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Facing pressure, Baghdad ups probes into protest bloodshed

Facing pressure, Baghdad ups probes into protest bloodshed

Iraqi authorities, under pressure from the streets as well as political and religious forces, on Saturday increased the number of commissions to investigate the deaths of more than 100 people in recent protest.

Russia jails two men for six years over 'mass riots'

Russia jails two men for six years over 'mass riots'

A Russian court on Friday sentenced two men to more than six years in a strict-regime penal colony for trying to organise ‘mass riots’ after they held protest signs outside a local government building.

Dozens arrested in Paris 'yellow vest' protests

Dozens arrested in Paris 'yellow vest' protests

Dozens of demonstrators were arrested at yellow vest protests in Paris on Saturday as more than 7,000 police were deployed to quell any violence by the movement and its radical, anarchist ‘black blocs’.

Russian actor jailed for 3 1/2 years over opposition protest

Russian actor jailed for 3 1/2 years over opposition protest

A Moscow court on Monday sentenced a 23-year-old actor to three-and-a-half years in prison for violence against police at an opposition protest even though he claimed he was simply a bystander.

Anti-G7 activists march with 'stolen' Macron portraits

Anti-G7 activists march with 'stolen' Macron portraits

Several hundred anti-G7 protesters staged an unusual protest in southwestern France on Sunday, holding ‘stolen’ portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron which were held upside down in a pointed critique ...

Expanded South Korean military drills around disputed island draw Japanese protest

Expanded South Korean military drills around disputed island draw Japanese protest

South Korean forces began two days of expanded drills on Sunday around an island also claimed by Japan, prompting a protest from Tokyo only days after Seoul said it would scrap an intelligence-sharing pact ...

Zimbabwe bans third opposition protest

Zimbabwe bans third opposition protest

Zimbabwean police outlawed anti-government protests that had been scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Gweru, the country's third largest city, the main opposition MDC said.

Russian opposition plans new protest despite over 1,000 arrests

Russian opposition plans new protest despite over 1,000 arrests

Russia's anti-Kremlin opposition said it was planning a nationwide protest next weekend despite police forcibly detaining over 1,000 people on Saturday for attending what they said was an illegal march ...

Police in Moscow detain opposition activists before protest

Police in Moscow detain opposition activists before protest

Russian police have detained prominent members of the opposition in Moscow ahead of a planned protest later on Saturday which the authorities have declared illegal and warned could become violent.

Six Shia protesters dead in clashes with Nigerian police: witnesses

Six Shia protesters dead in clashes with Nigerian police: witnesses

At least six Shia protesters were killed in clashes with Nigerian police in the capital Abuja on Monday, witnesses told AFP.

Sudan protesters to end strike, resume talks with generals: mediator

Sudan protesters to end strike, resume talks with generals: mediator

Protest leaders have agreed to end their civil disobedience campaign launched after a crackdown on demonstrators and resume talks with Sudan's ruling generals, an Ethiopian mediator said Tuesday.

France's 'yellow vests' protest in dwindling numbers, some clashes

France's 'yellow vests' protest in dwindling numbers, some clashes

French police fired tear gas in skirmishes with masked demonstrators in Lyon and Nantes on Saturday, the 26th straight weekend of ‘yellow vest’ protests against President Emmanuel Macron ...