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Hundreds shot in Bahrain as emergency declared

MANAMA – At least 200 people were shot and wounded on Tuesday in a Shiite village south of the Bahraini capital, a medic said, and two people killed elsewhere, as the king imposed a state of emergency after bringing in foreign troops to help quell anti-regime protests. As violence escalated,…

Iraq protesters demand electricity, jobs

KIRKUK, Iraq — Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Iraqi cities on Tuesday, inspired by popular protests around the Arab world, to demand job-creation programmes and better electricity supplies. The biggest turnout was in Fallujah where about 800 protesters marched through the city of western Iraq that a…

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