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COVID-19 update — Iran reports two more deaths and 13 new cases

World health officials said Friday the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Iran, where health officials confirmed 18 new cases and four deaths in just two days, is “very worrisome.”

Algerians flood streets to mark protest movement's first birthday

Alger - Algerians flooded the capital's streets Friday to mark the first anniversary of a protest movement that has forced the president to quit but still clamours for the complete overhaul of the political system.

Algerians to mobilise to mark protest movement's first birthday

Alger - Algeria this weekend marks a year since the birth of an unprecedented protest movement known as "Hirak" -- one that quickly forced an ailing president from power and is now looking to maintain momentum.

Lebanon protesters try to block confidence vote

Beirut - Protesters in Beirut tried to stop a confidence vote in parliament Tuesday on a new government they say fails to address their demands and cannot rescue Lebanon's ailing economy.

Top Iraq cleric condemns deadly attacks on protesters

Karbala - Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Friday criticised security forces for not doing more to prevent attacks on anti-government demonstrators, as new figures showed nearly 550 people have been killed since October.

Nearly 550 killed in Iraq protest violence: commission

Baghdad - Nearly 550 Iraqis have been killed in protest-related violence since unprecedented anti-government demonstrations erupted in the capital and southern cities in October, the Iraqi Human Rights Commission said on Friday.

Top Iraq cleric condemns deadly attacks on protesters

Karbala - Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Friday condemned recent deadly attacks on anti-government demonstrators, chastising security forces for not doing more to prevent violence in protest squares across the country.

In Iraq, protesters in last stand against a former ally

Baghdad - They once stood side by side against tear gas and bullets, protesting together against Iraq's government. But after cleric Moqtada Sadr's followers switched sides, young activists feel vulnerable and betrayed.

Seven killed as rival protesters clash in Iraq's Najaf

Najaf - Seven people were shot dead on Wednesday in Iraq's shrine city of Najaf after supporters of powerful cleric Moqtada Sadr raided an anti-government protest camp, medics told AFP.

Iraq PM-designate meets anti-government protesters

Baghdad - Iraq's premier-designate Mohammad Allawi has met with dozens of representatives of the protest movement rocking the capital and Shiite-majority south since October, a participant in the meetings said Wednesday.

Iraq protest camps splinter over cleric's backing of new PM

Baghdad - Protest camps across Iraq began fracturing on Monday over whether to back premier-designate Mohammad Allawi or continue opposing the government, marking a pivotal point for the four-month-old movement.

Iraqi protesters dig in heels despite new PM-designate

Baghdad - Furious anti-government youth in Iraq's capital and south on Sunday rejected the nomination of Mohammad Allawi as prime minister, but came up against rival sit-ins by supporters of an influential cleric backing the new premier.

Stalemate over Iraq PM pick as deadline looms

Baghdad - A deadline set by Iraq's president for parliament to name a new premier was set to expire Saturday amid renewed pressure from the street after influential cleric Moqtada Sadr called for fresh protests.

Top Iraq cleric urges elections 'as soon as possible'

Baghdad - Iraq's top Shiite cleric called Friday for parliamentary elections "as soon as possible" to ease the political crisis gripping the country since anti-government protests erupted four months ago.

France withdraws controversial grenade from police use

Paris - France will withdraw from use an explosive tear gas grenade used by riot police and blamed for injuring numerous protesters, the interior minister said Sunday, amid growing anger at perceived police brutality.

Iraq protesters keep up rallies despite pressure from riot police

Baghdad - Security forces shot live rounds to clear protest hotspots in Baghdad and southern Iraq for a second day Sunday, sparking skirmishes with demonstrators determined to keep up their movement.

Three Iraq protesters killed in clashes as security forces clear streets

Baghdad - Three protesters were shot dead in Iraq on Saturday in clashes with security forces clearing out streets and squares occupied for months by anti-government demonstrators, stoking fears of a wider crackdown.

Iraq security forces clear streets stoking protester fears

Baghdad - Iraqi security forces cleared anti-government protesters from streets and squares in Baghdad and the south on Saturday, AFP journalists reported, stoking protester fears their long-running campaign risks being sidelined.

Thousands join anti-US rally in Baghdad, rattling rival protesters

Baghdad - Thousands of supporters of volatile Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr gathered in Baghdad on Friday for a "million-strong" march to demand the ouster of US troops, putting the protest-hit capital on edge.

Iraq protesters defy new violence as president addresses Davos

Basra - Anti-government rallies resurged in Iraq on Wednesday despite renewed violence across the capital and south this week, as protesters ramp up their sit-ins to pressure authorities to implement long-awaited reforms.

Iraq protester killed as youth keep up pressure on government

Baghdad - An Iraqi protester was killed in Baghdad on Tuesday, medics said, as angry young people reignited a three-month-old protest movement by shutting roads to pressure authorities to implement long-awaited reforms.

Three Iraq protesters killed as anger boils over govt 'procrastination'

Baghdad - Three Iraqi protesters were killed in the capital as thousands of anti-government demonstrators sought to shut streets across the country on Monday, their deadline for authorities to implement long-awaited reforms.

Iraq protesters, police grapple for Baghdad streets as deadline expires

Baghdad - Hundreds of Iraqi anti-government protesters grappled with security forces in a bid to shut Baghdad streets on Monday, a deadline they had given authorities to implement long-awaited reforms.

Macron rushed from Paris theatre during protest

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife were rushed from a Paris theatre late Friday after protesters tried to burst in and disrupt the performance.

Lebanese resume protests demanding end to political vacuum

Beirut - Lebanese protesters resumed blocking major highways on Tuesday in what they said would be a "week of wrath" demanding an end to a months-long political vacuum.

Trump warns Iran against 'another massacre of peaceful protesters'

Washington - US President Donald Trump warned Iran against cracking down on protests that broke out after it admitted shooting down an airliner by mistake, killing all 176 people aboard.

Trump expects Iraq to 'use its forces' to protect US embassy in Baghdad

Washington - President Donald Trump said Tuesday he expects Iraq to "use its forces" to protect the US embassy in Baghdad as he blamed Iran for orchestrating an "attack" that breached the wall of the compound.

Pro-Iran protesters attack US embassy over deadly Iraq strikes

Baghdad - Iraqi supporters of pro-Iran factions attacked the US embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, breaching its outer wall and chanting "Death to America!" in anger over weekend air strikes that killed two dozen fighters.

Iraq protesters attack US embassy over strikes: AFP

Baghdad - Several thousand protesters attacked the US embassy in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday in anger at US air strikes that killed more than two dozen pro-Iran fighters at the weekend.

From Algeria to Hong Kong, a year of anti-establishment rage

Paris - Angry citizens have swelled the streets of cities across the globe this year, pushing back against a disparate range of policies but often expressing a common grievance -- the establishment's failure to heed their demands for a more equitable future.
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2,000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
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A customer reads a newspaper inside as fast food workers attend a protest against McDonald's outside one of its restaurants in New York, December 5, 2013
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Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
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Thousands attend the Occupy Toronto protest in the city's Financial District.
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