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Thousands protest in Iraq as deadline for new PM looms

Thousands protest in Iraq as deadline for new PM looms

Thousands of protesters blocked roads and public buildings in southern Iraq Sunday, as the latest deadline for choosing a new prime minister loomed.

Hong Kong police say suspect fired shot during protest-related arrest

Hong Kong police say suspect fired shot during protest-related arrest

Hong Kong police on Saturday said an armed suspect fired a live round at officers as they tried to arrest him in an operation linked to the months of pro-democracy protests engulfing the city.

Iraq deadline to appoint PM looms, protesters unyielding

Iraq deadline to appoint PM looms, protesters unyielding

Iraqi political leaders faced a midnight deadline Thursday to choose a new prime minister to run a country shaken by months of unprecedented street protests that have left hundreds dead.

Thousands join biggest protest for years in Thai capital

Thousands join biggest protest for years in Thai capital

Thousands of people joined Bangkok's biggest protest since a 2014 coup on Saturday, after authorities in Thailand moved to ban a party

Iraq's deadly unrest closes roads, schools across south

Iraq's deadly unrest closes roads, schools across south

Iraqi anti-government protesters blocked roads in the country's south with burning tyres on Wednesday, as schools and public offices stayed shut a day after deadly clashes with security forces.

Protester killed in Baghdad, dozens wounded across Iraq: medics

Protester killed in Baghdad, dozens wounded across Iraq: medics

An Iraqi protester was killed on Tuesday in the capital Baghdad and dozens more wounded across the country's restive south as sit-ins turned violent, medics told AFP.

Indian police battle baton charge students over fee protests

Indian police battle baton charge students over fee protests

Indian police fought street battles in New Delhi on Monday with thousands of students who stepped up protests over fee increases at one of the country's top universities.

French 'yellow vests' shut down top Paris department store

French 'yellow vests' shut down top Paris department store

French ‘yellow vest’ demonstrators occupied a top Parisian department store on Sunday, a day after clashes in the capital on the first anniversary of the protest movement.

Protest forces UK PM Johnson to cancel campaign visit

Protest forces UK PM Johnson to cancel campaign visit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cancelled a planned campaign visit to a bakery in southwest England on Thursday after protesters gathered outside, the BBC reported.

Delhi police protest after brawl with lawyers over parking lot row

Delhi police protest after brawl with lawyers over parking lot row

Hundreds of policemen demonstrated outside their headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday to demand action be taken against lawyers involved in brawl with officers over a parking dispute at a court complex.

Zimbabwe police give unions green light for public sector protest

Zimbabwe police give unions green light for public sector protest

Zimbabwe police have given public sector workers permission to march for better pay on Wednesday in what is widely seen as a test of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's willingness to tolerate dissent.

Defying crackdown, hundreds of Iraqis protest for third day

Defying crackdown, hundreds of Iraqis protest for third day

Hundreds of Iraqi protesters remained in Baghdad's central Tahrir Square on Sunday, defying a bloody crackdown that killed scores over the weekend and an overnight raid by security forces ...