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US President Advisor Jared Kushner blames Palestinian president for violence
President called on security forces to protect peaceful protesters and prevent riots
However, protesters started to withdraw from the embassy after calls from the PMF asking them to leave the area and away from the embassy out of respect for the Iraqi government’s orders.
Late on Tuesday, hundreds of protesters participated in demonstrations against the formation a proposed government, hours after the Lebanese outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri declared his support for the nomination of the Businessman Samir Khatib to become the country’s next premier.
Iraq’s President Barham Salih received on Wednesday, the Egyptian Ambassador to Iraq Alaa Moussa at As-Salam Palace in Baghdad, where he conveyed a message from Al-Sisi expressing his full support for security and stability in Iraq.
Negotiations are under way between political parties and parliamentary blocs to appoint a successor to Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi
Forty protesters were killed on Friday in clashes with security forces
Demonstrators in several cities erupted against the Iranian government’s decision to increase fuel prices by 50% and cut subsidies on Friday
At least four protesters were killed on Saturday, when security forces cracked down on protesters in Tahrir (Liberation) Square in Baghdad, reported the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCH), after political leaders agreed to stand by Mahdi’s government.
Unlike Lebanon, Iraq protesters were faced by extreme violence
Scuffles erupted between Hezbollah supporters and protesters forcing the police to intervene
Muqtada al-Sadr renews his calls for government resignation
“Intimidation is the start of authoritarian rule,” says Ahmed’s rival Jawar Mohammed
PM sets deadline to contain outrage, Hezbollah dismisses government resign calls
Samir Geagea announces the resignation of the party’s ministers, calling others to step down
In his first official reaction, Madbouly condemned the recent protests through a speech delivered in the Parliament, which he saw as part of a “fierce” foreign war aimed at “creating confusion, chaos and skepticism.”
Internet access has been shut down in most of its areas
Banque du Liban aims to issue regulations of financing fuel, medicine, and wheat imports on Tuesday
Egypt has 900 foreign correspondents around the country to freely cover any events, says Diaa Rashwan
No official statements has addressed reported protests, as foreign media say demonstrators were arrested in rare, minor gatherings
‘Johnson’s attempt is an outrage, a threat to our democracy,’ says Labour leader
The use of force to occupy the legislative council prompted police to fire tear gas to disperse the protesters.
Bouteflika resigned after six weeks of protests in Algeria
Algerian President announced major cabinet reshuffle, removing 21 ministers
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s private jet returned from Geneva without him
Bashir issues decree to regulate trade in foreign currency, bans trading, hoarding of fuel products
81-year-old president has been in office since 1999, succeeded in ending civil war
American-Israeli actress Natalie Portman rejects ‘Jewish Nobel’ after Gaza incidents
17 Palestinians were killed, 1,400 wounded during Great Return March
Complaints about disputed territories on the Egyptian border were brought to the United Nations once again by the Sudanese government as they faced the fourth day of an internal backlash to their proposed 2018 budget. In a related context, Ibrahim Ghandour, the Sudanese Foreign Minister, announced on Monday that the complaint about “The Halayeb Triangle” …