Hundreds of demonstrators closed off access to Tahrir Square to prevent any attempt by security forces to storm it before Muhammad Allawi announced his new government. Nine Iraqi demonstrators were injured and gassed on Sunday in renewed clashes with security forces around Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, according to a medical source and eyewitnesses. A…

Protesters have been complaining for months that they have been subjected to an intense campaign of kidnappings and killings, which they say is intended to intimidate them into stopping their movements. One activist was killed in an armed attack in the southern Iraqi oil city of Basra, a security source told AFP on Wednesday as…

At least four people were killed, including two policemen, and dozens more injured in clashes between demonstrators and Iraqi security forces in the capital Baghdad on Monday 20 January. According to local media reports, two Iraqis were killed and more than 60 others injured in demonstrations that turned violent in Baghdad after anti-government protests resumed…

Students took part in sit-ins at their schools and parked cars along main thoroughfares to block traffic in Baghdad on the first day of the work week, in what protesters said was non-violent resistance. The national teachers union extended a strike begun last week, as unions representing engineers, doctors and lawyers continued to back demonstrations….

Iraqi law enforcement officials fired live ammunition on Tuesday to disperse in Baghdad the first major social movement facing the government in office for nearly a year, according to AFP journalists. More than a thousand demonstrators had gathered earlier in the capital to denounce corruption and demand public jobs and services. “Thieves have plundered us,”…