Eight killed as Baghdad suicide bomber blows up mourners
Iraqi election commission says Kirkuk voting stations under siege, staff inside
Unknown gunmen are surrounding the IHEC headquarter in Kirkuk — IHEC
Electoral Commission: We have employees detained and taken hostage in the Kirkuk and Dakuq
Head of Electoral Commission Riad Al Bader: political parties holding a number of our employees in Kirkuk as hostages
Several people were killed or wounded north of Baghdad on Wednesday when a man wearing an explosive belt blew himself up in the middle of a group of people receiving condolences
Iran's Soleimani holds talks about future Iraqi cabinet
Nechirvan Barzani: It is important to go to Baghdad with a unified Kurdish bloc.
Iraq: Iraqi PMU Militia sources reporting that initial reports indicate at least 10 killed were killed when bomber targeted funeral meeting of PMU leader Amer Ali Mashhadani, who was killed two days ago in village of Sheikh Hamad in Al Tarmiyah town north of Baghdad
Killed and wounded in a suicide bombing carried out by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt near a funeral board in the Tarmiyah district of Baghdad
Iraqi Army, Iraqi Civil Defense and local authorities resume operations to recover dead bodies in Old Mosul neighborhood, West Mosul. Operation was previously halted last year.
Qasim Soleumani of Iran Revolutionary Guards in Baghdad meets with Iraq Foreign Minister Jafuri and asks him to be mediator between Shia parties in forming coalition for new government. Maliki's office says new coalition will be announced in 48 hours.
Governor of Kirkuk province, Iraq: the situation in Kirkuk has become critical and spasmodic. The elections were a forgery and results should not be trusted.
Muqtada al-Sadr: the new Iraqi government will be technocratic. It will not be stolen by political or economic interests.
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: The next Iraqi government must ensure that the rights of all Iraq's communities are protected, and that Iraqi women participate fully in the political process
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: Acting on intelligence, yesterday the Iraqi Air Force carried out air strikes on Daesh positions in Syria. We remain concerned at the presence of this terrorist group on the Syrian side of the border and will take all measures to end this threat
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: This @IraqiGovt will continue to provide strong leadership, discharge its duties and safeguard the interests of Iraq until a new government is formed
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: The @IraqiGovt provided all necessary support to ensure that the elections were a success, and that the Iraqi people were able to vote in a safe and secure environment
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: The Independent Electoral Commission must deal with local complaints and appeals about election results swiftly and transparently as mandated by law
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: I congratulate the Iraqi people on the success of the parliamentary elections on 12 May
3 month ago
Supporters of six parties protest against election results in Erbil
UK general: "War's brutal and if you want to fight in cities, everything is heightened. The idea you could capture a city like Mosul or Raqqa without civilian casualties is frankly a fools errand"
UK Air Commodore Johnny Stringer: Our Sentinel stand-off radar provided about 25%-30% of the overall coalition contribution
UK Major General @rupertthjones about Mosul air operation: "Other nations look to the UK to follow our lead to some degree. The Air Force relative to its size has not operated at this tempo since 1945. What the UK can bring is in the quality of its people. The more the Iraqis have got back into their stride its been them dictating the pace"
PUK asks the Iraqi Prime Minister to send reinforcement to Kirkuk to protect the elections commission employees in the province.
DeirEzzor: War planes came from Iraqi side targeted al Sousah and al Shaafah towns in al Bokamal countryside
Qasim Soleumani of Iran Revolutionary Guards in Baghdad to meet with Shia leaders to discuss new Iraqi government. He is trying to persuade Amiri and Maliki to form government and isolate Sadr, who won most votes in elections. Repeat of 2010 scenario.
Shi'ite cleric Sadr still in first place in Iraq election with 91 percent of votes counted: electoral commission
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi calls on all citizens to respect the results of an election in which he just suffered a humiliating defeat. That's a thing—or actually, several things—you don't see very often in neighboring countries.
3 month ago
The Independent High Electoral Commission announces the elections results from six provinces. Vote counting for Duhok and Kirkuk provinces still ongoing.