Civil Unrest

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid [more…]

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron marked Lebanon’s centenary on Tuesday by planting a cedar tree, the emblem of the Middle East country that [more…]

Turkey detains senior Islamic State figure, minister says

Turkey detains senior Islamic State figure, minister says

Published 01/09/2020

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have arrested the Islamic State militant group’s top figure in Turkey, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Tuesday. Soylu said [more…]

Federal agencies to investigate ‘left-wing civil unrest’: Trump

Federal agencies to investigate ‘left-wing civil unrest’: Trump

Published 01/09/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security are setting up a joint operations center to investigate “left-wing civil unrest,” President Donald [more…]

In battleground Pennsylvania, Biden accuses Trump of stoking violence

In battleground Pennsylvania, Biden accuses Trump of stoking violence

Published 31/08/2020

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday called for rioters and looters to be prosecuted, and slammed President Donald Trump for stoking [more…]

Couple who pointed guns at protesters tell Republican convention that suburbs in peril

Couple who pointed guns at protesters tell Republican convention that suburbs in peril

Published 25/08/2020

(Reuters) - A white St. Louis couple who brandished guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home in June were given a prominent speaking [more…]

Belarusian opposition politician Tsikhanouskaya says she is ready to lead nation

Belarusian opposition politician Tsikhanouskaya says she is ready to lead nation

Published 17/08/2020

MINSK (Reuters) - Belarusian opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Monday she was ready to lead Belarus and called for the creation of a legal [more…]

Bond star Naomie Harris backs new Extinction Rebellion climate change film

Bond star Naomie Harris backs new Extinction Rebellion climate change film

Published 13/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - British actress Naomie Harris and musician Brian Eno have teamed up to produce a short film backing calls for urgent action to [more…]

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

Published 12/08/2020

CAIRO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it had appealed for $76 million in aid for Lebanon after last week’s massive [more…]

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup and two ministers quit

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup and two ministers quit

Published 10/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near parliament in Beirut on Sunday in a [more…]