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Modi Defends Indian Citizenship Law Amid Violent Protests

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India used a political rally on Sunday to defend a citizenship law that has inspired mass demonstrations, accusing opposition politicians of “spreading lies” and protesters of trying to destroy the country through vandalism and bloodshed. During an often combative speech to thousands of supporters in New Delhi, […]

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Records Show How Police Closed The City’s Subway During Pro-Democracy Protests

Anthony Wallace / Getty Images A train carriage after it was vandalised at the University MTR Station. HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s police force requested that the city shutter subway stations or halt train service on at least 10 occasions that coincided with major pro-democracy protests, records obtained by BuzzFeed News show. Clean, efficient, and […]

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Iraq protests: 12 demonstrators killed in Baghdad

As thousands of anti-government demonstrators rallied in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square — the epicenter of the protest movement — the gunmen seized a nearby parking garage that is used by activists. The gunmen have not yet been identified. Hundreds of members of pro-government militias have descended on Tahrir Square in a show of force over recent […]

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Iraqi PM to resign after deadly anti-government protests | News

Celebrations have erupted in Iraq’s Tahrir Square, where anti-government protesters have been camped out for nearly two months following an announcement by the Iraqi prime minister that he would be resigning. Adel Abdul Mahdi has said he will submit his resignation to the country’s parliament after a day of intense bloodshed amid mass anti-government demonstrations. […]

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The Latest: Iraqi PM says he will resign amid protests

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi says he will submit his resignation to Parliament in the wake of anti-government protests, a bit over a year since he took office November 29, 2019, 12:44 PM 2 min read The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi says he […]

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What Are Protests in the Middle East Signaling?

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Huge turnout for Hong Kong district elections amid protests – Channel 4 News

Early results in Hong Kong’s district elections appear to show big gains for pro-democracy candidates. Turnout was huge with 70% of voters turning out, forming long queues outside polling stations. The elections are being seen as a referendum on the extent of public support for the protest movement which has rocked the territory since June. […]

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‘Time to calm down’: Hong Kong protests simmer ahead of local elections

HONG KONG, Nov 23 (Reuters) — An uneasy calm settled over Hong Kong on Saturday as the city prepared to go to the polls for local elections seen as a referendum on months of anti-government protests, after weeks of especially violent clashes between police and demonstrators. On the grounds of the besieged Polytechnic University on […]

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UPDATE 1-Trump says he alone stopped massive Chinese crackdown on Hong Kong protests

(Recasts with Trump quotes) WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he alone was preventing China from crushing protesters in Hong Kong with a million soldiers, as he defended his attempts to strike a trade deal with Beijing amid fears of a Chinese crack down on the demonstrations. In […]

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