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Lebanese police clash with anti-government protesters

Beirut - Lebanese police clashed with anti-government protesters in Beirut late Saturday, firing tear gas to prevent them from breaching barricades near parliament, ahead of talks next week to appoint a new premier.

Italy's 'Sardines' pack Rome for anti far-right rally

Rome - Tens of thousands of members of Italy's youth-driven Sardine Movement on Saturday rallied in Rome, as part of their campaign to battle xenophobia and shake up the country's politics.

Lebanon counter-protesters clash with police in Beirut

Beirut - Dozens of young people opposed to Lebanon's anti-government protest movement clashed with riot police in Beirut on Saturday, throwing rocks and firecrackers against volleys of teargas.

Italy's 'Sardines' pack Rome for anti far-right rally

Rome - Tens of thousands of members of Italy's youth-driven Sardine Movement on Saturday rallied in Rome, as part of their campaign to battle xenophobia and shake up the country's politics.

Italy's 'Sardines' to pack Rome for anti far-right rally

Rome - Tens of thousands of members of Italy's youth-driven Sardine Movement are due to rally in Rome on Saturday, in their bid to further shake up the country's politics and battle xenophobia.

Chile police response to protests 'repressive': UN

Geneva - Chilean police responded to recent mass protests in a "fundamentally repressive manner," resulting in serious abuses including unlawful killings and torture, UN investigators said Friday.

Chile police response to protests 'repressive': UN

Geneva - Chilean police responded to recent mass protests in a "fundamentally repressive manner", resulting in serious abuses including unlawful killings and torture, UN investigators said Friday.

Iraq protesters form 'mini-state' in Baghdad's Tahrir Square

Baghdad - With border guards, clean-up crews and hospitals, Iraqi protesters have created a mini-state in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, offering the kinds of services they say their government has failed to provide.

Greenpeace chief locked out of UN climate meet amid protests

Madrid - Hours after sharing a podium at 196-nations climate talks with Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, the head of Greenpeace International found herself locked out of the building Wednesday along with hundreds of other observers ejected from the talks.

Boycott rallies rock Algeria day before presidential poll

Alger - Algerian police violently dispersed an anti-vote protest in Algiers Wednesday, on the eve of a widely unpopular presidential election.

Boycott rallies rock Algeria day before presidential poll

Alger - Thousands of Algerians demonstrated for a boycott on Wednesday on the eve of a widely unpopular presidential election.

Iraqi families fear worst after protesters abducted

Baghdad - "Last seen: Friday, 9:18pm." About an hour after gunmen began attacking a protest encampment in Iraq's capital at the weekend, Mustafa -- who had slept there for weeks -- went offline.

As Iraqis protest against state, tribes make a comeback

Baghdad - Iraqi protesters have clashed with police and torched government offices, a premier has resigned and precious blood spilt. As modern institutions collapse, a centuries-old force is making a comeback: Iraq's tribes.

Iraqis rally against government as Baghdad summons Western envoys

Baghdad - Iraqis turned out Monday to mourn a prominent activist gunned down the previous evening, the latest violent episode in anti-government demonstrations in which more than 450 people have died.

In Colombia, musicians join anti-government protests

Apo - Thousands of Colombian protesters including dozens of musicians marched, sang and banged pots and pans Sunday in a bold new show of discontent with President Ivan Duque's administration.

Ukraine crowds protest over Russia summit

Kiev - Some 5,000 Ukrainians rallied in Kiev on Sunday warning President Volodymyr Zelensky to resist pressure from Russia's Vladimir Putin when the two men meet on Monday for talks on the conflict in Ukraine's east.

Belarus crowds rally against closer Russia ties

Minsk - Roughly 1,000 Belarusians joined an unauthorised demonstration on Saturday against the prospect of a closer union with Russia.

Drone hits Iraq cleric's home as tensions rise after Baghdad attack

Baghdad - An armed drone targeted the home of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr on Saturday, hours after his supporters deployed in Baghdad in response to an attack that left 17 protesters dead.

Iraq protesters turn out in defiance after Baghdad attack

Baghdad - Iraqi protesters defiantly turned out on Saturday across the country's south and in the capital, where a dozen people were killed in an overnight attack by unidentified gunmen.

Warning Iran, US slaps sanctions on Iraqi paramilitary leaders

Washington - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on three Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary leaders over a deadly crackdown on protests in the country, as it warned Tehran to stay out of its neighbor's affairs.

US slaps sanctions on Iran-linked Iraqis over protest abuses

Washington - The United States on Friday announced sanctions on three Iranian-linked Iraqi militia leaders for allegedly assisting the crackdown on demonstrations that have swept the country."The Iraqi people want their country back.

Thunberg urges climate action because 'people are dying'

Madrid - Teen activist Greta Thunberg on Friday urged world leaders gathered in Madrid for a UN climate conference to take urgent action to fight climate change, warning "we can't afford" more delays because "people are dying".

Activists to rally for mass climate march in Madrid

Madrid - Thousands of activists from around the globe will simultaneously hit the streets of Madrid and Santiago on Friday to demand urgent action on the climate crisis from world leaders attending the COP25 summit.

Khamenei orders Iran unrest victims treated as 'martyrs'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader has agreed that people killed in nationwide unrest last month who had no role in fomenting it should be treated as "martyrs" with their families compensated.

AG Barr's unusual remarks raise questions over police protection

Civil rights advocates condemned Attorney General William Barr for comments Tuesday suggesting that communities that don't show sufficient "respect" for law enforcement could lose police protection.

Iran's Rouhani says innocent protesters should be freed

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Wednesday for the release of innocent people who were arrested during nationwide protests against a fuel price hike last month.

Still in streets, Iraqis say problem is poverty

Diwaniyah - Chants demanding complete regime change have echoed across Iraq for weeks, but what first brought demonstrators onto the street was the profound poverty of one of the world's most oil-rich countries.

Iran videos hit internet revealing scope of crackdown

Nicosia - Videos showing harrowing scenes of bleeding protesters, burning roadblocks and snipers on rooftops have emerged after Iran lifted a near-total internet blackout, opening a window onto what analysts say was one of Tehran's bloodiest crackdowns.

In protest-hit Lebanon, debate tents draw in the street

Tripoli - A secular state, early elections, solving poverty. Every evening, Sarah al-Ghur joins other residents of Lebanon's second city Tripoli to debate how to fix her protest-gripped country.

Iran rejects as 'lies' unrest death tolls given abroad

Tehran - Iran on Tuesday rejected as "utter lies" unofficial casualty figures given for street violence that erupted last month during demonstrations against a shock decision to hike fuel prices.
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