Rappler's latest stories on Iraq protests
Most young protesters have rejected premier-designate Mohammad Allawi as too close to the ruling elite and a product of consensus among much-reviled parties
Demonstrators demand a politically independent successor who had not served in government. For them, ex-communications minister Mohammad Allawi does not make the cut.
At least 17 protesters are wounded, including 6 with bullet wounds, says a police source
The march rattles the separate, months-old protest movement that has gripped the capital and the Shiite-majority south since October, demanding a government overhaul, early elections, and more accountability
Mourners suspect the killing of the two reporters by armed men was an 'attempt to scare people' in Basra for protesting graft in the Iraqi government and the lack of jobs in the country
The protesters want a technocratic premier who has had no involvement in the political system set up after the US-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003
Around 460 people have been killed since the protests began nearly 3 months ago
The developments mark a worrying turn for the anti-government protests rocking Iraq since October, the country's largest and deadliest grassroots movement in decades
(UPDATED) After a spike in violence days ago left nearly 70 people dead across 3 cities, Iraqis in nearly all provinces turn out in solidarity
The rallies have continued, waning on some days but swelling again, despite the bloodshed, when demonstrators have felt politicians are stalling
Iraq has had close but complex ties with its large eastern neighbor, whose sway among Iraqi political and military actors grew vastly after the US-led invasion of 2003
'If those in power think that they can evade the benefits of real reform by stalling and procrastination, they are delusional,' says Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani
(UPDATED) 12 protesters die on Saturday, November 9, when security forces cleared out protest sites, medical sources say
Mass rallies have continued in the capital and across Iraq's Shiite-majority south, despite a renewed internet blackout and violence that has left nearly 280 dead
Other students take part in sit-ins at their schools, and the country's national teachers union extend the strike they began last week
More than 250 people have died and 10,000 have been wounded in the past month as protests evolved into calls for the 'downfall of the regime'
Iraqi President Barham Saleh says Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi is ready to step down but there is so far no one to take his place
The move sparks concern security forces want to clear out main gathering places like the capital's Tahrir Square, occupied by demonstrators for 4 consecutive nights
The protests are unprecedented in recent Iraqi history for their ire at the entire political class, including Abdel Mahdi, parliament speaker Mohammed Al-Halbussi and even traditionally revered religious leaders
(UPDATED) The demonstrations represent a second phase of a weeklong movement in early October demanding an end to widespread corruption, unemployment and an overhaul of the political system
Authorities order the creation of two new investigatory commissions
Top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani gives authorities 'two weeks' to release the findings of an investigation into the more than 100 deaths recorded during the protests since October 1
Since protests and violence calmed on October 8, the government has proposed reforms to lower youth unemployment, currently at 25%, while the labor ministry proposed an online job register
Traffic has again clogged the main roads of the sprawling city of 9 million inhabitants. Students have returned to schools, whose reopening was disrupted by the violence.
President Barham Saleh appeals for a 'halt to escalation' and proposes a 'national, all-encompassing and frank dialogue…without foreign interference' to chart a way out of the crisis
'Excessive force outside the rules of engagement was used and we have begun to hold accountable those commanding officers who carried out these wrong acts,' the military says
Dozens gather around the oil ministry in Central Baghdad, facing live rounds fired in their direction
(UPDATED) The endorsement from Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani prompts celebratory gunfire from protesters and piles new pressure on Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi
The security forces fired directly at the protesters, not in the air, an Agence France-Presse correspondent says.There is no immediate word on any casualties.
(3rd UPDATE) Braving live fire, tear gas and local curfews, Iraqis flood the streets for a third day in the biggest challenge yet to Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi
(UPDATED) The demonstrations are the first major challenge to Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, who formed his government a year ago this month and who controversially blamed the violence on 'aggressors' among the protesters