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Iran, protesters, demand, leaders, quit, plane, downed

‘Our enemy is here’: Iran protesters demand that leaders quit a...

01 January, 2020 10:52 am 10:52 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Protests erupted across Iran for a second day on Sunday, increasing pressure on the Islamic Republic’s leadership after it admitted its military shot down a Ukrainian airliner by accident, despite days of denials that Iranian forces were to blame. “They are lying that our enemy is America, our enemy is right here,” … Read More


US embassy, Baghdad, evacuated, protesters, denounce, air strikes

US embassy in Baghdad evacuated as protesters denounce air strikes

12 December, 2019 4:18 pm 4:18 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The US ambassador to Iraq and other staff were evacuated from their embassy in Baghdad for their safety on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said, as thousands of protesters and militia fighters outside the gate denounced US air strikes in Iraq. On Sunday, US planes had attacked bases belonging to an Iranian-backed militia, a … Read More


Protesters, Christmas, dinner, Hong Kong

Protesters gather for free Christmas dinner in Hong Kong

12 December, 2019 9:20 am 9:20 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of anti-government protesters and their supporters gathered outside a tiny restaurant in Hong Kong for an unconventional Christmas dinner, sharing paper plates piled high with food under neon street signs. “Hong Kongers are more united this Christmas (than) in previous years,” said Glory, the 31-year-old owner of Kwong Wing Catering, … Read More


Scuffles, break out, protesters, invade, Paris' Gare de Lyon, station

Scuffles break out as protesters invade Paris’ Gare de Lyon station

12 December, 2019 5:15 pm 5:15 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Protesters scuffled with police at Gare de Lyon station in Paris on Monday as a nationwide strike against plans by French President Emmanuel Macron to change the country’s pension system dragged on into a 19th day. French TV station BFM showed footage of riot police tangling with around 30 protesters at the … Read More


Besieged, Hong Kong, campus, protesters, escape, routes

Besieged Hong Kong campus protesters seek escape routes

11 November, 2019 7:46 pm 7:46 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters holed up in a Hong Kong university searched for escape routes on Tuesday after more than two days of clashes with police, dramatic breakouts by rope and motorcycle and more than 1,000 arrests in 24 hours. About 100 protesters were trapped in the Polytechnic University a day after students, … Read More


Iran’s Guards warn protesters of ‘decisive’ action if unr...

11 November, 2019 6:01 pm 6:01 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards warned anti-government protesters of “decisive” action if unrest over gasoline price hikes do not cease, state media said, in a hint that a harsh security crackdown could be on the cards. The protests have spread across the Islamic Republic since Friday, turning political with demonstrators demanding that top … Read More


Three, killed, Iraqi, protesters, try, break, Iran, consulate, Kerbala

Three killed as Iraqi protesters try to break into Iran consulate in Karbal...

11 November, 2019 4:20 pm 4:20 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Three protesters were shot dead by Iraqi security forces who opened fire on a crowd trying to storm the Iranian consulate in the Shi’ite Muslim holy city of Kerbala overnight, security and medical sources said on Monday. The incident was the latest sign of anti-Iranian anger that has emerged during the biggest … Read More


Protesters block roads foreign meddling Iraqi port

Protesters block roads to Iraqi port, demand end to foreign meddling

11 November, 2019 10:00 am 10:00 am

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Security forces killed a protester and wounded 91 others in Baghdad on Saturday, security and medical sources said, as tens of thousands of Iraqis gathered in mass anti-government protests in the capital and blocked roads leading to a major port. Protesters have been congregating in the capital’s central Tahrir Square for weeks, … Read More


Iraqi, protesters, security forces, clash, Umm Qasr port, closed

Iraqi protesters and security forces clash, keep Umm Qasr port closed

11 November, 2019 2:18 pm 2:18 pm

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters were blocking all roads leading to Iraq’s main Gulf port Umm Qasr on Saturday, after security forces used live rounds and tear gas on them overnight, security sources said. Operations at the port have been at a complete standstill since Wednesday, after protesters first blocked its entrance on … Read More


highways ,Lebanon ,protesters ,roadblocks ,activities ,demonstrations ,paralysed ,country ,prime minister ,resign.

Major roads reopen in Lebanon after prime minister resigns

10 October, 2019 3:23 pm 3:23 pm

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Some major highways in Lebanon reopened on Wednesday, after the army urged protesters to lift roadblocks so that activities could return to normal following 13 days of demonstrations that paralysed the country and forced the prime minister to resign. Tuesday’s resignation toppled the coalition government of Saad al-Hariri, who said he had … Read More


Iraqi, security, forces, open, fire, protesters, kill 14

Iraqi security forces open fire on protesters, kill 14

10 October, 2019 4:40 pm 4:40 pm

HILLA, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces killed at least 14 people in the Shi’ite holy city of Kerbala overnight after opening fire on protesters, medical and security sources said, in a return to tactics denounced by the government’s own internal inquiry. At least 865 people were wounded, the sources said. Three protesters died in … Read More


Farooq Abdullah, sister, ex-CJ, wife, women, protesters, arrested, IOK

Farooq Abdullah’s sister, ex-CJ’s wife among women protesters arrested ...

10 October, 2019 9:36 pm 9:36 pm

SRINAGAR (KMS) – In Occupied Kashmir, a large number of women protesters, including the daughter and the sister of former puppet chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah, were detained in Srinagar during protests against the revocation of Kashmir’s special status. Women carrying placards had gathered at the Pratap Park near Srinagar’s Lal Chowk … Read More


Hong-Kong-protest

Hong Kong: Protesters rally defying mask ban, petrol bombs thrown in metro

10 October, 2019 1:57 am 1:57 am

HONG KONG – Protesters wearing masks rallied at multiple locations in Hong Kong on Saturday, defying police warnings they were gathering illegally and violating ban on mask. Thousands of marchers joined the rally in Kowloon, while scores of retirees gathered outside police headquarters on Hong Kong Island. The majority of protesters wore masks over their … Read More


Climate-change, protesters, block, BBC, headquarters, London

Climate-change protesters block BBC headquarters in London

10 October, 2019 2:59 pm 2:59 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked the BBC’s headquarters on Friday, calling on Britain’s public service broadcaster to treat climate change with the same gravity as World War Two and tell the public the truth. The group, which promotes a rebellion against the political, economic and social structure of the modern world to avert … Read More


London, police, 21, climate change, protesters, mass action, starts

London police arrest 21 climate change protesters as mass action starts

10 October, 2019 11:18 am 11:18 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Police in London said they had arrested 21 climate activists by 8 a.m. (0700 GMT) on Monday as the Extinction Rebellion protest group launched two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience to call for urgent government action to curb carbon emissions. The protests, which organisers expect to bring 10,000 people to the British … Read More