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Dutch police arrest 130 climate protesters in Amsterdam

Den Haag - Dutch police on Saturday arrested 130 climate change protesters who blocked a main bridge in central Amsterdam as Extinction Rebellion activists disrupted traffic in front of the French parliament in Paris.

Climate protesters lay siege to London City Airport

A climate protester glued himself to a plane and another held up a flight with a speech on global warming Thursday as campaigners tried to "occupy" a London airport near the capital's global financial hub.

Climate protesters try to 'occupy' London city airport

London police dragged away several chanting and singing climate protesters on Thursday who tried to "occupy" an international airport serving the British capital's global financial hub.

For Iran, Iraq's unrest is plot to undo bilateral ties

Tehran - Since they erupted a week ago, deadly protests in Iraq have been tracked closely in Iran where they are seen as a plot to undermine ties between the neighbours.

Iraq military admits 'excessive force' used in deadly protests

Baghdad - Iraq's military admitted for the first time Monday it used "excessive force" in deadly protests, a move Amnesty International said must lead to accountability for more than 100 killed over the last week.

Iraq military admits 'excessive force' used in deadly protests

Baghdad - Iraq's military admitted on Monday that "excessive force" was used in a district of the capital overnight where a mass protest led to clashes that medics and security forces said left 13 people dead.

Tens of thousands protest French IVF law for single women, lesbians

Paris - Tens of thousands gathered in Paris on Sunday to protest the government's plan to let single women and lesbians become pregnant with fertility treatments, the country's first major social reform since France legalised gay marriage in 2013.

Iraqi PM pledges reforms to calm angry protests

Baghdad - The Iraqi government announced a series of reforms early Sunday after an "extraordinary" session overnight in response to sweeping anti-government rallies that have left nearly 100 dead in less than a week.

Iraqi PM pledges reforms to calm angry protests

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi's cabinet issued a series of reforms early Sunday after an "extraordinary" session overnight in response to sweeping anti-government rallies that have left nearly 100 dead.

French to protest pro-IVF law for single women, lesbians

Paris - Thousands of people prepared to descend on Paris on Sunday to protest a government plan to let single women and lesbians become pregnant with fertility treatments, the first major social reform since France legalised gay marriage in 2013.

Extinction Rebellion plans fortnight of worldwide climate action

London - Extinction Rebellion climate protesters are planning to bring disruption to 60 cities around the world from Monday in a fortnight of civil disobedience, warning of an environmental "apocalypse".

Tractor protest sparks 'biggest' Dutch traffic jam

Den Haag - Thousands of Dutch farmers drove their tractors on Tuesday to a huge protest against government climate policies, causing the country' biggest ever traffic jams, officials said.

French police break up yellow vest protest with tear gas

Toulouse - French police repeatedly used tear gas and water cannons to break up a protest Saturday by nearly a 1,000 yellow vest demonstrators in the southwest city of Toulouse.

Turkish women rally against rising violence targeting them

Istanbul - Dozens of women protested in Istanbul on Saturday to denounce rising violence against women and the government's failure to stop brutal attacks across the country.

Egypt leader shrugs off call for fresh protests

Apo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday dismissed a call for a second weekend of protests as "no reason for concern", with hundreds already arrested in an intensifying crackdown on a rare show of discontent on the streets.

Egypt's rival camps wage online battle over Sisi

Apo - Rival hashtags, angry videos and calls to march -- the war for Egyptian minds is raging online ahead of possible mass demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Could Egypt's rare anti-Sisi protests swell?

Apo - Rare protests erupted in Cairo and the port city of Suez over the weekend for the first time in three years, spurred by discontent over rising prices.

Anti-Sisi protesters clash with security forces in Suez

Apo - Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the seaport city of Suez on Saturday, firing tear gas and live rounds, said several residents who participated in the demonstrations.

Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt, several arrested

Apo - Rare small protests broke out on Friday in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them, AFP journalists reported.

Police thwart climate activists' drone bid to close Heathrow

London - London police deployed Friday a sweeping security cordon around Heathrow Airport and made seven arrests to thwart climate activists' efforts to shut down Europe's busiest travel hub using toy drones.

Climate campaigners plan Heathrow drone shutdown

London - Climate activists planned to fly toy drones around London's Heathrow Airport on Friday in a controversial effort to shut down Europe's busiest travel hub over the weekend.

Merkel in Beijing says Hong Kong freedoms must be 'guaranteed'

Bejing - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong "must be guaranteed" after meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing.

Fire, tear gas and petrol bombs as Hong Kong engulfed by chaos

Fpo - Chaos engulfed Hong Kong's financial heart Saturday night as police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters who set large fires and threw petrol bombs, defying a ban on rallying -- and mounting threats from China -- to take to the streets for a 1...

Britons protest Johnson's Brexit 'coup' move

London - Protesters wielding pro-democracy placards and EU flags rallied on Saturday in dozens of British cities against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's controversial move to suspend parliament just weeks before Brexit.

Love in a time of tear gas: politics and romance on Hong Kong's barricades

Fpo - A gas mask lovingly adjusted, a hand squeezed before approaching police lines and a frantic search through swirls of tear gas -- Abby and Nick's relationship has blossomed on the barricades during Hong Kong's long summer of protest.

Hong Kong police round up activists as major demo called off

Fpo - Prominent Hong Kong democracy activists including three lawmakers were arrested Friday in a protest crackdown -- a move described by rights groups as a well-worn tactic deployed by China to suffocate dissent ahead of key political events.

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested: party

Fpo - Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested Friday, his party said, a day ahead of a planned rally in the city that has been banned by police.

As protests ebb and flow, Hong Kong activists bank on creativity

Fpo - Notifications for the "War Room" WhatsApp group ping relentlessly as an organiser of Hong Kong's biggest political rallies in decades explains the challenge of keeping an exhausted, battle-weary protest movement on the streets.

Mexican 'professional protester' has outfit for every cause

Mexico - Some fashionistas pride themselves on having an outfit for every occasion. Julia Klug, a Mexican activist and veteran protester, prides herself on having an outfit for every demonstration.

HK activists, Beijing supporters demonstrate in London

London - Demonstrators backing the democracy activists in Hong Kong marched in London on Saturday, as counter-protesters staged a rival rally.More than a thousand people took part in the two demonstrations in the British capital.
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Inhabitants of Prey Lang demonstrating against the destruction of their forest.
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