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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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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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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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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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US committed to withdraw troops from Iraq by end of 2011: Biden


January 14th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Jan 14 (ANI): US Vice President Joe Biden, who is in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi leaders about the future of U.S. troops in the country, has said America is committed ... 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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Iraq PM Maliki stays in power for second term with help of tentative deal


November 11th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad (Iraq), Nov.11 (ANI): Iraq Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki will remain the country's Prime Minister for a second term, thanks to leaders reaching a tentative agreement late Wednesday night to create ... Read more...

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard aided Iraqi militias during second Gulf War


October 23rd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct. 23 (ANI): American intelligence reports have alarmingly revealed that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard and its Lebanese ally, the Hezbollah played a significant role in assisting Iraqi militias at the ... 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 arrives in Iraq to mark combat end


August 31st, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 30 (DPA) United States Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq Monday to commemorate the official end of the US combat mission the following day. Biden is also to meet ... 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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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’s victory could be prelude to political uncertainty in Iraq: NYT


March 27th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Mar. 27 (ANI): Ayad Allawi's narrow victory over incumbent Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki in the Iraqi general elections is being seen as a prelude to a period of political uncertainty ... 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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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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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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At least 10 killed, 28 injured in Iraq attacks (Lead)


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 21 (DPA) At least 10 people were killed and 28 injured in fresh violence across Iraq Wednesday, police told DPA. In the contested, northern city of Kirkuk, a roadside bomb killed ... Read more...

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Iraqi shoe thrower’s release delayed by a day, says his brother


September 14th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 14 (DPA) The release of Iraqi shoe-thrower Muntazar al-Zaidi, jailed nine months for hurling his footwear at then US president George W. Bush, has been delayed until Tuesday, his brother ... Read more...

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Iraqi Shia leader dies of cancer in Iran


August 26th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad/Tehran, Aug 26 (DPA) Abdulaziz al-Hakim, the leader of one of Iraq's most powerful Shia political groups, died at a Tehran hospital Wednesday after a battle with cancer, Iranian media reported. The head ... Read more...

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Over 60 killed in Baghdad market blast (Lead)


June 25th, 2009 - 6:10 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 25 (DPA) More than 60 people were killed and at least 150 wounded Wednesday when a bomb exploded at a crowded market here, media reports said. The explosion, which took ... Read more...

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Clinton assures Iraqis of US support despite withdrawal (Lead)


April 26th, 2009 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 25 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton assured Iraqis Saturday that America would continue to support them even as it withdrew combat troops. "Our strategy working with you may ... Read more...

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President Obama makes surprise Iraq visit (Lead)


April 7th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 7 (DPA) US President Barack Obama landed in Baghdad Tuesday, beginning a previously unannounced visit at the end of his eight-day European tour. Obama, who departed from Istanbul where he ... Read more...

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Journalists’ body seeks Iraqi reporter’s release (Lead)


December 18th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 18 (DPA) Reporters Without Borders, an international journalists' organisation, has called for the release of Montazer al-Zaidi, the TV reporter who threw his shoes at US President George W. Bush ... Read more...

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35 Iraqi officials arrested over trying to revive Saddams Baath Party


December 18th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Dec 18 (ANI): Thirty five Iraqi officials including four Iraqi generals have been arrested over the past three days, with some of them accused of quietly working to reconstitute Saddam ... Read more...

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Iraq’s parliament speaker threatens to resign over shoe-thrower


December 18th, 2008 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 18 (DPA) Iraq's Parliamentary Speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani has announced his resignation after lawmakers engaged in a quarrel over the reporter who threw his shoes at US President George W. Bush.Al-Zaidi, ... Read more...

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Organisation calls for the release of Iraqi shoe-thrower


December 18th, 2008 - 4:56 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 18 (DPA) The press freedom organisation, Reporters Without Borders, called Wednesday for the release of Montazer al-Zaidi, the TV reporter who threw his shoes at US President George W. Bush ... Read more...

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