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The port’s operations will be stopped completely, if the blockage continues until afternoon, Reuters added, reporting that just one week of closure would cost the country more than $6bn.
Najaf police chief Brigadier General Ghanem al-Husseini said, “The safety of the demonstrators is our first concern, and it’s our national and humanitarian duty to protect them with our lives and blood,” the Iraqi News Agency reported.
Four dead and 12 wounded in a bomb explosion in Baghdad
Demonstrations are a valuable opportunity to find solutions to accumulated problems, says Iraqi PM
At least four protesters were killed on Saturday, when security forces cracked down on protesters in Tahrir (Liberation) Square in Baghdad, reported the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCH), after political leaders agreed to stand by Mahdi’s government.
The medical sources said that four protestors were killed while 34 were wounded, adding that one was killed by live fire, and two by rubber bullets and tear gas, but did not explain the fourth death.
Unrest costs the Iraqi economy billions of dollars, says Abdul Mahdi
Unlike Lebanon, Iraq protesters were faced by extreme violence
In Baghdad, schools closed in response to a strike called by the Teachers’ Union.
Friday’s protests were the largest since the former regime was toppled in 2003
A moving car fired live rounds towards protesters, according to eyewitness
Muqtada al-Sadr renews his calls for government resignation
Clashes between civilians and security forces killed protests, says IHCHR
More than 100 vehicles carrying US troops crossed from Syria into Iraq’s northern governorate of Dohuk, Reuters witnesses said.
SMEs movement towards Africa is essential for upcoming period
Death toll of Iraqi protests rose to 104 people, eight security forces were among them
Iraqi public figures call on government to hold an urgent elections
Internet access has been shut down in most of its areas
“Exercise restraint in handling the protests,” asks the UN’s top official in Iraq
Iraq’s government recently called for the reinstatement of Syria’s membership of the Arab League
Iraqi officials claim rockets were fired from areas where Iran-affiliated Iraqi militants operate
Noteworthy, Orascom Construction added 12GW of power capacity as an EPC contractor to Egypt’s national grid in the past four years.
Strikes targeted Lebanon, Popular Mobilisation Forces strongholds in Iraq
Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Mohammed Al-Halbousi and Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim were also present at the meetings.
Ministers to follow-up on the implementation of the previous March tripartite summit held in Cairo
Around 60,000 people set to benefit from project
‘If anything, ISIS is better poised for a comeback than it was a decade ago,’ says author
Egyptian, Jordanian, Iraqi summit to be held on Sunday in Cairo
Arrested militants include Iraqi, foreign IS members
Maintaining sovereignty of Iraq, ensuring security of citizens, government’s main duty, says foreign ministry