Students in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, marked a moment of silence for the protesters killed by security forces in the south, in the latest escalation of violence since protesters torched Iranian consulate in Najaf.
The most senior Muslim cleric in Iraq, Ayatollah Sistani, backed the UN in calling on the Iraqi Government to get "serious" about reforms as anti-government protests, that have cost hundreds of lives, continue.
Ten people have been killed in Basra as Iraqi security forces continued their repression of anti-corruption protests, with Iraq's foremost Shia cleric saying the government must meet protesters' demands.
Iraqi women have started opening women-only cafes and restaurants where they can just avoid harassment. However, the women’s views are divided on whether these cafes are pockets of freedom from sexual harassment or the embodiment of segregation.