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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

VIDEO: Dozens dead in Iraqi bomb attacks

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 14:43

Dozens of people have been killed in a wave of at least 11 attacks in Iraq, some targeting the security forces.
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Many dead in wave of Iraq attacks

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 13:26
related places: Baghdad

Dozens of people are reported killed in a wave of attacks in Iraq, including 11 soldiers killed at a checkpoint north of Baghdad.
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Syria rockets kill girl in Iraq

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 16:23
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian rockets hit an Iraqi border town killing a young girl, in one of the the most serious spillovers of violence since the Syrian conflict began.
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VIDEO: Ex-bomb disarmer lives on in fear

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 4:51
related countries: United States United States

In his memoir The Long Walk, former US Air Force bomb disarmer Brian Castner describes the "nerve-racking yet strangely exhilarating" work in Iraq.
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Tutu calling for Blair-Bush trial

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 9:43

Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court over their role in the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu says.
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Iraq gunmen kill police general

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 12:33

Five Iraqi security forces members, including two senior officers, have been killed in a series of shootings and bombings, officials say.
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Tutu snubs Tony Blair over Iraq

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 16:19

Archbishop Desmond Tutu refuses to share a platform with Tony Blair, saying his support for the Iraq war was "morally indefensible".
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VIDEO: Orchestral triumph of Iraqi teenager

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 14:58

Learning to play a musical instrument is hard enough on is own, but to do it when you are scared for your life and without any teachers to show you how, is an even more daunting prospect.
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Iraq minister quits unity cabinet

Monday, August 27th 2012, 13:14

Iraqi Communications Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi resigns, accusing the prime minister of not stopping "political interference" in his ministry.
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VIDEO: Iraq's wheelchair users pick up tennis

Friday, August 24th 2012, 13:02

Iraq's national wheelchair tennis team is giving hope to young men and women learning to live with the physical and emotional trauma of years of fighting in their country.
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Ex-US diplomat in drink charge

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 21:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Washington

Ryan Crocker, the former US ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, is charged with a hit-and-run and drink driving in the US state of Washington.
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Scores die in fresh Iraq violence

Friday, August 17th 2012, 13:14

A series of bombings and shootings across Iraq on Thursday left more than 70 people dead, officials say.
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Central Iraq bombings 'kill 10'

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 19:48
related places: Baghdad

Three bomb attacks in Iraq's Diyala province, north of the capital Baghdad, leave at least 10 people dead, officials say.
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Eleven killed by Iraq car bomb

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 19:50

Iraqi officials say 11 people have been killed in a car bomb targeting Shia Muslims near the central town of Suwayrah.
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Series of attacks in Iraq kill 12

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 7:24
related places: Baghdad

At least 12 people have been killed in a series of attacks across Iraq, including bombings in northern Baghdad, officials say.
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Iraq killings hit two-year peak

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 14:44

July was Iraq's deadliest month in almost two years, with 325 people killed in attacks across the country, according to government figures.
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Deadly car bombings hit Baghdad

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 17:04
related places: Baghdad

At least 19 people are killed as two car bombs explode within minutes of each other in the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.
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Cultural oasis in northern Iraq

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 0:51

Art cafe is a rare socialising haven in conservative Iraqi Kurdistan
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VIDEO: Syrian families seek refuge in Iraq

Friday, July 27th 2012, 17:55
related countries: Syria Syria

As the violence continues in Syria, so too does the flow of refugees fleeing the country in search of safety.
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VIDEO: Scores killed in deadly Iraq attacks

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 22:24
related places: Baghdad

A wave of bomb attacks and shootings in Baghdad and north of the capital has killed at least 107 people, say security and medical officials.
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Deadly Iraq attacks kill scores

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 13:36

A wave of bomb attacks and shootings in Baghdad and north of the Iraqi capital kills at least 107 people, say security and medical officials.
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Wave of deadly bombings hits Iraq

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 19:29
related places: Baghdad

A series of bombs in towns to the south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad kills at least 17 and leaves many others injured.
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Iraq struggles to reform rations

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 22:03

Iraq struggles to reform exploited food rationing system
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Blast hits Iraq-Turkey pipeline

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 14:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey

An explosion in south-eastern Turkey hits a key pipeline carrying oil from Iraq to the Mediterranean.
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From Iraqi refugee to football star in Australia

Friday, July 20th 2012, 23:14
related countries: Australia Australia

From Iraqi refugee to football star in Australia
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Syria rebels seize border posts

Friday, July 20th 2012, 8:17
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Damascus

Syrian rebels capture a number of positions on the country's borders with Turkey and Iraq as the army concentrates on the battle for Damascus.
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Tlas 'in Syria opposition talks'

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 17:15
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A general who fled Syria last week has been in contact with the opposition, France's foreign minister says, a day after a top diplomat abandons the regime.
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Syrian ambassador abandons Assad

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 10:57

Syria's ambassador to Iraq says he has defected to the opposition - the first senior diplomat to abandon the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
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Annan talks with Syria neighbours

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 22:38
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan holds talks in Iraq and Iran to discuss possible solutions for ending the conflict in Syria.
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Bombing in central Iraq kills six

Friday, July 6th 2012, 21:02

At least six people have been killed in a suicide car bombing in central Iraq, reportedly targeting a Sunni Awakening Council member, officials say.
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VIDEO: Defying danger for Iraq pilgrimage

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 4:10
related places: Karbala'

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis converge on the city of Karbala in southern Iraq to celebrate one of the most important figures in Shia Islam.
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Fresh bombing rocks central Iraq

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 11:39

At least eight people have been killed in a car bombing in central Iraq, officials say, a day after a series of attacks left 40 people dead.
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'Many dead' in Iraq bomb attacks

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 20:29
related places: Karbala'

At least 25 people are killed by a truck bomb in the Iraqi town of Diwaniya, with more killed in blasts in Karbala and Taji.
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Deadly car bombs strike Baghdad

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 15:11
related places: Baghdad

At least 14 people are killed and dozens wounded in a series of car bomb attacks in and around the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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Bombings in Baghdad leave 11 dead

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 10:26
related places: Baghdad

At least 11 people have been killed in two separate bomb attacks in and around Iraq's capital, Baghdad, officials say.
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Turkey hits Kurd bases in Iraq

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 11:42

Turkey's military confirms it has carried out nine further air strikes against Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq.
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Blasts kill 13 at Baghdad market

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 10:14
related places: Baghdad

At least 13 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in bombings in a busy Baghdad market, officials say.
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Turkey hits Kurdish sites in Iraq

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 17:04
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish military said it has carried out strikes on Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq, a day after 18 people died in fighting in south-east Turkey.
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VIDEO: Three killed by Iraq car bomb

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 10:19
related places: Kirkuk

Three civilians are killed and nine wounded in a car bomb attack in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk.
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US warns MEK to leave Iraqi camp

Monday, June 18th 2012, 23:53
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US warns an Iranian dissident group it must leave a camp in Iraq, if it hopes to be removed from a US list of terrorist groups.
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Funeral blast kills 15 in Iraq

Monday, June 18th 2012, 21:19
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bombing kills at least 15 people at a funeral in Iraq, officials say, in the latest of a wave of attacks targeting Iraq's Shias.
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Baghdad car bombings target Shia

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 14:23
related places: Baghdad

Two separate car bomb attacks targeting Shia Muslim pilgrims in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, have killed at least 32 people, officials say.
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Murdoch 'called Blair over Iraq'

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 10:54

Rupert Murdoch called Tony Blair urging him not to delay the invasion of Iraq, former Number 10 communications chief Alastair Campbell claims in his diaries.
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Scores die in attacks across Iraq

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 13:50
related places: Baghdad

A wave of bombings across Iraq - including 10 locations in Baghdad - kills at least 84 people and wounds nearly 300, Iraqi police say.
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Iraqi mortar attack kills four

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 21:29
related places: Baghdad

At least four people are killed and dozens injured in a mortar attack targeting Shia pilgrims in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, police say.
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Top Saddam aide executed in Iraq

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 14:53
related countries: United States United States

Iraq executes toppled leader Saddam Hussein's personal secretary and guard, nearly 10 years after he was captured by the US military.
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Deadly car bomb attack in Baghdad

Monday, June 4th 2012, 15:59
related places: Baghdad

A suicide car-bombing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad leaves around two dozen people dead and scores injured, officials say.
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Murder plots detailed in Iraqi court

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 1:04

Emotional evidence at Iraq vice-president's trial
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Baghdad hit by deadly bomb blasts

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 12:13
related places: Baghdad

At least 12 people are killed, and scores wounded, in a series of bomb blasts in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police say.
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Iraq PM warns of Arab 'water war'

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 10:26
related places: Baghdad

Arab countries could be headed towards a future war over water, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki warns at the opening of a conference in Baghdad.
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Fresh Iran talks called in Moscow

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 18:45
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad

Talks on Iran's nuclear programme end with "significant differences", EU officials in Baghdad say, but the two sides agree to meet again in Moscow in June.
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Powers make Iran nuclear proposal

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 17:56
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad, Tehran

A group of six world powers put forward a detailed proposal aimed at stopping Iran processing enriched uranium.
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Iran nuclear deal focuses on Baghdad

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 0:08
related places: Baghdad

Will Iran yield on its nuclear plans at a key Baghdad summit?
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Iraq warns Turkey over pipelines

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 15:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's government warns Turkey it needs Baghdad's permission to build new oil and gas pipelines from the Kurdish autonomous region in the north.
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Iraqi vice-president trial starts

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 16:51
related places: Baghdad

The trial of fugitive Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi starts in his absence in Baghdad, with former bodyguards saying he ran death squads.
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Turkey rejects Iraqi VP handover

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 18:10
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it will not hand over fugitive Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi to Iraq, despite an Interpol arrest alert.
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Iraq VP Hashemi on Interpol list

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 21:09

Interpol issues a worldwide alert for the arrest of fugitive Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi who is accused of running deaths squads.
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Trial of fugitive Iraq VP delayed

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 14:09

The murder trial of Iraq's fugitive Sunni Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi has been delayed for a week, amid fears of growing sectarian tensions.
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Iraq VP Hashemi on murder charges

Monday, April 30th 2012, 17:30

Iraq's fugitive Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi will face charges of murder, including those of six judges, when his trial opens this week, officials say.
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Iraq cafe bomb attacks kill eight

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 18:40

At least eight people are killed and 15 others injured in two bomb blasts at a cafe in Iraq's restive province of Diyala, officials say.
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Iraqi cities hit by deadly blasts

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 11:54

A series of deadly blasts strikes a number of Iraqi cities, killing at least 35 people and injuring 100 more, police say.
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Hashemi guards 'die in custody'

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 11:32

Iraq's fugitive vice-president says two more of his bodyguards have been tortured to death by security forces during a terrorism investigation.
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