Thousands of protesters clashed with security forces in Lebanon on Sunday on the eve of parliamentary sitting that is expected to select caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri to form a new government. Security forces fired tear-gas and threw stones at protesters who had gathered outside Beirut’s Nejmeh Square, where parliament is located,[…]
Protesters in the city of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo set the town hall on fire on Monday after suspected “Islamist rebels” killed eight people in an overnight raid, Reuters reported. Rebels believed to belong to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have killed more than 70 civilians in[…]
Violence flared-up in Lebanon on Wednesday following the killing of a protester and a televised speech by President Michel Aoun overnight which triggered fresh rage against the country’s sectarian leadership. Clashes broke out Wednesday afternoon at the Jal el-Dib bridge and highway, a major route from Lebanon’s north to the[…]
Lebanese troops deployed on Tuesday in different parts of the country to reopen roads and main thoroughfares closed by anti-government protesters faced resistance in some areas, leading to scuffles, AP said. In most places, protesters withdrew peacefully as the troops moved in. However, in Beirut’s northern suburb of Zouk Mosbeh,[…]
Security forces in Iraq have opened fire on protesters in Baghdad, killing and wounding several people, according to witnesses, the latest bout of bloodshed amid ongoing protests demanding an overhaul of the country’s political system. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim, reporting from Baghdad, said the clashes on Monday occurred when protesters tried to[…]
Police teargassed hundreds of protesters outside a court in Ethiopia’s northern city of Bahir Dar on Tuesday, a local party official and an eyewitness said, reflecting public tensions over high profile violence that left dozens dead there in June. The man, who requested anonymity for fear of reprisals, told Reuters[…]
Police Minister Bheki Cele was booed by thousands of university students and high school pupils who gathered outside Parliament on Wednesday to protest after the murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana. The crowd of protesters, which included UCT vice chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng, demanded to know how politicians planned to keep[…]
Sudanese police fired live ammunition at mourners outside the home of a protester who died early on Friday from a gunshot wound sustained the night before. About 2,000 mourners gathered in the Burri neighbourhood where the man, Moawia Bashir Khalil, 60, was shot on Thursday. According to local reports, Khalil was killed inside[…]
Sudanese security forces fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of demonstrators in the eastern town of Kassala, the first demonstrations in the city since anti-government protests spread across the country last month. The protest erupted in the city’s largest market on Wednesday and vendors scrambled to shut their stalls and[…]
Police arrested at least 839 people, mainly in Saint Petersburg and the Urals city of Ekaterinburg, who were taking part in demonstrations called by jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, independent monitor OVD-info said. At least 2,000 people rallied in central Moscow, an AFP correspondent said, as the capital held a[…]
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