Iraqi prime minister to resign in wake of deadly protests

A protester kicks a poster showing Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi on Nov. 3 in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

Anti-government protesters gather on Rasheed Street during clashes with security forces in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

BAGHDAD — A day after more than 40 protesters were killed by security forces, Iraq’s prime minister announced Friday that he would submit his resignation to parliament, a step that carried uncertainty for the entire government and stirred fears of a possible political crisis.