Anti-government protesters set fires and close a street during a demonstration in Baghdad. Photo: AP

PM Abdul Mahdi says no ‘magic solution’ to Iraq’s problems as protest death toll hits 44

  • The unrest, fuelled by popular rage over poor living standards, is Iraq’s biggest security challenge since the defeat of Islamic State in 2017
  • The country’s top Shiite cleric called on the government to heed them ‘before it’s too late’
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Anti-government protesters set fires and close a street during a demonstration in Baghdad. Photo: AP
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