Loyals of populist cleric Muqtada al Sadr storm an anti-government protest camp in southern Najaf city leading to deaths and injuries to at least 20 people, medics say.
Violence has resurged in the capital and Shia-majority south this week as anti-government activists ramped up their road closures and sit-ins while security forces sought to snuff out the campaign.
The march called by prominent Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr aims to pressure Washington to pull out its troops.
The demonstrator died after being hit by a tear gas canister on one of the main highways in east Baghdad, medics say.
The US killed the militia's commander Abu Mahdi al Muhandis along with the most influential Iranian commander Qasem Solaimani following militia's siege of the US consulate in Baghdad.
The new law changes each of the country's 18 provinces into several electoral districts, with one legislator elected per 100,000 people.
From India to Algeria to Lebanon, people are protesting both against their governments and their controversial policies. Here's a quick look into what's happening on the ground.
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.
Iran is accused of using its paramilitary proxy group to move missiles in turmoil-hit Iraq, which is caught in a tug of war between Iran and the US.
Iraqi protesters are concerned whether Prime Minister Mahdi's replacement will be acceptable to the nation, while experts warn that any bold moves by Iran could lead to further bloodshed or worse.
Lawmakers will either vote or accept outright Abdul Mahdi’s resignation letter in a parliamentary session on Sunday.
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