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Top Iraq cleric says govt responsible for protest deaths

Karbala - The Iraqi government and security forces are "responsible for the bloodshed" during recent protests, top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani said on Friday.

After Iraq violence, Shiite hardliners seize advantage

Baghdad - Deadly protests in Iraq have exposed a rift within the country's Shiite political factions benefiting hardliners ready to embrace authoritarianism, experts say.

Iraq's parliament meets after protests spark political crisis

Baghdad - Iraq's parliament held its first session Tuesday after a week of anti-government protests that left dozens dead and sparked a political crisis the country's president said required a "national dialogue".

UN says 'this must stop' after violence in Iraq protests

Baghdad - The top UN official in Iraq deplored five days of violence during protests that has killed nearly 100 across the country and wounded thousands, saying "this must stop".

Innovative Iraqis dodge net blackout to illuminate protest violence

Baghdad - With secret satellites, pricey messages abroad and clandestine file transfers, young Iraqis are circumventing an internet blackout aimed at stifling several days of bloody protests in the capital and beyond.

Protesters flood Iraq streets anew as death toll nears 100

Baghdad - Renewed protests took place under live fire in Iraq's capital and the country's south Saturday as the government struggled to agree a response to days of rallies that have left nearly 100 dead.

Moscow court reduces sentence for actor jailed over protest

Moscow - A Moscow court on Monday overturned a prison sentence for actor Pavel Ustinov, giving him instead a one-year suspended sentence, in a case that has sparked protests and a major solidarity campaign.

Moscow court overturns prison sentence for actor jailed over protest

Moscow - A Moscow court on Monday overturned a prison sentence for actor Pavel Ustinov, giving him instead a one-year suspended sentence, in a case that has sparked protests and a major solidarity campaign.

Repression risks fuelling Egypt instability, analysts warn

Apo - Egypt is reeling after a tense weekend of sparse anti-government protests for the second week in a row, which analysts say could bring more repression under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Argentinian protesters occupy Buenos Aires over food crisis

Buenos Aires - Several thousand protesters camped Wednesday in downtown Buenos Aires to demand Argentina declare a food emergency as the economic crisis deepened just weeks ahead of the presidential election.

French police fire tear gas at anti-G7 protesters near summit

Ir - French police used tear gas and water cannon to break up anti-G7 protesters in the southern city of Bayonne on Saturday, as leaders from the world's leading industrialised nations arrived for their summit just a few kilometres away in Biarritz.

Thousands join anti-G7 march as world leaders fly into France

Ir - More than 9,000 anti-G7 protesters joined a mass march over a bridge linking France and Spain on Saturday as leaders from the Group of 7 nations descended for their summit in the Atlantic resort of Biarritz.

Thousands join anti-G7 march as world leaders fly into France

Hendaye - More than 9,000 anti-G7 protesters joined a mass march over a bridge linking France and Spain on Saturday as leaders from the Group of 7 nations descended for their summit in the Atlantic resort of Biarritz.

Thousands join anti-G7 march as world leaders fly in

Hendaye - More than 9,000 anti-G7 protesters joined a mass march across the French-Spanish border on Saturday as world leaders arrived for a summit in Biarritz just hours after activists clashed with police.

European demos held over Amazon fires

London - Climate change activists chanting slogans and waving banners demonstrated outside Brazil's embassy in London on Friday, urging President Jair Bolsonaro to do more to halt the fires in the Amazon rainforest.

Putin, Macron spar over 'yellow vest' protests

Bormes-les-mimosas - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday vowed to prevent the emergence of any mass demonstrations in Moscow like the "yellow vest" anti-government protests that erupted in France late last year.

As China pressure mounts, Hong Kong's Cathay sacks two pilots

Fpo - Cathay Pacific said Wednesday two pilots had been sacked, as the Hong Kong carrier comes under huge pressure from Beijing to clamp down on staff supportive of anti-government rallies."One is currently involved in legal proceedings.

Hong Kong protesters gather for 'laser show' rally

Fpo - As Hong Kong buckles under increasingly violent clashes between protesters and police in a deepening political crisis, hundreds gathered at the harbourfront on Wednesday night for a markedly different kind of protest: a laser show.

Hong Kong protesters and opponents battle in old communist stronghold

Fpo - Armed with wooden poles and ransacked road signs, pro-democracy protesters and their opponents fought an extraordinary battle on a Hong Kong street, exposing deep ideological fault lines coursing through the city.

China warns Hong Kong protesters against playing with 'fire'

Bejing - China warned Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters Tuesday that "those who play with fire will perish by it", a day after the most widespread unrest of the two-month crisis.

Tensions high as Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters face court

Fpo - Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters appeared in court Wednesday after being charged with rioting, setting the stage for further unrest in a weeks-long crisis that has rocked the global financial hub.

Clashes in Hong Kong after police charge protesters with rioting

Fpo - Renewed clashes broke out between pro-democracy protesters and police in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after dozens of demonstrators were charged with rioting -- an offence that carries a jail term of up to ten years.

Protesters to Amazon: Cut ties with fed's deportation agencies

As e-commerce giant Amazon begins its two-day "Amazon Prime Day", activists, immigrants and employees are protesting Amazon's labor practices and involvement with federal deportation efforts.

China and Britain wage war of words over Hong Kong

London - London summoned Beijing's ambassador for a dressing down Wednesday in a rapidly escalating diplomatic feud over protests in Hong Kong as China told Britain to keep its "hands off" the city and "show respect".

Op-Ed: G20 summit plans on avoiding climate talks as they subsidize coal

Major economies pledged a decade ago to phase out all aid for fossil fuels. However, G20 countries have almost tripled the subsidies they give to coal-fired power plants, despite the urgent need to cut carbon emissions driving the climate crisis.

Algerian state TV presenter 'sacked' over protest support

Alger - An Algerian state television presenter has been fired after slamming the media's role in supporting the regime of ex-leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika and pushing for greater freedoms, colleagues said Thursday.

France's 'yellow vest' protesters banned from Notre-Dame: police

Paris - For their 23rd consecutive Saturday protest, France's yellow vests have been told they will be banned from the area around Paris's fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral.

Sudan army ranks seem to be tilting towards protestors: analysts

Apo - Support within Sudan for embattled President Omar al-Bashir seems be waning as some ranks in the army, a major pillar of his three decades in power, appear to be tilting towards the demonstrators, analysts say.

Leading Egypt activist out on probation after 5 years in jail

Apo - Egypt's most prominent pro-democracy activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah, was released on probation Friday after five years in prison on charges of organising an illegal protest.

French plan for army backup in 'yellow vest' protests draws fire

Paris - The French government's decision to deploy the army as backup during Saturday's weekly "yellow vest" protests has drawn fire, with the opposition warning of the risk of using soldiers for law and order.
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An Occupy Toronto protester speaking at the intersection of Yonge and Dundas Streets.
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Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
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Protests held during the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
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