Civil Unrest

Afghan forces besiege jail seized by Islamic State, hundreds of prisoners missing

Afghan forces besiege jail seized by Islamic State, hundreds of prisoners missing

Published 03/08/2020

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan security forces laid siege to a prison seized by Islamic State fighters in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Monday, [more…]

Location of TikTok headquarters is a matter for ByteDance: PM Johnson’s spokesman

Location of TikTok headquarters is a matter for ByteDance: PM Johnson’s spokesman

Published 03/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The location of TikTok owner ByteDance’s headquarters is a commercial decision for the company to make, a spokesman for British Prime Minister [more…]

Islamic State storm Afghan jail, freeing hundreds of prisoners

Islamic State storm Afghan jail, freeing hundreds of prisoners

Published 03/08/2020

KABUL (Reuters) - More than 300 prisoners were at large on Monday after an attack by Islamic State on an Afghan prison, the governor’s spokesman [more…]

Full ceasefire takes effect in eastern Ukraine

Full ceasefire takes effect in eastern Ukraine

Published 27/07/2020

KYIV (Reuters) - A full and comprehensive ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists has entered into force in eastern Ukraine, opening the prospect [more…]

Seattle Black Lives Matter clashes spark 45 arrests, 21 police injured

Seattle Black Lives Matter clashes spark 45 arrests, 21 police injured

Published 26/07/2020

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Dozens were arrested and many police injured in clashes around Seattle’s biggest Black Lives Matter protest in weeks on Saturday, police said, [more…]

U.S. charges 18 Portland protesters as it sends tactical police to Seattle

U.S. charges 18 Portland protesters as it sends tactical police to Seattle

Published 26/07/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Friday unveiled charges against 18 Portland, Oregon protesters ranging from assaulting police to arson and trespassing, a day after the [more…]

China urges UK to avoid taking wrong path in Hong Kong affairs

China urges UK to avoid taking wrong path in Hong Kong affairs

Published 20/07/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday urged Britain to avoid making further steps down wrong path after reports that it was poised to suspend an [more…]

Trump says Confederate flag proud symbol of U.S. South

Trump says Confederate flag proud symbol of U.S. South

Published 19/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump declined to say the Confederate flag was an offensive symbol in an interview broadcast on Sunday, saying it [more…]

Triple jump champion Taylor supports Games protest option

Triple jump champion Taylor supports Games protest option

Published 16/07/2020

(Reuters) - Twice Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor has joined calls to allow athletes to protest peacefully during the Games as anti-racism stances are [more…]

Head of Somalia’s military unhurt, civilian killed in suicide car bomb on convoy

Head of Somalia’s military unhurt, civilian killed in suicide car bomb on convoy

Published 13/07/2020

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The head of Somalia’s military escaped unhurt and one civilian was killed on Monday when a suicide attacker drove a bomb-laden car [more…]