As China dams Mekong, Southeast Asian villages lament

| Jan 8, 2018

As China dams Mekong, Southeast Asian villages lament

Cambodian fisherman Sles Hiet lives at the mercy of the Mekong: a massive river that feeds tens of millions but is under threat from the Chinese dams cementing Beijing's physical — and diplomatic — control over its Southeast Asian neighbors. The 32-year-old, whose ethnic Cham ...

Iran stages pro-government rallies, derides Trump's 'blunder' at U.N.

Jan 7, 2018

Iran stages pro-government rallies, derides Trump's 'blunder' at U.N.

Thousands of government supporters staged rallies in Iran for a fourth day on Saturday in a backlash against widespread anti-government protests that the clerical establishment has blamed on the country's enemies. Saturday's show of support took place a day after Iran's foreign minister said a ...

U.N. Security Council split on Iranian demonstrations

Jan 6, 2018

U.N. Security Council split on Iranian demonstrations

A U.N. Security Council emergency meeting on the protests roiling Iran showed Tehran "the world will be watching" its actions, the U.S. ambassador said Friday. But Russia and some other countries said the U.N.'s most powerful body had no business weighing in on the ...

Iranian government faces economic dilemma as deadly protests continue

Jan 2, 2018

Iranian government faces economic dilemma as deadly protests continue

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may have to step back from some of his core economic policies in the face of nationwide protests by tens of thousands of people frustrated by high unemployment and stagnant living standards. The protests are fueled by disappointment that the lifting ...

Dec 30, 2017

Price protests turn political in Iran as rallies spread

Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans in several cities across Iran on Friday, Iranian news agencies and social media reports said, as price protests turned into the largest wave of demonstrations since nationwide pro-reform unrest in 2009. Police dispersed anti-government demonstrators in the western city of Kermanshah ...