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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

Saddam attacks judge over dispute

Wednesday, October 11th 2006, 14:43

Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein criticises the chief judge of his genocide trial, saying he cannot defend himself.
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Blasts rock US army base in Iraq

Wednesday, October 11th 2006, 9:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US military says that a fire at a Baghdad arms store was caused by an insurgent mortar attack.
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Lloyd video shown for first time

Tuesday, October 10th 2006, 20:24
related countries: United States United States

Video of the aftermath of an attack in which ITN reporter Terry Lloyd died is shown in public for the first time.
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Police find 60 bodies in Baghdad

Tuesday, October 10th 2006, 15:32
related places: Baghdad

Sixty bodies are found scattered across the Iraqi capital Baghdad, as a car bomb kills 10 people.
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Judge throws Saddam out of court

Tuesday, October 10th 2006, 15:10

Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussain is ejected from his genocide trial after shouting a verse from the Koran.
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Market bomb kills 10 in Baghdad

Monday, October 9th 2006, 20:23
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb kills at least 10 Iraqis and wound many more at a market in a Shia district of Baghdad.
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Iraq police rebrand to foil fakes

Monday, October 9th 2006, 16:49

Iraqi police are issued with new uniforms to stop death squads dressing up as security force members.
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Iraq troops 'buried family alive'

Monday, October 9th 2006, 14:56
related places: Baghdad

The trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein for alleged genocide against the Kurds resumes in Baghdad.
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Police fall ill in central Iraq

Monday, October 9th 2006, 9:33
related places: Baghdad

Eighty-nine Iraqi policemen need medical treatment after eating a meal at their base near Baghdad, officials say.
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Iraq Sunni leader's brother shot

Monday, October 9th 2006, 9:00
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen in police uniforms shoot dead the brother of Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashimi in Baghdad.
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Saddam Hussein in court for trial

Monday, October 9th 2006, 8:29

The trial of ex-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein for alleged genocide against the Kurds resumes on Monday.
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Battle rages in Shia Iraqi town

Sunday, October 8th 2006, 20:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US-led and Iraqi troops kill 30 suspected Shia gunmen in the south, as police find 51 bodies in Baghdad.
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Iraq moves to tackle corruption

Sunday, October 8th 2006, 12:36

The Iraqi parliament votes to lift immunity from a member so he can be prosecuted for alleged corruption.
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Troops in Kirkuk crackdown

Saturday, October 7th 2006, 20:40
related places: Kirkuk

Security forces launch a major operation in Kirkuk as a suicide bomber kills 14 people elsewhere in north Iraq.
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Bomber attacks 'model' Iraqi city

Saturday, October 7th 2006, 10:46
related countries: United States United States

A suicide bomber kills 14 people in north Iraq as suggestions emerge of a major change in US thinking.
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US medic jailed over Iraq murder

Saturday, October 7th 2006, 1:49
related countries: United States United States

US sailor is sentenced to 10 years in jail over his role in the murder of an Iraqi man, but will only serve one year.
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Medic says marines murdered Iraqi

Saturday, October 7th 2006, 1:09
related countries: United States United States

A US Navy medic testifies that marines put an Iraqi civilian in a hole and shot him 10 times in the head.
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Rice meets Iraqi Kurdish leaders

Friday, October 6th 2006, 12:31
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state holds talks with Kurdish leaders in northern Iraq amid tensions over oil.
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Rice in talks on Iraqi violence

Thursday, October 5th 2006, 21:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tells Iraqi leaders they must act quickly to help tackle soaring levels of violence.
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Iraqis test dead militant's DNA

Thursday, October 5th 2006, 9:54
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi officials do DNA tests on a militant killed in a US military raid to determine if he is the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
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Iraq police barred over killings

Wednesday, October 4th 2006, 15:33
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi police unit is removed from Baghdad because of accusations of complicity with death squad killings.
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Thirteen killed by Baghdad bombs

Wednesday, October 4th 2006, 10:30
related places: Baghdad

At least 13 people are killed by a series of explosions in Baghdad apparently targeting a government convoy.
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Nine dead in Baghdad bomb blasts

Wednesday, October 4th 2006, 9:37
related places: Baghdad

At least nine people are killed as a series of explosions hit a busy shopping area in Baghdad, reports say.
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New Iraqi plan to curb violence

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 8:57

Sunni and Shia leaders in Iraq agree to a four-point plan aimed at cutting sectarian violence in the country.
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Gunmen abduct 14 in Iraqi capital

Monday, October 2nd 2006, 15:42
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen wearing camouflage uniforms seized 14 people from a computer store in Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
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Al-Qaeda HQ 'based in Pakistan'

Monday, October 2nd 2006, 10:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A 2005 letter found after the death of al-Qaeda's chief in Iraq says its leaders were in Pakistan, a US paper reports.
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Baghdad authorities lift curfew

Sunday, October 1st 2006, 15:02
related places: Baghdad

Authorities in the Iraqi capital Baghdad lift a curfew imposed after intelligence revealed a planned series of attacks.
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Total curfew in force in Baghdad

Saturday, September 30th 2006, 19:39
related places: Baghdad

The Iraqi government declares a curfew in the capital, Baghdad, affecting both vehicles and people.
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US 'hiding Iraq woes' - Woodward

Friday, September 29th 2006, 23:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Woodward

Washington Post writer Bob Woodward says, in a new book, that the true extent of the Iraq war is being hidden.
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Saddam judge relative shot dead

Friday, September 29th 2006, 16:06

The brother-in-law of the new chief judge in the genocide trial of Saddam Hussein is shot dead in the Iraqi capital.
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Iraq convoy troops 'did not flee'

Friday, September 29th 2006, 6:29
related countries: United States United States

The US military rejects claims that its soldiers abandoned civilian truck drivers during an insurgent attack in Iraq.
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'Iraq al-Qaeda' makes kidnap call

Thursday, September 28th 2006, 17:17

The leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq calls for kidnapping of Westerners, according to a web recording.
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Attack on Baghdad mosque kills 10

Wednesday, September 27th 2006, 21:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Ten people are killed in an attack at a Baghdad mosque, as the US says suicide attacks are at record levels.
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Bush aides reject Iraq report calls

Wednesday, September 27th 2006, 16:19

The Bush administration rejects calls for the release in full of a report linking the Iraq conflict to terrorism.
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Democrats seek full terror report

Wednesday, September 27th 2006, 10:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

US Democrats urge the Bush administration to release in full a report linking the Iraq conflict and global terrorism.
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British launch Iraq police purge

Wednesday, September 27th 2006, 9:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraqi and British troops begin an operation to purge Shia militias from the police force in Basra city.
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Iraq war fuels terror - US report

Wednesday, September 27th 2006, 7:39
related countries: United States United States

The Iraq conflict has become a "cause celebre" for Muslim jihadists, a declassified US intelligence report says.
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Saddam thrown out for third time

Tuesday, September 26th 2006, 15:11
related places: Baghdad

Saddam Hussein is ejected from his trial in Baghdad for the third time in a week amid chaotic scenes in court.
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Senior militant 'killed in Iraq'

Monday, September 25th 2006, 15:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces kill a senior al-Qaeda fugitive in a raid in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, security sources say.
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Saddam thrown out of court again

Monday, September 25th 2006, 13:15

Saddam Hussein is thrown out of court for a second time, as defence lawyers boycott the trial.
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US report says Iraq fuels terror

Sunday, September 24th 2006, 17:19
related countries: United States United States

A US intelligence examination of the effects of the Iraq war reportedly says it is making the threat of terror worse.
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Iraqi PM calls for Ramadan unity

Sunday, September 24th 2006, 14:54

Prime Minister Nouri Maliki urges Iraqis to set aside differences during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
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Violence sweeps Iraq on Ramadan

Saturday, September 23rd 2006, 16:51
related places: Baghdad

A violent day in Iraq leaves 35 people dead from a Baghdad bombing while nine severed heads are found in Tikrit.
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Iraq torture 'worse after Saddam'

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 16:27

Torture may be worse now in Iraq than under Saddam Hussein, the UN's chief anti-torture expert says.
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Power handover in Iraqi province

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 12:52
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraqi forces take control of a second province in the south of the country from UK and Italian troops.
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Failed Amman bomber to hang

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 9:00
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Amman

A Jordanian court sentences a failed Iraqi suicide bomber to death for her role in attacks on hotels in Amman.
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Israel 'trains Iraqi Kurd forces'

Wednesday, September 20th 2006, 17:49

The BBC obtains evidence that Israelis have been giving military training to Kurds in northern Iraq.
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UN's concern over Iraqi killings

Wednesday, September 20th 2006, 17:07

The indiscriminate killing of civilians by death squads and insurgents in Iraq reaches new levels, the UN says.
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Saddam ordered out of court

Wednesday, September 20th 2006, 15:07
related places: Baghdad

Saddam Hussein is ordered out of court by the new chief judge at his genocide trial in Baghdad.
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Judge replaced in Saddam's trial

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 18:22

The judge in charge of Saddam Hussein's genocide trial is replaced, the Iraqi prime minister's office said.
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British soldier admits war crime

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 16:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK soldier becomes the first to admit to a war crime as he pleads guilty to inhumanely treating Iraqi civilians.
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UN chief warns of Iraq civil war

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 0:20

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan calls for urgent action to bring Iraq back from the brink of "full-scale civil war".
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Iraq chiefs vow to fight al-Qaeda

Monday, September 18th 2006, 17:53

Iraqi tribal chiefs in the Sunni Triangle say they have 20,000 men ready to take the fight to al-Qaeda.
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Many dead in northern Iraq blasts

Sunday, September 17th 2006, 14:15
related places: Kirkuk

At least 23 people die and 65 are hurt in a series of bomb attacks in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
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Dozens of bodies found in Baghdad

Saturday, September 16th 2006, 8:32
related places: Baghdad

Police in Baghdad find 47 bodies in locations around the Iraqi capital, most had been tortured and shot.
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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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