Tag: Civil Unrest
over 1 year ago
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A Village Cemetery Bears Witness to Russia’s Centuries-Long Efforts to Subjugate Ukraine

Generations of Ukrainians have joined the struggle against Russian domination

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over 1 year ago
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Pope Condemns Iran’s Death Penalty for Protesters

The pontiff’s delayed and limited words of support for the protesters reflect a tension between his desire for good r...

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over 1 year ago
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American Arrested in Dubai at Risk of Deportation to Egypt

Sherif Osman, a native of Egypt, criticized the Egyptian ruling elite from his home in the U.S. and called for protes...

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over 1 year ago
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New Symbol of Protest in China Roils Censors: Blank White Papers

Protesters are using few or no words in public and online demonstrations to speak out against Beijing’s zero-Covid po...

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over 1 year ago
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Iran Soccer Players Remain Silent During Their National Anthem at World Cup

The team’s act appeared to be a show of solidarity with protesters at home after they received criticism from their f...

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over 1 year ago
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At least 326 killed in Iran protests, human rights group claims

Iranian security forces have killed at least 326 people since nationwide protests erupted two months ago, the Norway-...

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almost 2 years ago
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Hong Kong’s Cardinal Zen Goes on Trial Over Support Fund for Protesters

Cardinal Joseph Zen, a 90-year-old retired bishop and outspoken democracy advocate, appeared in court to face trial o...

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almost 2 years ago
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Kenya Opposition Leader Rejects Presidential Election Results, Risking Turmoil

Raila Odinga’s decision to challenge William Ruto’s victory raised fears of postelection violence in a key U.S. ally ...

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over 2 years ago
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Occupied Ukrainian Towns Want Russian Troops to ‘Go Home’

Russia’s soldiers, who were told they were on a mission to liberate a brotherly nation from neo-Nazi rulers, will now...

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over 2 years ago
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Sudan Protesters Begin Strike as Conflict With Generals Worsens

Pro-democracy groups began two days of strikes and civil disobedience in Sudan, a day after security forces fired liv...

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over 2 years ago
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Russia Says It Is Preparing to Withdraw Troops From Kazakhstan

Forces deployed in Kazakhstan to help authorities there tamp down antigovernment violence had completed their mission...

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over 2 years ago
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Putin Defends Sending Russian Troops to Kazakhstan

Russian President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of leaders of a Moscow-led security bloc that order was returning to ...

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over 2 years ago
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Mystery Surrounds Absence of Kazakhstan’s Longtime Leader as Protesters Challenge State He Built

Since unrest started this week, the 81-year-old former president hasn’t been seen in public and his successor has mov...

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over 2 years ago
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Kazakhstan’s Leader Gives Security Forces Order to Shoot Without Warning

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said his government had largely restored order as the country’s security forces scour...

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over 2 years ago
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Dozens Killed as Kazakhstan Cracks Down on Protests

Civilians and law-enforcement officers were killed when authorities moved against protesters in the Central Asian nat...

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over 2 years ago
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Sudan’s Prime Minister Resigns as Political Crisis Worsens

Abdalla Hamdok resignation marks the latest disruption to the strategically-located nation, as it attempts to transit...

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over 2 years ago
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Volunteer Fighters Raise Stakes in Ethiopia’s Bitter Conflict

Thousands of Ethiopian men and women are quitting their jobs to enlist with the armed forces, as rebels advance towar...

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over 2 years ago
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New Covid-19 Restrictions Spark Protests Across Europe

Europeans are staging protests against new Covid-19 restrictions intended to stem an upsurge in the pandemic, with vi...

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over 2 years ago
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Six killed during protests in Sudan as Al Jazeera bureau chief is arrested

A sixth protester has died after marches against the military takeover that took place across Sudan on Saturday, acco...

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over 2 years ago
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Sudanese Prime Minister Detained in Apparent Military Coup

Sudan’s prime minister was detained following an apparent military coup of the transitional government that has been ...

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almost 3 years ago
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Trial Over Killing of Activist Drives Dissent Against Palestinian Leadership

The trial of 14 members of Palestinian Authority security forces accused of beating to death a critic of President Ma...

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about 3 years ago
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Two Israelis Stabbed in Jerusalem Amid Heightened Tensions

The attack comes amid heightened tensions between the Palestinians and Israelis, despite a cease-fire Friday between ...

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about 3 years ago
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Fragile Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire Holds as Tensions Remain High

A cease-fire between Israel and militant group Hamas was holding, as Palestinians planned victory rallies at a Jerusa...

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over 3 years ago
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Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny Begins Hunger Strike in New Standoff with Authorities

The opposition politician says he has suffered debilitating back pain and has been subjected to sleep deprivation sin...

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over 3 years ago
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Georgian Police Detain Opposition Leader as Worries Over Democracy Mount

Police units in the country of Georgia stormed the offices of the biggest opposition party and detained its leader, p...

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over 3 years ago
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Navalny Movement Scraps Protests as It Digs In for Long Haul

After facing mass detentions and police violence against protesters, the opposition in Russia is shifting its focus t...

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over 3 years ago
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Navalny Protesters Detained Across Russia for a Second Weekend

A broad coalition of protesters took to the streets in cities and towns across Russia, despite an increasing police c...

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over 3 years ago
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Alexei Navalny’s Request to Leave Jail Denied by Russian Court Ahead of Protests

Authorities also extended their crackdown to the Kremlin critic’s inner circle days before planned new protests over ...

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over 3 years ago
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Freed Ugandan Opposition Leader Bobi Wine Pledges to Continue Fight

Rapper-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine pledged to continue his fight to oust Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni aft...

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over 3 years ago
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Navalny Protests Threaten to Snowball as Grievances Grow in Russia

Demonstrations over the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny are threatening to escalate into a larger movemen...

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over 3 years ago
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Uganda Shuts Down Internet as Polls Open for Presidential Election

Ugandans began casting votes after a hotly contested race in which the youthful rapper-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine is a...

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over 3 years ago
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Deadly Clashes Rock Uganda After Arrest of Opposition Presidential Candidate

Cities across Uganda erupted into deadly violence after the government arrested the main opposition candidate ahead o...

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almost 4 years ago
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Kyrgyzstan’s President Pledges to Resign Amid Turmoil in Former Soviet Republic

The resignation of President Jeenbekov injected a fresh element of uncertainty into a political crisis that has engul...

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