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Iraq

Iraq asks Britain (and the US) to leave

Britain’s military presence in Basra is “not necessary for maintaining security and control”, Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, told The Times in an interview that appeared on 13

Iraqi oilfields put up for sale

On 13 October, at a meeting in London, Iraq’s oil minister, Hussein Shahristani, put eight oil and gas fields, representing about 40% of Iraq’s known oil reserves, up for grabs. <

Give-away

Iraqi architect and blogger Raed Jarrar has translated a leaked copy of the interim US-Iraq agreement for American Friends Service Committee.

Tricia Gates Brown (ed), '118 Days: Christian Peacemaker Teams Held Hostage in Iraq'

Booksurge, 2008; ISBN 978-1438202433; 240pp; £12.99

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Derailing US plans

July saw a major victory for opponents of the Iraq occupation. US plans to consolidate its long-term presence in Iraq were derailed by popular pressure within Iraq.

Oil moves

At the beginning of August the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU) succeeded in winning the return of eight oil union activists from the south of Iraq, who had been forcibly transferred

Iraq struggles

President Bush wants the Iraqi government to seal a “status of forces”agreement cementing the US military presence in Iraq without seeking the approval of the Iraqi parliament, unsurprising

Editorial: No name

There were many acts of remembrance around the country when the hundredth British soldier was killed in Afghanistan, names of the dead were read out.

Maliki aimed Basra assault at UK

The Iraqi government’s military assault on the southern Iraqi city of Basra at the end of March – which drew in both US and British forces, and sparked fighting in Baghdad and the south th

New British atrocity evidence presented as Brown prolongs the British presence

Gordon Brown has gone back on the promise he made on 8 October last year that troop numbers in Iraq would be cut to 2,500 this spring.