Americans need to understand the Middle East
How much do we really know?

At The Media Line, we value all points of view and aim to mend our differences through fact-based narrative-inclusive journalism Help support our bold and brave team in Afghanistan, Gaza, Israel, Palestinian Territories, the UAE, and beyond.
Help us continue our work and provide access to the news that matters to you.

Thank you and best wishes to you and yours for this Jewish New Year.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President
Iraqi Protesters Fired on by Masked Gunmen, 18 Dead, Almost 400 Wounded
Anti-government rallies have rocked Iraq since October 25. (Photo: AFP via Getty Images)

Iraqi Protesters Fired on by Masked Gunmen, 18 Dead, Almost 400 Wounded

Protests in the streets of Baghdad and other Iraqi cities is continuing into a fifth day on Tuesday as the nation continues to rise up against Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi’s rule. Estimates of the number of protesters range as high as 25,000. In Kerbala, 18 people were killed and almost 400 wounded in fighting over the weekend by masked gunmen that are now believed to have been Syrian army forces. Regular troops were reported to have moved out of the way when the live-fire teams made there way into the area where the demonstrators were protesting. It is estimated that at least 250 Iraqis have died in the violent protests since they began at the beginning of October.

 

Did you know we’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary as the 1st American News Agency exclusively covering the Middle East?

  • The Middle East landscape is changing rapidly.
  • The roads in the region open to new possibilities.
  • The Media Line continues to pave the way to a far greater understanding of the region’s land, people, policies and governments through our trusted, fact-based news.

We’re an independent, ad-free, non-profit news agency and rely on friends like you!

Please make your gift today.
Thank you!

We paved the way to be the Trusted Mid East News you can rely on!

We’re an independent, ad-free, non-profit news agency and rely on friends like you!

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.