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2010-03-15 13:16:00

LOS ANGELES, March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To commemorate and honor the victims of the Kurdish massacre during Saddam Hussein's reign of terror, the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance is displaying a photo and video exhibit of the chemical attacks on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The exhibit will open on March 16, bringing light and remembrance to the 1988 Halabja massacre perpetrated against the Kurdish people. It is being shown in conjunction with the Kurdistan Regional...

2006-09-04 07:52:33

By Ibon Villelabeitia HALABJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Broken glass crunched under Adnan's feet as he walked through Halabja's vandalized memorial. He stopped and pointed to an inscription on the wall. "There is my father's name. I remember the day they gassed us as if it were yesterday. We ran but my father and sister didn't make it," said the 27-year-old Kurdish Peshmerga militiaman. Near Iraq's border with Iran, Halabja became synonymous with atrocities against civilians after Saddam...

2006-08-21 07:35:00

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein refused to plead as he and six former army commanders went on trial in Baghdad on Monday for the killing of tens of thousands of Kurdish villagers in northern Iraq in the 1980s. The start of the new trial, the second in which Saddam faces the death penalty, comes amid worsening sectarian violence between Saddam's fellow minority Sunnis and Shi'ites that has raised fears Iraq is sliding toward all-out civil war. "It is difficult to fathom...

2006-08-20 09:45:10

By Ibon Villelabeitia SEWSENAN, Iraq (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein and six former commanders will go on trial in Baghdad on Monday on charges of killing tens of thousands of Kurdish villagers in a genocidal campaign that devastated northern Iraq 18 years ago. Also on trial is Saddam's cousin, Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali" for allegedly ordering poison gas attacks. The case has reopened old wounds in villages tucked below the Kurdish mountains and raised hopes among...

2006-06-27 14:26:47

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein and his former top army commanders will go on trial on August 21 on charges of killing tens of thousands of Iraq's Kurds in 1988 in a military operation to force them from their villages. Kurds, whose northern region is still haunted by the seven-month "Anfal" campaign, have long sought justice and want the former president to face the death penalty, as he does in a current trial over killings of Shi'ites. Chief prosecutor Jaafar...

2006-06-27 12:36:12

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein and his former top army commanders will go on trial on August 21 on charges of killing tens of thousands of Iraq's Kurds in 1988 in a military operation to force them from their villages. Kurds, whose northern region is still haunted by the seven- month "Anfal" campaign, have long sought justice and want the former president to face the death penalty, as he does in a current trial over killings of Shi'ites. Chief prosecutor Jaafar...

2006-06-27 10:41:59

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein and his former top army commanders will go on trial on August 21 on charges of killing tens of thousands of Iraq's Kurds in 1988 in a military operation to force them from their villages. Kurds, whose northern region is still haunted by the seven- month "Anfal" campaign, have long sought justice and want the former president to face the death penalty, as he does in a current trial over killings of Shi'ites. Chief prosecutor Jaafar...

2006-06-27 09:26:44

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein and his former top army commanders will go on trial on Aug 21 on charges of killing tens of thousands of Iraq's Kurds in 1988 in a military operation to force them from their villages. Kurds, whose northern region is still haunted by the seven- month "Anfal" campaign, have long sought justice and want the former president to face the death penalty, as he does in a current trial over killings of Shi'ite Arabs. Chief prosecutor Jaafar...

2006-05-14 03:29:59

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven co-accused is due to resume on Monday with the testimony of defense witnesses in connection with the killings of 148 Shi'ites in the 1980s, prosecutors and defense said. Separately, prosecutors said they had completed preparing a second trial, for genocide against the Kurds, and had passed it to the court. Hearings could start within a couple of months. Saddam, 69, who faces a death sentence if found guilty of...

2006-04-05 08:17:52

By Mussab al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Ousted dictator Saddam Hussein returned to court on Wednesday and accused the new Shi'ite-run Interior Ministry of killing and torturing thousands of Iraqis, in comments likely to aggravate sectarian tensions. Sunni Arabs, who were dominant during Saddam's rule, accuse the Ministry of running death squads and Saddam said it was now the "side that kills thousands in the street and tortures them." The trial was adjourned later until...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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