INTERNATIONAL

Iraq Unrest

Iraq's striking students declined to return to classes till their demands are met.

Since October 25, university and school students across Baghdad and Iraq’s south have defied the government and gone on strike to support protesters' demands.

The students believe the walkout is a potent tool to pressure politicians to act on the protesters' demands.

Protesters have taken to the streets in Baghdad and towns and cities across the mostly Shia south to demand jobs, basic services and an end to corruption.

According to amnesty international, at least 208 people are believed to have been killed in Iran during a security crackdown on protests that came after a surprise petrol price increase, amnesty international has said.

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