Prominent activist gunned down in Iraq shrine city Karbala

World / Crime & Legal Dec 9, 2019

Prominent activist gunned down in Iraq shrine city Karbala

A prominent civil society activist was shot dead late Sunday in Iraq's shrine city of Karbala while returning home from anti-government protests, a neighbor told AFP. Fahem al-Tai, 53, had been taking part in weeks of rallies denouncing Iraq's entrenched political elite as corrupt, inept ...

Lebanon government in 11th hour reform drive as protests swell

World / Social Issues Oct 21, 2019

Lebanon government in 11th hour reform drive as protests swell

Lebanon's teetering government was expected Monday to approve a belated economic rescue plan as the nation prepared for a fifth day of mass protests against the ruling elite. A proposed tax on mobile messaging applications last week sparked a spontaneous, cross-sectarian mobilization that has brought ...