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Hong Kong ex-lawmaker convicted for protest assault with loudhailer

Fpo - A former Hong Kong lawmaker was convicted on Monday of using a loudhailer to assault police officers during huge pro-democracy protests that convulsed the finance hub last year.

Guinea president's party wins majority in disputed polls

Conakry - Guinean President Alpha Conde's party won more than two-thirds of the seats in legislative elections held last month that were boycotted by the main opposition, the country's electoral commission said.

Myanmar journalist hit with terrorism charges over insurgents interview

Mandalay - A Myanmar journalist faces up to life in prison for publishing an interview with a rebel group operating in the country's restive Rakhine state a week after the insurgents were classified as a terrorist organisation.

Rockets hit Iraq's Green Zone, US-led coalition leaves base

Gayara - Two rockets slammed into the Iraqi capital's high-security Green Zone early Thursday, hours before US-led forces were set to pull out of a second base in the country.

Several dead in unrest in southern Guinea

Conakry - Several people have been killed in southern Guinea, according to local officials, in an outbreak of violence after the country's contested constitutional referendum.

Buildings torched in Guinea ahead of referendum

Conakry - Several government offices, schools and a police station were attacked to destroy voting material in Guinea ahead of a controversial constitutional referendum scheduled for Sunday.

Iraq names new PM as rockets hit base hosting foreign troops

Baghdad - Iraq's president on Tuesday named pro-Western lawmaker Adnan Zurfi, a former Najaf city governor, as the next prime minister, tasked with ruling a country hit by military unrest, street protests and the coronavirus outbreak.

New rockets target Iraq base where US, UK troops killed

Baghdad - A fresh spate of rockets targeted an Iraqi base north of Baghdad on Saturday where foreign troops are deployed, Iraqi and US security sources told AFP, in a rare daytime attack.

US keeping two carriers in Gulf to deter Iran proxy attacks

Washington - The Pentagon said Friday it would keep two aircraft carrier task forces in the Gulf region after carrying out strikes in Iraq on five depots for Iran-supplied rockets.

Civilian among six dead in US air strikes on Iraq

Baghdad - US air strikes targeting pro-Iranian military factions in Iraq killed one civilian and five security personnel early Friday, the Iraqi military said, warning the raids risked a bloody escalation in the war-battered country.

Civilian among six dead in US strikes: Iraq military

Baghdad - US air strikes targeting pro-Iranian military factions in Iraq early Friday killed one civilian and five security personnel, the Iraqi military said in a preliminary toll.

Pentagon warns 'all options on the table' after Americans killed in Iraq

Washington - US Defense Secretary Mark Esper warned Thursday that "all options are on the table" after three US-led coalition members, including two American soldiers, were killed in a rocket attack in Iraq.

Iraq leaders, UN condemn deadly attack on coalition troops

Baghdad - Top Iraqi politicians joined the United Nations Thursday in condemning a rocket attack north of Baghdad that killed a British soldier and two Americans and threatened a new escalation.

US, UK troops among 3 dead in Iraq rocket attack as US-led coalition responds

Baghdad - Two American soldiers and a British soldier were killed Wednesday, a US official said, in the deadliest rocket attack in years on an Iraqi military base hosting foreign troops.

Violence as Chile marks Pinera's two years in power

Santiago - Students clashed with riot police in Chile's capital Santiago during protests that marked the second anniversary of conservative President Sebastian Pinera taking office on Wednesday.

India makes u-turn on TV ban over Delhi riot coverage

New Delhi - The Indian government backtracked Saturday after slapping a 48-hour ban on two TV channels for what officials called biased coverage of New Delhi riots.

No going back after deadly Delhi riots

New Delhi - Hazra Begum has been living in fear since witnessing men chanting Hindu religious slogans hack, bludgeon and burn Muslims to death in Delhi's worst sectarian riots in decades.

Suicide attackers hit outside US embassy in Tunis

Tunis - Suicide attackers struck outside the US embassy in the Tunisian capital on Friday, killing a police officer, wounding six other people and once again shaking a city repeatedly hit by jihadist violence.

Suicide attackers strike outside US embassy in Tunis

Tunis - A double suicide attack shook the Tunisian capital on Friday as assailants wounded six people including police guarding the US embassy, authorities said.

Amnesty says Iran killed two dozen children in November crackdown

Paris - Human rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday accused the Iranian security forces of killing 23 children, mostly with live ammunition, during a November crackdown on anti-government protests.

Mali village scarred by February 14 massacre

Mopti - Less than a year after more than 160 Fulani civilians were massacred at dawn in Ogossagou in central Mali, terror returned to the small village.

Chile capital rocked by violent anti-government rallies

Santiago - Chile's capital has been rocked by its worst anti-government violence in weeks after stone-throwing protesters clashed with police in running battles across the city.

Seven Rohingya shot dead near Bangladesh refugee camp

Cox's Bazar - Bangladeshi elite police on Monday shot dead seven suspected Rohingya gangsters involved in drug and people smuggling, a spokesman for the force said.

Ethiopia's Abiy faces outcry over crackdown on rebels

Addis Ababa - Desta Garuma, a 27-year-old rickshaw driver, never showed much interest in politics, so his family has no idea how soldiers concluded he was involved in a rebel movement active in Ethiopia's Oromia region.

In Delhi, two tales of one deadly riot

New Delhi - Mehtab Ali and Rahul Thakur, a Muslim and a Hindu both 23, lived in adjacent streets. Both died this week in Delhi's worst religious riots in decades.

US urges India to allow peaceful assembly after riots

Washington - The United States on Thursday urged India to respect the right to peaceful assembly and called on all sides to refrain from violence after sectarian riots in Delhi killed at least 33 people.

Deadly riots expose India's Hindu-Muslim divide

New Delhi - Gul Mohammad had a flourishing footwear business until masked men armed with crude petrol bombs burnt down his shops during Delhi's sectarian riots, shattering the harmony between Hindus and Muslims in the neighbourhood.

France summons Mali envoy over 'false' rowdy soldiers remarks

Pau - France on Thursday summoned Mali's ambassador after dismissing as "false" and "unacceptable" his claims of rowdy behaviour by French soldiers helping the West African nation combat an Islamic insurgency.

Sporadic violence in Delhi as death toll hits 32

New Delhi - Sporadic violence hit parts of Delhi overnight as gangs roamed streets littered with the debris of days of sectarian riots that have killed 32 people, police said Thursday.

Hong Kong starts standing down riot police after budget hike

Fpo - Hong Kong's riot police officers will begin returning to regular law enforcement duties such as crime prevention and traffic control because violent pro-democracy protests have faded, the force said on Thursday.
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