Protesters retook control of half of Ahrar Bridge, which leads to the other side of the Tigris River near the heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq’s government.
Demonstrations throughout Iraq intensified on Saturday and Sunday, but protesters are finding themselves being pushed back by clouds of tear gas and a heavy security presence.
In the southern city of Basra, seven protesters were killed on Thursday and early Friday, driving up the death toll since October 1 when demonstrations over unemployment began.
The demonstrator died after he was hit in his head by a gas canister in the protests that erupted late on Tuesday in front of the Basra Governorate building.
Iraqis have launched two waves of mass protests this month, calling for the resignation of a government they blame for corruption, economic mismanagement and poor public services.
The most recent protests differ radically in their demands and the harsh government response has raised the stak.
At least three workers were injured at a compound housing international oil companies in Iraq's southern province of Basra.
Explosive experts from US Navy say mine used in the attack on an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman bears a "striking resemblance" to Iranian mines. Iran has denied involvement.
Iraq seeks to forge an independent foreign policy between the American-Iranian rivalry amidst a backdrop of frantic diplomatic visits to Baghdad in recent weeks.
In a government effort to symbolise peace a year after Daesh was defeated in Mosul, the walls of the highly secure Green Zone are slowly being knocked down. Here are the key challenges that persist in post-Daesh Iraq.
As Washington prepares to penalise countries, which import gas and oil from Iran, concerns are being raised about its impact on Iraq.
Protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Iraq's southern city of Basra on Friday, turning their wrath on Iraq's powerful neighbour after five days of deadly demonstrations in which government buildings have been ransacked and torched.
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