Iraq Protests
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Today we look at a walkout staged by Amazon workers in Chicago, the Biden administration’s decision to restore aid to UNRWA, protests in Iraq for job opportunities, record surges in Covid-19 cases in India, and the sentencing of an aid worker to 20 years in prison by a Saudi Court

Anti-Government-Protests-in-Iraq-February-2020 Four arrested in Iraq over targeted killings of anti-government protesters

Protesters, activists and human rights groups have urged successive Iraqi governments to investigate the targeted killings of protesters, opposition activists and critics since the anti-government protests began in the country in October 2019

Anti-govt protests Iraq Violent attacks against anti-government protesters in Iraq leave seven dead

Protesters in the city of Nasiriyah were reportedly attacked by followers of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, leading to multiple deaths and injuries

Iraqis seek justice for murdered protesters, political transformation

The protesters are also asking for a political transformation and fresh elections.

New Iraq PM Adnan al-Zurfi , considered close to US, is Iraq’s PM-designate

President Barham Salih declared Adnan al-Zurfi, the former governor of Najaf, the country’s new prime minister designate on March 17. Al-Zurfi may have a tough time winning parliamentary approval due to his perceived pro-US stance and allegations of corruption

Women's protest in Iraq Hundreds of thousands take part in ‘million-women march’ in Iraq

The protests took place after well-known Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for gender segregation at the anti-government protests

New Iraqi PM Mohammad Allawi, Iraq’s new prime minister, faces tough challenges

The announcement of Allawi’s name has generated mixed responses from the protesters in Iraq, with certain quarters ready to give him an opportunity while others have rejected him

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

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

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

Iraq protests Massive anti-systemic protests continue in Iraq

On November 18, protesters blocked the entrance to the country’s main commodities port, Umm Qasr, near Basra, leading to a 50% drop in operations

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