Sunday: 15 Iraqis Killed, 8 Wounded

At least four Iraqis were killed and eight more were wounded in the latest attacks, while 11 badly decomposed bodies were discovered in a mass grave. It is expected that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will unveil his new cabinet tomorrow. Iraqiya leader Ayad Allawi will be watching carefully, making sure Maliki sticks to his promise to fairly distribute the streets.

Wednesday: 6 Iraqis Wounded

Because of Ashuraa observances, reports of violence have been scant the last few days except for significant attacks. Only six casualties were reported today and all of them survived. However, there were a number of important news stories in the headlines today.

Monday: 4 Iraqis Killed, 7 Wounded

At least four Iraqis were killed and seven more were wounded in light violence. Meanwhile, Iraqis need between two and three million new homes built for them by 2016 but there has been little progress toward that goal. Nor has there been much development in the formation of a new government either, even though fears that Iraqiya leader Ayad Allawi will be completely shut out of negotiations are growing. Also, the wife of a man holding dual British-Iraqi citizenship and held in Iraq without charges for the last year has renewed her pleas for help in releasing the man.

Wednesday: 9 Iraqis Killed, 42 Wounded

Updated at 8:58 p.m. EST, Nov. 9, 2010 At least nine Iraqis were killed and 42 more were wounded in new violence. Most of the attacks in the capital targeted Christians. Meanwhile, political leaders are closer to forming a new government. The Iraqiya party has apparently accepted the speaker of parliament position but may still be balking at having Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki given a second turn at the premiership. Ayad Allawi, Iraqiya’s leader, may have also accepted to head the Political Council of Strategic Policies.

Saturday: 2 Iraqis Killed, 11 Wounded

At least two Iraqis were killed and 11 more were wounded in light violence. Meanwhile, unapologetic Iraqi officials seem recklessly nonchalant about the increasing defections of Sunni Awakening Council members back to al-Qaeda groups. Also, Iraqiya leader, Ayad Allawi, continues to warn the West of Iran’s meddling in Iraq.

Monday: 13 Iraqis Killed, 59 Wounded

Updated at 8:23 p.m. EST, Oct. 4, 2010 At least 13 Iraqis were killed and 59 more were wounded in numerous attacks across the country. While Baghdad suffered significant violence, particularly towards government employees, predominantly Kurdish areas of the country also saw many attacks. In political developments, a new deal that could end the deadlock preventing the new government from taking power could be in the works for Iraqiya.