Civil Unrest

Pakistani top court rejects bid to bar opposition leader Imran Khan

Pakistani top court rejects bid to bar opposition leader Imran Khan

Published 15/12/2017

Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, gestures as he addresses members of the media, after Pakistan's Supreme Court dismissed a petition [more…]

Vietnam reviews toll road after rare protests

Vietnam reviews toll road after rare protests

Published 08/12/2017

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam’s government has promised a full review of charges at a toll gate on a new road after protests there posed a [more…]

Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian ‘day of rage’

Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian ‘day of rage’

Published 08/12/2017

Israeli police preparing for a Palestinian "day of rage" increased their presence in Jerusalem on Friday but set no extra restrictions on access for worshippers at the flashpoint Al Aqsa Mosque, saying they had no indication of unrest there. [more…]

Major powers to push Saudis, Iran to stop interfering in Lebanon

Major powers to push Saudis, Iran to stop interfering in Lebanon

Published 08/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Hezbollah and Syrian flags flutter on a military vehicle in Western Qalamoun, Syria August 28, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki/File PhotoPARIS (Reuters) - Major powers [more…]

U.S. expects to participate in Winter Olympics: White House

U.S. expects to participate in Winter Olympics: White House

Published 07/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics mascot Soohorang, Paralympics mascot Bandabi and the Olympic Rings are displayed at the Gyeongpodae beach in Gangneung, South [more…]

Honduran vote count tilts toward incumbent despite protests over suspected fraud

Honduran vote count tilts toward incumbent despite protests over suspected fraud

Published 04/12/2017

Salvador Nasralla, presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship gives a speech to supporters as he takes part in a protest while the [more…]

Syrian, Russian jets bomb residential areas in eastern Ghouta: witnesses, monitor

Syrian, Russian jets bomb residential areas in eastern Ghouta: witnesses, monitor

Published 04/12/2017

People are seen during shelling in the town of Hamoria, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria, December 3, 2017. REUTERS/Bassam KhabiehAMMAN (Reuters) - Jets believed to [more…]

Syrian negotiator threatens to pull out of Geneva talks

Syrian negotiator threatens to pull out of Geneva talks

Published 01/12/2017

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (2R) sits opposite to Syria's U.N. ambassador and chief negotiator Bashar al-Ja'afari during a meeting of [more…]

Spain judge to decide fate of jailed Catalans on Monday

Spain judge to decide fate of jailed Catalans on Monday

Published 01/12/2017

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s Supreme Court judge will decide on Monday whether to release jailed Catalan cabinet members currently in custody after being accused of [more…]

Vietnam court jails blogger for seven years for ‘propaganda’ over spill

Vietnam court jails blogger for seven years for ‘propaganda’ over spill

Published 27/11/2017

A court in Vietnam jailed a blogger on Monday for seven years for "conducting propaganda against the state", the latest action against a critic of the one-party state. [more…]