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Protesters gathered in Nasiriyah and called on the Iraqi government to release detainees and end the abuses suffered by activists.

Protests erupted in several Iraqi cities one week after deadly clashes took place between anti-government protesters and supporters of a controversial Shia cleric.

The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

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The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a dire economic situation, and state-backed violence.

Thousands protest in Iraq as death toll rises

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Thousands protest in Iraq as death toll rises

At least eight people have died in recent clashes between anti-government protesters and supporters of Moqtada Sadr.

Defiant Iraqi protesters hit streets for second day

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Defiant Iraqi protesters hit streets for second day

Tensions were high in several Iraqi cities, a day after clashes between the dwindling members of the October 2019 anti-government protest ...

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Toll rises to six in clashes among Iraq protesters

Violence erupted on Friday between the dwindling members of the October 2019 anti-government protest movement and supporters of populist Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr.

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Three dead as rival protesters clash in southern Iraq

Three people were shot dead and dozens wounded in southern Iraq, according to medics

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Iraq arrests IS 'administrative chief' at Baghdad airport

The man, known as Abu Naba, was detained in October as he was 'getting into a taxi, just after landing in Baghdad'.

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The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's ...

Hundreds of Iraqi prisoners risk 'imminent' execution: UN

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Hundreds of Iraqi prisoners risk 'imminent' execution: UN

Following reports that 21 men convicted on terrorism-related charges were hanged in Iraq, the UN warned several hundred more prisoners in the ...

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Iraq hangs 21 'terrorism' convicts: medics, police

The Iraqi men from various provinces had all been convicted under a 2005 Counter-Terrorism Law, which carries the death penalty, but there were ...

Flash protests turn to clashes in Iraq

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Flash protests turn to clashes in Iraq

Anti-government protests descended into clashes in several Iraqi cities on Sunday, including the southern port city of Basra and the capital ...

Iraq protesters, police clash again

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Iraq protesters, police clash again

Iraqi police fired stun grenades and tear gas at protesters who were burning tyres and hurling rocks on the strategic Al-Jumhuriyah bridge.

Iraqis rally to revive year-old revolt against the system

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Iraqis rally to revive year-old revolt against the system

Riot police clad in bulletproof vests, helmets and plastic shields were lined on Sunday near major bridges close to Baghdad's Green Zone.

A year after unprecedented Iraq protests, what has changed?

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A year after unprecedented Iraq protests, what has changed?

The nationwide demonstrations which broke out on October 1, 2019 spiralled into a decentralised movement slamming unemployment, poor public ...

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Hundreds protest in Iraq after attacks on activists

Hundreds of protesters have blocked roads and bridges in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah after one activist was kidnapped and another injured by unknown militias.

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Two anti-government protesters killed by police in Baghdad

Iraqi security forces killed two protesters taking part in demonstrations on Monday, local reports confirmed.

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Iraq intelligence chief sacked in latest military shakeup

Observers say the reshuffle is linked to investigations into the deadly suppression of protests which broke out in October last year.

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Protesters return to Iraqi streets despite coronavirus pandemic

Protesters have accused Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of stalling reforms he promised to carry out and taken to the streets over the ...

Iraq's Shia defy curfews to commemorate revered imam

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Iraq's Shia defy curfews to commemorate revered imam

There are worries coronavirus will spread further in Iraq as pilgrims flout distancing guidelines and attend the commemoration of a revered imam ...

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Iraq's Allawi steps down as PM-designate

Iraq's prime minister-designate Mohammad Allawi bowed out Sunday from the task of forming a government, as two rockets crashed near the US ...

Iraq's 'million woman' march amplifies calls to end violence

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Iraq's 'million woman' march amplifies calls to end violence

Thousands of women flanked by male allies have taken to the streets across Iraq to protest government violence against protests and celebrate ...

Iraqi security forces kill protester at university sit-in

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Iraqi security forces kill protester at university sit-in

Security guards opened fire on protesters in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah, killing one person during a demonstration at a ...

Eleven Iraqis killed as Sadr supporters attack protesters

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Eleven Iraqis killed as Sadr supporters attack protesters

Eleven people have been killed and 150 injured in the Iraqi city of Najaf as supporters of powerful cleric Muqtada Sadr attacked protesters and ...

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