Political And Civil Unrest

White House: Trump admin officials will skip press dinner

Apr 23, 2019

White House: Trump administration officials will not be attending this year's annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, following the president's decision to boycott the event.

Egypt voters approve referendum extending president's rule

Apr 23, 2019

Election officials say voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030

Revulsion in Northern Ireland over riot, fatal shooting

Apr 23, 2019

The dramatic riots in Londonderry are starkly reminiscent of the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades before the 1998 peace agreement, and the result just as tragic, with the death of a young journalist apparently hit by a stray bullet

Sudanese launch new protests to pressure military

Apr 23, 2019

Sudanese activists are holding nationwide protests to press the military to hand over power to a civilian authority after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month

N Ireland: Woman arrested in slaying of journalist McKee

Apr 23, 2019

An Irish Republican Army splinter group has admitted that one of its "volunteers" killed journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead while reporting on rioting in Londonderry

Wit and grit: Algeria's sizeable youth lead fight for change

Apr 23, 2019

Algeria's aging ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was driven from power this month through protests led by the nation's burgeoning youth, a politically engaged, witty and increasingly educated generation frustrated by widespread youth unemployment

Case dismissed for 3 students who protested border agents

Apr 22, 2019

Charges were dismissed against three students involved in a protest of U.S. Border Patrol agents at the University of Arizona that was captured in a viral video and led to calls for the case to be dropped

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand 'a roof too'

Apr 22, 2019

Dozens of social housing activists have gathered in protest outside gutted Notre Dame in Paris to demand France's poorest be remembered after rich donors pledged around a $1 billion to rebuild the cathedral and its destroyed roof

Darfur justice could prove elusive despite al-Bashir's fall

Apr 22, 2019

Justice for Darfur victims could prove elusive, even with Sudan's al-Bashir behind bars

UK police say 1,065 climate protesters arrested in last week

Apr 22, 2019

British police say more than 1,000 people have been arrested since mass climate change protests began in London one week ago


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