BASRA/ERBIL, Iraq Basra airport was attacked with rockets on Saturday after another night of protests against Iraq's political elite, during which demonstrators set fire to the Iranian consulate and briefly took oilfield workers hostage. | Video
BASRA/ERBIL, Iraq, Sept 8 Basra airport was
targeted by rocket fire on Saturday after a night of protests
over perceived misrule by Iraq's political elite during which
demonstrators torched the Iranian consulate and briefly took
oilfield workers hostage.
BASRA/ERBIL, Iraq Civil unrest fueled by anger against perceived corruption and misrule by Iraq's political elite intensified across the south of the country on Friday, as protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Basra while others briefly took workers hostage at a nearby oilfield.
BASRA, Iraq, Sept 7 Iraq's most revered Shi'ite
cleric called for a political shakeup in Baghdad and a halt to
violence against demonstrators on Friday, after days of deadly
protests tore through the main city in the south and shut the
country's main sea port.
BASRA, Iraq Hundreds of people took to the streets of Iraq's southern oil city Basra on Thursday for a fourth day of violent protests, where residents, angry over the neglect of their city's collapsing infrastructure, set fire to political offices.
BASRA, Iraq, Sept 6 Iraq's main seaport closed
down on Thursday following violent clashes between protestors
and security forces in the southern city of Basra in which one
demonstrator died and 25 more were injured the previous night.
BASRA, Iraq Protesters blocked the entrance to Iraq's Umm Qasr commodities port on Wednesday to demand better services, port employees and local government officials said, raising the stakes in some of the worst unrest in southern cities in months.
BASRA, Iraq, Sept 5 Iraqi security forces
sprayed tear gas and fired into the air to try to disperse
thousands of protesters on Wednesday in the southern city of
Basra, in some of the worst unrest in the region for months.
BASRA, Iraq Five protesters were killed and 16 more were injured during a second day of clashes with security forces in Iraq's main southern city Basra, local health and security sources said. | Video
BASRA, Iraq, Sept 4 A protester has died and six
more were wounded in clashes with security forces in Iraq's
southern oil hub Basra on Monday night, local health and
security sources said.