Latest Kirkuk Stories

2006-06-13 00:54:04

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - The death toll from a series of bomb attacks in Iraq's northern oil hub city of Kirkuk rose to at least 24 people, police sources said. The sources said the dead were mostly police and civilians. A total of seven bomb attacks were made on several targets, they said.

2006-06-13 00:41:05

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - The death toll from a series of bombings in Iraq's northern oil hub city of Kirkuk on Tuesday rose to at least 14, police sources said. They said at least five bombs exploded, targeting a senior police official, U.S. and Iraqi forces, a law college and the local headquarters of a Kurdish political party.

2006-06-13 02:49:08

By Sherko Raouf KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Insurgents launched six apparently coordinated attacks in the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people. The bombings came a day after al Qaeda in Iraq named a successor to its leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in a U.S. air strike last week, and vowed he would press on with a campaign of suicide bombings and beheadings. "The terrorists want to send a message that they are staying active despite the...

2006-06-12 23:49:57

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Three bomb attacks killed at least eight people in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, police and hospital sources said. One bomb targeted a police patrol and another was directed at a crowd that gathered to inspect the damage. A third bomb exploded at the main gate of the police headquarters. It was not immediately clear whether the blasts were from car bombs or suicide bombers.

2006-04-30 12:56:13

By Alastair Macdonald TAZA, Iraq (Reuters) - A senior U.S. official said on Sunday Gulf Arab states and other foreigners should help Iraq build new power stations, as U.S. investment in the electricity sector winds down after three years of reconstruction aid. But some $20 billion of investment may be needed to start meeting all Iraq's electricity demand, and there is no quick end in sight to chronic shortages of power that are among the biggest complaints of the Iraqi public....

2006-04-22 12:47:52

By Terry Friel BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani, who was re-elected as Iraq's president on Saturday, is a long-time champion of the Kurds who sees himself as the godfather of the country's political process. Known affectionately among Kurds as Mam -- or uncle -- the hefty Talabani has played an influential role in trying to form a national unity government. After parliamentary elections in December, he added his authority to calls by Sunni and Kurdish leaders on the...

2006-04-21 17:24:32

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces, wary of ethnic tensions in Iraq's northern oil-rich city Kirkuk, have received reports of a small influx of Shi'ite Muslims there and a widening presence of Shi'ite militias, a U.S. commander said on Friday. Army Col. David Gray, a brigade commander in the 101st Airborne Division stationed in the area, noted that the area, which boasts roughly 40 percent of Iraq's oil and 70 percent of its natural gas, is home to rival ethnic groups...

2006-02-17 13:03:55

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - A small plane with four Germans and an Iraqi aboard crashed in mountainous northern Iraq on Thursday en route to Iraq from Azerbaijan, the U.S. military and Iraqi officials said on Friday. "I can confirm it was a civilian plane and that the plane crashed," a spokesman for the U.S. military in Iraq said. Kameran Ahmad, the director of Sulaiymaniya airport, said aviation officials lost contact with the plane on Thursday when it was flying at 8,000 feet in...

2006-02-16 08:39:19

By Lin Noueihed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - It could be weeks or even months before Iraqis get their first full-term government since the ousting of Saddam Hussein, with political factions wrangling over top ministries and conflicting visions of Iraq's future. "I think this process will take until at least the middle of next month," said Abbas al-Bayati, a Turkmen Shi'ite Muslim who belongs to the dominant United Iraqi Alliance (UIA). "There are two main problems: getting all the parties to...

2006-02-13 11:15:07

By Lin Noueihed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Sick of bloodshed that has hit their economy and inflamed sectarian wounds, Iraqis held little hope on Monday that Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari could cure in his second term the ills he failed to heal in his first. The soft-spoken doctor was nominated by his ruling Shi'ite Islamist alliance on Sunday to lead a new government nearly two months after Iraqis voted for their first four-year parliament. "I expect a tragic end for Iraq with Jaafari...

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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.