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Iraq shares concern over Syrian issue: Annan (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 11 (IANS) Iraq shares the concern over the Syrian crisis, UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan has said, adding that Baghdad supports his six-point plan and its comprehensive ... Read more...

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Iraq to help in solving Syrian crisis


July 11th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 11 (IANS) Iraq has expressed its willingness to help in solving the Syrian crisis.On Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki mentioned his country's readiness to help in Syrian ... Read more...

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Iran hails Iraq’s ‘growing influence’


April 24th, 2012 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 24 (IANS) Calling for stronger ties with Baghdad, Iran Monday hailed the "growing influence" of Iraq in the Arab world.Supreme Iranian Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tehran is ... Read more...

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UAE foreign minister visits Iraq


February 17th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 16 (IANS/WAM) UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan Thursday arrived here on an official visit.He was received by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.The UAE minister ... Read more...

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Iraq marks first Army Day


January 7th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 6 (IANS) Iraq Friday marked its first Army Day with a military parade in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone.The occasion was celebrated by displaying the country's military prowess. Troops, ... Read more...

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Last US troops out of Iraq (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Dec 18 (IANS) The last batch of US combat forces in Iraq crossed into neighbouring Kuwait Sunday, ending its nearly nine-year presence in the country.A convoy of ... Read more...

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Obama marks end of Iraq war


December 15th, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday marked the end of the Iraq war with a visit to troops at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Downed US drone is Iran’s property: Minister


December 13th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 13 (IANS) Iran Tuesday dismissed a request from the US that Tehran return a spy drone that crashed in the country, saying the aircraft was now the ... Read more...

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Obama says US asking Iran to return downed drone


December 13th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Monday that his country has asked Iran to return a downed US reconnaissance drone."As has already been indicated, we have ... Read more...

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US troops to be out of Iraq this year


December 12th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Dec 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After almost nine years, the last US troop in Iraq is expected to leave the country by the end of the year. The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri ... Read more...

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Japan pledges $750 mn for Iraq’s development


November 23rd, 2011 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 23 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has said that his government will assist the ongoing development of Iraq by contributing 67 billion yen (around $750 million).The fund ... Read more...

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US, Iraqi officials talk relations after troops drawdown


October 29th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon Saturday held talks with his Iraqi counterpart Falah al-Fayyadh to discuss relationship between the two countries after the US ... Read more...

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US troops to pull out from Iraq by 2011 end


October 22nd, 2011 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday announced that all US troops stationed in Iraq will pull out of that country by the end of this year.Obama ... Read more...

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23 protesters killed in Iraq’s ‘Day of Rage’


February 26th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 26 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed Friday as Iraq's newly-elected government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki faced a massive protest amid calls for a "Day of Rage" ... Read more...

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Take to the streets, internet groups urge Iraqis


February 25th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 25 (IANS) Internet groups on Facebook have urged Iraqis to take to streets Friday to "end corruption and sectarianism in Iraq". The call has come exactly a month after ... Read more...

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Iraq, UAE to strengthen bilateral ties


February 4th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 3 (IANS/WAM) Iraq and the United Arab Emirates Thursday vowed to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.At a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki, visiting UAE Foreign ... Read more...

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Maliki controlled security forces abusing detainees at secret sites: HR Watch


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Feb 2 (ANI): Security forces under the control of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki are reportedly running secret detention sites in Baghdad where prisoners are being abused, the Human Rights Watch ... Read more...

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Radical Islamic cleric al-Sadr urges Iraqis to ‘resist occupier US with all means’


January 8th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Jan 7 (ANI): Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shiite cleric whose soldiers had earlier battled with the American forces, has urged his followers to resist the United States "with all means" in ... Read more...

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Anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr returns to Iraq


January 6th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6(ANI): A radical anti-American cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, whose supporters once led armed uprisings against U.S. forces in Iraq, has returned to the country after spending over three years of voluntary ... Read more...

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Iraqi PM rules out US troops’ stay beyond 2011


December 28th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 28 (IANS) The US troops will leave Iraq by 2011, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said and ruled out the possibility of extension of their stay any more as ... Read more...

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Ex-Saddam aide, Iraq Foreign Minister Aziz sentenced to death


October 26th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 26 (ANI): Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's foreign minister Tariq Aziz has been sentenced to death by hanging for persecuting members of Shiite religious parties under the former regime.Iraq's High Criminal ... Read more...

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Iran openly backs Iraqi PM Maliki for second term


October 19th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Oct 19 (ANI): Iran has reportedly for the first time publicly backed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to lead Iraq for a second term, hours after Maliki arrived in Tehran today ... Read more...

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Baghdad on surprise visit


July 3rd, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife on Saturday afternoon arrived in Baghdad on a surprise visit to mark Independence Day and to meet with Iraqi leaders.Biden's ... Read more...

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U.S. Vice President Biden talks with Iraqi officials


April 8th, 2010 - 4:59 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke on Wednesday to various Iraqi officials to talk about the recent developments in the Asian country, the White House informed.Vice President ... Read more...

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Call for Election Recount by Iraq Prez


March 22nd, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 22, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): On Sunday, Iraq’s president called for a recount in this month’s parliamentary elections. The elections have turned into a somewhat race between the ... Read more...

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US Vice President Biden in surprise visit to Iraq


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Baghdad, Jan 22 (DPA) US Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Iraq Friday to visit with US troops and hold talks with Iraqi government leaders, UN officials and US ... Read more...

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Terrorists trying to undermine Iraq’s poll process: Italian minister


December 9th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 9 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has condemned the coordinated car bomb attacks that killed over 120 people and injured 500 in the Iraqi capital Baghdad and said terrorists ... Read more...

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Iraqi shoe thrower freed, alleges he was tortured with electric shocks


September 15th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Sep.15 (ANI): Muntazar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist, who threw his shoes at former US President George W Bush during his last visit to the Iraqi capital last year, has claimed that ... Read more...

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‘Iraqi reporter who hurled shoes at Bush was injected with unknown substance in jail’


September 15th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Sep. 15 (ANI): The family of an Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at former US President George Bush has claimed that he was brutally tortured and repeatedly injected with "unknown ... Read more...

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Shoe throwing Iraqi journalist’s release from jail postponed by a day


September 14th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Sep. 14 (ANI): Iraq has postponed the release of the journalist who threw his shoe at former US President George W Bush in Baghdad last year.Iraqi television journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi will ... Read more...

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Iraqi PM courts Sunni tribal leaders


August 11th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 11 (DPA) Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Tuesday reached out to tribal leaders in the country's Sunni heartland, calling for an end to sectarian identity politics. Al-Maliki, a Shia Muslim, praised ... Read more...

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Gates to examine role of US troops in Iraq


July 28th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 28 (DPA) US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates arrived in Iraq Tuesday on an unannounced visit to examine the future role of the US military in Iraq. According to Iraqi government ... Read more...

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Obama urges for reconciliation in Iraq


July 23rd, 2009 - 3:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (DPA) US President Barack Obama called for greater reconciliation between Iraq's ethnic groups during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at the White House Wednesday. Coming to ... Read more...

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BP wins rights to major Iraqi oil field


June 30th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 30 (DPA) A group led by British Petroleum (BP) Tuesday won rights to develop Iraq's Rumaila oil field, the largest of six oil fields on offer in a two-day bidding ... Read more...

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19 dead, dozens injured in Iraq blast (Lead)


June 26th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 26 (DPA) At least 19 people were killed and 47 injured Friday when a motorbike-mounted bomb exploded in central Baghdad, another in a series of deadly explosions to rip through ... Read more...

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