26 Feb 2020

13 dead, at least 150 injured in New Delhi clashes amid Trump’s visit

Over the past two days, New Delhi has experienced violent clashes between supporters and opponents of a new law that fast tracks citizenship for non-Muslim minorities from particular countries. The protests have killed at least 13 people, including one police officer. The unrest erupted on Monday just hours ahead of

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14 Feb 2020

Xi Installs Close Ally to Tighten Control Over Hong Kong

Xi Jinping, Chinese President, announced on Thursday that he plans to put Hong Kong under the supervision of Xia Baolong, former provincial leader to the Communist Party who upheld a campaign to tear down Christian churches and crosses. Mr. Xia frankly lacks experience in Hong Kong affairs and had previously

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27 Jan 2020

12 dead, hundreds wounded as protesters clash with Iraq security forces

Twelve people have died and 230 others injured as protests in Iraq grew violent, with demonstrators clashing with security forces. The figure was a result of violence over the past three days, according to the Independent High Commission for Human Rights of Iraq stated on Sunday. Nine protesters were killed

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22 Jan 2020

Lebanon protests: New government ends months of deadlock

Lebanon’s installation of a new government marks the end of months of deadlock that crippled the country’s economy. Saad Hariri resigned as prime minister of Lebanon in October as a result of mass protests over government corruption. The Hezbollah movement within the country made moves to chose university professor, Hassan

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08 Jan 2020

FBI Raided Discord Chats Of ‘Unite The Right’ Organizer

Forbes recently uncovered a search warrant pertaining to the Discord account of the chief organizer of the Unite the Right protests in Charlottesville. The protests, which turned violent and caused the death of a young woman, were led by Jason Kessler. The FBI obtained a search warrant to raid Kessler’s

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20 Dec 2019

U.S. issues more visa bans for Iranians tied to protest repression

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday that new visa restrictions will be applied to Iranian officials responsible for the crackdown on anti-government protesters, critiquing Iran’s human rights record. The restrictions will also apply to the family members of those individuals. The ban reinforces previous restrictions imposed on

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20 Dec 2019

Indian cities deny permits for marches against citizenship law

Police in New Delhi and Bengaluru have denied requests for civil marches planned for Thursday after demonstrations against India’s new controversial citizenship law turned violent over the past week. The Police department expressed concerns over national security and traffic, stating that the march will not happen and that extra police

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19 Dec 2019

Protests Paralyze Lebanon’s Search for New Prime Minister

An increase in Lebanon’s protests has proved detrimental to the country’s search for a new prime minister as political gridlock promotes economic crisis. On Monday, Lebanese President Michel Aoun postponed a series of meeting with parliament members who were likely to elect Saad Hariri as the new prime minister, despite

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18 Dec 2019

Shiite groups’ supporters clash with security forces in Beirut, opening a new chapter in Lebanon’s crisis

Lebanese security forces clashed with protesters in Beirut on Monday and Tuesday, using tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannons against demonstrators gathered near a bridge. In the past few months, anti-corruption protests have plagued Lebanon’s security and stability, however, this group of protesters were supporters of two Shiite groups

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18 Dec 2019

Protests of India’s citizenship law grow, along with clashes

Protests in India against a new law that provides a path to citizenship for non-Muslims entering illegally from neighboring countries have spread across the country, and demonstrators have clashed with police over the last week. Police fired tear gas at demonstrators in Seelampur, New Dehli, after they burned a police

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