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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.

Bolivians queue for chicken and fuel as protests cripple highways

Bolivians queue for chicken and fuel as protests cripple highways

Bolivians suffered long lines on the streets of La Paz on Sunday to secure chicken, eggs and cooking fuel as supporters of ousted President Evo Morales continued to cripple the country's highways ...

Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary

Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary

French police used a water cannon and fired tear gas in Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of anti-government ‘yellow vest’ demonstrations.

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.

Thousands of students join anti-government protests in Iraq

Thousands of students join anti-government protests in Iraq

Thousands of Iraqi students took to the streets across several provinces on Monday to join ongoing anti-government demonstrations.

Hong Kong enters recession as street protests erupt in flames

Hong Kong enters recession as street protests erupt in flames

Hong Kong has fallen into recession, hit by five months of anti-government protests that erupted in flames at the weekend, and is unlikely to achieve any growth this year, the city's Financial Secretary said.

Iraqis gather for more protests after violence kills 40

Iraqis gather for more protests after violence kills 40

Several hundred demonstrators gathered in central Baghdad on Saturday, brandishing Iraqi flags and calling Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi a ‘worm’, after a day of violent protests ...

Hundreds of thousands take over streets as Lebanon's protests grow

Hundreds of thousands take over streets as Lebanon's protests grow

Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets to condemn political stasis and corruption Sunday, the largest in four days of demonstrations that have crippled the country and threatened the coalition government.

Hong Kong leader aims to ease the housing crunch inflaming protests

Hong Kong leader aims to ease the housing crunch inflaming protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced measures aimed at easing a housing shortage on Wednesday as she battles to restore confidence in her administration and address widespread discontent ...

China accuses Apple of aiding Hong Kong protests through 'toxic apps'

China accuses Apple of aiding Hong Kong protests through 'toxic apps'

Apple is the latest in a series of foreign companies and organizations to have come under fire in China for their alleged support of Hong Kong protesters.

Hundreds of arrests as London climate-change activists vow more protests

Hundreds of arrests as London climate-change activists vow more protests

London police have made nearly 500 arrests as climate-change protesters, labelled ‘uncooperative crusties’ by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, continue two weeks of civil disobedience to push for more ...

Nearly 100 dead as Iraqi anti-government protests rage on

Nearly 100 dead as Iraqi anti-government protests rage on

Days of anti-government protests continued in Iraq on Saturday, with nearly 100 people thought to have died in clashes between demonstrators and security forces.