Iraqi protesters rally despite fresh government promises of reform Nov 20, 2019 0 81 12345 Baghdad: Iraqi protesters on Tuesday brushed off new government promises of reform, sceptical that political leaders, and a parliament session later in the day, would deliver the sweeping change they demand.Lawmakers were scheduled to meet in the evening to discuss a cabinet reshuffle, a draft new electoral law and other changes, but activists in Baghdad’s Tahrir (Liberation) Square gave them little credence.“The trust between the people and the political class has eroded,” said Khayriya, a woman in her sixties with an Iraqi tricolour wrapped around her neck.“Even if they offer every Iraqi a house of gold, that would not help their case,” she told AFP. “Politicians are doing the reforms for themselves, not for us.” (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Besieged by protesters, Lebanon parliament postpones session Nov 20, 2019 0 110 Palestinians rail against US policy reversal on Israeli settlements Nov 20, 2019 0 99 Kuwaiti emir names new premier amid corruption feud Nov 20, 2019 0 611 Three killed as Iran unrest shows no signs of subsiding AFP Tehran Three security personnel have been killed by “rioters” in Iran, the latest deaths in protests that showed no sign of subsiding on Tuesday, despite a wave of arrests and an internet shutdown. A shock decision to .. Iran to unblock internet once ‘abuse’ stops: Govt Tehran: The Iranian government said on Tuesday it will unblock the internet only when authorities are sure it will not be abused during violent demonstrations against a petrol price hike. The Islamic republic has been .. Israel’s air defence intercepts rocket fire from Syria, reportedly hits back Jerusalem: Israel’s air defences intercepted four rockets fired from neighbouring Syria on Tuesday, the army said, prompting reported retaliatory missile strikes against the source of the fire. The Syrian .. UN dismisses US policy change, says Israeli settlements illegal Geneva: A US policy change has no impact on the legality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and in annexed east Jerusalem, the United Nations said on Tuesday. UN rights office spokesman Rupert Colville said that “a .. US opinion on Israeli settlements not valid, says Turkish FM Istanbul: Turkey said on Tuesday the United States declaration that it will no longer regard Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories as illegal has no validity in international law. Turkish Foreign ..