• Iraq Nov 30, 2019

    Iraqi PM Formally Submits Resignation Amid More Violence

    Three anti-government protesters were shot dead and at least 58 wounded in Baghdad and southern Iraq on Saturday, security and medical officials said, as Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally submitted his resignation to parliament. Lawmakers were expected to either vote or accept outright Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation letter in a parliamentary session Sunday, two members of parliament said. The prime minister announced...

  • Associated Press Nov 11, 2019

    UN Mission in Iraq Proposes Roadmap for Ending Upheaval

    The United Nations’ mission for Iraq on Sunday proposed a roadmap out of the country’s social upheaval, while Amnesty International said Iraq’s crackdown on anti-government protests has descended into a “bloodbath.” At least 319 protesters have been killed by security forces since the economically driven protests and unrest began last month, according to the latest figures from the Iraqi Human...

  • Associated Press Nov 3, 2019

    Iraqis Block Roads in Support of Anti-Government Protests

    Iraqi protesters blocked roads in Baghdad on Sunday to raise pressure on the government to resign after more than a week of renewed mass demonstrations. Protesters blocked one road with burning tires and barbed wire, and held up a banner reading “Roads closed by order of the people.” They appeared to be borrowing a tactic from Lebanon, where similar anti-government...

  • Iraq Oct 6, 2019

    Iraq Blames ‘Malicious' Hands as Toll From Unrest Tops 100

    Twelve anti-government demonstrators were killed Sunday in ongoing protests in the capital Baghdad, the latest fatalities in six days of clashes that have left more than 100 dead and thousands wounded. Iraq’s government has scrambled to contain the popular anger that has racked Baghdad and a number of southern cities since Tuesday. Security forces responded with a crackdown on the...

  • Donald Trump Dec 27, 2018

    Iraqi Lawmakers Demand US Withdrawal After Trump Visit

    President Donald Trump’s surprise trip to Iraq may have quieted criticism at home that he had yet to visit troops in a combat zone, but it has infuriated Iraqi politicians who on Thursday demanded the withdrawal of U.S. forces....
    “Arrogant” and an “a violation of national sovereignty” were but a few examples of the criticism emanating from Baghdad following Trump’s meeting...

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