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World Dec 06At least 15 killed in Iraqi capital as assailants fire live rounds
Gunmen in cars opened fire Friday in Baghdad's Khilani Square, leaving at least 15 people dead and 60 wounded, Iraqi security and medical officials said. It wasn't immediately clear who did the shooting.
World Dec 01Iraqi parliament accepts prime minister’s resignation
The path to replacing Adel Abdul-Mahdi was clouded with legal questions that one lawmaker described as a “black hole in the constitution,” which does not clearly spell out the next step.
World Nov 30Iraqi PM formally submits resignation amid more violence
Three anti-government protesters were shot dead and at least 58 others 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.
World Nov 29Iraq prime minister pledges to resign amid worsening crisis
The prime minister's announcement comes a day after more than 40 people were killed by security forces and following calls by Iraq's top Shiite cleric for lawmakers to withdraw support.
World Nov 2840 anti-government protesters killed in violence sweeping Iraq
Anti-government protests have gripped Iraq since Oct. 1, when thousands took to the streets in Baghdad and the predominantly Shiite south. The largely leaderless movement accuses the government of being hopelessly corrupt and has also decried Iran’s growing influence in…
World Nov 27Protesters burn down Iranian consulate in southern Iraq
At least 33 people were wounded when police fired live ammunition to repel them from entering the building, a police official said.
World Nov 26Baghdad bombings kill 5 as Iraqis protest government
Three simultaneous explosions rocked Baghdad late Tuesday, killing five people and wounding more than a dozen, Iraqi officials said, in the first apparent coordinated attack since anti-government protests erupted nearly two months ago.
World Nov 2413 dead in 1 of the ‘worst’ days of protest in southern Iraq
Thirteen anti-government protesters were killed Sunday by Iraqi security forces in one of the “worst” days of clashes in the country’s south, as protests swept through the oil-rich area, officials said. Demonstrators outraged by rampant government corruption and poor services…
World Nov 218 protesters dead in day of violent clashes in Iraq
Eight people died and at least 90 were wounded on Thursday in renewed clashes in central Baghdad, in the most violent clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in recent days, Iraqi officials said.
World Nov 04Protesters killed as clashes erupt on Baghdad bridge
Police and hospital officials said at least one person was killed and 24 wounded in the clashes on the bridge, where security forces used live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas grenades.