Iraq protests

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    Video caption: Iraq protesters: Demonstrators block roads in Najaf

    Iraqis have continued to protest following the nomination of Mohammed Allawi as prime minister.

  2. Iraq ends year in political turmoil

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    Video caption: The poet Sinan Antoon says Iraqis are fed up with their corrupt political elite
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    Video caption: Iraq ends year in political turmoil

    A political crisis continues to roil Iraq, as protesters remain on the streets despite a mounting death toll.

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    Video caption: What's behind the wave of Middle East protests?

    The BBC's Jeremy Bowen asks why people have been taking to the streets in Lebanon, Iran and Iraq.

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    Video caption: Iraq unrest: Protesters celebrate in Baghdad as PM says he will resign

    Anti-government demonstrators in Baghdad welcome PM Abdul Mahdi's decision to step down.

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    Video caption: Iraq unrest: Shots heard as protesters flee during crackdown

    Video shows protesters fleeing from the sound of gunfire in the southern city of Nasiriya.