Gulf Times - Iraq
Protesters block entrance to Iraq's Umm Qasr port

Protesters block entrance to Iraq's Umm Qasr port

Protesters have once again blocked the entrance to Iraq's Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra, preventing employees and tankers from entering and bringing operations down

Strikes resume in Iraq to bolster anti-regime protests

Strikes resume in Iraq to bolster anti-regime protests

Iraqis flooded the streets of the capital and southern cities on Sunday in a general strike that bolstered the weeks-long movement demanding a government overhaul.

Protesters retake part of bridge in central Baghdad

Protesters retake part of bridge in central Baghdad

Iraqi protesters occupied part of a main bridge in Baghdad on Saturday that security forces had pushed them away from a week before, a Reuters photographer said.

Top Iraqi cleric casts doubt on reforms offered to defuse unrest

Top Iraqi cleric casts doubt on reforms offered to defuse unrest

Iraq's top cleric on Monday expressed concern that the political elite is not serious about enacting reforms in the face of mass unrest

White House urges Iraq to hold early elections

White House urges Iraq to hold early elections

The United States urged the Iraqi government to hold early elections and carry out electoral reforms and called for the halt of violence against those participating in the ongoing anti-government protests in the country.

Iraqi PM concedes 'mistakes made' as protesters pushed back in Baghdad

Iraqi PM concedes 'mistakes made' as protesters pushed back in Baghdad

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that political parties had "made mistakes" in their running of the country

269 killed in Iraq demonstration: OHCHR

269 killed in Iraq demonstration: OHCHR

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed grave concern over the continuing reports of deaths and injuries resulting from the use of force by security forces against demonstrators.

Iraqi security forces use live fire to disperse Baghdad protesters

Iraqi security forces use live fire to disperse Baghdad protesters

Iraqi security forces opened fire on Wednesday to disperse protesters gathered on a bridge in central Baghdad, shooting live bullets in the air

At least three killed as security forces open fire on Iraqi protesters

At least three killed as security forces open fire on Iraqi protesters

Security forces killed at least two people when they opened fire on protesters in southern Iraq late on Monday night, police and medical sources said

Iraq protests spread after four killed outside Iran consulate

Iraq protests spread after four killed outside Iran consulate

Four protesters were shot dead early Monday outside the Iranian consulate in Iraq's holy city of Karbala where demonstrators vented their anger at what they see as Tehran's meddling in their country's politics.

Student strikes, street closures in Iraq protests

Student strikes, street closures in Iraq protests

Protesters in Iraq's capital and its south shut down streets, schools and government offices Sunday, AFP's correspondents said

120 demonstrators injured in Umm Qasr: Iraq

120 demonstrators injured in Umm Qasr: Iraq

Iraqi High Commissioner for Human Rights (HCHR) said 120 demonstrators were injured at Umm Qasr in Basra province.