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Iraqi court sentences fugitive vice president to death


September 9th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 9 (IANS) An Iraqi court Sunday sentenced fugitive Sunni Vice President Tariq Al Hashimi and his aide to death in absentia over terror charges, official television reported."The Central ... Read more...

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Main battle against terror ends: Iraqi PM


August 7th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 7 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has said that his country's main battle with terrorism has ended despite some cells of terrorists still being active, Xinhua ... Read more...

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20 killed, 125 wounded in Iraq car bombing (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 4 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and 125 others wounded Monday in a suicide car bombing here in the Iraqi capital, Xinhua reported.The attack took place ... Read more...

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Iraq nominates oil expert as OPEC chief


March 6th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 6 (IANS) The Iraqi government has nominated ex-oil minister Tamer al-Ghadban for the post of the secretary general of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), an official ... Read more...

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Iraq’s speaker criticises human rights violation


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:45 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 3 (IANS) Iraqi Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi Monday criticised the massive human rights violations in the country."The human rights in Iraq have suffered massive violations by using violence ... Read more...

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Iraqi factions sign peace pact proposed by radical Shiite cleric


December 25th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 24 (IANS) Iraqi political blocs and social dignitaries Saturday gathered in Baghdad to sign an initiative proposed by radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr calling for peaceful coexistence among ... Read more...

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Biden pays surprise visit to Iraq


November 30th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 29 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden paid a surprise visit to Iraq Tuesday, the national al-Iraqiya TV channel reported.An Iraqi foreign ministry official told Xinhua that Biden ... Read more...

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Barack Obama to host Iraqi PM in White House


November 5th, 2011 - 7:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will meet Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki next month at the White House to hold talks on bilateral ties, Xinhua reported."President ... Read more...

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Iraq to buy 18 F-16s from US


September 27th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 27 (IANS) Iraq has signed a contract with the US to buy 18 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets, an official told Xinhua Tuesday.Part of the contract money ... Read more...

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835 await execution in Iraqi prisons


December 14th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 14 (IANS/AKI) More than 800 people in Iraq are on death row awaiting execution, said Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani.Speaking at a press conference on anti-terrorism measures Monday, Bolani said ... Read more...

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US defence chief arrives in Iraq


September 1st, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 1 (DPA) US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates landed in Baghdad Wednesday, following President Barack Obama's declaration that the US combat mission in Iraq has ended. According to officials, Gates ... Read more...

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Vice President Joe Biden Lands In Iraq To Commemorate End Of Combat Operations


August 31st, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Baghdad, Aug 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) United States Vice President Joe Biden made a trip to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad in the wake of the end of the combat mission ... Read more...

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Biden asks Iraqi leaders to form own government


July 4th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 4 (DPA) US Vice President Joe Biden Sunday attempted to bring more urgency to negotiations on the formation of an Iraqi government during a surprise visit to the country. In separate ... Read more...

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US vice president on surprise visit in Iraq


July 4th, 2010 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad/Washington, July 3 (DPA) US Vice President Joe Biden has arrived on a surprise visit in Iraq where he will meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and President Jalal Talabani, the White ... Read more...

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Iraq’s ex-PM gets life threats


June 19th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 19 (DPA) Former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, whose Iraqiya List won the most seats in this spring's parliamentary elections, confirmed Saturday that he has received warnings of planned assassination ... Read more...

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UN Security Council urges Iraqis to form new government


June 4th, 2010 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 4 (DPA) The UN Security Council Thursday urged "all political entities" in Iraq to form a new government now that the country's constitutional court has certified results of the ... Read more...

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Iraqi court ratifies parliamentary election results


June 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 1 (DPA) After months of political tension, Iraq's federal court Tuesday ratified the final results of the March 7 parliamentary elections. The announcement came from Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud, president of Iraq's ... Read more...

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Zawahiri praises Al Qaeda leaders killed in Iraq (Lead)


May 25th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 25 (DPA) Al Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, praised two senior affiliates killed in a military operation in Iraq and urged the country's militants to rally behind their cause, according to ... Read more...

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Zawahiri praises Al Qaeda leaders killed in Iraq


May 25th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 25 (DPA) Al Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, praised two senior affiliates killed in a military operation in Iraq and urged the country's militants to rally behind their cause, according to ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda in Iraq confirms deaths of its leaders


April 25th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 25 (DPA) Al Qaeda in Iraq Sunday confirmed the death of two of its leaders, nearly a week after Iraqi forces said they were killed in a raid, al-Arabiya television ... Read more...

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Two Al Qaeda leaders killed in Iraqi-US operation


April 20th, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 19 (DPA) Two Al Qaeda leaders have been killed north of Baghdad after intelligence tracked them down, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told a press conference Monday. Al-Maliki said, in remarks aired ... Read more...

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Iraqi court orders manual recount of votes


April 19th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 19 (DPA) An Iraqi court ruled Monday in favour of a manual recount of the March Parliamentary election votes in Baghdad, a member of State of Law Coalition told reporters. Iraqi ... Read more...

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At least 12 killed in Iraq triple bombing (Lead)


March 30th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Karbala, March 29 (DPA) At least 12 people were killed and 32 injured in a triple bombing in the central Iraqi city of Karbala Monday, medics and witnesses said. The first bomb targeted ... Read more...

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Allawi vows to work with all parties in Iraq


March 27th, 2010 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 27 (DPA) Former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said Friday he will work with all parties to form a new government, after his Iraqiya list won the most seats in the ... Read more...

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53 killed in twin blasts in Iraq ahead of poll results


March 27th, 2010 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 27 (IANS) At least 53 people were killed and 105 injured in two blasts in Iraq's eastern Diyala province Friday, hours before the announcement of the final result of the ... Read more...

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Former prime minister Allawi’s list wins Iraqi polls


March 27th, 2010 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 26 (DPA) Former prime minister Ayad Allawi's Iraqiya list won the most seats in Iraq's March 7 parliamentary election, the Independent High Electoral Commission said Friday. Allawi won 91 seats in ... Read more...

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Iraq PM calls for vote recount as rival takes lead


March 21st, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 21 (DPA) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Sunday called for a recount of votes cast in the country's March 7 parliamentary polls after early results showed his main rival pulling ... Read more...

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Rival edges past al-Maliki in Iraq’s vote count


March 20th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 20 (DPA) Former Iraqi prime minister Ayad Allawi's Iraqi List eked out a narrow lead over Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's State of Law coalition in early election results announced Saturday. Regional ... Read more...

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Iraqi parliamentary race remains close


March 15th, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 14 (DPA) New results from Iraq's elections announced Sunday showed Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's coalition ahead in the southern province of Basra, and his top rival leading in the western ... Read more...

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Iraq releases, then withdraws, early Baghdad poll results (Lead)


March 13th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 13 (DPA) Iraq's electoral commission Saturday released, then quickly withdrew, early results from Baghdad that showed Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's coalition leading in the capital. Al-Sumaria television reported that the electoral ... Read more...

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Early Iraq poll results show tight race


March 13th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 13 (DPA) As early results from Iraq's parliamentary elections trickled in, leading politicians Saturday began what promised to be complicated negotiations on forming a government. Iraqi state television reported that only ... Read more...

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Iraqis begin voting for parliament


March 7th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 7 (DPA) Iraqis headed to the polls amid heavy security Sunday morning to cast their votes in the second parliamentary election since the US overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime in ... Read more...

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Iraq orders probe into ‘ineffective’ bomb detection devices


January 25th, 2010 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 25 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered an investigation into the use of explosives detection devices imported from a British company after reports, an interior ministry official said. "Maliki ordered ... Read more...

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Iraq to file lawsuit against US security firm


January 5th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 5 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has said his country would file a lawsuit against US private security firm Blackwater over the killing of Iraqi civilians here two years ... Read more...

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Baghdad security chief demoted after attacks


December 10th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 10 (DPA) The chief security officer of the Iraqi government was late Wednesday demoted to deputy chief after a series of bomb attacks in the capital killed more than 120 ... Read more...

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