Iraq PM lifts Baghdad curfew

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — A curfew lifted after 2 days, it was imposed to try to stem a wave of violence. At least 73 people have been killed since protests began five days ago.

There is anger over corruption, poverty and a lack of basic services.

One of Iraq’s most powerful politicians, Muqtada al-Sadr, has called for the government to resign and hold snap elections.


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