Tag Archives | Protests

Iraq: Powerful Militias Assassinate Protesters with Impunity

By Louisa Loveluck and Mustafa Salim, for the Washington Post. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In Iraq, powerful militias assassinate protesters with impunity The killings take place in public and are captured on surveillance footage. Those videos are then watched […]

Video: Activist's Killing triggers Protests in Karbala

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Protesters in the Iraqi city of Karbala are demanding answers after an anti-government activist was shot dead in an apparent targeted killing. Ehab al-Wazni was killed close to his home by gunmen in […]

Dhi Qar Protests: PM Replaces Governor

By John Lee. Iraq's Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. The Prime Minister addressed the developments in Dhi Qar province, and confirmed that, following consultations with key stakeholders, a new governor has been appointed to run the province and his name will be announced shortly. He […]

Protesters Block Entrances to Oil Facilities

By John Lee. Protesters have reportedly blocked the entrances to the Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC), Dhi Qar Refinery, and the Oil Products Distribution Company. According to Anadolu Agency, they were protesting the passing of the 2021 budget by the Iraqi parliament, which did not meet their expectations regarding guaranteed employment. More here. (Source: Anadolu […]

Iraqis Protest against Dinar Devaluation

By John Lee. Rudaw reports that hundreds of people protested in Baghdad's Tahrir Square demanding that the government reverse its decision to devalue of the Iraqi dinar against the US dollar. According to The Arab Weekly, the devaluation sparked panic across the country, as people rushed to buy dollars or stock up in supermarkets before […]

Iraq's October Revolution - A Look Back and a Look Ahead

By Sarah Waggoner, for The International Affairs Review (IAR). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. One Year After Iraq's October Revolution - A Look Back and a Look Ahead While 2020 has proven to be a tumultuous year across the globe, […]

Video: Anti-Govt Protests Resume in Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Protesters gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on Sunday to mark one year since their movement against a corrupt ruling class they say has failed to meet their demands. It was the most significant […]

Economic Drivers of Youth Political Discontent in Iraq

Economic Drivers of Youth Political Discontent in Iraq: The Voice of Young People in Kurdistan, Baghdad, Basra and Thi-Qar Exactly one year on from the start of widespread popular protests on the 1st of October 2019, this rapid piece of research aims to respond directly to the tumultuous events of the past year and explores […]

The Al-Kadhimi Govt and the Future of Iraq's Protests

By Hayder Al Shakeri, for the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Al-Kadhimi Government and the Future of Iraq's Protests In October 2019, Iraqi youth took to the streets en masse to protest against […]

Video: Protesters call for Basra Governor to Resign

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Protesters in southern Iraq have given the local governor until now to either resign or face more unrest. The rallies have been sparked by the killings of several prominent activists and people are […]