Gulf Times - May-Day
Fewer turn out for 'Yellow vest' protests in France after May Day clashes

Fewer turn out for 'Yellow vest' protests in France after May Day clashes

Fewer protesters turned out for the 25th straight weekend of ‘yellow vest’ anti-government demonstrations in Paris and elsewhere in France on Saturday, days after a wider May Day rally ...

Sri Lanka imposes meat ban for Buddhist festival

Sri Lanka imposes meat ban for Buddhist festival

The restrictions, which come just days after the government shifted May Day celebrations in a sop to Buddhist monks, will extend to tourist hotels for the two-day Vesak festival starting on Sunday.

Qatar Airways inaugural Cardiff service on May Day

Qatar Airways inaugural Cardiff service on May Day

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Cardiff in Wales on May 1 will be flown using the ultra-modern Airbus A350-900 on the day of inauguration, the national carrier announced on Thursday.

Police fire tear gas, detain 200 after May Day protests in Istanbul

Police fire tear gas, detain 200 after May Day protests in Istanbul

Turkish police on Monday fired tear gas and plastic bullets at protesters seeking to march to Istanbul's Taksim Square to celebrate May Day, in defiance of an official ban.

Turkish police use tear gas to disperse May Day protests

Turkish police use tear gas to disperse May Day protests

Turkish police on Monday used tear gas to disperse a group of protesters as they sought to defy a ban and march to Istanbul's Taksim square to celebrate May Day, an AFP journalist reported.

Car bomb kills two Turkish police, wounds 22 near Syria border

Car bomb kills two Turkish police, wounds 22 near Syria border

A car bomb hit the Turkish city of Gaziantep killing at least two policemen and wounding 22 other people, with the country on edge after a succession of militant attacks.

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.