More than 300 people have been killed in a month of protests in Iraq. Now protesters are increasingly going missing and multiple allegations of abductions have been reported.
Iraq's ruling elite fear the unity of the Iraqi people because it directly undermines their divisive rule.
Two Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad members among the fatalities as rocket fire towards Israel resumes after brief overnight lull in what is the heaviest round of fighting in months.
UN proposes reform plan, backed by Iraq's Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, to end violence that has killed more than 300.
While regional powers are playing the long game in Lebanon which is balanced on a knife-edge, Hezbollah digs its heels in when it should be accepting more responsibility for the country's crisis.
Meanwhile, Iraqi officials express "deep regret" at the death of protesters during weeks of unrest but defended Baghdad's handling of the situation.
Police and medics say Iraqi forces shot dead three anti-government protesters, adding to the hundreds killed in weeks of unrest, as a rights group warned a deadly crackdown could spiral into a "bloodbath."
Demonstrations throughout Iraq intensified on Saturday and Sunday, but protesters are finding themselves being pushed back by clouds of tear gas and a heavy security presence.
Officials say three protesters were shot dead while the fourth one was killed by a tear gas canister. About 108 demonstrators were wounded in the clashes as embattled PM Adil Abdul Mahdi calls for "return to normal life."
Some believe that those behind the killing of Iraqi influencer Tara Fares last year kidnapped Saba, while others are hesitant to put the blame on anyone in Iraq's ambiguous environment. But almost everyone agrees: she was targeted for her activism.
Short of allies in the region, Israel’s right has thrown its weight behind the YPG terror organisation.
In the southern city of Basra, seven protesters were killed on Thursday and early Friday, driving up the death toll since October 1 when demonstrations over unemployment began.
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