Iraqi security forces have shot dead dozens of anti-government demonstrators in the southern city of Najaf as well as the capital Baghdad. Earlier, protesters set fire to the Iranian consulate to express their anger about their neighbor's influence.
Stray bullets and tear gas canisters have killed three protesters in the Iraqi capital. In the high-security Green Zone, at least two rockets have landed near the US Embassy, according to police sources.
President Trump has blamed Iran for "orchestrating" an attack by Iraqi militiamen on the US embassy Baghdad. The incident threatens to escalate an already dangerous downward spiral.
Five former police officials have been charged for killing 24 people at a rally organized by Hasina's party three decades ago. Hasina, who survived the attack, had led a protest against long-time dictator HM Ershad.
The opening ceremony of Iran's Fajr International Film Festival was canceled after several artists said they would boycott to protest the government's cover-up of its role in shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane.
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