Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halabousi directs the Basra police chief to release the detained demonstrators who did not cause damage or burning of public property
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: While efforts to form the next government are underway, I urge political parties not to resort to negative attacks in order to undermine each other. There are many social media accounts dedicated to doing this. It is dangerous and harms our democracy
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: I reiterate my congratulations to the newly elected Speaker of Parliament. Political blocs must move forward so that a new government is formed
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: The Iraqi people expect their political representatives to cooperate and reach a broad consensus on an effective programme for government that meets their expectations for better public services and a strong economy
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: I ordered the army to remove all unauthorised, makeshift dams and end other transgressions affecting the flow of water to Basra from the Badaa Canal
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: I also asked the Integrity Commission to launch an investigation into the delays that have affected a number of infrastructure projects in Basra and other southern provinces. We need to establish if corruption played a role in such delays
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: The senior ministerial team deployed by the Cabinet to Basra remains in the province. We have given the team wide-ranging powers to deliver tangible improvement in the quality of water and other services to the people of Basra
IS attacked village in Diyala's Khanaqin dist in northeast burned homes occupied town for short period
Pentagon: Rocket attack on U.S. Embassy in Baghdad last week an 'isolated incident' spokesman says; rockets landed well short into 'open field.' Secretary of State Pompeo blamed Iran for the attack last Friday
Pentagon: Iranian-backed forces firing rockets at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad 'don't have very good aim,' spokesman says
American HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in Al Qaim, Iraq; 7 people on board, fatalities expected
Baghdad will pay KRG salaries, says Abadi, but no 17% share of budget.
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Another video with PKK in Kirkuk area
PMF burns a Peshmerga house in Khurmatu, southern Kirkuk.
KRG denies bringing in PKK fighters
Baghdad accuses Kurdish authorities of bringing PKK fighters to Kirkuk
Baghdad: PKK's presence in Kirkuk is a declaration of war
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Iraq government accuses Kurdish authorities of bringing PKK fighters to Kirkuk, says PKK involvement in Kirkuk is ''declaration of war''
Iran shuts border crossings to Kurdistan Region, says Iraqi Foreign Ministry
Sources say KDP-PUK agreed on suspending the referendum for 1 yr, but this will be too problematic as future of Kirkuk will remain disputed
KDP-PUK meeting seemed to be positive as they seem to have given up their stubborness. Both support dialogue and independence isn't mentioned
Jalal Talabani presidential special brigades (all Kurds but under Iraq control) to be brought to Kirkuk. Kirkuk governor to be changed
According to a source, KDP and PUK agreed on following to settle the Kirkuk crisis with Baghdad: a joint Pesh-ISF force in K1 base and airport
KDP and PUK reject demands to nullify the referendum results, refuse preconditions for dialogue with Baghdad
Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies that land borders with Kurdistan Region have been closed, ISNA
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Barzani arrived at the meeting of Kurdish leaders in Dokan
President @masoud_barzani meets Iraqi President Fuad Masum in Sulaimani to discuss Kirkuk tension
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Residents in Taza Kirkuk welcoming the Iraqi Army 9th Div, residents have opened their houses for the troops and cooked for them.
Iran closes its border crossings with the Kurdistan Region
Iran shuts down the trade line crossing border gate with Kurdistan in Haji Omaran and Bashmakh. Tourism line is still operational.