Protests over gas prices roil Iranian cities, leaving at least one dead

World Nov 17, 2019

Protests over gas prices roil Iranian cities, leaving at least one dead

Protesters angered by Iran raising government-set gasoline prices by 50 percent blocked traffic in major cities and occasionally clashed with police Saturday after a night of demonstrations punctuated by gunfire, in violence that reportedly killed at least one person. The protests put renewed pressure on ...

Iraqi protesters block port; security forces kill one, wound over 90

World Nov 3, 2019

Iraqi protesters block port; security forces kill one, wound over 90

Security forces killed a protester and wounded 91 others in Baghdad on Saturday, security and medical sources said, as tens of thousands of Iraqis gathered in mass anti-government protests in the capital and blocked roads leading to a major port. Protesters have been congregating in ...

Protests rattle the postwar order in Lebanon and Iraq

World Oct 26, 2019

Protests rattle the postwar order in Lebanon and Iraq

Tens of thousands of people, many of them young and unemployed men, thronged public squares and blocked main streets Friday in the capitals of Iraq and Lebanon in unprecedented, spontaneous anti-government revolts in two countries scarred by long conflicts. Demonstrators in Iraq were beaten back ...

Hundreds of thousands of Chileans march against government

World Oct 26, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of Chileans march against government

Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched peacefully in Chile's capital Friday, intensifying pressure on a government struggling to contain deadly unrest over economic hardship. The huge throng surged toward a central plaza as participants blew whistles, banged pots and pans and carried Chilean flags and ...

Chilean protesters say government's concessions are not enough

World Oct 25, 2019

Chilean protesters say government's concessions are not enough

A new round of clashes broke out Thursday as demonstrators returned to Chile's streets, dissatisfied with economic concessions announced by the government in a bid to curb a week of deadly violence. Stone-throwing protesters did battle with police firing tear gas and water cannons in ...