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Unrest flares in US cities despite arrest of Minneapolis policeman

05 May, 2020 8:45 am 8:45 am

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – The white former Minneapolis police officer shown in video footage using his knee to pin an unarmed black man’s neck to the street was charged with murder on Friday in the man’s death, an incident that has unleashed four nights of violent protests. Derek Chauvin, who was dismissed from the police department … Read More

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Protester killed as Iraq police struggle to stem unrest

01 January, 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi police fought running street battles with anti-government demonstrators on Tuesday, firing tear and rubber bullets to try to disperse stone-throwing youths pressing for an overhaul of a political system they see as deeply corrupt. One protester was killed in Baghdad while another succumbed to a bullet wound sustained on Monday in … Read More

'Persist in 2020', Hong Kong, gears up, New Year, countdown, unrest

‘Persist in 2020’ – Hong Kong gears up for New Year count...

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

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police will deploy more than 6,000 officers on New Year’s Eve, local media reported on Tuesday, as protesters plan rallies around the city to urge people not to give up the fight for democracy in 2020. Protests planned on New Year’s Eve include a lunchtime rally in Hong Kong’s … Read More

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Iraq PM says he will quit after cleric’s call but violence rages on

11 November, 2019 8:58 am 8:58 am

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced his resignation after the country’s senior Shi’ite Muslim cleric urged lawmakers to reconsider their support for a government rocked by weeks of deadly anti-establishment unrest. Violence raged on in southern Iraq, however, killing at least 21 people, and one protester was killed in central Baghdad … Read More

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Iran’s Rouhani claims victory over unrest and blames foreigners

11 November, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday claimed victory over unrest Tehran has blamed on foreign foes after protests over fuel price rises shook the nation, and the government dismissed reports of more than 100 deaths as “speculative”. Thousands joined pro-government demonstrations on Wednesday, state media reported, with television footage showing rallies in … 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

China backs bolder action to counter roots of Hong Kong unrest: official

11 November, 2019 5:10 pm 5:10 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Beijing supports bolder action to tackle the roots of unrest that has rocked Hong Kong for months, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday, just hours after a knife-wielding man attacked a pro-Beijing lawmaker in the Chinese-ruled city. Han Zheng, a vice premier, said at a meeting with Hong Kong leader … Read More

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Iraqi police fire on protesters in new unrest, death toll passes 100

10 October, 2019 9:10 am 9:10 am

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – At least eight people were killed in new clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters on Sunday, the sixth day of unrest in which the death toll has now passed 100 and more than 6,000 have been wounded. The eight were killed in eastern Baghdad, police sources said, after police backed … Read More

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Iraqi authorities lift Baghdad curfew as death toll rises to 72 in days of ...

10 October, 2019 12:09 pm 12:09 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi authorities lifted a days-long curfew in Baghdad on Saturday that anti-government protesters had defied, as the toll from four days of violent unrest rose to 72 killed and hundreds injured. Traffic ran as normal through the Iraqi capital and streets and main squares were otherwise quiet. Concrete barriers blocked off areas … Read More

Death toll surges to 46 as Iraq unrest accelerates

10 October, 2019 4:15 pm 4:15 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The death toll from days of violent demonstrations across Iraq surged to 46 on Friday, most of them killed in the last 24 hours as unrest rapidly accelerated and the country’s most powerful cleric placed the blame squarely on politicians. In a rare intervention, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, whose word is law … Read More

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Carrie Lam says China respects withdrawal of extradition bill

09 September, 2019 12:08 pm 12:08 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Thursday that China supports her government’s move to formally withdraw an extradition bill, part of measures she hoped would help the city move forward from months of unrest. In a press conference, Carrie Lam was repeatedly questioned on why it took her so long … Read More

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Ethiopian army chief, regional president killed in unrest

06 June, 2019 3:05 pm 3:05 pm

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) – Ethiopian army chief and the president of a key region have been shot dead in a wave of violence highlighting the political instability in the country as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tries to push through reforms. The latest unrest in the Horn of Africa nation flared on Saturday afternoon in Amhara, … Read More

ASWJ’s Taj Hanfi, MWM’s Allama Yousaf Hussain held in Karachi

11 November, 2016 11:22 pm 11:22 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – Following the new wave of unrest, the law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) have on Sunday apprehended several persons including political and religious leaders in Karachi’s different areas during the last three days. As per details, the law-enforcement agencies have detained former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Faisal Raza Abadi, Nazimabad Jamia Masjid Noor … Read More

Kashmir unrest: Ten more innocent Kashmiris killed by Indian forces

09 September, 2016 10:51 am 10:51 am

SRINAGAR (92 News) – Indian security forces killed 10 more innocent Kashmiri people including a 13-year-old girl during fresh clashes on Wednesday. Violence has been reported in the region. Mobile and data services have been stopped. The innocent Kashmiris were killed on Wednesday by the Indian forces in the northern district of Baramulla. The Valley … Read More