Gulf Times - Lockdown
Talks on austerity emerge from unrest in Ecuador as capital on lockdown

Talks on austerity emerge from unrest in Ecuador as capital on lockdown

An indigenous group in Ecuador behind mass protests against cuts to fuel subsidies agreed to hold talks with President Lenin Moreno, who ordered a curfew in the capital on Saturday after the latest wave of violence ...

Two killed, 24 wounded in Las Vegas shooting: hospital

Two killed, 24 wounded in Las Vegas shooting: hospital

At least two people were killed and 24 were hospitalised after a shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, a local hospital spokeswoman said, and police said one suspect was down.

Philippines puts city on lockdown over fears of militant infiltration

Philippines puts city on lockdown over fears of militant infiltration

The Philippine city of Iligan was overflowing with evacuees and on lockdown on Monday over fears Islamist militants had sneaked out of nearby Marawi, where troops were battling to drive out gunmen ...

Eight hurt in Ohio State campus attack, alert over

Eight hurt in Ohio State campus attack, alert over

Eight people were injured when an attacker apparently drove into a crowd at Ohio State University on Monday, triggering an hours-long lockdown before authorities declared the campus secure.

Pakistan's Imran Khan backs off from threat to shut down capital

Pakistan's Imran Khan backs off from threat to shut down capital

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan backed down from a threat to paralyse the capital on Wednesday, a move likely to ease tension that has spilled over into violence in the run-up to the planned protests.

Istanbul braces for police lockdown on May Day

Istanbul braces for police lockdown on May Day

Istanbul braced for a major security lockdown for May Day, with almost 25,000 police on duty and numerous roads closed for an occasion that regularly sees clashes between Turkish protesters and police.

Fiji on lockdown as Cyclone Winston hits

Fiji on lockdown as Cyclone Winston hits

Fiji was struck by its most powerful ever cyclone yesterday, according to reports, as the island nation battened down the hatches with a curfew and evacuations.

Lockdown in parts of northern India after caste clashes

Lockdown in parts of northern India after caste clashes

Indian authorities imposed a curfew and issued shoot-on-sight orders in a northern state neighbouring New Delhi Saturday, after spreading caste protests left at least one person dead ...