Iraq protests: 46 killed in mass uprising against govt corruption, curfew imposed; top cleric blames politicians
Dozens of demonstrators were killed across Iraq on Thursday and Friday as violent protests against government corruption swelled into a mass spontaneous uprising.
Iraq prime minister allies with Shia politician Sadr to 'transcend sectarianism', sparks speculation over successor
Iraq prime minister Haider-al Abadi on Saturday travelled Najaf to meet Shia politician Moqtada Sadr, announcing an alliance to form a new government after May polls.
Thousands of supporters of powerful Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr filled a central Baghdad square on Friday, disregarding government pleas to scrap protests it said would distract from the war against Islamic State.