The number of deaths in an attack on a key protest site in the Iraqi capital Baghdad has risen to at least 16, witnesses said on Saturday, a day after the incident.
Iraq's top cleric said Friday he was not taking part in talks on the country's new premier, as his supporters joined apprehensive youths still protesting in the capital despite widening intimidation campaigns.
Palestinian journalist Amjad Yaghi was just nine years old when his mother left the Gaza Strip on what should have been a short trip to Egypt for medical treatment. But until a joyful reunion this week, they did not see each other again for 20 years.
Iraqi politicians and their regional allies gathered in Baghdad yesterday to discuss how to resolve two months of protests that brought down the government, as violence hit southern cities.
Iraq’s rival parties were negotiating the contours of a new government yesterday, after the previous cabinet was brought down by a two-month protest movement insisting on even more deep-rooted change.
Regime air strikes Monday killed 10 civilians in Syria's last major opposition bastion, where deadly clashes between regime forces and armed groups have escalated