Political And Civil Unrest

3 Gulf Arab states pledge $2.5B to Jordan after protests

Jun 11, 2018

3 Gulf Arab states have pledged $2.5 billion to Jordan as economic protests over austerity measures have roiled the kingdom

Vietnam protesters clash with police over economic zones law

Jun 11, 2018

Vietnamese protesters have clashed with police over a proposed law on special economic zones they fear will be dominated by Chinese investors

Anti-corruption rally answers Romanian government event

Jun 10, 2018

Some 3,000 protesters have gathered in the Romanian capital to oppose official corruption a day after a massive government rally against anti-corruption prosecutors

Assad says West is fueling Syria war, hoping to topple him

Jun 10, 2018

Syrian President Bashar Assad says the West is fueling the devastating war in his country, now in its eighth year, with the aim of toppling him

Spain: Thousands form human chain for Basque secession vote

Jun 10, 2018

Tens of thousands of Spaniards from the northern Basque Country have formed a line that stretched over 200 kilometers (124 miles) to demand a ballot on secession for the wealthy region

Highway blockades by Nicaraguan protesters trap 6,000 trucks

Jun 10, 2018

Dozens of roadblocks set up on Nicaragua's highways by protesters opposing President Daniel Ortega's government have stranded about 6,000 transport trucks carrying goods to other Central American countries

Romania: Pro-govt rally protests anti-corruption 'abuses'

Jun 9, 2018

More than 100,000 supporters of the Romanian government assembled in the capital dressed in white Saturday to protest alleged abuses committed by anti-corruption prosecutors

Violent protests again draw attention to Portland, Oregon

Jun 9, 2018

Viral cellphone videos of bloody fistfights between right wing activists and self-described anti-fascists are drawing national attention to Portland, Oregon

#MeToo crisis jolts Southern Baptists ahead of key gathering

Jun 9, 2018

The Southern Baptists are facing their own #MeToo crisis as the biggest Protestant denomination in the U.S. heads into its annual meeting next week

Momentous days in Ethiopia as new PM pledges major reforms

Jun 9, 2018

'Prime Minister Bolt:' Buzzy days in Ethiopia as Africa's youngest leader pledges big reforms

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