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2008-09-15 12:00:30

An armed group has attacked the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline that transfers Kirkuk crude oil to the Turkey's Mediterranean port, the privately-owned Sbay media website reported on 15 September. An official from North Oil Company has said that a group of armed men exploded the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline near Mosul; accordingly Iraqi oil export via Cehyan will be suspended for three days, Sbay said. Originally published by Sbay media website, in Sorani Kurdish 15 Sep 08. (c) 2008 BBC...

2008-09-14 09:00:13

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA By Christopher Torchia The Associated Press BAGHDAD Gunmen abducted and killed four employees of an Iraqi television station who were filming a program Saturday about the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. It was one of a series of attacks in Iraq that left at least 18 people dead. A bomb concealed in a kiosk used to sell ice killed four security personnel and wounded nine people at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraqi officials said. Northeast of the capital, eight...

2008-09-09 09:00:15

By PHILLIP ROBERTSON By Phillip Robertson The Associated Press MOSUL, Iraq Lt. Christopher Hanes knew something was wrong as soon as he stepped into the Friends bakery. The oven was unused, the water tank was empty, and a large concrete bin that the two employees claimed was used to cool cakes was full of dirt. Hanes and his soldiers moved the water tank and found a 50-foot tunnel heading straight for the nearby provincial government headquarters. The U.S. military believes...

2008-08-06 15:00:15

Iraqi lawmakers Wednesday delayed for the third time a vote on the provincial election law after failing to agree on governance in Kirkuk. Consideration of the provincial election was delayed until the next legislative quarter after lawmakers were unable to reach consensus on elections in oil-rich and ethnically diverse Kirkuk, sources told al-Sumaria Iraqi satellite television network. Because Iraqi lawmakers failed to reach agreement on the measure before adjourning for a month-long...

2008-08-01 09:00:20

Three Iraqi soldiers on patrol were killed and another was injured Friday in a bomb blast southwest of Kirkuk. A Kirkuk police source told KUNA that the incident occurred in the Al-Rashad area. Iraqi police also reported finding the bodies of a man and woman west of Kirkuk.

2008-07-28 12:00:03

BAGHDAD _ Four explosions struck Monday morning in Baghdad and the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, including three by female suicide bombers. At least 46 people were killed and more than 200 were wounded, security officials said. In Baghdad, as hundreds of thousands of Shiite Muslim pilgrims walked toward the Kadhemiyah shrine a day before one of the holiest Shiite festivals, a series of what appeared to be coordinated attacks began at 7:15 with a homemade bomb that blasted nails and screws...

2008-06-18 06:00:29

Text of report by London-based newspaper Al-Hayat website on 15 June [Report on an interview with Iraqi Oil Minister Husayn al- Shahristani by Jawdat Kazim in Baghdad: "Stressing Intention To Form International Partnership To Exploit Natural Gas and.Denying US Companies' Monopoly of Investment Contracts, Iraqi Oil Minister tells Al-Hayat: Iran Prevents us From Exploiting Al-Fakkah Field; Iraq's Revenue From Crude Will Rise to 70 Billion Dollars by Year End"] Iranian border guards...

2006-09-05 13:11:38

By Ibon Villelabeitia SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Fed up with car bombs and death threats, Lazem Hamid, an Iraqi doctor from one of Baghdad's most violent neighborhoods, decided one day to pack his bags and take his family north to Kurdistan. "I had to leave it all and come here. There was no chance for us in Baghdad. The day we left, our neighbors came out to congratulate us. Life is good here. I have made Kurdish friends," said the 50-year-old microbiology specialist. Thousands...

2006-08-04 06:57:30

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 18 people died in violence in northern Iraq on Friday, police said, including a senior policeman in the country's third largest city Mosul. A suicide bomber killed 10 people when he drove his car packed with explosives on to a sports field in Hadhar, 90 km (55 miles) to the south of Mosul, where a police team were playing a local side. Police said the car plowed into a group of police spectators, killing three policemen and seven civilians. Twelve...

2006-08-04 05:39:31

HADHAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Ten people, including three Iraqi policemen, were killed on Friday by a suicide bomber in Hadhar, a town 90 km (55 miles) south of Mosul, a police source said. The attack took place on a sports field and wounded 12 people, including nine policemen, who were patrolling the area. It followed clashes in Mosul between insurgents and Iraqi and U.S. forces, and a car bombing which killed one of the city's senior police officers.

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.