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Turkish police fire tear gas to break up Istanbul protest

Istanbul - Turkish police on Tuesday used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon to disperse protestors in central Istanbul, detaining over a dozen people, an AFP photographer said.

Lebanon police eject protesters from ministry

Birut - Lebanese police ejected protesters who occupied part of the environment ministry Tuesday to press the minister to resign, raising tensions over their campaign against uncollected garbage and a stagnant political class.

Malaysian police summon anti-PM protest organisers

Kuala Lumpur - Organisers of a huge weekend demonstration demanding the Malaysian prime minister's removal over graft allegations said Tuesday they had been summoned by police, as Transparency International spoke of a "corruption crisis" in the country.

Video of Israeli soldier arresting boy becomes latest in war of perception

Palestinian - A soldier pins a boy down and is assaulted by his family: The scene might have gone unnoticed if not for footage that has turned it into another weapon in the Israel-Palestinian war of perception.

Pressure rises on Malaysian PM as ex-leader backs protests

Kuala Lumpur - Pressure mounted Sunday on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as influential former leader Mahathir Mohamad threw his weight behind mass protests demanding the premier's ousting over a financial scandal.

Lebanese in mass 'You Stink' rally against politicians

Birut - Tens of thousands of protesters from across Lebanon staged a mass rally in downtown Beirut Saturday against a political class they accuse of corruption and failing to provide basic services.

Malaysians jam capital to demand reform, PM's ouster

Kuala Lumpur - Tens of thousands of Malaysians swarmed central Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to call for the prime minister's ouster over corruption allegations and demand broader reforms, defying warnings by police who had declared the rally illegal.

Malaysia to block websites 'promoting' rally against PM

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's government said Thursday it will block access this weekend to websites that disseminate information about a major demonstration that will demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over graft allegations.

Lebanon cabinet fails on trash crisis amid new protests

Birut - Lebanon's cabinet ended an acrimonious meeting on Tuesday with no solution to a trash crisis that has sparked violent protests and calls for the government's resignation.

Lebanon protesters postpone demonstration after violence

Birut - Activists in Lebanon vowed Monday to press ahead with protests over a trash crisis that have become an outlet for deep-rooted, broad-based frustration over political stagnation, corruption, and crumbling infrastructure.

Over 10,000 Finns rally in support of multiculturalism

Helsinki - Over ten thousand people rallied in Helsinki Tuesday to support multiculturalism and protest recent controversial statements by a populist legislator, police said.

Anti-Islam rallies, counter-protests flare in Australia

Sydney - Rival anti-Islam and anti-racism rallies saw hundreds protest across Australia at the weekend with violent clashes in Melbourne, as police officers mounted a strong presence in cities Sunday to keep the two sides apart.

Saudi joins Israel as target of Jerusalem Day protests

Tehran - Tens of thousands marched in Tehran and Baghdad Friday in annual Quds (Jerusalem) Day demonstrations in support of Palestinians, with Saudi Arabia joining arch-foe Israel as a target for protesters.

Greek PM is hero and villain at rival rallies in divided Athens

Atenas - A warrior for the "No" supporters, an "emperor with no clothes" for the "Yes" camp -- thousands of people demonstrated at rival rallies in Athens Friday where Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was both hero and villain.

Greece PM urges 'No' vote to 'live with dignity in Europe'

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday urged thousands of supporters gathered in Athens to vote "No" in the weekend referendum to "live with dignity in Europe".

Rival Greece referendum rallies swell to 25,000, 20,000 in Athens

Atenas - Rival rallies ahead of Greece's referendum were held in central Athens late Friday, with a pro-government demonstration urging a "No" vote gathering 25,000 people and a nearby "Yes" crowd attracting 20,000, according to police.

Demonstrators dig migrant 'graves' in Berlin

Berlin - Around 5,000 people joined a Berlin demonstration on Sunday by a controversial protest group which dug mock graves in front of parliament to highlight Europe's deadly migration crisis, police said.

Berlin, Rome, Paris protesters say yes to migrants

Berlin - Thousands of people took to the streets in several European cities, in a show of solidarity with migrants seeking refuge in Europe and against austerity measures in debt-ridden Greece.

'Refugees welcome here,' say Berlin demonstrators

Berlin - Some 1,800 people took to the streets of Berlin on Saturday to express their solidarity with migrants seeking refuge in Europe and against austerity measures in debt-ridden Greece, local police told AFP.

Kenyans march for peace in terror-ravaged northeast

Garissa - More than a thousand young men and women from northeast Kenya began a 800 kilometre (500 mile) peace march this weekend against rampant insecurity and terrorism in the region.

Ecuador opposition mobilizes against inheritance tax plan

Quito - Rival protesters in Ecuador took to the street for the third night running to demonstrate over President Rafael Correa and a "redistribution of wealth" plan that would increase inheritance taxes.

Heavy police presence for G7 as protesters stage colourful demos

Garmisch-partenkirchen - Around 4,000 people staged colourful and largely peaceful protests under a very heavy police presence on Saturday on the eve of the G7 summit in southern Germany.

German police step up security checks ahead of G7 summit

Garmisch-partenkirchen - German police stepped up security checks Friday across a broad radius surrounding the venue for a Group of Seven summit at the weekend, as activists warmed up for protests against the gathering.

Israelis, Palestinians march for West Bank town set for demolition

Palestinian - Hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians marched Friday in support of a West Bank village slated for demolition, a plan they said epitomises the Israeli occupation.

More than 30,000 rally at anti-G7 kick-off demo in Bavaria

Munich - More than 30,000 people on Thursday kicked off protests against a G7 summit starting at the weekend in the southern German state of Bavaria, police said.

Brazil's new Right on the march

Bras - The teenage flag-bearer of Brazil's new Right, Kim Kataguiri, is marching on Brasilia as more conservative voices demand the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

Hip-hop power couple leverages wealth to bail out protesters

Baltimore - Hip-hop and R&B power-duo Jay-Z and Beyonce donated tens of thousands of dollars to bail out protesters jailed during demonstrations in Ferguson, Miss., and Baltimore, according to a source close to the couple.

Protesters vow to force out Macedonia PM as crisis deepens

Skopeia - Macedonia's opposition vowed to continue street protests after 20,000 people marched through the capital Skopje on Sunday demanding that the country's embattled Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski step down.

Over 20,000 call for Macedonian government to step down

Skopeia - More than 20,000 people rallied in Macedonia's capital on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's government which is grappling with a deep political crisis and an outbreak of violence.

Burundi protestors call one-day truce: protest leader

Bujumbura - Protestors demonstrating against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office on Friday announced a one-day truce.
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