World Nov 06

Iraqi demonstrators use laser during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq, November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani
Iraq protesters storm Baghdad bridge, medic killed

The military called on the protesters to stop blocking roads and ports, saying they had cost Iraq $6 billion, and it vowed to arrest those responsible. The U.S. Embassy urged the government to "engage seriously and urgently" with the demonstrators…

World Nov 04

Protesters 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.

World Nov 01

Iraqi demonstrators take part in an ongoing anti-government protest, in Baghdad, Iraq November 1, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
Iraqis defy crackdown to hold biggest protests yet

The square and the wide boulevards leading into it were packed with flag-waving protesters, as security forces reinforced barricades on two bridges leading to the heavily-fortified Green Zone, the seat of government.

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