Political And Civil Unrest

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

The Latest: Iraqi officials: 2 protesters killed in Baghdad

Oct 28, 2019

Iraqi officials say 2 protesters have been killed and at least 105 have been wounded in clashes with security forces in central Baghdad's Tahrir Square

Lebanese president vows reforms as protests engulf country

Oct 24, 2019

Lebanese president vows reforms as protests engulf country

Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protests

Oct 23, 2019

Hong Kong authorities formally withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city

Thousands protest in Sudan, call to disband ex-ruling party

Oct 21, 2019

Thousands of demonstrators take the streets throughout Sudan to call for the disbanding of former President Omar al-Bashir's party

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