06 Dec 2019

Fears rise as at least 13 stabbed in Baghdad square

At least 13 people were stabbed in Tahrir Square in Baghdad on Thursday amid protests in Iraq over the political state of the government. The Iraqi Parliament was scheduled to meet on Thursday to discuss laws governing compensation to include victims of security operations and vote on changes to the

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02 Dec 2019

With prime minister out, Iraq in constitutional ‘black hole’

On Sunday, the Iraqi parliament formally accepted Adil Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation as prime minister. However, the next step to replacing Abdul-Mahdi remains unclear and clouded with legal questions. Existing laws on replacing a prime minister who resigns do not provide clear procedures. Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation follows the intensification of protests in the

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22 Nov 2019

Iraqi forces kill three protesters, cleric warns of crisis

Iraqi military forces killed three protesters in Baghdad on Friday as Iraq’s top cleric warned that only speedy electoral reforms would resolve conflict and unrest. Military forces also dispersed protesters blocking the country’s main port near Basra, using force. Sources claim that Iraqi security forces opened fire and launched tear

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21 Nov 2019

At Least 6 Killed As Political Turmoil Continues In Bolivia

Nine days after the resignation of former Bolivian president Evo Morales, Bolivia remains plagued by social and political turmoil. After at least six people were killed on Tuesday, the official death toll rose to 30 people in the past month. The six people were killed on Tuesday as the military

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20 Nov 2019

Former British consulate worker says he was tortured in China over UK’s role in Hong Kong protests

A former British consulate employee in Hong Kong claims that he was tortured in China and interrogated about the UK’s involvement with the pro-democracy protests. Simon Cheng was detained for 15 days while on a trip to China in August according to a statement made Wednesday. Cheng claims that he

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19 Nov 2019

Why Iran’s Internet Shutdown Is A Stark Warning For Russia

Amid protests over increasing fuel prices, Iran shut down the internet to prevent images and videos from spreading internationally and to hinder the organization of protests. The shutdown was described by NetBlocks as very complex, as it took 24 hours to put into effect. On November 16th, large mobile network

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18 Nov 2019

Iran’s top leader warns ‘thugs’ as protests reach 100 cities

Iran shut down internet access for 80 million people to suppress demonstrations that took place in over 100 cities. This made it extremely difficult for news sources and civilians alike to gauge the extent of the protests. Iran’s Supreme leader  Ali Khamenei cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gas

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15 Jun 2011

Greek government realigned amidst protests

“After violent protests against austerity measures Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced a government reshuffle in a bid to solve his nation’s debt woes. Papandreou said in a brief televised statement that he will seek a vote of confidence in the new government Thursday. He did not offer any

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