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An Arab Autumn:the Hidden Political Poison That Iraq And Lebanon Are Really Protesting About

By Mustafa Habib | Baghdad | (Niqash.org) | – This month Iraq and Lebanon have anti-government protests in common. Partially that’s due to the ineffective and deeply corrupt quota system their governments also share. There’s no easy...
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At Least 15 People Killed In Clashes With Police In Renewed Baghdad Protests - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 15 people were killed in Baghdad following clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters as police continue to exert violence in ongoing rallies in the city, the Shafaq news agency reported on...
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Why Did Iraqi Forces Shoot Protesters?

A variety of videos coming out of Baghdad show security forces shooting at protesters. Over 24 hours, as Friday turned to Saturday, the reports of snipers gunning down activists had grown. The elephant in the room cannot be ignored: someone in Iraq's
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Internet Access Partially Restored In Baghdad, Social Networks Still Blocked - Reports

CAIRO (Sputnik) - Access to the Internet, blocked on 2 October in Baghdad and a number of Iraqi cities in connection with the outbreak of protests, was restored on Sunday over 60 percent of the Iraqi capital, as well as in some other localities,...
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Calm In Baghdad After Bloody Night, Pm Urges End To Protests

Calm prevails in the Iraqi capital following a bloody night when at least 19 people were killed as security forces opened fire to break up anti-government protests
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Iraqi Government Teeters As Protest Death Toll Rises To 100, With 4,000 Wounded

Juan ColeIraqi protesters during clashes amid a demonstration against state corruption, failing public services, and unemployment in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on October 5, 2019. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
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One Anti-government Protester Killed In Iraq After Demonstrations Resume

Iraqi officials say one person was killed in Baghdad as police fired on anti-government protesters Saturday, the first day of demonstrations since a two-day curfew was lifted.Demonstrators began taking to the streets last Tuesday to protest...
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Curfew Lifted In Baghdad; Death Toll Rises To 72 In Days Of Unrest

Iraqi authorities lifted a dayslong curfew in Baghdad on Saturday that anti-government protesters had defied, as the toll from four days of violent unrest rose to 72 killed and hundreds injured.Traffic ran as normal through the Iraqi capital and...
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Violence Escalates In Iraq Even After Top Cleric Urges Calm

Security forces opened fire directly at hundreds of anti-government demonstrators Friday in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 protesters and injuring dozens
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Influential Iraqi Cleric Calls On Government To Resign Over Protests

One of Iraq's most influential clerics has called for Iraq's government to resign as anti-government protesters gathered in Baghdad for a fourth day of demonstrations against unemployment, poor public services and corruption.Moqtada al-Sadr, the...
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Iraqi Police Open Fire On Demonstrators Near Tahrir Square In Downtown Baghdad - Reports

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - Iraqi police officers used lethal force against a small group of protesters near Tahrir square in Baghdad amid the anti-government protests that are sweeping the country, the Shafaq news agency reported on Friday.
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Iraq's Violent Protests Raise Fears About Country's Future

At least 27 people have been killed and hundreds injured following anti-government protests this week in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, and other cities.Security forces opened fire on demonstrators close to the center of the capital, where a number of...
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Hillary: Trump Knows He Really Lost. Joy Behar: ‘he Has Every Criminal Working For Him.’...

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, stops in to speak to workers at a campaign office for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., left, in Davie, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)     It’s a...
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Curfew, More Shooting In Baghdad After 2 Days Of Violence

Iraqi security forces fire tear gas as hundreds protest in central square in Baghdad hours after a curfew
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Us-led Coalition Says No Facilities Struck By Blasts In Baghdad's Green Zone

MOSCOW  (Sputnik) - The US-led international coalition fighting against the Daesh* terror group said none of its facilities had been hit by blasts that rocked the Green Zone in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
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Protests Escalate In Iraq: 9 Dead, Hundreds Wounded

BAGHDAD — At least seven people were killed and dozens were wounded in clashes that spread across several Iraqi provinces on Wednesday as security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas for the second day to disperse anti-government protesters...
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Heavy Security In Baghdad A Day After 2 Protesters Killed

Security forces and riot police have deployed in the Iraqi capital, closing all roads leading to a major central square that saw violent confrontations between protesters and police a day earlier
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Iran Proxies Escalating? Overnight Rocket Attack Hits Us Embassy Compound In Baghdad

Iran Proxies Escalating? Overnight Rocket Attack Hits US Embassy Compound In Baghdad Several rockets were fired at Baghdad's fortified Green Zone overnight, and landed near the sprawling US embassy in Iraq, according to defense...
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How The United States Could Lose Iraq

Michael Rubin Security, Middle East There is a battle for influence in Iraq today, and Iran is winning. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is both the most expensive and largest embassy in the world, and more than ten times the size of the U.S. Embassy...
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Twelve People Killed In Bus Bombing South Of Baghdad - Photo

A blast occurred when a minibus was passing through an Iraqi Army checkpoint between Karbala and al-Hilla, the AP reported, citing officials.
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