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Iraq protests 10 protesters killed in violent crackdown by Iraqi security forces

Nearly 150 protesters were also injured in the crackdown by security forces on Monday and Tuesday. Since the beginning of the protests on October 1, 2019, more than 500 people have been killed and over 25,000 injured

Million march Iraq Moqtada al-Sadr calls for million-man march against US troops in Iraq

The Iraqi parliament has already passed a resolution asking the government to initiate the process of withdrawal of foreign troops from the country, following the assassination of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis on January 3

The tenuous deployment of US troops in Iraq

With the resolution of the Iraqi parliament demanding the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country, the presence of the nearly 5,200 US soldiers has become a major flashpoint

Iran strikes US targets Retaliatory attack by Iran heightens tensions with the US

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has called the move a “slap in the face for US” and has demanded the end of US presence in the region

Trump says ‘more war,’ people say ‘no war’

Anti-war protests were held across the US and UK over the weekend in response to the targeted assassination of Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Al-Quds forces.

US threatens Iran Trump threatens all-out war against Iran

The US president has also threatened Iraq with severe economic sanctions after the country’s parliament passed a resolution demanding the withdrawal of foreign forces

US conducts fresh airstrikes targeting PMF fighters near Baghdad

The airstrikes come just a day after the US killed a top Iranian general, resulting in a massive spike in regional tensions

US airstrikes US conducts airstrikes on Kataib Hezbollah targets in Syria and Iraq

Over 30 militia fighters were killed and 55 others injured in the US strikes which were a response to a rocket attack in which one US civilian contractor was killed

Iraq electoral law Iraq’s parliament yields to protesters’ demand, approves new electoral law

As per the new law, independent candidates have a much better chance of being elected to parliament. A law of this kind was one of the key demands of the protesters who have been on the streets since October 1

Iraq protest Iraq frees 2,700 protesters as deadlock over prime minister’s post continues

In the absence of a consensus, the deadline for proposing a name for the next prime minister has been postponed to December 22. More than 496 people have been killed and more than 25,000 injured since the protests in Iraq began on October 1

Iraq protests The trajectory of popular protests in Iraq

The resignation of prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi after two months of popular protests in Iraq has provided an opportunity to overthrow the political system created under US occupation. However, significant roadblocks remain

Uncertainty looms in Iraq as prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi resigns

Prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi resigned after over 60 protesters were killed by security forces in three days. Popular protests have rocked Iraq for over two months now

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