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2005-12-15 08:59:04

By Aref Mohammed and Alister Bull KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurds voted alongside Sunni and Shi'ite Arabs, Turkmen and Christians in Kirkuk on Thursday, divided over the future of the disputed northern oil city, but sharing a hope for stability in postwar Iraq. Typifying Kirkuk's passion and color, Hussein Garmiyani pricked his finger with a pin before voting in blood for Iraq's first full-term parliament since Saddam Hussein's fall in 2003. "These past years were all years of blood...

2005-12-15 05:46:33

By Luke Baker and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Only scattered insurgent attacks marred Iraq's election on Thursday as disgruntled Sunni Arabs joined the vote, determined to have more say in government. The largely peaceful poll was a sharp contrast to Iraq's previous January 30 election for an interim assembly, when about 40 people died, many of them in nine quick-fire suicide bombings. With fear in check, and Sunni Arabs ending a boycott of the U.S.-backed electoral process,...

2005-12-15 02:14:02

By Gideon Long BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A steady stream of Iraqi voters walked to polling sites nationwide on Thursday to elect their first full-term parliament since Saddam Hussein's overthrow, ignoring sporadic violence such as a mortar attack in Baghdad. Police said the mortar round was aimed at the capital's Green Zone compound, where the Iraqi government is based and senior politicians were voting. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage and voting was not...

2005-12-15 00:01:37

By Gideon Long BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqis began voting on Thursday for their first four-year parliament since the fall of Saddam Hussein, with young and old walking to polling sites as a blast echoed across central Baghdad shortly after the start. It was not clear what caused the explosion, but it sounded like a mortar round aimed toward the Green Zone compound in the capital, where the Iraqi government is based and where senior politicians began voting. There was also an explosion...

2005-12-12 04:47:34

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Special voting began in Iraq's hospitals and prisons on Monday, with security forces, detainees and the ill kicking off the country's first elections for a full-term parliament since the fall of Saddam Hussein. Patients in hospitals in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk put their votes into large plastic ballot boxes by their bedsides after dipping their fingers in purple ink, a measure designed to prevent multiple voting. "They are all looking forward to...

2005-12-07 13:04:28

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Gunmen in police uniforms freed a suspected guerrilla from an Iraqi hospital on Wednesday, killing three guards and wounding five in the process, the head of security at the clinic in the northern city of Kirkuk said. There was some confusion over the identity of the wounded suspect, with some police officers saying he was being held in connection with a plot uncovered to assassinate the magistrate who prepared the trial of Saddam Hussein and other senior...

2005-11-10 02:09:18

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The brother of Iraq's parliamentary speaker Hajem al-Hassani has been abducted in the northern city of Kirkuk, police said on Thursday. They said Hatem al-Hassani was seized on Tuesday. His brother is running in December 15 elections on a secular list headed by former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. Iraq's Shi'ite- and Kurdish-led government and its U.S. backers are fighting a Sunni Arab insurgency that has killed thousands of people since the March 2003 U.S.-led...

2005-10-23 12:43:48

By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least three car bombs and several roadside bombs hit U.S. and Iraqi security forces in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens more, Iraqi police said. The past 10 days have seen a relative lull in violence despite a constitutional referendum on October 15 and the start of Saddam Hussein's trial for crimes against humanity. But U.S. commanders have warned of more attacks in the run-up to...

2005-10-23 12:42:33

By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least three car bombs and several roadside bombs hit U.S. and Iraqi security forces in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens more, Iraqi police said. The past 10 days have seen a relative lull in violence despite a constitutional referendum on October 15 and the start of Saddam Hussein's trial for crimes against humanity. But U.S. commanders have warned of more attacks in the run-up to...

2005-10-23 09:02:38

By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least three car bombs and several roadside bombs hit U.S. and Iraqi security forces in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens more, Iraqi police said. The past 10 days have seen a relative lull in violence despite a constitutional referendum on October 15 and the start of Saddam Hussein's trial for crimes against humanity. But U.S. commanders have warned of more attacks in the run-up to...


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