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 ...

Yellow vest protesters mark anniversary with violence in Paris

World Nov 17, 2019

Yellow vest protesters mark anniversary with violence in Paris

Demonstrators torched cars and pelted police with stones and bottles and police fired tear gas and water cannons in Paris on Saturday as rallies to mark the first anniversary of the anti-government yellow vest demonstrations erupted into violence. A total of 28,000 people demonstrated across ...

Lebanon protesters angered by new prime minister pick

World Nov 16, 2019

Lebanon protesters angered by new prime minister pick

Lebanese protesters demanding radical reform have reacted with anger to the reported designation of a new prime minister they regard as emblematic of a failed political system. According to Lebanese press reports and senior officials speaking on condition of anonymity, key political players agreed that ...

Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters

World Nov 11, 2019

Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters

Chile announced Sunday it will move to draft a new constitution and replace one dating back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship — a key demand of protesters who have rocked the country for three weeks. The new constitution will be drafted by a body called ...

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 ...

As night falls, downtown Hong Kong becomes battleground

Asia Pacific Nov 2, 2019

As night falls, downtown Hong Kong becomes battleground

Hong Kong police on Saturday fired tear gas into a park to break up thousands of anti-government protesters who fled to the Central business district, setting fire to street barricades and metro stations in some of the worst violence in months of unrest. Central, its ...