Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi. Photo: AFP

Iraqi prime minister appeals for calm amid continued widespread protests, as demonstrators block major roads

  • Street protests have roiled Iraq in two waves since early October over corruption, lack of jobs and poor access to electricity and clean water in the oil-wealthy country
Topic |   Iraq

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Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi. Photo: AFP
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A protester holds a flare as other chant slogans against the Lebanese government in Beirut. Photo: AP Photo

Embattled Lebanon President Michel Aoun pledges reforms as rival protests grip capital

  • Anti-government protests began on October 17, with demonstrators accusing the political class of mismanagement and corruption
Topic |   Middle East

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A protester holds a flare as other chant slogans against the Lebanese government in Beirut. Photo: AP Photo
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