Political And Civil Unrest

Demonstrators besiege Pakistan newspaper 2nd time in a week

Dec 6, 2019

Dozens of protesters have briefly besieged the office of a well-known independent newspaper in Islamabad, chanting slogans against the editor and staff and setting fire to copies of the paper before fleeing

Palestinians protest US settlement decision in ‘day of rage’

Nov 26, 2019

Hundreds of Palestinians protesting against the U.S. announcement last week that it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law

Lawyers: Egypt releases 200 people swept up in crackdown

Nov 26, 2019

Egyptian rights lawyers say authorities have released over 200 people rounded up in a crackdown on recent, rare anti-government protests that brought the arrest of thousands more

Farmers blocking Berlin roads to protest government policies

Nov 26, 2019

Thousands of tractors are heading into Berlin as farmers protest the German government’s agricultural policies

Algeria kicks off presidential campaign, 5 candidates to run

Nov 17, 2019

Algeria’s presidential campaign is officially starting on Sunday with five candidates vying to replace the longtime leader pushed out in April in an ongoing protest movement

Teachers strike shuts down thousands of Dutch schools

Nov 6, 2019

A daylong strike by Dutch teachers has shut down thousands of schools across the country, the latest mass protest in what is becoming an autumn of discontent in the Netherlands

Xi meets Lam in 'vote of confidence' over Hong Kong protests

Nov 5, 2019

A senior Hong Kong official says Chinese President Xi Jinping's surprise meeting with the territory's leader, Carrie Lam, is a "vote of confidence" in her government's ability to tackle five months of anti-government protests

Demonstrators demand halt to killings of women in Mexico

Nov 3, 2019

Relatives of women and girls murdered or missing in Mexico have marched through the capital to demand justice

Riot police storm Hong Kong malls to nip more protests

Nov 3, 2019

Riot police have stormed several malls in Hong Kong to thwart pro-democracy protests, as the city's leader heads to Beijing for talks on deepening economic integration between the semi-autonomous Chinese territory and mainland China

Threat to US elections not limited to Russia in 2020

Oct 30, 2019

Russia may try to sway next year's election, but U.S. officials are also concerned about China and Iran

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