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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.

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Iraq: news

Message of hope as Iraqi Christians mark Easter

Monday, April 9th 2012, 16:35

Positive message for Iraqi Christians celebrating Easter
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Iraq reconciliation talks at risk

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 15:27
related places: Baghdad

There is confusion in Iraq over much-heralded political reconciliation talks, which were scheduled to be held in the capital, Baghdad, on Thursday.
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Arab states back Syria peace plan

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 20:17
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Arab

Arab League states call for the immediate implementation of a plan to end a year of violence in Syria as Syria's president says he backs the plan.
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VIDEO: Syria to dominate Baghdad summit

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 12:44
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

Arab leaders have begun talks on a UN-backed peace plan for Syria at the first major international summit to be hosted by Iraq in decades.
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VIDEO: Arab League meets in Baghdad

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 5:36
related places: Baghdad

The BBC's Wyre Davies walked the streets of Baghdad to see how the city has prepared for the Arab League summit.
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VIDEO: Standoff at Iraq's Camp Ashraf

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 22:01
related countries: Iran Iran

The residents of a camp run by the People's Mujahideen of Iran are having a tense stand-off with the Iraqi government over their departure.
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Iraq return for US murder victim

Monday, March 26th 2012, 13:57
related countries: United States United States

An Iraqi-American woman who died in a suspected racial attack is to be flown back to Iraq for burial, a Muslim leader says.
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High security for Baghdad summit

Monday, March 26th 2012, 12:49
related places: Baghdad

A huge security operation begins in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, ahead of an Arab League summit later this week.
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Terror suspects escape Iraq jail

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 12:12
related places: Kirkuk

At least 17 terror suspects, including al-Qaeda members, escape from a jail in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
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Iraq's Emo killings: A horror story out of control?

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 0:39

Have reported 'emo' killings in Iraq been blown out of proportion?
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Deadly explosions in Iraqi cities

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 16:08
related places: Baghdad

A series of co-ordinated attacks has rocked a number of Iraqi cities, killing at least 45 people, underscoring security fears ahead of a key summit next week.
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Iraqi Shias in corruption protest

Monday, March 19th 2012, 22:19

Tens of thousands of Iraqi Shias hold a large rally in the southern city of Basra demanding better living conditions.
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Iraq militants release US captive

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 20:40
related countries: United States United States

A Shia militant group in Iraq releases a former US soldier who was snatched last year, but the US has not confirmed the man's identity.
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VIDEO: Will federalism succeed in Iraq?

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 14:17

BBC Arabic's Rami Ruhayem explains why the idea of federalism has taken hold, and different regions are asking for autonomy within the state of Iraq
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Deadly Iraq gold market robbery

Monday, March 12th 2012, 16:19
related places: Baghdad

Nine Iraqis are killed robbers target Baghdad gold market and get away after an exchange of fire with security forces.
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Iraq militias kill 'emo' youths

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 16:40

Activists in Iraq say dozens of "emo" youths have been murdered by conservative militias in recent months over their dress and lifestyle choices.
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Fatal attacks hit north Iraq town

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 14:39

At least 12 people have been killed in co-ordinated car bomb and suicide bomb attacks in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar, police say.
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Wave of Iraq attacks kills police

Monday, March 5th 2012, 15:02

At least 27 policemen have been killed in a wave of shootings blamed on al-Qaeda in the western Iraqi city of Haditha.
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Should Iraq veterans get war parades?

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 3:06
related countries: United States United States

Should US veterans from the Iraq war get a parade?
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Car bomb in Baghdad kills three

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 9:35
related places: Baghdad

At least three people are killed and nine wounded in a car bomb attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
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At least 55 dead in Iraq attacks

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 17:10
related places: Baghdad

At least 55 people are killed and hundreds injured in a wave of bombings and shootings targeting mainly police officers in Shia areas of Iraq.
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Deadly attacks hit Iraqi cities

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 14:45
related places: Baghdad

At least 18 people die in a suicide bomb attack near a police academy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, with more attacks reported in the city of Baquba.
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First Iran exiles leave Iraq camp

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 23:35
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad

Some 400 residents of an Iranian exile community leave their camp in NW Iraq, but there are complaints about conditions in their new home near Baghdad.
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Iraq's Hashemi 'ran death squads'

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 19:52

Iraq's Sunni Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi ran death squads responsible for attacks on security officials and Shias, a judicial panel says.
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Turkey 'bombs PKK Iraq hideouts'

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 11:49
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish jets have bombed suspected hideouts of the Kurdish rebel group PKK in northern Iraq, Turkey's military says.
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US to cut Baghdad embassy staff

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 13:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The United States is looking to cut the size of its embassy in Iraq - the largest and most expensive US diplomatic mission, officials say.
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Iraq bloc ends boycott of cabinet

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 14:24

Ministers from Iraq's Sunni-backed Iraqiyya bloc end their boycott of the cabinet, reducing fears that the national unity government might fall.
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Iraq executions despite UN rebuke

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 17:52
related places: Baghdad

Iraq announces the execution of another 17 people, days after the UN condemned Baghdad for carrying out a large number of executions.
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Bloc ends Iraq parliament boycott

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 15:54

Iraq's opposition Iraqiyya bloc ends a boycott of parliament begun last month over an arrest warrant issued for the country's most senior Sunni politician.
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Car bomb kills Baghdad mourners

Friday, January 27th 2012, 15:24
related places: Baghdad

A suicide car bomber kills at least 32 people in a Shia district of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, with a funeral procession caught in the blast.
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VIDEO: Baghdad museum recovers treasures

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 10:41

Jiyar Gol of the BBC's Persian TV has gained rare access to the galleries to witness work of restoration and recovery.
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Two bomb attacks in Iraq kill 13

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 9:58

Thirteen people are killed in two separate bomb attacks in Iraq on Thursday.
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US marine 'should serve no time'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 23:49
related countries: United States United States

A US marine should face no time in detention for his part in the killing of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2005, a judge has recommended.
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Iraq executions condemned by UN

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 17:33

The UN criticises Iraq after it executes 34 people on a single day, saying there are concerns about the fairness of trials.
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Car bombs rock Baghdad Shia areas

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 11:51
related places: Baghdad

At least 13 people are killed and 62 wounded in four separate car bomb attacks in Shia districts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Haditha Marine enters guilty plea

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 20:41
related countries: United States United States

The final US Marine to face charges over the killing of unarmed Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005 pleads guilty to dereliction of duty.
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Iraq hostage's body handed over

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 16:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

The British Embassy in Baghdad has confirmed that a body handed over to them is that of Alan McMenemy, who was kidnapped in Iraq in 2007.
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Arrest over Saddam 'buttock' sale

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 17:23
related places: Saddam

A company director is arrested on suspicion of illegally keeping part of a statue of Saddam Hussein taken from Iraq in 2003.
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Gunmen kill Iraqi village elder

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 10:21
related places: Baghdad

A village elder and his three sons have been killed by gunmen south of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, police say.
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Homeless killings suspect charged

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 0:07

An Iraq war veteran is charged with stabbing four homeless people to death in southern California - and police say he had planned more attacks.
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Iraqi police killed at checkpoint

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 10:06
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

Five policemen are killed in an attack on a checkpoint in Iraq, close to the Jordanian and Syrian borders.
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Iraq bomb kills eight near Mosul

Monday, January 16th 2012, 15:00
related places: Mosul

Eight people have been killed in a car bomb attack on a Shia community near Iraq's northern city of Mosul.
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Gunmen storm Iraq police building

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 21:49

Gunmen set off bombs outside a police building in the Iraqi city of Ramadi before storming it and killing seven policemen in a two-hour standoff.
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Iraq suicide attack kills dozens

Saturday, January 14th 2012, 11:04

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on Shia pilgrims in the Iraqi city of Basra, Iraqi police and security sources say.
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Iraqi Kurds struggle with democracy

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 0:38

Kurds in northern Iraq look to Arab Spring for inspiration
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VIDEO: Iraqi Kurdistan and the Arab Spring

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 6:56

Gabriel Gatehouse reports on what the Kurds can tell us about the challenges of life after dictatorship.
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Baghdad hit by new deadly attacks

Monday, January 9th 2012, 22:47

At least 15 people are killed by three bomb blasts in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say, with two devices suspected to have targeted Shia pilgrims.
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Ex-US soldier 'helped al-Shabab'

Monday, January 9th 2012, 21:22
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States

A former US Army soldier who served in Iraq has been charged with trying to help the al-Shabab militant group after being arrested in Kenya.
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Blackwater families settle case

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 7:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

The families of four US citizens violently killed in Iraq in 2004 settle a long-running lawsuit with Blackwater, the US security firm that hired them.
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Iraq bombings leave scores dead

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 21:26
related places: Baghdad

At least 72 people are killed after attacks on Shia Muslims in southern Iraq and the capital Baghdad, the deadliest since the last US troops pulled out.
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VIDEO: US ranger shooting: Suspect found dead

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 2:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The body of an Iraq war veteran wanted over the killing of a park ranger in Washington state has been found, officials have said.
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Mount Rainier gunman found dead

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 1:23

An Iraq war veteran wanted over the killing of a park ranger in Washington state is found dead in a national park, officials say.
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VIDEO: Iraq flora project revived after 25 years

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 0:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kew, London

Project to catalogue Iraq's flora revived after 25 years on hold
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Manhunt closes US national park

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 15:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

A US police manhunt is under way for an Iraq war veteran wanted in connection with the killing of a ranger at a national park in Washington state.
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Turkey regrets air strike deaths

Friday, December 30th 2011, 14:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey expresses regret over the deaths of 35 young Kurdish civilians in an air strike near the border with Iraq.
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Turkey admits 35 civilian deaths

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 17:11
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A senior Turkish official acknowledges that 35 civilians were killed in an air strike close to the border with Iraq.
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Iranian exiles to leave Iraq camp

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 2:26
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad

An Iranian exile group says some of its members are ready to leave their camp near Iraq's capital, Baghdad, in a move to end a political standoff.
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Iraq and UN sign Iran exile pact

Monday, December 26th 2011, 13:52
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad

Iraq and the United Nations agree to re-settle more than 3,000 Iranian exiles who have been based at a refugee camp near Baghdad since the 1980s.
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Fatal bomb blast at Iraq ministry

Monday, December 26th 2011, 10:52

At least seven people are killed in a suicide car bomb attack outside the Iraqi interior ministry in the capital, Baghdad.
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VIDEO: Tense Christmas for Iraqi Christians

Sunday, December 25th 2011, 22:45

Iraqi Christians are celebrating Christmas in the shadow of a resurgence of violence and fears of renewed sectarian conflict in the country.
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Iraq government 'behind attacks'

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 8:23
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi says Iraq's government was behind Thursday's series of bombings that killed nearly 70 people in Baghdad.
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Iraq crisis: 'PM Maliki to blame'

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 21:29
related places: Baghdad

Iraq Vice-President Tarik al-Hashemi says PM Nouri Maliki is to blame for huge attacks in Baghdad, saying he is failing to focus on security.
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