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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020?

The anti-President Trump protests have gotten smaller three years after he took office.


Protests take toll on Hong Kong tourism

Visitor numbers to Hong Kong fell by nearly 40% in the second half of last year amid clashes between police and anti-government protesters.


For decades Iranians have risen up, only to be put down

The demonstrations that erupted after Iran admitted to accidentally shooting down a passenger plane during a tense standoff with the United States last week are the latest of several waves …


Police, protesters clash in New Year’s rally in Hong Kong

Hundreds of thousands of people packed Hong Kong streets for an annual New Year’s Day protest march as the monthslong pro-democracy movement extended into 2020 with further violence between police …


Hong Kong clashes continue in shopping centers, streets

Clashes resumed in Hong Kong on Tuesday between police and anti-government protesters, some of them donned Santa Claus hats, as the more than six-month-long demonstrations look set to move into …


Amid citizenship law outcry, Indian authorities ban protests

Police banned public gatherings in parts of the Indian capital and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests against a …


Christmas cards collected for jailed Hong Kong protesters

Protesters in Hong Kong wrote hundreds of Christmas cards on Thursday for people jailed in the city’s pro-democracy movement, promising they won’t be forgotten as they face spending the festive …


Iraqi protesters block commercial ports, split capital

Anti-government protesters blocked access to a second major commercial port in southern Iraq on Tuesday, as bridge closures effectively split the capital in half, causing citizens to rely on boats …


Amnesty International says at least 106 killed in Iran protests

Amnesty International, citing “credible reports,” said Tuesday it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran over a rise in government-set gasoline prices.


Police surround last holdouts at Hong Kong campus protest

A small band of anti-government protesters, their numbers diminished by surrenders and failed escape attempts, remained holed up at a Hong Kong university early Wednesday as they braced for the …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Protests grip major Iran cities over gas prices; 1 killed

Protesters angered by Iran raising subsidized gasoline prices have blocked traffic in several cities and clashed occasionally with police


Police abandon posts outside Bolivia’s presidential palace

Police guards in Bolivia have abandoned their posts outside the presidential palace amid spreading dissent among officers that presents an ominous development for President Evo Morales as he struggles to …


Hong Kong protesters, police in Halloween standoff

Police and protesters engaged in a standoff in Hong Kong’s nightlife district on Thursday after pro-democracy demonstrators urged people to celebrate Halloween by wearing masks in defiance of a government …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Masked gunmen attack protesters in Iraq holy city; 18 killed

Masked gunmen opened fire at Iraqi protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds, security officials said, in one of the deadliest …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Lebanese prime minister quits amid anti-government protests

Lebanon’s prime minister resigned Tuesday, bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut, torching tents, …


Lebanon PM offers 72-hour ultimatum amid nationwide protests

Lebanon’s prime minister gave his political adversaries a 72-hour ultimatum to agree on “convincing” serious reforms amid escalating nationwide protests over the country’s worsening economic crisis.


Hong Kong police say homemade bomb targeted officers

A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to “kill or to harm” riot control officers was detonated as they deployed against renewed violence in Hong Kong over the weekend, police said Monday, …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

Officials: At least 19 dead and more than three dozen wounded at Iraqi protests

Security forces kill more than 80 in 5 days of Iraq protests


Massive rally for Catalonia’s secession in Barcelona

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards who support the secession of Catalonia gathered in Barcelona on the region’s main holiday Wednesday, just weeks before a highly anticipated verdict in a case …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

Hong Kong thwarts airport protest, but battles continue

Hong Kong police thwarted another disruption at the airport by pro-democracy activists but had to battle protesters at subway stations, as the months-long unrest showed no signs of abating even …


Tens of thousands in Hong Kong boycott first day of school

Clad in gas masks along with their formal white school uniforms, tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong boycotted the first day of classes Monday as part of a …


Parliament’s suspension before Brexit protested across UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s provocative decision to suspend the British Parliament for a time before the country’s deadline for leaving the European Union came under fire Saturday in London and …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019

China lashes out at Taiwan over Hong Kong asylum offer

China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

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

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

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

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 …