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Iraqi protests continue

Iraqi forces shot three anti-government protesters dead in Nassiriya on Sunday, police and medics said, adding to scores killed in weeks of unrest that...

Iraqi protesters demand system overhaul

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi will step down if parliament’s main blocs agree on a replacement, the country’s president said, but thousands of...

Iraq anti-government movement gains momentum

Thousands of Iraqis protested in Baghdad’s central Tahrir Square for a fifth day, angered by reports of security forces killing demonstrators in Kerbala and...

Iraqi protests ongoing

Thousands of Iraqi protesters stood fast in Baghdad’s central Tahrir Square, defying a bloody crackdown that killed scores over the weekend and an overnight...

Excessive force sees 149 deaths in Iraqi unrest

An Iraqi government committee investigating a wave of unrest found 149 civilians were killed because security forces used excessive force and live fire to...

Iraq names two new ministers

Iraq appointed new education and health ministers a day after Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi promised to reshuffle government and enact reforms to stem...

Iraq scrambles to stop violence

Days of deadly anti-government protests in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities brought few real concessions but when bloodshed spread to a particular poor, restive...

Shooting as Iraqi protests escalate

At least eight people were killed in new clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters in the sixth day of unrest with the...

Curfew in Baghdad

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi declared a curfew in Baghdad until further notice after seven people were killed and more than 400 injured...

Iraq PM orders Iran-allied militias to be reined in

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Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought on Monday to curb the powers of influential Iranian-backed Shi’ite Muslim militias, a politically risky move apparently...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...