Civil Unrest

Hong Kong applauds its financial prowess amid protests

Hong Kong applauds its financial prowess amid protests

Published 13/01/2020

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam and top finance officials praised the Chinese-ruled city’s resilience as a global financial hub on [more…]

Rival Libyan leaders to hold Moscow peace talks on Monday: news agencies

Rival Libyan leaders to hold Moscow peace talks on Monday: news agencies

Published 13/01/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Libya’s warring rival leaders will hold peace talks in Moscow on Monday alongside representatives from Russia and Turkey, Russian news agencies cited [more…]

Amazon boss Bezos to face protests from traders during India trip

Amazon boss Bezos to face protests from traders during India trip

Published 11/01/2020

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Thousands of small-scale traders in India are planning to organize protests against Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) founder Jeff Bezos, who will visit [more…]

China says U.S. congress report on China’s human rights neither objective nor credible

China says U.S. congress report on China’s human rights neither objective nor credible

Published 09/01/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that a U.S. Congressional report that called for sanctions against Beijing over human rights abuses was [more…]

Thousands on strike over pay at Cambodian casino NagaWorld

Thousands on strike over pay at Cambodian casino NagaWorld

Published 09/01/2020

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thousands of Cambodians working for a Hong Kong-listed casino company have gone on strike for higher pay and better working conditions, [more…]

Indonesian trade unions to rally as government files new labor rules to parliament

Indonesian trade unions to rally as government files new labor rules to parliament

Published 09/01/2020

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A coalition of trade unions will mobilize thousands of people next week to block the Indonesian government’s plan to relax restrictive labor [more…]

Three policemen killed in clash with protesters in Vietnam: police

Three policemen killed in clash with protesters in Vietnam: police

Published 09/01/2020

HANOI (Reuters) - At least four people, including three policemen, were killed on Thursday in Vietnam when protesters attacked authorities trying to build a wall [more…]

Bollywood A-lister backs protesting students, faces boycott calls

Bollywood A-lister backs protesting students, faces boycott calls

Published 08/01/2020

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A top Indian actress who joined students protesting against the government drew calls on social media on Wednesday for a boycott of [more…]

Strike up the band: Paris orchestra wails at pension reform plans

Strike up the band: Paris orchestra wails at pension reform plans

Published 31/12/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - The French capital’s Opera Bastille has been silent for nearly a month because its orchestra is on strike, but on Tuesday the [more…]

Taliban kill U.S. force member in northern Afghanistan

Taliban kill U.S. force member in northern Afghanistan

Published 23/12/2019

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban said their fighters killed a U.S. service member in Afghanistan on Monday and posted photographs of a blood-soaked backpack and [more…]