Hundreds of protesters have stormed Baghdad’s Green Zone. Earlier, the influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr accused Iraqi politicians of blocking efforts to implement political reform.
Iraqi authorities have said they will end a six-month air blockade imposed on Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the region's independence vote, which was not recognized by Baghdad. Flights could resume within a week.
Three people have been killed and 80 injured as protests over austerity and unpaid salaries intensify. The Kurdistan Regional Government is under increasing pressure amid heightened tensions with Baghdad.
Clashes have erupted in the Iraqi capital, leaving at least five dead, including a policeman, and hundreds injured. Protesters have been demanding an overhaul of the commission that oversees local elections.
Iraqi protesters have announced their withdrawal from Baghdad's Green Zone after storming parliament a day earlier. The protesters have vowed to return by the end of the week if nothing changes.
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