Iraq crackdown kills 13 protesters after Iran mission torched
Iraqi security forces cracked down on anti-government protesters in the strife-torn south Thursday, leaving 13 people dead in a bloody escalation hours after the torching of an Iranian consulate.
Iraq's deadly unrest closes roads, schools across south
Iraqi anti-government protesters blocked roads in the country's south with burning tyres on Wednesday, as schools and public offices stayed shut a day after deadly clashes with security forces.
Six protesters killed in south Iraq as unrest intensifies
Six protesters were killed Sunday in Iraq's south where angry demonstrations turned up the heat on a paralysed government facing the country's largest grassroots movement in decades.
Iraq 'will never be the same' after protests: top Shiite cleric
Iraq will be deeply marked by weeks of demonstrations demanding sweeping reform, its top Shiite cleric said on Friday in some of his strongest remarks yet on the protest movement.
US urges early Iraq polls, end to to violence against protesters
The United States urged Iraqi authorities to hold early polls and carry out electoral reforms and called for an end to the violence that has left hundreds of protesters dead.
Iraq forces retake key bridges from protesters
Iraqi security forces wrested back control on Saturday of three bridges in the heart of Baghdad that had been partially occupied by anti-government protesters in recent days, AFP correspondents said.
Iraq PM sees power clipped by rivals amid pro-Iran pressure
As anti-government protests sweep his country, Iraq's embattled premier has found his decision-making powers clipped by rivals and his entourage subject to increasing pressure from Iran, Iraqi officials told AFP.
Iraq cuts internet again amid renewed protests
Iraqi authorities again cut internet access in Baghdad and the south overnight following renewed clashes around official buildings in the capital.