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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 12:55 p.m.

Hong Kong police: not aware of any military plans by China

Three senior Hong Kong police officers said Thursday that they are not aware of any plans for Chinese forces to join efforts to quell mass demonstrations in the territory, as …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

What’s happening in Hong Kong? Key questions, answered

The protest movement that began in June over frustrations with a bill that would have allowed for extraditions to mainland China has since ballooned into a wide-ranging rebuke of Beijing’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 1:40 p.m.

Hong Kong airport protest shutdown tarnishes business image

Hong Kong authorities scrapped all flights after the airport was swamped by pro-democracy protesters, in a fresh escalation that risks tarnishing the city’s business-friendly image.


Airline, luxury brands follow China’s lead on Hong Kong

The chief executive of Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways warned Monday there will be “disciplinary consequences” for employees involved in “illegal protests,” as the airline joins a slate of businesses …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

Protests disrupt Hong Kong work day as leader vows to remain

A general strike in Hong Kong descended into citywide mayhem Monday as defiant protesters started fires outside police stations and hurled bricks and eggs at officers. After disrupting traffic early …


Strike brings Hong Kong transport to halt, shuts businesses after weekend of protests

A general strike in Hong Kong on Monday paralyzed transportation networks at rush hour, forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights, and shut down scores of businesses and restaurants after …


Top China envoy: US ‘fanning flames’ of Hong Kong protests

The U.S. and other Western nations are “fanning the flames” of street protests in Hong Kong that aim to undermine the semi-autonomous region’s prosperity, stability and security, China’s top diplomat …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

6 hurt by fireworks amid Hong Kong protests on riot charges

Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting.


Hong Kong police fire tear gas, clear protesters by force

Police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas at protesters who defied authorities’ warnings not to march in a neighborhood where six days earlier a mob apparently targeting demonstrators brutally …


Many killed in Nigerian protests for release of Shia leader

Security was high in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, Tuesday, a day after several people were killed in clashes between police and the country’s main Shia group.


Hong Kong protests expand in geography and goals

Protests in Hong Kong expanded in terms of both geographical reach and demands Sunday.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

AU envoy: Sudan military, protesters to sign political deal

A transition agreement between Sudan’s ruling military council and a pro-democracy coalition was scheduled to be signed Saturday, a top African Union diplomat said, just hours after the military claimed …


Hong Kong protesters to continue after bill declared ‘dead’

Hong Kong protest leaders opposed to the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday that they will continue their demonstrations, even after Lam declared the effort to amend a …


Portland mayor searches for way to control violent protests

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he’ll discuss ways to better control future protests by left- and right-wing groups with police, business, community and civil rights leaders.


UK summons Chinese ambassador over Hong Kong protests

The U.K. government summoned China’s ambassador for a dressing-down on Wednesday after Beijing officials accused Britain of meddling in Hong Kong’s affairs.


China backs Hong Kong chief, slams protesters for violence

China’s government strongly backed Hong Kong’s embattled administration Tuesday, saying pro-democracy protesters who occupied and vandalized the city’s legislature committed “serious illegal acts” that endangered the social order.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 2:01 p.m.

Riot police clear away protests from Hong Kong legislature

Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong’s legislature Monday night, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets …


Protesters urge discussion of Hong Kong issue at G-20 summit

Thousands of people joined Hong Kong’s latest rally Wednesday night against legislation they fear would erode the city’s freedoms, capping a daylong appeal to world leaders ahead of a G-20 …


UK to suspend crowd control supplies to Hong Kong

Britain’s foreign secretary says the country will refrain from issuing export licenses for crowd control equipment to Hong Kong unless it addresses human rights concerns.


Hong Kong protesters end blockade of police headquarters

Protesters in Hong Kong have dispersed after the overnight siege of police headquarters, disappointed that their demands for the territory’s leader to formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill have gone …


Hong Kong protests flare anew after demands unmet

More than 1,000 protesters blocked Hong Kong police headquarters into the night Friday, while others took over major streets as the tumult over the city’s future showed no signs of …


Hong Kong protesters slam leader’s apology, demand she quit

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers and activists rejected a new apology Tuesday by the city’s leader over a highly unpopular extradition bill, demanding that she quit and that the legislation be …


Sudan military acknowledges violations in sit-in dispersal

Sudan’s ruling military acknowledged that security forces committed violations when they moved in to disperse a protest sit-in camp outside the military headquarters in Khartoum last week.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

US urges Sudan’s protesters and army to resume talks

Sudan’s protest movement calls off its general strike, as US envoy urges talks with army.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law

Following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police, Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed Wednesday to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become …


Ethiopian PM visits Sudan in bid to mediate crisis

Ethiopia’s prime minister met with Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders on Friday in a bid to revive negotiations amid a crackdown on demonstrations that has killed more than 100 …


Thousands descend on Liberia’s capital to protest president

Thousands of demonstrators descended on Liberia’s capital on Friday to protest former soccer star-turned-President George Weah and the sinking economy while critics accused the government of blocking social media.


Sudanese vow to keep up protests after crackdown

Sudan’s pro-democracy movement vowed Thursday to press its campaign of civil disobedience until the ruling military council is ousted and killers of protesters are brought to justice, as security forces …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Sudan protest organizers say 40 bodies pulled from Nile

At least 40 bodies were pulled from the Nile River in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, organizers of pro-democracy protests said Wednesday, bringing the death toll since the violent dispersal of …


Sudanese forces clamp down in capital, clash with protesters

Pro-democracy protesters defied Sudan’s military rulers Tuesday, carrying out scattered demonstrations around the capital of Khartoum as security forces – including one of the most feared military units – fanned …