How activists are getting around Iran's internet blackout

World / Politics | FOCUS Nov 19, 2019

How activists are getting around Iran's internet blackout

The latest unrest in Iran is about something far more serious than rising gasoline prices. The proof is that, over the weekend, the regime took most of the country offline. NetBlocks, a nongovernmental organization that monitors digital rights, says that by Saturday, Iran's internet connectivity ...

Hundreds detained as Iran clamps down on fuel protests

World Nov 18, 2019

Hundreds detained as Iran clamps down on fuel protests

Iranian security forces detained hundreds protesting a sudden surge in fuel prices, signaling there would be little tolerance for unrest sweeping the sanctions-battered country. Thousands took to the streets in several cities after authorities unexpectedly raised gasoline prices by as much as three times on ...

Food shortages cripple Bolivia as electoral uncertainty grips nation

World / Politics Nov 18, 2019

Food shortages cripple Bolivia as electoral uncertainty grips nation

Bolivians languished in long lines on the streets of La Paz on Sunday to secure chicken, eggs and cooking fuel as supporters of ousted President Evo Morales crippled the country's highways, isolating population centers from lowland farms. Presidency minister Jerjes Justiniano told reporters the government ...

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 ...

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 ...

Small but rare protests erupt in Egypt after online call for dissent

World / Politics Sep 21, 2019

Small but rare protests erupt in Egypt after online call for dissent

Hundreds protested in central Cairo and several other Egyptian cities late on Friday against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, responding to an online call for a demonstration against government corruption, witnesses said. Protests have become very rare in Egypt following a broad crackdown on dissent under Sisi, ...