Gulf Times - Iraq-protests
Senior Iraqi security officer sacked after deadly Baghdad attack

Senior Iraqi security officer sacked after deadly Baghdad attack

An officer in charge of security in the Iraqi capital Baghdad was replaced on Sunday, two days after an attack on anti-government protesters that witnesses said killed at least 16 people

Top Iraq cleric says no role in talks on new PM as protests persist

Top Iraq cleric says no role in talks on new PM as protests persist

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.

Security forces kill eight in Iraq protests

Security forces kill eight in Iraq protests

Security forces opened fire on protesters in Baghdad and several cities in southern Iraq on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens of others

Iraqi forces kill four protesters, cleric warns of crisis

Iraqi forces kill four protesters, cleric warns of crisis

Iraqi security forces killed four protesters in Baghdad on Friday and forcibly dispersed activists blocking the main port near Basra

Iraqi protesters block gate to Khor al-Zubair port

Iraqi protesters block gate to Khor al-Zubair port

Protesters have blocked the entrance to Iraq's Khor al-Zubair commodities port near Basra, preventing trucks from entering, port officials told Reuters on Tuesday

Protesters block entrance to Iraq's Umm Qasr port

Protesters block entrance to Iraq's Umm Qasr port

Protesters have once again blocked the entrance to Iraq's Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra, preventing employees and tankers from entering and bringing operations down

Strikes resume in Iraq to bolster anti-regime protests

Strikes resume in Iraq to bolster anti-regime protests

Iraqis flooded the streets of the capital and southern cities on Sunday in a general strike that bolstered the weeks-long movement demanding a government overhaul.

Protesters retake part of bridge in central Baghdad

Protesters retake part of bridge in central Baghdad

Iraqi protesters occupied part of a main bridge in Baghdad on Saturday that security forces had pushed them away from a week before, a Reuters photographer said.

Iraqi parliament sounds alarm after deadly blast near protester hub

Iraqi parliament sounds alarm after deadly blast near protester hub

The Iraqi parliament on Saturday warned of further acts aimed at "destabilizing" the country hours after an explosion near the epicentre of ongoing anti-government protests in the capital Baghdad

Top Iraqi cleric casts doubt on reforms offered to defuse unrest

Top Iraqi cleric casts doubt on reforms offered to defuse unrest

Iraq's top cleric on Monday expressed concern that the political elite is not serious about enacting reforms in the face of mass unrest

Iraqi PM concedes 'mistakes made' as protesters pushed back in Baghdad

Iraqi PM concedes 'mistakes made' as protesters pushed back in Baghdad

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that political parties had "made mistakes" in their running of the country

Iraqi security forces use live fire to disperse Baghdad protesters

Iraqi security forces use live fire to disperse Baghdad protesters

Iraqi security forces opened fire on Wednesday to disperse protesters gathered on a bridge in central Baghdad, shooting live bullets in the air