Tag Archives | Protests

Clashes rock Green Zone as Parliament re-elects Speaker

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Clashes rock Baghdad's Green Zone as Iraqi parliament re-elects speaker Iraqi parliament re-elected Mohammed al-Halbusi as parliament speaker amid protests and rockets in the Green Zone. Click here to read the […]

Removing All Militias From Baghdad's International Zone

By Michael Knights, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Removing All Militias From Baghdad's International Zone Iran-backed PMF units shot first in the latest showdown, so they should hardly be the ones left in […]

Deep Dive: Sadr declares 'Final Retirement'

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Deep Dive: Iraq's Sadr declares 'final retirement' as street politics escalates In Iraq, Sadrist Movement leader Muqtada Al-Sadr has announced his "final retirement" from politics. He has also reportedly gone on a "hunger […]

Curfew in Iraq as Protests lead to Deaths

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has ordered the suspension of official working hours on Tuesday, imposing a curfew in response to protests that have led to the deaths of an estimated 20 people. The cabinet meeting planned for this week has also been deferred. Hundreds of supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr stormed government […]

Iraqi Kurds protest over Economy, Alleged Mismanagement

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurds take to the streets over economy, alleged mismanagement The Kurdistan region of Iraq has been rocked by protests over deteriorating economic conditions and alleged mismanagement by the authorities. Urged by the […]

The Aspirations and Disillusionment of Iraq's Youth

By Hayder Al-Shakeri, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The aspirations and disillusionment of Iraq's youth Despite their disillusionment with Iraq's political system, the country's youth have hope and aspirations for real change. Click here to read the full […]

Iraq's Two Coups, And How the U.S. Should Respond

By Michael Knights, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Two Coups-And How the U.S. Should Respond Iran's allies in Iraq mounted a judicial coup at the start of this year. Now, Moqtada al-Sadr […]

Big Bang in Baghdad?

By Michael Young, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Big Bang in Baghdad? In an interview, Marsin Alshamary discusses the current crisis in Iraq, and the possibility of a wider armed confrontation. Click here to read […]

Sadr "urges Iraqis to back 'Revolution'"

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sadr urges Iraqis to back 'revolution' as Shiite rivals mobilize supporters For the second time in a week, supporters of Shiite cleric and politician Muqtada Al-Sadr have stormed Iraq's parliament. Sadrists entered the […]

Video: Will Iraq slide into civil strife?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For the second time in a week, protesters have taken over Iraq's parliament in a show of support for influential Shia leader Muqtada al Sadr. On Saturday, thousands of people stormed the building […]