Vice President Hashimi made his feelings over post-election machinations known, while at least 12 Iraqis were killed and 25 more were wounded in the latest violence. Also, government figures showed a post-election increase in civilian deaths for April.
At least 12 Iraqis were killed and 37 more were wounded, mostly in a pair of suicide bombings in Mosul and near Baghdad. Meanwhile, a human rights group is criticizing new rules that hurt the free press. Also, P.M. Maliki’s premiership is apparently in its death throes as potential partners turn away, but it is perhaps his other actions that underscore how fragile his grasp on power really is.
Updated at 8:18 p.m. EST, April 2, 2010 At least six Iraqis were killed and two more were wounded in the latest violence Also, U.S. Navy Adm. Eric Olson said the number of U.S. special forces personnel will remain the same in Iraq even after the withdrawal of combat troops.
At least 11 Iraqis were killed and 19 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Although final election results were released yesterday, political wrangling continued today.
No Iraqis were reported killed on the seventh anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion on Iraq. Back in the U.S., however, thousands demonstrators gathered in Washington to protest the war. At least 12 Iraqis were wounded in separate attacks.
The seventh anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion was met with little fanfare in Iraq, but the violence continues. At least 13 Iraqis were killed and 12 more were wounded.
Updated at 7:16 p.m. EDT, March 17, 2010 With final results from national elections expected later this week, an apparent dead heat between the two front-runners could signal months of political wrangling ahead. Meanwhile, at least three Iraqis were killed and 14 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Kurds spent the day commemorating the 1988 Halabja massacre, for which Chemical Ali was executed only this year. Also, U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown admitted misinforming the Chilcot Inquiry over defense spending for Iraq.
Updated at 10:52 p.m EDT, Mar. 16, 2010 At least 13 Iraqis were killed and 19 more were wounded in various attacks. The worst one took place just south of Baghdad. Meanwhile, former P.M. Ayad Allawi’s political bloc took the lead in the vote count today.