Top Iraqi cleric casts doubt on reforms offered to defuse unrest

BAGHDAD- Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric on Monday expressed concern that the political elite is not serious about enacting reforms in the face of mass unrest and said protesters should not go home until concrete steps had been taken to meet their demands. Security forces shot dead two protesters in the city

A view from the bridge: Iraq’s protesters under fire

BAGHDAD - Ali says he has seen more than 50 people killed in front of him since anti-government protests began in Iraq last month. “The first one was shocking - he was someone I knew, and they shot him in the chest,” said Ali, in his early 20s and from Baghdad’s