Protests and demonstrations

Protesters storm and burn the Basra Government building during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Angry protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Basra Friday, setting a fire inside as part of ongoing demonstrations that have turned deadly in the past few days, a security official and eyewitnesses said. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
September 10, 2018 - 6:20 am
BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's embattled prime minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in the southern city of Basra, where week-long protests over poor public services and unemployment have left at least 15 people dead. The schedule of al-Abadi's Monday's visit is still unclear. Al-Abadi, who took office...
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September 10, 2018 - 4:54 am
CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Yemeni detainees, including some tortured at the hands of Emirati forces, have started a hunger strike to protest their continued detention despite a prosecutor's decision to release them. In a statement smuggled from the prison of Beir Ahmed in the southern city of Aden on...
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People gather at the site of a deadly brawl in Koethen, 90 miles southwest of the German capital Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, after police has arrested two Afghan men on suspicion of killing a 22-year-old German man. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
September 09, 2018 - 2:54 pm
BERLIN (AP) — An attack on a kosher restaurant by masked neo-Nazis on the sidelines of an anti-migrant protest in an eastern German city shows there's a deep problem with right-wing extremism in the region and should be treated as a call to action, the head of Germany's Central Council of Jews said...
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A protester is detained by riot policemen during clashes at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Police in northern Greece have clashed with protesters outside an international trade fair where prime minister Tsipras made a keynote speech. (AP Photo/Dimitris Tosidis)
September 09, 2018 - 10:35 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece's second-largest city say a protest rally that determined nationalists staged near an international trade fair where the prime minister was keynote speaker resulted in eight arrests. Authorities in Thessaloniki estimated that 6,000 people attended...
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Protesters attend a rally in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Opponents of a Russian government move to increase the age for collecting state retirement pensions are holding protests throughout the country and scattered arrests have been reported. The protests on Sunday were called by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption activist who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent foe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
September 09, 2018 - 9:31 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Opponents of a Russian government move to increase the age for collecting state retirement pensions held protests throughout the country on Sunday and more than 150 people were reported arrested. The protests were called by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption activist who is President...
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Police deploy smoke bombs into a crowd to disperse protesters after making arrests on the campus of the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Supporters and opponents of the Silent Sam statue faced off again late Saturday afternoon on the UNC campus, yelling at each other at the base where the Confederate monument was toppled last month. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 8:56 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Eight people were arrested Saturday following another protest over the toppling of a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina. The university confirmed the evening arrests in a statement. Officials did not immediately say who was arrested or what charges...
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In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 photo, Chris Damian poses in Minneapolis. Damian believes having more nuanced conversations about hard topics like sex abuse by priests and allegations of cover-ups by church leaders can bring about change. Damian, 27, has organized a group of Catholic young adults to respond to the church crisis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 08, 2018 - 4:22 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The day after a grand jury report revealed that Roman Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children over decades, Adrienne Alexander went to Mass at a Chicago church and waited for the priest to say something about the situation. He didn't. And that left...
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Judge Hassan Faried, center front, sits in the court in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday Sept. 8, 2018. In a case involving 739 defendants, the Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest. Mahmoud Abu Zaid, a photojournalist also known as Shawkan whose case was embraced by rights groups, received five years imprisonment, meaning he will walk free for time served. (AP Photo/Roger Anis)
September 08, 2018 - 1:59 pm
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest by Islamists that was broken up by security forces in an operation that left hundreds dead. In a case involving 739...
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In this Sept. 6, 2018, photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., left, and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., confer before questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Spurred on by the left, Democrats brought fire and fury to the confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, but their aggressive tactics have put at least one senator at risk of an ethics investigation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 08, 2018 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats don't have the votes to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But that didn't stop them from putting up a rowdy, leave-nothing-on-the-table fight during four days of Senate confirmation hearings that marked a new stage in the party's resistance to President Donald...
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Popular Mobilization Forces parade in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. A local military commander for an alliance of powerful Shiite militias, many of them backed by Iran, vowed a response Saturday to weeklong protests that have turned violent in the southern city of Basra, raising the specter for more escalation in the oil-rich southern region. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
September 08, 2018 - 12:46 pm
BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi security forces deployed on the streets of Basra on Saturday, a day after protesters in the southern city stormed the Iranian consulate and torched government buildings in violence that rocked the oil-exporting Shiite heartland and sparked alarm across a conflict-weary...
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