Officials raise the death toll to 25 protesters killed and over 130 wounded while an armed drone hit the home of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al Sadr in Najaf city, sources say.
Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani urged leaders to abandon partisan politics in choosing a new head of government and said he would have no involvement in efforts to replace Adil Abdul Mahdi.
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Parliament approved the resignation without a vote, as protests continued across the country. At least one protester was killed in anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad and Iran's Najaf consulate was set ablaze for a second time on Sunday.
Lawmakers will either vote or accept outright Abdul Mahdi’s resignation letter in a parliamentary session on Sunday.
Adil Abdul Mahdi says he will step down in response to a call for a change of leadership by the country's top cleric Ayatollah Ali al Sistani, even as more protesters are shot dead in southern Nasiriyah city.
At least 350 people have died since October 1, when protesters took to the streets to decry corruption.
Iran's leadership needs to be held to account for its brutal response to protests in Iran, and in those countries where it exercises influence through proxies.
Tehran "demanded decisive, effective and responsible action... against destructive agents and aggressors" after anti-government protesters burned down an Iranian consulate building in Najaf in southern Iraq.
Security forces fired live rounds on protesters in Karbala, killing two anti-government protesters, security and medical officials said.
Six people were killed in three blasts in Iraqi capital Baghdad, medics say, even as Iraqi security forces shot dead two protesters in Baghdad and central Karbala cities.
Officials say the demonstrators were killed at capital Baghdad's Rasheed Street in ongoing clashes with security forces.
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