They seized two Kurdish villages after surprising the Kurdish fighters before launching the attack on Qara Tappa
A bomber killed 19 and wounded 28 others outside a Shi'ite Muslim mosque, where people were attending a funeral service, in western Baghdad
Sixty people were hanged in Iraq by the end of August this year, and although that is fewer than the 177 who were executed in 2013, 1,724 people remained on death row.
Parliament voted in favor of Khaled al-Obeidi, a Sunni from the northern city of Mosul and Mohammed al-Ghabban of the powerful Shi'ite political party, the Badr Organization is to take over the interior ministry.
A car bomb hit an army checkpoint near a restaurant in Baghdad's northern district of Talibiya, forty-five minutes later, a pair of car bombs exploded in the district of al-Dawlai
The "Reaper" drones, built by privately owned U.S. firm General Atomics, were being re-deployed from Afghanistan
"The visit comes within the framework of Arab League support for the new Iraqi government and its efforts to fight terrorism," Diaa al-Dabbas said
Police and medics said Ahmed al-Khafaji, also a member of the Shi'ite Badr political party, was among the dead in the blast on the edge of the distric
Massoud Barzani's Kurdish Regional Government ruling party takes Deputy Prime Ministry and Finance Ministry, with PUK of Talabani taking Culture Ministry
Baghdad's largest Shi'ite neighbourhood, Sadr City, was rocked by two blasts
Mosul, which fell into the hands of ISIL three months ago, can be retaken "within months" by a military support according to the ousted governor
Before Hit fell to ISIL, the town had been a relative oasis for families who had been displaced from their homes in Anbar province since the beginning of the year
Hospital sources said Kurdish "Peshmerga" security forces and civilians were among the 28 killed in the attack in Qara Tappa
In west Baghdad, 34 people were killed by three car bombs in Shi'ite neighbourhoods, police and medical officials said.
The alliance between Sunni Dhuluiya and Shi'ite Balad has required people in both towns to overcome sectarian animosity built up during a decade of war.
Ahead of a visit to Washington by Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Thursday to meet his American counterpart, his ministry said three Rafale fighter jets and an anti-aircraft warship would be sent to the Gulf to support Iraqi government forces against ISIL.
The Iraqi army needs more weapons, said Iraqi foreign minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari.
British Tornado fighter jets began its Iraq mission from the British Royal Air Force's Akrotiri base in Cyprus.
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters took control of the Rabia border crossing in a battle that began before dawn, an Iraqi Kurdish political source said.
The situation has led to a face-off between Arab refugees and Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces who have occupied the traditionally Turkmen city of Kirkuk as a precaution against ISIL militants.
The supplies consist of bullets that are suitable for Kalashnikov assault rifles that were confiscated by Greek port authorities.
Two Tornado jets left RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus at 0725 GMT.