World Dec 28

A member of the security forces clashes with demonstrators during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile, on December 27, 2019. Photo by Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
Death toll in Chile protests since October rises to 27

Chile’s human rights watchdog is calling for an investigation into the electrocution death of a man during anti-government protests. The death raised the number of those killed during protests that started in October to at least 27.

World Dec 26

Iraq’s president offers to quit after rejecting PM nominee

President Barham Saleh said in a statement issued by his office that he would not name the governor of the southern Basra province, Asaad al-Eidani, as the country's next prime minister “to avoid more bloodshed and in order to safeguard…

Protesters hope smaller protests will avoid a repeat of recent violence, which has resulted in several deaths. At the same time, they are not backing down from their demands: that government officials be held accountable and that foreign nations stop…

Nov 26

Baghdad 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.

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