Latest Kirkuk Stories

2008-07-22 15:00:38

Text of report by Iraqi Media Network weekly newspaper Al-Sabah on 7 July [Report by Mustafa Majid in Baghdad: "Over 90 Per cent of the Works on the Shirin Dam in Kirkuk Has Been Carried Out."] Technical cadres at the Water Resources Ministry have carried out more than 90 per cent of the Shirin Dam project in the Kirkuk Governorate.

2008-07-04 12:00:25

Text of report by right-of-centre daily German newspaper Die Welt on 1 July [Report on interview with Iraqi Oil Minister Husayn al- Shahristani by Birgit Svensson; in Baghdad, date not given: "Awakening in Iraq"] Baghdad - The most powerful man in Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki's cabinet is only 1.58 metres tall.

2008-07-01 09:01:01

Iraq opens six oil fields for foreign firms bidding BAGHDAD, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi oil ministry Monday announced a list of six oil fields for bidding from foreign oil companies to boost oil production in the war-torn country.

2008-06-22 15:00:00

By SAMEER N. YACOUB, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD A sharp drop in attacks on pipelines has enabled Iraq to increase oil exports from northern oil fields and profit from the rise in world energy prices, the country's oil minister said Friday.

2008-06-20 09:00:44

By Patrick Cockburn Shell, BP, Exxon Mobil and Total set to sign deal with Baghdad Nearly four decades after the four biggest Western oil companies were expelled from Iraq by Saddam Hussein, they are negotiating their return.

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 continued...

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.

2006-09-05 03:06:47

(Corrects date of Anfal campaign to 1988 from 199

2006-09-04 12:37:29

By Mustafa Mahmoud KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - The remains of 80 people, believed to be Kurdish victims of Saddam Hussein's regime, were unearthed in two mass graves near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Monday, a Kurdish security official said.

2006-08-31 00:55:00

Bombers killed nearly 50 Iraqis on Wednesday, mostly in Baghdad, but the top U.S. commander said a security drive in the capital was making progress and local forces could largely be running Iraq within 12 to 18 months.

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  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
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