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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

New attacks hit Baghdad

Monday, July 10th 2006, 14:39
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen in Baghdad ambush a bus, killing six passengers, as new bombings in the capital kill at least 10.
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Saddam boycotts 'malicious' trial

Monday, July 10th 2006, 14:25
related places: Baghdad

Ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his lawyers say they will boycott his trial as closing arguments begin.
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Bombs strike Shia area of Baghdad

Monday, July 10th 2006, 6:50
related places: Baghdad

At least seven die as two car bombs strike a Shia district in the east of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police say.
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Dozens killed in Baghdad attacks

Sunday, July 9th 2006, 20:25
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen kill at least 40 people at a fake checkpoint, while at least 25 others die in a double car bombing in Baghdad.
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US soldiers charged in rape case

Sunday, July 9th 2006, 14:21
related countries: United States United States

Four US soldiers are charged with rape and murder over an attack on an Iraqi woman who was killed with her family.
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US 'finds Iraq killing failings'

Saturday, July 8th 2006, 4:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Marines

Marines at all levels failed to probe conflicting reports of US killings in Haditha in Iraq, a report quoted by media says.
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Iraq mosques targeted by bombs

Friday, July 7th 2006, 15:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Mosques across Iraq are targeted in a number of attacks, killing at least 14 worshippers.
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Veteran denies Iraq rape charges

Friday, July 7th 2006, 2:02
related countries: United States United States

Former US soldier Steven Green pleads not guilty to raping and murdering an Iraqi girl and killing three family members.
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Bomb targets Iraq shrine pilgrims

Thursday, July 6th 2006, 7:00
related countries: Iran Iran

At least 12 people, including Iranian pilgrims, die in a car bombing at a Shia mosque in Iraq, police say.
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Call for Iraq probe in rape case

Wednesday, July 5th 2006, 13:36
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki demands a fresh inquiry into an alleged rape and murder committed by US forces.
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Snatched Iraqi minister is freed

Tuesday, July 4th 2006, 18:30
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi deputy minister and bodyguards kidnapped in Baghdad have been released, officials say.
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Zarqawi death has 'little impact'

Tuesday, July 4th 2006, 11:17
related countries: United States United States

US envoy to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad admits the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has not reduced the violence.
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Veteran on Iraq murder charges

Tuesday, July 4th 2006, 5:56
related countries: United States United States

A former US soldier is charged with raping an Iraqi woman and killing her and three relatives, officials say.
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Eight die in fresh Iraq bombings

Monday, July 3rd 2006, 16:36
related places: Mosul

A car bomb explodes in a market in the Iraqi city of Mosul, killing at least five and wounding many more.
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Saddam daughter 'safe in Jordan'

Sunday, July 2nd 2006, 21:55

Saddam Hussein's daughter, wanted in Iraq, is living under royal protection in Jordan, the kingdom says.
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Several die in Iraq market blast

Sunday, July 2nd 2006, 16:59
related places: Baghdad

At least three people die and 17 are injured when a bomb explodes in a market south of Baghdad, officials say.
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UK 'faces al-Qaeda threat'

Sunday, July 2nd 2006, 8:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The threat to the UK from al-Qaeda is increasing and the Iraq war has boosted support for extremist groups, say MPs.
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Baghdad market blast kills scores

Saturday, July 1st 2006, 12:17
related places: Baghdad

At least 66 people are killed and about 100 injured in a car bomb attack on a Baghdad market, officials say.
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US investigates new Iraq killings

Friday, June 30th 2006, 21:58
related countries: United States United States

The US military opens a criminal investigation into the alleged killing of an Iraqi family by US soldiers.
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$10m reward to find Iraq killers

Friday, June 30th 2006, 15:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia offers $10m (£5.4m) for information on the militants who killed four Russian diplomats in Iraq.
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Sunnis condemn Iraq amnesty plan

Friday, June 30th 2006, 14:51

A leading Iraqi Sunni group says the government's amnesty offer for insurgents is meaningless.
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US 'to probe new Iraq killings'

Friday, June 30th 2006, 14:37
related countries: United States United States

The US military opens an investigation into the alleged killing of an Iraqi family by US soldiers.
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Iraq PM positive on amnesty plan

Wednesday, June 28th 2006, 21:02

Iraq PM Nouri Maliki says a number of insurgents have responded positively to his national reconciliation plan.
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Russia 'to kill Iraq kidnappers'

Wednesday, June 28th 2006, 14:08
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's president orders special services to "find and destroy" the killers of four diplomats in Iraq.
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Man held over Iraq shrine bomb

Wednesday, June 28th 2006, 11:40

Iraqi officials say a leading al-Qaeda member has been arrested for the bombing of a key Shia shrine.
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Romanian bomb plot suspect held

Tuesday, June 27th 2006, 15:44
related countries: Romania Romania, United States United States

A man is held on suspicion of planning a car bombing in protest against Romania's co-operation with US troops in Iraq.
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Bombing hits northern Iraqi city

Tuesday, June 27th 2006, 12:26
related places: Kirkuk

A car bomb explodes at a petrol station in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing at least three people.
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Violence in Iraq leaves 25 dead

Monday, June 26th 2006, 22:00

Two market blasts in Iraqi towns and several other attacks across the country claim at least 25 lives.
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Russian diplomat deaths confirmed

Monday, June 26th 2006, 16:39
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia confirms that four of its diplomats kidnapped in Iraq are dead, a day after a hostage video appeared.
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Iraq oil output hits a new high

Monday, June 26th 2006, 11:19
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi oil production rises to 2.5 million barrels per day, its highest level since 2003's US-led invasion.
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Russian hostages 'killed in Iraq'

Monday, June 26th 2006, 9:50
related countries: Russia Russia

Four Russian embassy workers are killed by their kidnappers in Iraq, an internet video and statement says.
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US pair charged over Iraqi death

Monday, June 26th 2006, 7:22
related countries: United States United States

Two US soldiers are charged over the death of an unarmed Iraqi civilian near Ramadi, the US military says.
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Iraq PM unveils unity proposals

Sunday, June 25th 2006, 15:36

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki unveils a 24-point national reconciliation plan to the country's parliament.
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Menacing reality of life in Baghdad

Saturday, June 24th 2006, 10:56
related places: Baghdad

Return to Baghdad after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Hugh Sykes reflects on how things have changed in Iraq.
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Al-Qaeda deputy praises Zarqawi

Friday, June 23rd 2006, 20:51

Osama Bin Laden's deputy hails the slain leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, in a video broadcast.
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Iraq bomb attacks leave 16 dead

Friday, June 23rd 2006, 20:39
related places: Baghdad

At least 16 people die in Iraq, as the government prepares to unveil a plan to persuade insurgents to end violence.
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Iran accused over Iraqi Shias

Friday, June 23rd 2006, 6:19
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The top US general in Iraq makes the most detailed allegations so far about Iranian support for extremists.
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US Senate rejects Iraq withdrawal

Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 16:46
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate votes overwhelmingly against a Democratic call for troops to begin leaving Iraq this year.
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Many still missing in Iraq kidnap

Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 15:35
related countries: United States United States

A total of 34 Iraqis are still missing following a mass kidnapping at a government factory on Wednesday.
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Marines face Iraq murder charges

Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 13:19
related countries: United States United States

US marines are charged with the murder of a disabled Iraqi, in one of a series of inquiries into abuse allegations.
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US Senate debates Iraq timetable

Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 7:37
related countries: United States United States

Democratic proposals for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq spark a fierce debate in the US Senate.
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Howard warns on Iraq troops role

Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 7:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian PM John Howard says some troops in Iraq will take on a higher risk role as they change location.
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Killing sparks Iraq-Australia row

Wednesday, June 21st 2006, 23:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Baghdad

Australian diplomats' guards in Baghdad shoot dead an Iraqi minister's bodyguard, provoking a row.
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Mass abduction at Baghdad factory

Wednesday, June 21st 2006, 17:25
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen abduct at least 80 Iraqi factory workers from a fleet of buses just north of Baghdad, officials say.
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Hometowns mourn US troops

Wednesday, June 21st 2006, 15:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Family and friends in the US pay tribute to two soldiers seized and later killed south of Baghdad.
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Saddam defence lawyer shot dead

Wednesday, June 21st 2006, 14:03
related places: Baghdad

One of Saddam Hussein's leading defence lawyers, Khamis al-Obeidi, is abducted and killed in Baghdad.
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Russian diplomats 'to be killed'

Wednesday, June 21st 2006, 13:58
related countries: Russia Russia

An internet posting, apparently by insurgents in Iraq, says four Russian diplomatic hostages are to be killed.
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Japan press welcomes Iraq move

Wednesday, June 21st 2006, 11:52
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's decision to withdraw its troops from Iraq is given a cautious welcome in the national press.
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US soldiers' bodies found in Iraq

Tuesday, June 20th 2006, 21:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Friday

Two US soldiers missing in Iraq since Friday are found dead south of Baghdad, the US military says.
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Iraqis 'plotted to kill Allawi'

Tuesday, June 20th 2006, 15:29
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: `Allawi

The trial opens in Germany of three Iraqis accused of plotting to kill former Iraqi PM Iyad Allawi.
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US memo reveals Iraqis' grim life

Tuesday, June 20th 2006, 14:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A leaked cable from the US embassy in Baghdad paints a depressing picture of the daily lives of Iraqi staff.
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US troops on Iraq death charges

Tuesday, June 20th 2006, 10:31
related countries: United States United States

The US military charges three soldiers over the deaths of three male Iraqi prisoners last month.
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Japan to pull troops out of Iraq

Tuesday, June 20th 2006, 6:04
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan is to pull its troops out of Iraq, ending its first foray into an active war zone since World War II.
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Prosecution seeks Saddam death

Monday, June 19th 2006, 16:53
related places: Saddam

The prosecution in Saddam Hussein's trial calls for the "heaviest penalty" as it delivers closing arguments.
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Iraqi rebels 'holding US troops'

Monday, June 19th 2006, 14:47
related countries: United States United States

A group of insurgents linked to al-Qaeda in Iraq says it is holding two US soldiers missing since last week.
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Italian bid to indict US soldier

Monday, June 19th 2006, 14:17
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

Italian prosecutors call for a US soldier to stand trial for the 2005 shooting of an Italian secret agent in Iraq.
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US-led forces push into Iraq city

Monday, June 19th 2006, 11:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US-led troops push further into the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, as four people die in a Baghdad car bombing.
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US troops 'seized by insurgents'

Sunday, June 18th 2006, 16:28
related countries: United States United States

Two US soldiers seized at a checkpoint in Iraq were taken by masked insurgents, witnesses say.
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US bid to curb Ramadi militants

Sunday, June 18th 2006, 13:57
related countries: United States United States

US and Iraqi forces set up extra checkpoints in the town of Ramadi in a bid to curb militants' movements.
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Bombers defy security to hit Iraq

Saturday, June 17th 2006, 18:29
related places: Baghdad

At least 41 Iraqis die and 100 are wounded in a string of attacks in defiance of a strict security clampdown.
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Wrong advice blamed for abuse

Saturday, June 17th 2006, 12:18
related countries: United States United States

US forces in Iraq kept inmates on bread and water alone for up to 17 days in 2004, a newly-released report says.
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US probes Iraqi prisoner deaths

Friday, June 16th 2006, 21:40
related countries: United States United States

The US army orders a probe into the deaths of three prisoners in Iraq, after soldiers raise suspicions.
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US House backs Bush on Iraq war

Friday, June 16th 2006, 17:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

The US House of Representatives passes a motion rejecting a deadline for withdrawing US troops.
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'Shoe bomber' hits Baghdad mosque

Friday, June 16th 2006, 12:01

At least 11 die at a Shia mosque in Iraq in what the imam says was a shoe bomb attack aimed at him.
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