By Jeremy Bowen
BBC Middle East editor
Iraqis have continued to protest following the nomination of Mohammed Allawi as prime minister.
By Nafiseh Kohnavard
BBC Persian, Union III airbase, Baghdad
A political crisis continues to roil Iraq, as protesters remain on the streets despite a mounting death toll.
By Jim Muir
Visiting Senior Fellow, Middle East Centre, LSE
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen asks why people have been taking to the streets in Lebanon, Iran and Iraq.
Anti-government demonstrators in Baghdad welcome PM Abdul Mahdi's decision to step down.
Video shows protesters fleeing from the sound of gunfire in the southern city of Nasiriya.