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Hong Kong leader warns against interference, escalation of violence

Hong Kong leader warns against interference, escalation of violence

Interference by foreign parliaments in Hong Kong's affairs is deeply regrettable, the leader of the Chinese-ruled city said on Tuesday, adding that an escalation of violence cannot solve social issues in the city.

Hong Kong violence becoming more serious, but govt in control, says Lam

Hong Kong violence becoming more serious, but govt in control, says Lam

Violence in Hong Kong's anti-government protests is becoming more serious but the government is confident it can handle the crisis itself, the embattled leader of the former British colony said on Tuesday.

Over 70,000 displaced by Idlib violence, Syrian officials say

Over 70,000 displaced by Idlib violence, Syrian officials say

More than 70,000 people were displaced from the southern countryside of Idlib province in Syria during August due to a surge in violence, Idlib's health directorate said on Wednesday.

Hong Kong airport grinds to halt; China likens protests to terrorism

Hong Kong airport grinds to halt; China likens protests to terrorism

Hong Kong's airport halted flights on Monday, blaming demonstrators for the disruption, while China said the anti-government protests that have swept the city over the past two months had begun to show "sprouts of terrorism".

20 dead as violence mars Afghan election season start

20 dead as violence mars Afghan election season start

Deadly violence marred the start of Afghanistan's election season on the weekend, after President Ashraf Ghani insisted ‘peace is coming’ to the war-torn nation.

Indian doctors strike over violence from patients and families

Indian doctors strike over violence from patients and families

Tens of thousands of Indian doctors went on strike Monday calling for more protection against violence by patients and their families, as parliament met for the first time since national elections.

Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration

Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration

Guatemalans on Sunday will vote for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States ...

Sudanese opposition rejects military's transition plan after day of violence

Sudanese opposition rejects military's transition plan after day of violence

Sudan's opposition on Tuesday rejected a plan by its military rulers to hold elections within nine months, a day after the worst bout of violence since Omar al-Bashir was ousted as president in April.

Fresh strikes on Syria militant enclave kill 15

Fresh strikes on Syria militant enclave kill 15

The latest strikes in the fiercest wave of regime bombardment on a militant enclave in northwestern Syria killed at least 15 civilians on Wednesday, a war monitor said, despite calls to halt the attacks.

French military frees hostages in Burkina Faso, two commandos killed

French military frees hostages in Burkina Faso, two commandos killed

French commandos rescued four foreign hostages including two French citizens from a militant group in Burkina Faso, France's military said on Friday, adding that two of the elite soldiers were killed in the night-time operation.

UAE running campaign of violence, hatred: Qatar

UAE running campaign of violence, hatred: Qatar

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a "campaign of violence and hatred" against Qatar's citizens, the International Court of Justice was told on Wednesday.

Mali gets new government after protests

Mali gets new government after protests

Mali's president has named a new government after its predecessor resigned last month amid widespread protests over an upsurge of deadly inter-communal violence, a presidency statement said.