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The video, which showed hundreds of protesters in Egypt holding flags and chanting against President Al-Sisi, is in fact footage dating from 2013, AFP team added.
Protests underscore urgent need to lift oil blockade, return to full and inclusive political process, says UNSMIL
Angry at extended water and power cuts as well as long lines at petrol stations, the mostly youthful protestors marched in the streets of the city centre, chanting slogans including “No to corruption!”
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Protestors chanted slogans calling for improved living conditions, reforms of country’s security institutions
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President called on security forces to protect peaceful protesters and prevent riots
However, protesters started to withdraw from the embassy after calls from the PMF asking them to leave the area and away from the embassy out of respect for the Iraqi government’s orders.
Late on Tuesday, hundreds of protesters participated in demonstrations against the formation a proposed government, hours after the Lebanese outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri declared his support for the nomination of the Businessman Samir Khatib to become the country’s next premier.
Iraq’s President Barham Salih received on Wednesday, the Egyptian Ambassador to Iraq Alaa Moussa at As-Salam Palace in Baghdad, where he conveyed a message from Al-Sisi expressing his full support for security and stability in Iraq.
Negotiations are under way between political parties and parliamentary blocs to appoint a successor to Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi
Forty protesters were killed on Friday in clashes with security forces
Demonstrators in several cities erupted against the Iranian government’s decision to increase fuel prices by 50% and cut subsidies on Friday
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.
Unlike Lebanon, Iraq protesters were faced by extreme violence
Scuffles erupted between Hezbollah supporters and protesters forcing the police to intervene
Muqtada al-Sadr renews his calls for government resignation
“Intimidation is the start of authoritarian rule,” says Ahmed’s rival Jawar Mohammed
PM sets deadline to contain outrage, Hezbollah dismisses government resign calls
Samir Geagea announces the resignation of the party’s ministers, calling others to step down
In his first official reaction, Madbouly condemned the recent protests through a speech delivered in the Parliament, which he saw as part of a “fierce” foreign war aimed at “creating confusion, chaos and skepticism.”
Internet access has been shut down in most of its areas
Banque du Liban aims to issue regulations of financing fuel, medicine, and wheat imports on Tuesday
Egypt has 900 foreign correspondents around the country to freely cover any events, says Diaa Rashwan
No official statements has addressed reported protests, as foreign media say demonstrators were arrested in rare, minor gatherings
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