Official : Some Iraqi election results coming Wednesday

Iraq’s electoral commission said Tuesday that it would announce partial results of parliamentary elections on Wednesday, providing an incomplete picture of the vote that will nevertheless provide the broad outlines of the country’s political landscape. Party officials have acknowledged that a relatively small number of seats may separate Iraq’s leading coalitions, a sign that negotiations […]

Maliki fires Baghdad security commander after bombings

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki dismissed his Baghdad security commander Wednesday in response to criticism after this week’s car bombings and a spate of recent high-profile attacks that crippled state institutions. Gen. Aboud Qanbar’s removal was announced just ahead of Maliki’s scheduled visit to parliament today to address the chamber about Tuesday’s four car bombings […]