Iraqi angry protesters on Wednesday evening burned down the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Najaf. The staff managed to evacuate through a back door before the building was set on fire. The entire facility was set on fire by the protesters, the sources added, and a curfew was announced in the city.The security forces reportedly used tear gas and live ammunition, as a result of which two protesters were killed and 33 others were wounded.

The Kurdish community in the US state of Tennessee has organized a clothing and supplies drive for Syrian Kurdish refugees in the Kurdistan Region. The initiative was kick- Nashville Kurdish community, in coordination with Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC). In less than a month, the donation drive managed to collect items from Kurds as well as non-Kurds across the United States, Canada, and Europe. The items were sorted and shrink-wrapped into 582 boxes at a warehouse in Nashville last week and will be shipped to the Bardarash camp in the Kurdistan Region soon.

Chinese-owned social network TikTok has apologised to a US teenager who was blocked from the service after she posted a viral clip criticizing China’s treatment of the Uighur Muslims. The firm said it had now lifted the ban, maintaining it was due to 17-year-old Feroza Aziz’s prior conduct on the app – and unrelated to Chinese politics.