006, 16:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Iraq could move toward civil war, says top US General John Abizaid hours after a similar UK warning.
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Baghdad bomb hits shopping area

Thursday, August 3rd 2006, 12:36
related places: Baghdad

A bombing in the centre of Baghdad kills nine people and injures more than 20, police say.
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Iraq civil war warning for Blair

Thursday, August 3rd 2006, 11:46

Civil war is a more likely outcome than democracy in Iraq, a top diplomat warns in a confidential memo.
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Blasts hit Baghdad football game

Wednesday, August 2nd 2006, 21:24
related places: Baghdad

At least 12 people, many of them children, die in bomb attacks as they play football in Baghdad, police say.
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Iraq president upbeat on security

Wednesday, August 2nd 2006, 13:26

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani says the country's forces will take over security by the end of the year.
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Bomb attack hits Baghdad square

Wednesday, August 2nd 2006, 9:04
related places: Baghdad

Up to three bombs explode in a central Baghdad square, killing three people and injuring nine, officials say.
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Iraq rocked by fresh bomb attacks

Tuesday, August 1st 2006, 18:41

A series of bomb attacks mostly targeting the security forces kill more than 50 people across Iraq, police say.
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Iraq gunmen kidnap 26 people

Monday, July 31st 2006, 19:01
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen in Iraqi police uniforms kidnap 26 people at the offices of a firm in central Baghdad, officials say.
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Sunni mosques attacked in Iraq

Saturday, July 29th 2006, 14:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Two Sunni mosques in Baghdad come under fire, as a car bomb kills three in the northern city of Kirkuk.
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Four die in Baghdad mosque attack

Friday, July 28th 2006, 16:53
related places: Baghdad

At least four people are killed in a mortar attack on a Sunni mosque in Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Saddam to learn fate in October

Thursday, July 27th 2006, 12:20

The trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is adjourned until October when a verdict is expected.
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Twin blasts 'kill 27' in Baghdad

Thursday, July 27th 2006, 10:24
related places: Baghdad

Two explosions in a central Baghdad district kill at least 27 people and injure 101 others, Iraqi police say.
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Saddam plea against hanging

Wednesday, July 26th 2006, 15:37

Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein says he should be shot not hanged if his trial ends in the death penalty.
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Saddam 'forced' back to his trial

Wednesday, July 26th 2006, 11:19

Ex-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein protests he has been forcibly taken from hospital to court after a hunger strike.
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US boosts Baghdad security force

Tuesday, July 25th 2006, 17:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

President Bush says US troops will be redeployed to Baghdad to combat the deteriorating security situation.
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Japan's last Iraq troops return

Tuesday, July 25th 2006, 7:14
related countries: Japan Japan

The final group of Japanese soldiers returns from Iraq, ending the country's two-and-a-half-year deployment.
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Trial resumes without Saddam

Monday, July 24th 2006, 15:30
related places: Saddam

Saddam Hussein's trial resumes without the Iraqi ex-leader who is being treated in hospital over a hunger strike.
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Iraqi PM eyes further withdrawals

Monday, July 24th 2006, 14:30

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki suggests Iraqi troops will soon take control over more areas of the country.
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Dozens killed by Iraq car bombs

Sunday, July 23rd 2006, 11:40
related places: Baghdad

Car bomb attacks in Baghdad and the north Iraq city of Kirkuk kill more than 50 people and injure many others.
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Shia workers shot dead in Iraq

Saturday, July 22nd 2006, 18:39

Seven Shia construction workers are killed by gunmen in the Iraqi capital, in an apparent sectarian attack.
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Iraqi army 'saves British troops'

Saturday, July 22nd 2006, 15:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Iraqi army foiled a potentially deadly attack on British troops in Basra, says the British army.
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Baghdad 'calmer' after new curfew

Friday, July 21st 2006, 21:40
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi authorities extend a daytime traffic curfew in Baghdad, in a bid to stem increasing violence.
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Sistani calls for end to violence

Thursday, July 20th 2006, 16:10

Iraq's most prominent Shia cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, urges an end to sectarian "hatred and violence".
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Japan's Iraq troops arrive home

Thursday, July 20th 2006, 6:48
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese troops who served in Iraq return home, ending Japan's most significant deployment since WWII.
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Iraqi Sunnis seized amid killings

Wednesday, July 19th 2006, 15:20
related places: Baghdad

More than 20 Sunni workers are kidnapped as sectarian violence continues unabated across Iraq.
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Car bombing kills dozens in Iraq

Tuesday, July 18th 2006, 17:48

At least 53 people are killed and 100 injured in a car bomb attack on a group of labourers in the Iraqi city of Kufa.
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Japanese troops leave Iraq

Tuesday, July 18th 2006, 6:03
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese soldiers leave Iraq, ending ther first foray into an active foreign war zone since World War II.
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Attack on Iraqi market kills 48

Monday, July 17th 2006, 14:25
related places: Baghdad

At least 48 people are killed in an attack on a market in the Iraqi town of Mahmoudiya, south of Baghdad.
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Suicide attack on north Iraq cafe

Sunday, July 16th 2006, 21:46

At least 23 people die and many others are injured in a suicide attack in a crowded cafe in northern Iraq.
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Five Iraq sports officials freed

Sunday, July 16th 2006, 11:54

Five Iraqi sports officials are released by their abductors who are still holding Iraq's Olympic Committee chief.
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Gunmen abduct Iraq Olympic chief

Saturday, July 15th 2006, 11:44

Gunmen in Iraq kidnap a group of more than 30 people, including Iraq's Olympic committee chief.
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Attack on Iraqi troops kills 12

Friday, July 14th 2006, 15:02

Gunmen kill at least 12 Iraqi soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint in the north, army officials say.
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Iraq province power transferred

Thursday, July 13th 2006, 12:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraq's British-controlled Muthanna province is handed over to local forces after a formal ceremony.
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Iraqi bus kidnap 'bodies found'

Wednesday, July 12th 2006, 12:33
related countries: United States United States

The bodies of 23 people seized in Iraq are found as US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld visits the country.
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