Iraqis are celebrating the death of the man who they blame killing of more than 500 protesters. But as the country finds itself becoming a playground for another proxy fight, Iraqis fear what might come next: a new war.
The new law changes each of the country's 18 provinces into several electoral districts, with one legislator elected per 100,000 people.
A dispute between a teenager and protesters in Iraq culminated with the body of the youth being strung from a traffic light near Tahrir Square.
Security forces say none of the demonstrators were taken into custody, while pro-Iran armed groups blamed by protesters for Friday's killings swore they had no role in the violence.
The recent wave of uprisings across the Middle East represents a continuation of the revolutionary process that began in 2011, and while they all have regional and local contexts, they do share a common thread.
The attack came a day after a string of suspicious stabbing incidents targeting demonstrators left 13 wounded in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, the epicentre of Iraq’s leaderless protest movement.
Six people were killed in three blasts in Iraqi capital Baghdad, medics say, even as Iraqi security forces shot dead two protesters in Baghdad and central Karbala cities.
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.
More than 300 people have been killed in a month of protests in Iraq. Now protesters are increasingly going missing and multiple allegations of abductions have been reported.
Police and medics say Iraqi forces shot dead three anti-government protesters, adding to the hundreds killed in weeks of unrest, as a rights group warned a deadly crackdown could spiral into a "bloodbath."
Some believe that those behind the killing of Iraqi influencer Tara Fares last year kidnapped Saba, while others are hesitant to put the blame on anyone in Iraq's ambiguous environment. But almost everyone agrees: she was targeted for her activism.
Heavy clashes erupted between protesters and security forces in Baghdad where thousands of protesters gathered in defiance of a plea by the prime minister to stand down.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2022 TRT World.