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Iraqi protesters shut roads to ports, oil fields

Iraqi protesters shut roads to ports, oil fields

Anti-government demonstrators in southern Iraq shut roads to two major ports and a key oil field Wednesday, port officials and AFP correspondents said, leading to a brief operational halt.

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.

South African asylum-seekers held on trespassing charges

South African asylum-seekers held on trespassing charges

South African police detained more than 180 foreign nationals for storming the UN refugee agency in Pretoria, where they had been staging a sit-in protest, police said Saturday.

Morales leaves for Mexico as Bolivia military pledges to tackle violence

Morales leaves for Mexico as Bolivia military pledges to tackle violence

Bolivia's Evo Morales departed Monday for exile in Mexico, leaving behind a country in turmoil after his abrupt resignation as president.

China's Xi holds talks in Greece en route to BRICS summit

China's Xi holds talks in Greece en route to BRICS summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday holds talks in Greece, where he is eagerly awaited by the new pro-business government.

Xi voices 'trust' in Hong Kong leader, but concern over unrest

Xi voices 'trust' in Hong Kong leader, but concern over unrest

Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed a ‘high degree of trust’ in Hong Kong's unpopular leader Carrie Lam as the two met after months of increasingly violent protests in the semi-autonomous city.

Bolivia opposition figure calls on military in election crisis

Bolivia opposition figure calls on military in election crisis

Tension rose in Bolivia's election crisis on Sunday after an opposition figure called on the military to take ‘the side of the people’ and vowed to oust leftist President Evo Morales.

From Tahrir to Twitter, Iraqi protests rely on social media

From Tahrir to Twitter, Iraqi protests rely on social media

Live-streaming from the protest camps, posting on Facebook to counter state media and tweeting in English to reach the world: the story of Iraq's anti-government rallies is being told online.

Trump rallies Republicans as impeachment probe goes public

Trump rallies Republicans as impeachment probe goes public

US President Donald Trump called on Republicans to rally behind him Thursday as Democrats in Congress prepared to move the impeachment investigation against him into higher gear with public hearings.

Lebanon protesters to form nationwide human chain

Lebanon protesters to form nationwide human chain

Tens of thousands of Lebanese protesters were to attempt a human chain running across the entire country Sunday to symbolise newfound national unity.

Hong Kong court bans publishing police details, including photos

Hong Kong court bans publishing police details, including photos

A Hong Kong court has banned people from publishing a wide range of personal details about police officers and their families, including photos, in a bid to halt ‘doxxing’ by pro-democracy protesters.

Argentina heads to polls with incumbent Macri on the ropes

Argentina heads to polls with incumbent Macri on the ropes

Voters in Argentina will cast ballots Sunday in a general election expected to hand the presidency to center-left Peronist candidate Alberto Fernandez -- and bring to an end ...