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Activists Arrested in Marivan, Fate of 50 Protesters Remain Unknown

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-15 02:00
Kurdish civil society activist Arman Shakeri was arrested by the Intelligence Unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on 6 December and taken to an unknown location. Shakeri was severely injured… The post Activists Arrested in Marivan, Fate ...

Iraqi protesters reject possible PM nominee of Iranian-aligned parties

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-14 23:09

Iraqi Protesters Burn House of Premiership Candidate

BAS News - 2019-12-14 22:59
ERBIL - Angry Iraqi protesters on Saturday set fire to the house of the candidate for the country's premiership, a report said. The incident occurred in the city of Ammara in Missan province, where the demonstrators raided the house of Mohammed Shia al-S ...

Iraq: Over 470 Protesters Killed Since October

BAS News - 2019-12-14 22:59
ERBIL - More than 470 Iraqi protesters have so far been killed in the anti-government protests while thousands have been injured since early October, a security expert revealed on Saturday. Hisham al-Hashimi, an Iraqi security expert, wrote on Twitter on ...

Tebboune is Algeria's new president but is rejected by protesters

ANF - 2019-12-14 09:01
Abdelmadjid Tebboune was elected Algeria’s new president in a vote the authorities hope will end months of turmoil, but protesters who toppled his predecessor marched again on Friday, vowing their movement would not stop. ...

Amnesty Int’l calls on Iraq to end ‘campaign of terror’ targeting protesters

E-Kurd - 2019-12-13 20:54
BEIRUT,— The Iraqi authorities must step up to their responsibilities and take immediate and effective action to put an end to a growing lethal campaign of harassment, intimidation, abductions and deliberate killings of activists and protesters in Baghda ...

Angry mob in Baghdad kills teen gunman and strings up his corpse

E-Kurd - 2019-12-13 02:44
BAGHDAD,— An angry mob killed a 16-year-old and strung up the corpse by its feet from a traffic pole after the teen shot and killed six people Thursday, including four anti-government protesters, Iraqi officials said. Dozens of people pointed their cellp ...

Lebanon electricity crisis: Stealing power to survive

BBC - 2019-12-13 01:44
Protesters in Lebanon say its electricity crisis reflects everything that is wrong with the country. ...

Another Iraqi Activist Killed as Protests Continue

BAS News - 2019-12-11 13:32
ERBIL — Another Iraqi activist, who has been a prominent figure among the protesters in the past few weeks, was found dead in central Baghdad on Wednesday. Ali Najm al-Lami had gone missing on Tuesday evening, hours before his body was found near his hom ...

“Serious” Human Rights Violations Continue against Iraqi Protesters: UN

BAS News - 2019-12-11 13:32
ERBIL — United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in its third report on Iraqi protests that serious human rights violations continue with growing abductions and unlawful killings. “Preliminary findings indicate that human rights violations ...

Appeal from international community to Iraqi president

ANF - 2019-12-11 08:29
The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative has issued an urgent appeal from the international community to President Barham Salih and the Iraqi Authorities, to express solidarity with the Iraqi protesters and their demands. ...

Iraqi protesters demand resignation of president Barham Salih

E-Kurd - 2019-12-10 17:08
BAGHDAD,— Protesters in Baghdad and across the southern provinces are calling for Iraqi president Barham Salih’s resignation after the country’s prime minister stepped down. A protest organizer said on Tuesday that a key demand of those in the streets is ...

Iraqi Protesters Demand President’s Resignation

BAS News - 2019-12-10 11:34
ERBIL — Protesters in Baghdad and across the southern provinces are calling for President Barham Salih’s resignation after the country’s prime minister stepped down, a Kurdish lawmaker said. Activists called on protesters in other provinces to join a mas ...

Baghdad on High Security Alert as Massive Protests Expected

BAS News - 2019-12-10 09:08
ERBIL — Iraq’s capital city has been put on high security alert as massive protests are expected to take place on Tuesday. Activists previously called on protesters from other cities in Iraq to join the crowd in Baghdad today as they will mark the second ...

Identity of 156 Detainees of Over 1000 Kurdish Civilians of November Protests Revealed

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-10 02:46
Security forces have detained hundreds of protesters in various cities since mass protests shook Iran following skyrocketing petrol prices, local sources in Sanandaj, Marivan, Kermanshah, Javanrud, Ilam and Orumiyeh told the Kurdistan… The post Identity ...

US Reiterates Support to Iraqi Protesters for Reforms

BAS News - 2019-12-10 01:14
ERBIL - Thr US has reiterated its support to the Iraqi protesters for reforms, saying that Baghdad should respect the demands of the demonstrators. The comments were made by US Vice President Mike Pence in a phone call with Iraqi President Barham Salih o ...

Iraqi Parliament to Convene over Militia Attack on Protesters

BAS News - 2019-12-09 09:23
ERBIL — Iraqi parliament members are invited to an extraordinary session at the legislature on Monday to discuss the recent deadly attack on protesters in central Baghdad. A group of armed men, driving mini vans and pick-up vehicles, opened fire at peace ...

Shia Militias Behind Baghdad Attack on Protesters: Israel

BAS News - 2019-12-08 23:50
ERBIL - Pro-Iranian militias in Iraq were behind the Friday armed attack on the protesters in central Baghdad where dozens of people were killed or injured, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. "There is a growing number of signs that point to t ...

Iraq Releases over 2,500 Protesters

BAS News - 2019-12-08 18:40
ERBIL - Iraq's highest judicial authority said on Sunday that the authorities have released over 2,500 protesters who had been detained during the anti-government demonstrations. According to a statement by the Supreme Judiciary Council, a total of 2,626 ...

Drone hits Iraqi cleric Muqtada Sadr’s home as tensions rise after Baghdad attack

E-Kurd - 2019-12-08 16:29
BAGHDAD,— An armed drone targeted the home of Iraqi cleric Muqtada Sadr on Saturday, hours after his supporters deployed in Baghdad in response to an attack that left 17 protesters dead. The developments marked a worrying turn for the anti-government pro ...

Iraqi Forces Free Dozens of Protesters Taken Hostage by Militias

BAS News - 2019-12-08 14:17
ERBIL — A shocking video clip emerged on social media, purportedly showing dozens of handcuffed and blindfolded young men, being rescued by the Iraqi forces in central Baghdad. The men were reportedly taken hostage by an armed group soon after the deadly ...

Deadly Attack on Baghdad Protesters was Seemingly “Coordinated”: Amnesty International

BAS News - 2019-12-08 10:12
ERBIL — The attack by a group of gunmen overnight on Friday in central Baghdad, which left dozens killed and injured, was probably coordinated, Amnesty International said in a report on Saturday. “Amnesty International has gathered detailed eyewitness te ...

Kurdistan Region Presidency’s Statement on Use of Violence Against Iraqi Protestors

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-12-08 08:04
We are gravely concerned about escalating events and continued violence in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities. Killing of civilian protesters on Sinak Bridge and Khillani square in Baghdad is a wanton crime and criminals, regardless of their affiliation, mus ...

Attack on Iraqi Protesters: Death Toll Rises

BAS News - 2019-12-07 23:41
ERBIL - The death toll of the Friday armed attack on the Iraqi protesters in central Baghdad has risen to 25, a source said on Saturday. Earlier on Friday night, a number of armed men opened fire at the demonstrators at Khilani Square and Sinak Bridge in ...

Kurdistan Presidency Expresses Concerns over Recent Violence in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-12-07 21:46
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Presidency has expressed strong concerns over the recent violence in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, urging the authorities to find the perpetrators behind the Friday attack on the protesters. On Friday night, a group of unidentifi ...

US Urges Iraq to Protect Protesters

BAS News - 2019-12-07 18:32
ERBIL — US Embassy in Baghdad denounced the Friday attack on protesters in central Baghdad and urged the government to take immediate actions to protect the protesters. “Last night's wanton violence against unarmed demonstrators was appalling and horrifi ...

UN Condemns Friday Attack on “Peaceful” Protesters in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-12-07 18:32
ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, has strongly condemned the attack by unidentified armed group against “peaceful” protesters in central Baghdad overnight on Friday, which lef ...

Unknown Armed Men Attack Iraqi Protesters, Kill 16

BAS News - 2019-12-07 11:12
ERBIL — At least 16 Iraqi protesters were killed in one of the bloodies nights in Baghdad on Friday. Security sources said nearly 120 others were wounded after unidentified armed men attacked the protesters at Khilani Square of central Baghdad. The attac ...

Protests turn violent at France's pension strike

BBC - 2019-12-06 01:33
On the first day of France's union strikes against pension reforms, several people have been arrested amidst clashes between police and protesters. ...

Protesters show off diapered baby Trump balloon | WZTV

Fox17 - 2019-12-05 21:44

Baghdad: Over a Dozen Stabbed After Militia's Supporters Join Protesters

BAS News - 2019-12-05 21:34
ERBIL - More than a dozen of Iraqi protesters were stabbed on Thursday in the capital Baghdad soon after the supporters of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi joined the demonstrations. The Associated Press cited a witness and three demonstrators as saying t ...

Iraqi Protesters Demand Dissolution of Parliament

BAS News - 2019-12-05 18:07
ERBIL - After they left no choice for former PM Adil Abdul Mahdi but to resign, Iraqi protesters have now begun to demand for the dissolution of the country's parliament. Kurdistan 24 cited its corespondent in the area as saying that the demonstrators ha ...

Trump: 'Thousands and thousands' of protesters being killed in Iran | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-12-05 09:33

Protesters Attack Iranian Consulate in Iraqi City - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-12-05 07:33

KHRN Reveals Identify of Another Dead Protesters in Kermanshah

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-05 02:03
The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has obtained identity of a nother protester killed during the days of mass protests in Kermanshah. The 25-year-old young man from Kermanshah, Mohsen Karaminia, who shot… The post KHRN Reveals Identify of Another ...

Identity of More Protesters Killed in Kermanshah, Tehran Revealed

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-05 02:03
The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) was able to identify three other civilians killed in the recent protests in the Dolatabad neighborhood of Kermanshah as Younes Jalili, Saeed Rezai and Mozafar Vatan… The post Identity of More Protesters Killed in ...

Despite PM's Resignation, Iraqi Protesters Stay on Streets

BAS News - 2019-12-04 21:20
ERBIL - Although Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has resigned from Iraq's premiership, protesters have so far remained determined to stay on the streets, with the death toll continuing to rise. Iraq's High Commission of Human Rights said on Wednesday tha ...

Protesters in Iraq reportedly torch Iranian consulate for third time

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-04 21:02

3rd Time in a Month: Iraqi Protesters Torch Iranian Consulate in Najaf

BAS News - 2019-12-04 09:09
ERBIL — Iraqi protesters in Shia’s holy city of Najaf set fire to Iranian consulate for the third time in one month amid widespread unrest in the country. Eyewitnesses said protesters burned tires and hurled them toward the main gate of the Iranian consu ...

Protesters rally against Trump as NATO leaders meet queen | Trump News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-12-04 08:57

Iranian Authorities Must Put an End to Violence against Peaceful Protesters across the Country: Statement of 46 NGOs

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-04 02:23
Starting on 15 November 2019, mass protests have erupted in Iran in response to a three-fold rise in petrol costs. Protesters have called for improved living conditions amidst high levels of corruption,… The post Iranian Authorities Must Put an End to Vi ...

Iran the Common Enemy in Middle East Protests: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-12-03 09:00
ERBIL — The clerical regime of Iran is the enemy that united protesters across some countries in the Middle East, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The top diplomat said Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi resigned "because the people were demand ...

Seven Protesters Missing in Iraq: HRW

BAS News - 2019-12-02 13:09
ERBIL — At least seven protesters went missing a few days after massive protests broke out in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, said Human Rights Watch (HRW). “Four were still missing as of December 2. The families said they visited police stations and gov ...

Iranian consulate in Iraq’s Najaf set on fire for second time in a week: police

E-Kurd - 2019-12-02 01:08
NAJAF, Iraq,— Police in Iraq’s mostly Shi’ite southern city of Najaf say anti-government protesters have set fire to the Iranian Consulate in the restive city for the second time in a week. The arson attack on December 1 came as Iraqis continue taking to ...

Najaf: Iranian Consulate Again Set on Fire

BAS News - 2019-12-01 22:03
ERBIL - The Iranian consulate in the Iraqi city of Najaf was once again set on fire by angry protesters on Sunday evening, an official said. Head of Civil Defense Corps in Najaf told reporters that the demonstrators burned down the Iranian diplomatic fac ...

KRG Ready to Treat Those Injured in Iraq’s Protests

BAS News - 2019-12-01 20:00
ERBIL - Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Health has shown its readiness to receive the injured Iraqi protesters for treatment. The ministry said in a statement that hospitals and other medical centers are now open to receive wounded demo ...

Iraq: Police Officer Sentenced to Death For Killing Protesters

BAS News - 2019-12-01 20:00
ERBIL - A court in Iraq sentenced on Sunday a police officer to death over killing protesters, a source has revealed. According to the judiciary source, the sentence was issued by a criminal court in south of capital Baghdad, after he was found guilty of ...

Iraq protesters burn shrine entrance in holy city in Najaf

E-Kurd - 2019-12-01 16:16
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi protesters set fire to the entrance of a shrine in the southern holy city of Najaf on Saturday and security forces fired tear gas to disperse them, police and a demonstrator at the scene said, risking more bloodshed after a rare day of ca ...

Iraqi Commander Issued Arrest Warrant after Dozens of Protesters Killed in Dhi Qar

BAS News - 2019-12-01 11:38
ERBIL — Army commander Lieutenant-General Jamil al-Shammari has been issued an arrest warrant by Iraqi Judicial Council after the one of the deadliest days in Iraq’s recent protests south of the country. Shammari was previously appointed to bring order t ...

Iraqi Protesters Call for Dismissal of President after PM’s Resignation: MP

BAS News - 2019-12-01 09:02
ERBIL — Following Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi’s announcement of resignation, Iraqi protesters are now pushing for resignation or dismissal of country’s president, Barham Salih, said a lawmaker. Abdul Mahdi said on Friday that he was resigning in hope ...

Iraqi Protesters Burn Shrine Entrance in Najaf

BAS News - 2019-11-30 22:58
ERBIL - Iraqi angry protesters on Saturday burned the entrance of a Shia holy shrine in the southern city of Najaf, with the security forces using tear gas to disperse them. Reuters cited local police as saying that the demonstrators set fire to a doorwa ...

PM announces resignation, five more demonstrators killed in Iraq

ANF - 2019-11-29 19:03
While Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced his resignation in view of the massive protests in the country, five more protesters were killed in Nasiriyah. ...

Canada "Strongly" Condemns Escalating Violence in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-11-29 17:49
ERBIL - Canada has "strongly" condemned the escalating violence in Iraq as tens of protesters have recently been killed or injured by the security forces. "Canada strongly condemns the escalating violence in Iraq, which has resulted in the deaths of hund ...

Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Sistani urges lawmakers to reassess government, after 400 killed

E-Kurd - 2019-11-29 16:21
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric on Friday condemned attacks on protesters and urged lawmakers to reconsider their support for the government, an apparent suggestion they seek a change of leadership to stem spiraling violence in the war-weary c ...

Iraq’s anti-government protests leave over 400 dead so far: police, medics

E-Kurd - 2019-11-29 14:25
BAGHDAD,— The death toll in Iraq from weeks of anti-government unrest rose on Friday to at least 408 people killed, mostly unarmed protesters, a Reuters count based on police and medical sources showed. Several people died of wounds sustained in clashes ...

Dhi Qar Governor Resigns After Tens Killed in Southern Iraq Protests

BAS News - 2019-11-29 13:57
ERBIL — Governor of Iraq’s Dhi Qar province handed in his resignation after dozens of protesters were killed by the security forces in Nasiriyah. According to officials, at least 33 people were shot dead on Thursday by the security forces in Nisiriyah. A ...

Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters | KPIC

KPIC - 2019-11-28 23:27

Iraqi forces kill 35 protesters after Iranian consulate torched in Najaf

E-Kurd - 2019-11-28 22:40
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 35 protesters on Thursday after demonstrators stormed and torched an Iranian consulate overnight, in what could mark a turning point in the uprising against the Tehran-backed authorities. At least 29 peo ...

Iraq Deploys Forces to Protect Holy Shia Shrines in Najaf

BAS News - 2019-11-28 20:44
ERBIL - Iraq has reportedly dispatched forces to prevent any possible attacks by the angry protesters on the holy Shia shrines in Najaf city. The deployment comes as the demonstrators on Wednesday burned down the Iranian consulate building in Najaf, with ...

Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters | WTVC

Newschannel9 - 2019-11-28 18:28

Over 20 Iraqi Protesters Killed in Nasiriyah

BAS News - 2019-11-28 18:25
ERBIL - More than 20 protesters were killed and scores more were injured in the Iraqi southern city of Nasiriyah, reports revealed on Thursday. Iraqi media reports said that a total of 22 demonstrators were killed and 150 others were wounded in Nasiriyah ...

Iraqi security forces fire rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in third day of fierce clashes | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-11-28 15:16

Iran: More than 100 protesters believed to be killed as top officials give green light to crush protests | Amnesty International

Amnesty - 2019-11-28 14:29

People Go on Strike in Iraq’s Najaf

BAS News - 2019-11-28 11:37
ERBIL — People in Iraq’s southern city of Najaf went on strike on Thursday to denounce government’s crackdown against protesters. Earlier on Wednesday night, tens of angry protesters stormed Iranian consulate in Najaf and set the diplomatic facility on f ...

[VIDEO]: Iraqi Security Forces Open Fire at Protesters

BAS News - 2019-11-28 11:37
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces appeared in an amateur footage opening fire directly at the protesters in the southern city of Nasiriyah. According the information obtained by BasNews, the footage shows the security forces firing live ammunition at protest ...

Iraqi Gov’t Condemns Protesters’ Attack on Iranian Consulate

BAS News - 2019-11-28 09:36
ERBIL — The Iraqi government on Tuesday condemned the attack on Iranian consulate in Najaf, saying it was an attempt to harm Baghdad-Tehran relations. Overnight Wednesday, tens of angry protesters stormed Iran’s consulate in Najaf, south of Iraq, and set ...

Five Iraqi protesters killed, dozens injured in clashes with security forces | MENAFN.COM

Menafn - 2019-11-28 07:15

Iraqi protesters stormed and set fire to Iranian consulate in Najaf

E-Kurd - 2019-11-28 01:56
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi protesters stormed and set fire to the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Najaf on Wednesday, Iraqi officials said Wednesday. Staff at the consulate had evacuated before the incident, they said. Authorities announced a curfew short ...

Iraqi Protesters Burn Down Iranian Consulate in Najaf

BAS News - 2019-11-27 22:17
ERBIL - Iraqi angry protesters on Wednesday evening burned down the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Najaf. The staff managed to evacuate through a back door before the building was set on fire, Reuters cited police sources, adding that a curfew ...

Protesters: Turkey Not Implementing Laws to Protect Women - The Media Line

Themedialine - 2019-11-27 09:34

Iraq Protests: UN "Extremely" Saddened to Witness Horrific Injuries

BAS News - 2019-11-26 23:33
ERBIL - Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, said on Tuesday that she was "extremely" saddened to witness the horrific injuries as a result of the clashes between the security forces and protesters. The ...

Amnesty International said 143 protesters were killed in Iran

ANF - 2019-11-26 13:02
Amnesty International said in a statement that "the intentional lethal use of force by Iranian security forces that has resulted in the killings of at least 143 protesters since demonstrations broke out on 15 November. ...

Majority of Americans favor US support to pro-democracy protesters, as Trump weighs veto on Hong Kong bill: Survey - ABC News

GO - 2019-11-26 11:59

PICTURES: Protesters Block Highways in Iraq’s Basra

BAS News - 2019-11-26 09:04
ERBIL — Protesters in Iraq’s souther city of Basra blocked highways leading to the city on Tuesday. Hundreds of protesters gathered in different locations to set tires on fire and block roads connecting Basra with other cities, oilfields, and Umm Qasr Po ...

DR Congo crowd burns UN base and Beni town hall

BBC - 2019-11-26 01:50
Protesters vent their fury after troops fail to prevent a rebel attack in Beni in eastern DR Congo. ...

World "Must" Condemn Use of Lethal Force Against Iranian Protesters: Amnesty International

BAS News - 2019-11-25 23:41
ERBIL - The Amnesty International has argued that the world "must" condemn the use of lethal forces by the Iranian security forces against the protesters, which reportedly resulted in the killing of over 140 people. It cited "credible" reports as saying ...

Amnesty International "Deeply" Concerned over Violence Against Iraqi Protesters

BAS News - 2019-11-25 22:55
ERBIL - The Amnesty International has expressed deep concerns over the violence against the protesters in the Iraqi southern province of Basra, saying that it would continue to monitor the situation "on the ground." "We are deeply concerned by violence f ...

Turkish Embassy employee flashes ‘fascist’ salute at pro-Kurdish protesters in Washington – Public Radio of Armenia

Armradio - 2019-11-25 10:23

Over a Dozen Protesters Killed in South of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-11-24 22:08
ERBIL - More than a dozen protesters were killed on Sunday in southern Iraq, as demonstrators are determined not to leave the streets until their demands are met. Iraqi reports said that 13 protesters were killed on Sunday, the majority of whom was said ...

Sixteen protesters killed in Baghdad fighting | Morning Star

Morningstaronline - 2019-11-24 19:49

Gathering in Erbil Decries Killing of Protesters in Iran

BAS News - 2019-11-24 15:01
ERBIL — A large number of Iranian Kurds living in Kurdistan Region, activists, and several local organizations held a gathering on Sunday outside the UN Office in Erbil to condemn the violent response by the Iranian government to protests across the coun ...

Iraq’s Defense Minister Says “Third Party” Brought Gas Bombs to Kill Protesters

BAS News - 2019-11-24 09:29
ERBIL — Iraq’s Defense Minister Najah al-Shammari said on Saturday that a “third party” had brought lethal tear gas bombs to kill protesters in Baghdad and some southern provinces. The statement came after reports said the tear gas bombs used against pro ...

Mike Pence urges restraint against protesters in surprise Iraq visit US vice president spoke to PM by phone during visit intended to reassure Kurds November 23, 2019

The National AE - 2019-11-24 06:47

Update: Dozens of Detained Protesters Remain Under Interrogation of Security Agencies in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-24 02:00
The Iranian security and intelligence forces are pursuing the civil activists and protesters in the Kurdish cities of Iran as the intelligence forces have intensified measures to crackdown the protests hit the… The post Update: Dozens of Detained Protest ...

Colombia protests: Troops stay on streets as unrest continues

BBC - 2019-11-24 01:03
Police fired tear gas at protesters, as anti-government protests entered their third day. ...

Baghdad: Five Protesters Killed, Scores Injured

BAS News - 2019-11-22 19:25
ERBIL - At least five protesters were killed on Friday in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, while scores of others were wounded. Iraqi reports said that over 70 other demonstrators were also wounded in clashes with the security forces who reportedly used tear g ...

Protesters and police locked in tense standoff at Hong Kong university [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-11-22 10:40

Iraqi protesters rally despite fresh promises of reform | Jordan Times

Jordantimes - 2019-11-22 03:43

Iran Wants "Zero Transparency": Trump

BAS News - 2019-11-21 22:21
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has strongly criticized Iran's blockage of internet access in the country to reportedly prevent the protesters from disclosing the "tremendous violence." People across Iran have been taking to the streets against a surpr ...

Iraqi forces kill 7 protesters, wound dozens more amid ongoing unrest

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-21 18:53

Protests in Baghdad leave at least four dead, 48 wounded: security

E-Kurd - 2019-11-21 17:39
BAGHDAD,— Four people were killed and 48 wounded early on Thursday when Iraqi security forces shot live fire and tear gas canisters at protesters near two key bridges in Baghdad, security and medical sources said. The cause of death was live fire and tea ...

Four Protesters Killed, 48 Wounded in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-11-21 14:55
ERBIL — At least four Iraqi protesters were killed in Baghdad on Thursday morning while violet protests continues in the capital city. Security and medical sources also confirmed that at least 48 others were wounded. One of the victims was killed near Si ...

Karbala Tribes Reject Iraqi PM’s Meeting, Reiterate Support for Protesters

BAS News - 2019-11-21 13:49
ERBIL — Dozens of prominent tribal leaders in Karbala province rejected Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi’s invitation for a meeting to discuss the current unrest in the country, saying they will stay on the side of the protesters. According to a joi ...

Iraqi protesters shut roads to ports, oil fields | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-11-21 02:42

Iraq: 2,400 Protesters Released So Far

BAS News - 2019-11-20 22:29
ERBIL - Iraq has so far released 2,400 protesters who had been detained since the beginning of the demonstrations in early October. The Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq said in a statement that it had released 2,400 protesters until Wednesday as there we ...

Draft Election Law: UN Calls for Improvements to Meet Public Demands

BAS News - 2019-11-20 21:11
(UNAMI) - Baghdad, 20 November 2019 – Electoral reform has been a central demand of many peaceful protesters. In recent weeks, Iraqi authorities have sought to find legislative solutions that address public calls for credible, free and fair elections. Th ...

Iraqi Protesters Block Border Crossing with Kuwait

BAS News - 2019-11-20 19:54
ERBIL - Iraqi protesters on Wednesday night blocked Safwan border crossing in the southern province of Basra. The angry protesters set fire in front of the border crossing between Iraq and Kuwait, as a result of which the border gate was closed. Safwan, ...

AI: At least 106 protesters killed in 21 cities of Iran

ANF - 2019-11-20 09:08
“The authorities must end this brutal and deadly crackdown immediately and show respect for human life,” said Philip Luther, Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International. ...

UPDATE: At Least Seven Protesters Killed in Marivan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-20 02:01
At least seven civilians have been killed and dozens injured in Marivan city during a day of anti-government protests following a sudden increase in petrol price continued in a number of Kurdish cities and… The post UPDATE: At Least Seven Protesters Kill ...

Over 100 Protesters Killed in Iran: Amnesty International

BAS News - 2019-11-19 22:33
ERBIL - Amnesty International has revealed that over 100 Iranian protesters have so far been killed during clashes with the security forces across the country. "Verified video footage, eyewitness testimony from people on the ground and information gather ...
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