Beyond the Headlines: Sept. 26 – Oct. 2

  • MPs investigate Kirkuk violence
  • Cabinet OKs Basra power plants
  • North pipeline leak cuts export
  • Ministry inks power equipment deals
Beyond the Headlines: Sept. 26 – Oct. 2
A firefighter calls for more water at the site of a bomb attack in Kirkuk, September 29, 2011. At least two people were killed and more than 60 wounded when a large bomb exploded outside a bank where police were collecting their salaries. (AKO RASHEED/Reuters)

MPs investigate Kirkuk violenceKIRKUK — A parliamentary delegation made a fact-finding visit to Kirkuk after a recent escalation in terrorist attacks.Four MPs representing a broad swath of constituencies — Ibrahim al-Muhairi, Arshad al-Saleh, Khaled al-Shuani, and Emad Youkhana — met with the governor and the chairman of the Kirkuk provincial council on Sept. 28. The area has suffered from intensifying violence.Three people died on Sept. 26 when a roadside bomb detonated near t...

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