Several injured as Iraqi security forces fire tear gas at protesters in Baghdad

Security forces fired tear gas at anti-government protesters in Baghdad on Sunday injuring at least 22 people, police and medical sources said, a day after they pushed demonstrations back toward one main square in the Iraqi capital. One person died in hospital of wounds sustained in clashes the previous day, the sources said. Security forces… Read More Several injured as Iraqi security forces fire tear gas at protesters in Baghdad

Six dead, dozens injured as Iraqi security forces clash with protesters in Baghdad

Iraqi security forces shot dead at least six anti-government protesters in Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said, as weeks of deadly unrest showed no signs of abating. Another 38 people were wounded in the clashes near the Shuhada Bridge, they said, as mass demonstrations continued for a 13th straight day with thousands thronging… Read More Six dead, dozens injured as Iraqi security forces clash with protesters in Baghdad

Ten dead, dozens injured as security forces clash with demonstrators in Iraq

At least 10 Iraqis were killed and dozens wounded on Saturday, police and hospital sources said, as demonstrators and security forces clashed in a second day of protests against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government. The unrest followed violence on Friday in which at least 52 people were killed around the country as protesters vented… Read More Ten dead, dozens injured as security forces clash with demonstrators in Iraq

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi suspends electricity minister following protests over poor services

​Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi suspended his electricity minister on Sunday amid continuing protests over poor public services especially power cuts and rampant corruption, the premier’s office said. It said in a statement that Abadi had also ordered an internal government investigation into Electricity Minister Qassim al-Fahdawi’s role in the deterioration of utility services. There… Read More Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi suspends electricity minister following protests over poor services

Policeman, civilians dead as security forces clash with pro-Sadr protesters in Iraq

An Iraqi policeman was killed and seven others wounded in clashes with protesters loyal to prominent Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr who had gathered in Baghdad on Saturday to demand political reforms, the interior ministry said. At least five protesters were killed, and 174 others wounded, according to an updated toll by the interior ministry on… Read More Policeman, civilians dead as security forces clash with pro-Sadr protesters in Iraq