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Why Baghdad's Attempts to Mollify Protests Are Falling on Deaf Ears

Oct 25, 2019 | 17:37 GMT
This photo show burning tires in a Baghdad street during protests on Oct. 5.

Burning tires block roads in Baghdad during protests on Oct. 5, 2019. Issues including corruption, poor public services and unemployment have fomented public anger at the Iraqi government. Its options for responding will come at a cost.

(AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images)

The Iraqi government's tried-and-true solutions to unrest -- promising jobs and handing out money -- are losing their power to persuade as the economy's weaknesses endure. ...

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