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A year after Iraq protests, what has changed?

WorldNews Tuesday, 29 September 2020
A year after Iraq protests, what has changed?Back in October 2019, unprecedented protests demanded the fall of Iraq’s ruling class. One year on, with a new government in place and almost 600 protesters killed, almost nothing has changed. The nationwide demonstrations which broke out on October 1, 2019 grew into a decentralised movement slamming unemployment, poor public services, endemic corruption and a political class more loyal to Iran or the US than to Iraqi citizens. It led to the shock December 1 resignation of prime minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, succeeded after months of political deadlock by Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi, who pledged to integrate protesters’ demands into his transitional government’s plans. But on the ground,...
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News video: Iraqis mark anniversary of historic protest movement

Iraqis mark anniversary of historic protest movement 02:35

One year ago, Iraq saw the beginning of one of the biggest protest movements in its history that saw hundreds killed by security forces.

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Mustafa Al-Kadhimi Mustafa Al-Kadhimi Current Prime Minister of Iraq

Boris Johnson hosts Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi [Video]

Boris Johnson hosts Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has welcomed his Iraqi counterpart Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to 10 Downing Street. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Boris Johnson welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister to Downing Street [Video]

Boris Johnson welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister to Downing Street

Iraqi premier Mustafa Al Kadhimi has met Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10Downing Street. The Iraqi leader was appointed in May after mass anti-government protests that rocked the country and pushed former prime ministerAdel Abdul Mahdi to resign.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:02Published

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