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Backer of anti-government protests killed in Baghdad

Backer of anti-government protests killed in Baghdad

A supporter of Iraqi anti-government demonstrators was gunned down in Baghdad, a police source said yesterday, the fourth backer of the protest movement to be killed in two weeks.

Hariri may be named PM but faces struggle to form govt

Hariri may be named PM but faces struggle to form govt

Saad al-Hariri is expected to be named Lebanon’s prime minister today, but political rifts look set to hinder agreement on a new government badly needed to rescue the country from a dire economic crisis.

Thousands in Iraq protest against US sanctions

Thousands in Iraq protest against US sanctions

Several thousand supporters of one of the most powerful armed groups in Iraq marched through Baghdad yesterday, trampling on giant US flags after Washington slapped sanctions on their leader.

Protesters form ‘mini-state’ in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square

Protesters form ‘mini-state’ in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square

With border guards, clean-up crews and hospitals, Iraqi protesters have created a mini-state in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, offering the kinds of services they say their government has failed to provide.

Former Sudan president Bashir sentenced to two years in detention for corruption

Former Sudan president Bashir sentenced to two years in detention for corruption

A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility, the first ruling against the ex-leader ousted by mass unrest

Low turnout, protests mar Algerian polls

Low turnout, protests mar Algerian polls

A minority of Algerians took part in presidential elections yesterday, eight months after the resignation of long-time ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika, as protesters dismissed the poll as a farce.

Another Iraqi activist killed as UN accuses ‘militias’

Another Iraqi activist killed as UN accuses ‘militias’

A third anti-government activist has been murdered in Iraq in less than 10 days, police and medics said yesterday, as the United Nations accused militias of killing and abducting demonstrators.

US imposes new sanctions on Iran airline over proliferation

US imposes new sanctions on Iran airline over proliferation

The United States on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on Iran's biggest airline and its shipping industry

Ethiopia PM collects Nobel Prize and urges unity against hatred

Ethiopia PM collects Nobel Prize and urges unity against hatred

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed collected the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo yesterday, appealing for unity as ethnic violence flares in his country and reconciliation efforts with neighbouring former foe Eritrea have stalled.

Protests, blasts hit Iraq’s south as demos continue

Protests, blasts hit Iraq’s south as demos continue

Iraq’s south saw further protests and explosions, as demonstrations against the government and its Iranian sponsor that erupted on October 1 persist unabated, according to security sources.

160 Palestinian cars vandalised

160 Palestinian cars vandalised

More than 160 cars were vandalised in a Palestinian neighbourhood of Jerusalem with anti-Arab slogans scrawled nearby, Israeli police said yesterday, in a suspected hate crime.

Lebanese protesters throw trash at politicians’ houses in Tripoli

Lebanese protesters throw trash at politicians’ houses in Tripoli

Scores of Lebanese anti-government protesters yesterday threw garbage outside the houses of politicians in the northern port city of Tripoli to show their dismay at their perceived failure in doing their jobs.

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