What Mattered Today: January 1, 2020

Two days of pro-Iranian protests that left diplomats trapped at the American Embassy in Baghdad ended on Wednesday. Plus, 400 activists were arrested in Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests continued into the new year, authorities said, and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said he will ask parliament for immunity in three corruption cases. Read up on these and more of today’s top headlines.

What Mattered Today: January 1, 2020