World News Briefs — November 8, 2019 (Evening Edition)

Reuters: Deadly clashes reignite in Iraq despite cleric’s call for calm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – – Fresh clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters broke out on Friday killing at least three people, despite a call for calm by the country’s top Shi’ite cleric, as authorities grapple with the nation’s biggest crisis in years.

Security forces fired tear gas and threw stun grenades into crowds of demonstrators wearing helmets and makeshift body armor on a main road in central Baghdad, sending protesters scattering, some wounded, Reuters reporters said.



Iraq protesters, politicians dig in for third week.

Clashes erupt in Baghdad despite Shia leader’s call for calm.

Iraq’s top cleric urges government to meet protesters’ demands.

US demands Russia, Syria stop air strikes killing civilians.

Discussions on Syria constitution going ‘better than expected’: UN.

Turkey’s military launches anti-terror operation against PKK in eastern Turkey.

US warns Iran is preparing a ‘nuclear breakout’.

Deadly magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits northwestern Iran.

Lebanon protests: Crisis affecting fuel and medicine imports.


Cambodian opposition leaders say their efforts to return have been thwarted.

Hong Kong protesters clash with police after student dies. Hong Kong protesters blame police for death of uni student.

China’s billionaires had a rough 2018 amid slowing economy and rising geopolitical tensions, report finds.

‘Unprecedented’ bushfires rip through Australia’s New South Wales.

Verdict due in landmark Indian holy site dispute.

Pakistan accused of cover-up over fresh polio outbreak.

Japan ‘glasses ban’ for women at work sparks backlash.


‘So many dead’: Survivors describe terrifying Burkina Faso ambush.

South Sudan’s Kiir vows to honour peace deal army funding.

‘Emergency unfolding’ in flooded South Sudan.

Students ramp up party mood at Tripoli protests.

Tanzania’s opposition to boycott elections over ‘cheating’.

Zambia’s president denies stifling opposition.

Mauritius premier claims victory in legislative ballot.

Ex-Congolese rebel chief Bosco Ntaganda to appeal ICC jail term.

Zimbabwe sacks more than 200 doctors over strike action.

Locust invasion: UN warning for Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea and Sudan.


Pompeo and Merkel emphasize close ties despite differences.

Mike Pompeo calls on European allies to band together against Russia, China. Pompeo attacks Russia and China in Berlin speech.

French president calls Bosnia a ‘ticking time-bomb’.

EU creates permanent force to help manage borders.

Johnson accused of misleading public over Brexit deal after NI remarks.

Half of citizens think UK might not exist in decade.

Essex police release names of Vietnamese lorry death victims.


Mulvaney defies House subpoena, cites immunity ‘one minute’ before deposition.

Former Trump adviser who testified to Ukraine pressure campaign said she was victim of harassment.

Democrats release transcripts from Hill, Vindman depositions in impeachment probe.

US election 2020: Trump taunts ‘little’ Bloomberg to challenge him.

Biden plays it cool as Bloomberg eyes White House run.

Brazil’s former president Lula to be released from prison – court order.

Bolivia’s Morales fumes as protesters attack mayoral ally.

Quebec denies Frenchwoman residency for failing to show command of French.


Kurds tell EU: Get tough with Turkey or face Islamic State fighters.

Turkey to begin repatriating ‘Islamic State’ militants in days.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s inner circle trying to enter Turkey, says Erdogan.

Don’t force military court to hear Omar Khadr appeal, U.S. government argues.


Indexes trade near flat, pause as trade deal doubts resurface.

Donald Trump denies agreeing to roll back trade war tariffs on China, despite earlier reports.

Southwest pulls Boeing Max jets until March, in longest U.S. delay yet.

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