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Latest update : 2013-01-03

Iraqi Sunni protests trigger reaction from PM Maliki

Anti-government protests in Iraq, which began over a week ago, are continuing. The country's Sunni community, which dominated Iraq under the regime of Saddam Hussein, say they are being marginalised by the current Shia establishment. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has partially met one of their demands and released 700 women prisoners, but he warned demonstrators against triggering an "Iraqi Spring".

By Mariam Pirzadeh , Kate WILLIAMS

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