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Chile's protest 'front line' — heroes or vandals?

Santiago - Armed with clubs and shields, the "frontline" youth of Chile's two-month-long protest movement are seen as heroes by some -- and vandals by others.

'Laugh at what's hurting you': Lebanon cartoonists stir debate

Beirut - On the edges of a protest in Lebanon's capital, 24-year-old cartoonist Mohamad Nohad Alameddine bites through sticky tape and plasters one of his political sketches to a side wall.

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.

Iraq revolution will be dramatised, written, read, and painted

Baghdad - The pops of gunfire rang out across the protest camp in Iraq's capital. Blood-stained bodies writhed on the pavement, and smoke from burning tyres smarted the captive audience's eyes.

Iraq parties, allies debate new PM as violence hits shrine cities

Baghdad - Iraqi politicians and their regional allies gathered in Baghdad on Tuesday to discuss a way out of two months of protests that brought down the government, as violence hit southern cities.

Talks in Iraq capital as violence hits shrine cities

Najaf - Iraq's politicians gathered in Baghdad on Tuesday to discuss a way out of two months of protests that brought down the previous government, as violence hit two Shiite shrine cities.

Colombia government 'ready to meet' with protest leaders

Apo - The Colombian government said Monday it is prepared to meet with leaders of the anti-government protest movement but asked they cancel a national demonstration scheduled for Wednesday.

Iraq parties in talks over new PM amid unrelenting protests

Baghdad - Iraq's rival parties were negotiating the contours of a new government on Monday, after the previous cabinet was brought down by a two-month protest movement insisting on even more deep-rooted change.

Iraqis keep up anti-regime demos despite PM's vow to quit

Nasiriyah - Iraqis kept up anti-government protests in Baghdad and the south on Saturday, dissatisfied with the premier's vow to quit and insisting on the overhaul of a system they say is corrupt and under the sway of foreign powers.

Iraqis shatter taboos in rage at Iran, but bloodshed may follow

Baghdad - By torching Tehran's consulates and slapping their muddy shoes against photographs of top Iranian officials, Iraqi protesters have shattered a taboo on public criticism of their influential eastern neighbour.

Algerian anti-election marchers vote with their feet

Alger - Algerians are due to elect a new president next month but a huge protest movement bitterly rejects the vote, fearing it will cement in power politicians close to the disgraced old guard.

US accuses Venezuela, Cuba of exacerbating regional unrest

Washington - The United States on Wednesday accused its adversaries Venezuela and Cuba of fomenting strife in South America, where a number of countries have seen major protests.

Colombian protest leaders call new strike after Duque meeting

Apo - Protest leaders in Colombia called a new general strike for Wednesday after a meeting with President Ivan Duque made no progress towards ending deadly anti-government demonstrations now in their sixth consecutive day.

Duque to meet with Colombia protest leaders

Apo - Under-fire Colombian President Ivan Duque will meet with protest leaders on Tuesday, a minister announced, after five consecutive days of anti-government protests.

Colombia expels 59 Venezuelans who took part in protests

Apo - Colombia said Monday it is expelling 59 Venezuelans for taking part in street protests, as another big march was planned despite the launch of a national dialogue to address corruption, economic inequality and other woes.

Duque opens Colombia talks following protests: official

Apo - Under-fire Colombian President Ivan Duque, the target of days of unprecedented anti-government protests, on Sunday opened a national dialogue aimed at assuaging popular anger, even as activists called for a major new protest.

Duque opens Colombia talks following protests: official

Apo - President Ivan Duque, the target of unprecedented anti-government protests in Colombia, on Sunday opened a national dialogue aimed at assuaging popular anger.

Bolivia accuses ex-president Morales of 'terrorism'

La Paz - Bolivia's caretaker government on Friday filed a complaint accusing Evo Morales of "sedition and terrorism" after the ex-president allegedly called on supporters to maintain blockades in the crisis-hit country.

Bolivia's interior minister accuses Morales of 'terrorism'

La Paz - Bolivia's interim government on Friday accused Evo Morales of "sedition and terrorism" after the ex-president called on supporters to maintain blockades in the crisis-hit country.

4 dead in Iraq capital as top cleric bluntly pushes reform

Baghdad - Four anti-government protesters were killed in clashes with security forces in Iraq's capital on Friday as the country's top Shiite cleric bluntly pushed politicians to enact electoral reforms.

Protesters say 'real independence' close as Lebanon turns 76

Lebanon was marking 76 years of self-rule on Friday, but protesters say that only this year are its people experiencing "real independence".

Police facing charges of violating childrens' rights during Chile protests

Santiago - Chile's child protection agency announced Wednesday it had received 327 complaints against security forces for violating the rights of children and adolescents during a month of social unrest.

'This is my sacrifice': Thousands maimed in Iraq protests

Baghdad - A fractured spine, paralysed leg, hole in the back: Hamza took to the streets of Iraq's capital to demand a better life but now he has even less than ever.

Chile police suspend use of birdshot against protesters

Santiago - Chile's police said Tuesday they had suspended the use of birdshot during street protests amid an outcry over eye injuries suffered by more than 200 demonstrators.

Three dead as Bolivian military lifts fuel blockade

La Paz - Three protesters were killed and 30 wounded in clashes Tuesday with Bolivian security forces lifting an opposition blockade of fuel supplies to La Paz, the public ombudsman's office reported.

One dead as Bolivian military lifts fuel blockade

La Paz - A protester was killed and several others wounded in clashes Tuesday with Bolivian troops lifting an opposition blockade of fuel supplies to La Paz, the public ombudsman's office reported.

Protesters mark a month that shook Chile

Santiago - Stone-throwing Chilean demonstrators on Monday marked a month of furious, near daily street demonstrations that have roiled the country and signalled an overhaul of the country's social and economic model.Chanting "Chile has woken up!

Washington silent as US-crafted regime under fire in Iraq

Baghdad - It posted tens of thousands of troops in Iraq, huddled with its leaders and helped craft its laws -- but with the country swamped by deadly protests, Washington is staying out of the fray.

Gas, food running short in Bolivia amid protests

La Paz - Bolivian taxi driver Carlos Lara has spent three nights sleeping in his car at a service station, hoping that gas supplies held up by supporters of ex-president Evo Morales will make it through.

Bolivia leader says elections will be called soon

La Paz - Bolivia's interim president said Sunday she will call new elections soon, as the country struggles with violent unrest a week after the resignation of Evo Morales.
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