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Indonesia government hands job creation bill to parliament amid protests

02 February, 2020 2:24 pm 2:24 pm

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s government handed legislation to parliament on Wednesday to speed up the pace of economic reform and improve the country’s investment climate, prompting a protest by trade unions. The “Job Creation” bill is one of several of President Joko Widodo’s so-called “omnibus laws” or bills that group together changes in unrelated legislation … Read More

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Iran social media posts call for more protests after plane disaster

01 January, 2020 8:06 pm 8:06 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranians called on social media on Wednesday for fresh demonstrations a week after the shooting down of a passenger plane, seeking to turn the aftermath of the crash into a sustained campaign against Iran’s leadership. Protesters, with students at the forefront, have staged daily rallies in Tehran and other cities since Saturday, … Read More

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Iran makes arrests over plane disaster as protests rage on

01 January, 2020 5:41 pm 5:41 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and had also detained 30 people involved in protests that have swept the nation since the military belatedly admitted its error. Wednesday’s shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752, killing all 176 people … Read More

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Maulana Fazl decides to start another movement against government

01 January, 2020 7:36 pm 7:36 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman decided to start another movement against the federal government. According to the sources, the JUI-F chief is ready for round two of protests against the current government as Maulana Fazlur Rehman is planning a large scale awareness campaign across the country to reinstall the … Read More

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Protests and condemnation after Iran admits downing Ukrainian plane

01 January, 2020 8:22 am 8:22 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 aboard, has provoked international outrage and triggered growing protests against Iranian authorities in Tehran and other cities including one in which Britain’s ambassador was detained. In what President Hassan Rouhani called a “disastrous mistake”, Iran said on Saturday that a … Read More

Rock-throwing Iraqi militias quit US Embassy after protests

01 January, 2020 9:31 am 9:31 am

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Supporters of Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the US Embassy’s perimeter and hurled rocks in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops and threatened reprisals against Tehran. The demonstrators, angry at US air strikes against the Tehran-backed Kataib Hezbollah group in which at least 25 people … Read More

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World welcomes 2020, but celebrations shadowed by wildfires, protests, Kore...

01 January, 2020 8:43 am 8:43 am

SYDNEY/HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) – The world celebrated the New Year on Wednesday with fireworks displays from Sydney to London, although celebrations were clouded by deadly wildfires in Australia, protests in Hong Kong and India and new nuclear tensions with North Korea. Large crowds gathered in European capitals for spectacular fireworks displays that lit up the … Read More

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India security clampdown keeps citizenship law protests under control

12 December, 2019 11:29 am 11:29 am

MEERUT/LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) – India deployed thousands of police and shut down mobile internet services across many cities on Friday to control protests against a new citizenship law, with flashpoint Friday prayers passing largely peacefully. Security was particularly tight in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where 19 people have been killed since the protests … Read More

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India tightens security for protests after Friday prayers

12 December, 2019 4:34 pm 4:34 pm

MEERUT, India (Reuters) – Indian authorities stepped up security in major cities on Friday and suspended mobile data services in some places in an effort to maintain order ahead of protests planned against a new citizenship law. At least 25 people have been killed in protests across the country since the law, seen as discriminatory … Read More

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Indian state demands damages, threatens to confiscate property over protest...

12 December, 2019 11:57 pm 11:57 pm

UTTAR PRADESH (Reuters) – India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state is demanding millions of rupees from over 200 people and threatening to confiscate their property as a penalty for damage done to public property during protests against the country’s new citizenship law. Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, has suffered some of the most violent protests … Read More

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Hong Kong’s New Year’s fireworks cancelled amid security concer...

12 December, 2019 5:07 pm 5:07 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s popular New Year’s Eve fireworks will be cancelled for the first time in a decade, as more than six months of protests heighten security concerns, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said on Wednesday. The fireworks usually draw thousands of locals and tourists to the picturesque Victoria Harbour and the … Read More

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Protests rage in India over controversial citizenship bill

12 December, 2019 12:53 pm 12:53 pm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Following days of violent, sometimes deadly protests across India against a new citizenship law critics say discriminates against Muslims. New Delhi’s state election early next year will be the first major electoral test for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party in the wake of the mass demonstrations seen after parliament cleared the Citizenship … Read More

Hundreds detained in India for defying ban on protests against citizenship ...

12 December, 2019 11:33 am 11:33 am

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Police detained hundreds of people in New Delhi and southern city of Bengaluru on Thursday and shut down the internet in some places as protests entered a second week over a new citizenship law that critics say undermines India’s secular constitution. Citing law and order concerns following violent protests against the … Read More

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Student protests against India’s citizenship law spread after clashes...

12 December, 2019 12:04 pm 12:04 pm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Protests over a new citizenship law based on religion spread to student campuses across India on Monday as critics said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government was pushing a partisan agenda in conflict with India’s founding as a secular republic. Anger with Modi’s Hindu nationalist government was further fuelled by allegations of … Read More

President Ram Nath Kovind signs citizenship bill into law amid widespread p...

12 December, 2019 11:09 am 11:09 am

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A citizenship bill has been signed into law in India, a move that comes amid widespread protests in the country’s northeast that could force the cancellation of a visit by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Two people were killed and 11 injured on Thursday when police opened fire on mobs in … Read More