Australia alarmed at violence in Hong Kong
Foreign Minister Marise Payne has again expressed concerns about increasing violence in Hong Kong, after another night of clashes between police and protesters. Australia has expressed deep concern about escalating violence in Hong Kong after police stormed a university campus held by protesters following an all-night siege.Police repeatedly fired barrages of tear gas and water cannons at anti-government protesters who had barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.
Anti - government protesters burned down an Iranian consulate building in southern Iraq on Wednesday, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds amid ongoing violence in the country, Iraqi officials said Wednesday. Protesters torched the consulate in the holy
Anti - government protesters have burned down the Iranian consulate in southern Iraq, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired Three of the anti - government protesters were killed when security forces fired live rounds to disperse crowds in the holy city of Karbala late Tuesday
Anti-government protesters burned down the Iranian consulate building in southern Iraq on Wednesday, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds amid ongoing violence in the country, Iraqi officials said Wednesday.
Protesters torched the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Najaf in the evening. One protester was killed and at least 35 people were wounded when police fired live ammunition to prevent them from entering the building, a police official said.
Iran Blocks Nearly All Internet Access
Iran imposed an almost complete nationwide internet blackout on Sunday one of its most draconian attempts to cut off Iranians from each other and the rest of the world as widespread anti-government unrest roiled the streets of Tehran and other cities for a third day. The death toll for the three days of protests rose to at least 12; hundreds were injured; and more than 1,000 people have been arrested, according to semiofficial news agencies like Fars News.
(BAGHDAD) — Anti - government protesters burned down an Iranian consulate building in southern Iraq on Wednesday, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds amid ongoing violence in the country, Iraqi officials said Wednesday.
The Latest on anti - government demonstrations in Iraq (all times local):10:25 p.m.An Iraqi police official says anti - government protesters have burned down the Iranian consulate in southern Iraq. Protesters torched the Iranian consulate building in the holy city of Najaf
The demonstrators removed the Iranian flag from the building and replaced it with an Iraqi one. Iranian staff were not harmed and escaped the building from the back door and authorities imposed a curfew in Najaf. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
The incident marked an escalation in the demonstrations that have raged in Baghdad and across the mostly Shiite southern Iraq since Oct. 1. The protesters accuse the Shiite-led government of being hopelessly corrupt and complain of poor public services and high unemployment. They are also decrying growing Iranian influence in Iraqi state affairs.
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BAGHDAD — Iraqi protesters in the southern city of Najaf burned down the Iranian Consulate there on Wednesday night in an outburst of anger at Iran , witnesses said. The government imposed a curfew until further notice.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti - government protesters burned down an Iranian consulate building in southern Iraq on Wednesday, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds amid ongoing violence in the country, Iraqi officials said Wednesday.
Security forces have fired bullets, tear gas and smoke bombs on a near-daily basis since the unrest began. At least 350 people have been killed and thousands wounded in what has become the largest grassroots protest movement in Iraq’s modern history.
Two protesters were killed and 35 wounded when security forces fired live rounds to disperse them from Baghdad’s historic Rasheed Street, security and hospital officials said.
The street, which is adjacent to the strategic Ahrar Bridge, has been the focus of violence for a full week, with near-daily incidents of deaths as a result of security forces using live ammunition and tear gas to keep demonstrators from advancing beyond a concrete barrier.
Protesters are occupying three key bridges in central Baghdad - Jumhuriya, Ahrar and Sinar - in a standoff with security forces. On Wednesday, they also burned tires on Ahrar Bridge to block security forces from accessing the area.
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Dozens of Iraqi protesters attacked the consulate , scaling the walls of the building, taking down an Iranian flag and replacing it with an Iraqi one. The attack on the consulate comes days after powerful Iraqi Shiite cleric Ali Sistani said Iraq must not be influenced by any “regional or international
Security official says anti - government protesters have burned down the Iranian consulate in southern Iraq. By The Associated Press | Posted - Nov 27th, 2019 @ 12:20pm.
The burning of the Iranian consulate followed tense days in southern Iraq, where protesters have burned tires and cut access to main roads in several provinces.
Hong Kong students' sewer escape thwarted
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The Iranian consulate in the holy shrine city of Karbala. These scenes will be cause for deep concern in lebanon is the subject of israel’s wrath since lebanon turned down a request by pompeo to allow israel Whilst I think there are legitimate protests against government corruption & crappy services
Protesters outside Iran 's consulate on Friday burned an Iranian flag and chanted " Iran , out!" as they stormed the building. Anti - government protests in Iraq spread to Baghdad. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, under pressure to calm the situation, has promised to release funds allocated to fixing
In Karbala, four protesters were killed by live fire from security forces in the previous 24 hours.
Three of the anti-government protesters were killed when security forces fired live rounds to disperse crowds in the holy city of Karbala late Tuesday, security and medical officials said. One protester died of wounds suffered when a tear gas canister struck him in clashes earlier in the day.
Protesters have largely kept away from threatening Iraq’s economy, but in the southern city of Basra daily closures of the two main Gulf commodities port has caused disruptions to trade activity, a port official said.
Protesters continued to cut major roads to Umm Qasr and Khor al-Zubair ports on Wednesday, reducing trade activity by 50%, according to the port official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters.
Protesters also blocked roads leading to major oil fields in West Qurna and Rumaila. A senior oil ministry official said crude production was not impacted by the closures.
Three simultaneous explosions rocked Baghdad late Tuesday, killing five people and wounding more than a dozen, Iraqi officials said, in the first apparent coordinated attack since anti-government protests erupted. The bombings took place far from Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, the epicentre of weeks of anti-government protests that have posed the biggest security challenge to Iraq since the defeat of the Islamic State group.
Iraqi prime minister says he will resign - statement .
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Friday he would offer his resignation to parliament to allow lawmakers to choose a new government, in a move that follows weeks of violent anti-government protests. Abdul Mahdi's decision came in response to a call for a change of leadership on Friday by Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, his office said in a statement."In response to this call, and in order to facilitate it as quickly as possible, I will present to parliament a demand (to accept) my resignation from the leadership of the current government," said the statement, signed by Abdul Mahdi.