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Iraq begins manual recount of votes from disputed election

Jul 03 2018

KIRKUK, Iraq Iraqi authorities began recounting votes on Tuesday from May's disputed parliamentary election, officials said, a step toward forming a new government after weeks of delays.

One dead in Iraq's Kirkuk in suicide bombing near ballot box store, days before recount

Jul 01 2018

KIRKUK, Iraq One person was killed in Iraq's Kirkuk on Sunday when a suicide car bomb went off near a storage site housing ballot boxes from a May national election, police sources said, two days before a manual recount was due to begin.

Bomb kills one and wounds 14 in Iraq's Kirkuk

Jun 08 2018

KIRKUK, Iraq At least one woman was killed and 14 people including women and children were wounded late on Friday when a bomb exploded in the ethnically-mixed Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk, the military said.

Islamic State attacks kill 10 in northern Iraq - police

Mar 12 2018

KIRKUK, Iraq Islamic State militants killed at least 10 people including a local Sunni tribal sheikh in two separate attacks late on Sunday in Iraq's northern provinces of Mosul and Kirkuk, police and local officials said.

Islamic State kills 27 Iraqi militiamen near Kirkuk

Feb 19 2018

KIRKUK, Iraq Islamic State militants ambushed a convoy of pro-government militia fighters near the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk late on Sunday, killing at least 27 of them, the government-backed Popular Mobilisation Forces said on Monday.

Islamic State kills 12 Iraqi militiamen near Kirkuk

Feb 19 2018

KIRKUK, Iraq, Feb 19 Islamic State militants ambushed a convoy of government-backed militia fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk late on Sunday, killing at least 12 of them, police and militia commanders said on Monday.

Truck bomb in northern Iraq kills at least 23

Nov 21 2017

KIRKUK, Iraq At least 23 people were killed and 60 wounded when a suicide bomber set off a truck bomb near a crowded marketplace in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu, police and medical sources said on Tuesday.

Two suicide attacks in Iraq's Kirkuk kill at least five

Nov 05 2017

KIRKUK, Iraq Two suicide bombers killed at least five people and wounded more than 20 in an attack on a Shi'ite mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday, police and medical sources said.

Kurdish forces withdraw to June 2014 lines: Iraqi army commander

Oct 19 2017

KIRKUK, Iraq Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retreated to positions they held in northern Iraq in June 2014 in response to an Iraqi army advance into the region after a Kurdish independence referendum, a senior Iraqi commander said on Wednesday.

Kurdish forces withdraw to June 2014 lines - Iraqi army commander

Oct 18 2017

KIRKUK, Iraq Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retreated to positions they held in northern Iraq in June 2014 in response to an Iraqi army advance into the region after a Kurdish independence referendum, a senior Iraqi commander said on Wednesday.

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U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.