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Tehran threatens to target Haifa and Dubai, UAE calls for de-escalation, Israel warns the region
Pentagon to deploy roughly 3,500 more troops to the Middle East after killing Quds Force commander
World leaders call for de-escalation and self-restraint
The US carried out airstrikes against Kataib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Battalion) in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, targeting three Kataib Hezbollah facilities in Iraq and two in Syria, killing 25 fighters, and wounding 55 others, according to Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman.
The brief statement gave no further details about the incident, saying that more details will be released later.
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.
Forty protesters were killed on Friday in clashes with security forces
Iraq is working to avoid violence, says Abdul-Mahdi during Pence’s visit
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.