Hundreds of people in Beirut have taken to the streets to protest deteriorating economic conditions and the high cost of living, which prompted the central bank to issue a new measure aimed at easing the currency crisis.
After Algerian protesters rejected President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s offer to step down after one year should he be re-elected, his latest announcement that he will extend his fourth term is being met with more anger.
Despite convening for the first time with the new members, the Iraqi Parliament was unable to achieve any of the goals on the agenda due to internal disputes on the issue of the ‘largest parliamentary bloc’. The largest bloc will be responsible for forming the new government.
Weeks after the elections in Iraq were held, the Parliament has not yet been formed. Current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is seeking to push parties to form blocs that would lead to a complete parliament.
With the nearing of the Iraqi Parliamentary Elections set to be held in a few days, ISIS have targeted candidates participating in the elections. The Iraqi government has declared that it has plans to secure the voting station for citizens.