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Iraq officials: 4 protesters killed in Baghdad clashes

Nov. 14, 2019 3:02 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Clashes between Iraqi protesters and security forces in central Baghdad killed four people and wounded 62 on Thursday, Iraqi medical and security officials said, as authorities continued to clamp down on the anti-government demonstrations. According to the officials, the casualties occurred...

Protesters in Iraq celebrate soccer win against Iran

Nov. 14, 2019 2:59 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters in Iraq’s capital city celebrated with fireworks a 2-1 win over Iran in a much-anticipated World Cup qualifying match, hoping it would return momentum to their movement that has been hit by a deadly security crackdown. Crowds watched the game...

Iraq’s protests raise question: Where does the oil money go?

Nov. 14, 2019 7:07 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Waves of violent protests have engulfed Baghdad and Iraq’s southern provinces, with demonstrators chanting for the downfall of a political establishment that they say doesn’t prioritize them. Fueling the unrest is anger over an economy flush with oil money that has failed to...

Iraqi protesters defiant in face of deadly crackdown

Nov. 13, 2019 2:06 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi protesters said Wednesday that an intensifying crackdown by authorities has been instilling fear and reducing turnout, but said they were remaining defiant and have called for people to return to the street in large numbers later this week. Protesters told The Associated Press that...

Top Shiite leader backs UN plan to resolve Iraqi crisis

Nov. 11, 2019 6:16 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most powerful Shiite religious leader said Monday he backs a U.N. roadmap aimed at meeting the demands of anti-government protesters who have been rallying in recent weeks despite a bloody crackdown by security forces, but he expressed concern that political parties would not carry...

UN mission in Iraq proposes roadmap for ending upheaval

Nov. 10, 2019 10:06 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — 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...

Iraqi forces kill 6 protesters, retake key Baghdad bridges

Nov. 9, 2019 2:54 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces killed six anti-government protesters and wounded more than 100 others on Saturday, pushing them back from three flashpoint bridges in central Baghdad, medical and security officials said. Five of the protesters were killed by live ammunition, while the sixth died after...

Protests in Iraq reveal a long-simmering anger at Iran

Nov. 6, 2019 5:59 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The shoes are coming off again in Iraq. In years past, Iraqis have beaten their shoes against portraits of Saddam Hussein in a sign of anger and insult. In 2008, an Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at a ducking President George W. Bush during a news conference to vent his outrage at the...

3 protesters killed in clashes as Iraq tries to reopen port

Nov. 5, 2019 3:30 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least three anti-government protesters have been killed in clashes with security forces in southern Iraq, officials said Tuesday, as authorities tried to reopen the country's main port, which had been blocked by demonstrators for three days. Security and medical officials said a protester...

At least 5 protesters killed in new round of clashes in Iraq

Nov. 4, 2019 5:01 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters crossed a major bridge in Baghdad on Monday, approaching the prime minister's office and the headquarters of Iraq's state-run TV, as security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas, killing at least five demonstrators and wounding dozens. The protesters hurled...