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Iraq PM Urges End to Protests While Army Busy Fighting Daesh

By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, May 26 – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi appealed on Thursday for an end to protests against his government while the armed forces are fighting to retake the city of Falluja from Daesh insurgents. Abadi is trying to refocus the attention of Iraq’s unruly political parties on the war on Daesh so

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Four Killed, 90 Injured in Baghdad’s Green Zone Riots: Hospitals

By Ahmed Rasheed and Kareem Raheem BAGHDAD, May 21 – At least four anti-government protesters were killed and 90 injured when security forces ejected them from Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, hospital sources said on Saturday. Iraqi security forces used live ammunition, rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas on Friday to dislodge the demonstrators

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Al Sadr Followers Begin Anti-Corruption Sit-in in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, March 18 – Supporters of Iraq’s powerful Shi’ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr began a sit-in outside the walls of Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone on Friday to press the government to see through a move to stem endemic corruption. Leveraging his ability to mobilise grassroots pressure on the government, Sadr wants Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

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