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Abu Zeid was part of a satirical television talk show before the authorities halted its broadcast.

The protests, which were sparked in October last year, will be revived, demonstrators said, if no reform is carried out by the current government.

Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

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Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

Jasb’s father has been searching for justice that has run repeatedly against one major obstacle: the increasing helplessness of Iraq’s government in the face of powerful, Iranian-backed Shiite militias.

Egypt set for protests after young man's killing

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Egypt set for protests after young man's killing

The death of Egyptian Owais al-Rawi has drawn comparisons to the killing of George Floyd and sparked calls for protests.

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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Iraq activists plan protests for one-year anniversary of uprising

The Covid-19 pandemic has weakened the anti-government protests this year but activists are determined to mark the first anniversary of their movement.

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Iraq launches operation against militias following Basra killings

Iraqi security forces have launched a new operation in Basra against secretive militias responsible for recent killings of anti-corruption ...

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Historic downtown Cairo building collapse injures 5

Authorities who rushed to the building on Kasr al-Nile street, near the iconic Tahrir Square, tended to 14 people including ...

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Beirut blast raises fears in Iraq of weapons stockpiles

In Iraq, where weapons are stored in urban centres and unexploded bombs litter border areas, fears of a catastrophe are acute.

The Iraq Report: Support for Iran evaporates

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The Iraq Report: Support for Iran evaporates

As temperatures soar in Iraq, violence against protesters returns despite promises of reconciliation by the new PM, while Iran's role in the ...

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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.

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

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Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Comment: Egypt needs a culture shift, but also a comprehensive law against sexual violence, rather than just minor adjustments to existing ...

Pompeo asks Egypt to stop harassing US citizens

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Pompeo asks Egypt to stop harassing US citizens

The US Secretary of State has urged Egypt to stop the 'unwarranted harassment' of American citizens and their families.

American student released after 486 days in Egyptian prison

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American student released after 486 days in Egyptian prison

An American student in Egypt has been released after spending over a year in prison after months of pressure from the Trump department.

Egyptian-American activist sues ex-prime minister over arrest and torture

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Egyptian-American activist sues ex-prime minister over arrest and torture

Mohamad Soltan, a dual national jailed during protests against Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has filed a lawsuit against a former ...

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Transfer of sphinxes to Cairo square continues to polarise

Lawyers from a rights group have already filed a lawsuit, arguing that the move jeopardises the priceless artefacts.

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Egypt moves sphinxes to Tahrir Square despite controversy

Egyptian authorities have relocated four ancient sphinxes to Cairo's Tahrir Square, prompting fears that the city's high air ...

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The Iraq Report: Protest movement revives as lockdown eased

The Iraqi deep state is on full alert, showing demonstrators they will be killed if they continue to ask for change.

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Arab economies take massive shocks following oil price crash

Economies across the Arab World are expected to face massive shocks, including debt crises and cuts in salaries which could potentially lead to ...

Protesters shot after Iraq partially lifts coronavirus lockdown

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Protesters shot after Iraq partially lifts coronavirus lockdown

A few demonstrators have remained in the epicentre of Iraq's protest movement, Tahrir Square, where on Tuesday they were shot ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Iran's economy slowly reopens, renowned Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji dies of coronavirus, Lebanese expats continue journey home on return ...

'Father of Iraqi architecture' Rifat Chadirji dies aged 93

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'Father of Iraqi architecture' Rifat Chadirji dies aged 93

The designer of many of Baghdad's most symbolic modern buildings died in London after contracting the coronavirus.

Iraqi protesters adapt to new reality of coronavirus curfew

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Iraqi protesters adapt to new reality of coronavirus curfew

A small number of demonstrators are determined not to let the coronavirus pandemic end the anti-government protest movement.

The fight for LGBT rights in Iraq's revolution

Azhar Al-Rubaie

The fight for LGBT rights in Iraq's revolution

LGBT Iraqis are fighting for their rights on the frontline of the country's protest movement.

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