Death toll climbs to 31 as unrest spreads across Iraq

World / Social Issues Oct 4, 2019

Death toll climbs to 31 as unrest spreads across Iraq

Thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Iraq's capital and across the south on Thursday, the third day of mass rallies that have left 31 dead. Defying curfews, tear gas and live rounds, demonstrators gathered to vent anger over corruption, unemployment and poor services ...

Baghdad locked down as protests over corruption and jobs turn fatal

World Oct 3, 2019

Baghdad locked down as protests over corruption and jobs turn fatal

Iraqi security forces used tear gas against a few hundred protesters gathered in central Baghdad on Thursday, hours after a curfew was announced in the Iraqi capital on the heels of two days of deadly violence that gripped the country amid anti-government protests. Before dawn, ...