Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr announced he would withdraws from politics, prompting hundreds of protesters to storm the Republican Palace and sparking clashes with security forces in which 12 people were killed.
A statement by the Supreme Judicial Council accused Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr’s supporters of pressuring the Federal Supreme Court to dissolve Parliament.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi has said he was unharmed during the drone attack on his home in the capital of Baghdad.
Hundreds of supporters of pro-Iran groups clashed with security forces in Iraq's capital, leaving more than 100 people injured as they vented their fury over last month's election result.
Moqtada al Sadr's party is the biggest winner in the Iraqi election, increasing the number of seats the Muslim cleric holds in parliament, according to initial results, officials, and a spokesperson for the Sadrist Movement.
The killing of activist Ehab al Wazni outside his home has sparked daylong protests in Karbala that saw demonstrators block roads and bridges with burning tires.
"We are waiting for the Sinjar Agreement to be implemented, but it has not yet been applied," Prime Minister of Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq Masrour Barzani says.
They are navigating carefully, ensuring no 'vested interest' hijacks their movement through violence.
Loyals of populist cleric Muqtada al Sadr storm an anti-government protest camp in southern Najaf city leading to deaths and injuries to at least 20 people, medics say.
Violence has resurged in the capital and Shia-majority south this week as anti-government activists ramped up their road closures and sit-ins while security forces sought to snuff out the campaign.
The march called by prominent Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr aims to pressure Washington to pull out its troops.
The demonstrator died after being hit by a tear gas canister on one of the main highways in east Baghdad, medics say.
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