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Anti Government Protests

Twin Protests Suspend Life In Pakistani Capital

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Twin protests demanding the Pakistani government step down have wreaked havoc in the capital, Islamabad, where commuters must circu...

Brazil Braces For Widespread Protests

AP | By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

SAO PAULO (AP) — Protesters and police clashed in Sao Paulo Thursday, as demonstrations against the World Cup and rallies calling for improved publi...

Three Dead When Protests Turned Violent In Venezuela

AP | JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 02.13.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Armed vigilantes on motorcycles attacked anti-government demonstrators in Venezuela on Wednesday, setting off a stampede b...

Nigerian Muslims And Christians Unite In Frustration

AP | By JON GAMBRELL | Posted 01.13.2012 | Religion

LAGOS, Nigeria -- A human wave of more than 20,000 surrounded the Muslim faithful as they prayed toward Mecca Friday, as anti-government demonstration...

The Republican Weapon of Mass Cynicism

Robert Reich | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The Weapon of Mass Cynicism has convinced most Americans they can't rely on government to help with anything. But if we can't trust government at a time like this, whom can we trust? Corporations? Wall Street? Warren Buffett? Or is each of us now simply on our own?

Over One Hundred On Hunger Strike In Bahrain

AP | Posted 11.07.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — More than 100 jailed Bahraini activists – including doctors who treated injured protesters during months of anti-governm...

1000 Protest Poor Governance In Nigeria After Musician Is Killed

Posted 11.06.2011 | Arts

Popular musician Bayo Ade was killed by kidnappers in Benin City, Nigeria on Sunday, and the Daily Trust reports that "economic activities in and arou...

Yemen's Transition Deal Derails Despite U.S. Pressure

Posted 07.19.2011 | World

SANAA (Reuters) – Last-minute diplomatic wrangling has derailed a deal on a transition of power in Yemen despite growing U.S. pressure on Presid...

Dozens Injured As Yemen Forces Open Fire On Protesters

AP | AHMED AL HAJ | Posted 07.12.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni police trying to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters in two cities Thursday killed two and wounded at least 4...

Shadowland: A Look Back At One Journalists Peak Inside Syria

Posted 06.21.2011 | World

As Syria gears up for what activists claim will be the largest protests so far, it's worth taking a look back at National Geographic writer Don Belt's...

A Look At Embattled Dictators' Spouses

Posted 06.20.2011 | World

United Nations sources claim Britain and France are hoping to slap Muammar Gaddafi's second wife with sanctions that would prevent her from using her ...

Huge Yemen Crowds Press On For President's Ouster

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters packed the streets of several Yemeni cities Wednesday to demand the president's ou...

Mubarak Under House Arrest

Posted 05.28.2011 | World

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been placed under house arrest, the military council to which he handed power on Feb. 11 said, quashing ru...

What You Need To Know About Syria

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Demonstrations across Syria were met with violence as security forces opened fire into anti-government crowds Friday. As the AP is reporting, witn...

Aisha Gaddafi: North Africa's Claudia Schiffer?

Telegraph | Cassandra Jardine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

You would think that Aisha Gaddafi had nothing else to think about these days apart from shaping her eyebrows. While her elder brother Saif looks dish...

Yemen Police Kill At Least 40 Anti-Government Protesters

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — A massive demonstration against Yemen's government turned into a killing field Friday as snipers methodically fired down on prote...

Yemen Protests: Security Forces Open Fire On Demonstrators

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- Eyewitnesses say Yemeni security forces opened fire on demonstrators taking part in protests throughout Yemen in what appears to be th...

What's Going On In The Middle East Protests

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Massive protests are continuing to sweep through the Middle East and North Africa, sparked by civil uprisings in both Tunisia and Egypt that led to th...

Palestinians Try To Create Anti-Government 'Facebook Revolution'

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The mass demonstrations sweeping the Middle East are touching the Palestinian territories, where West Bank and Gaza Stri...

Everything You Need To Know About Oman

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The deadly fervor shaking the Middle East has now spread to Oman, where demonstrators set fire to government buildings, a supermarket and cars as they...

Gadhafi, Kadafi, Qaddafi: Libya Leader's Many Name Variations

csmonitor.com | Eoin O'Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Each time Libya appears in the news, scores of newspaper editors go bananas. Once possessed of faculties that could detect a breaking story as readily...

Inside the Muslim Brotherhood

GlobalPost | Charles M. Sennott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO, Egypt -- The historic events in Cairo's Tahrir Square were sparked by largely secular Egyptian youth who came together through social networkin...

The Middle East Protests At A Glance

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Political instability and anti-government protests are continuing to rage across much of the Arab world, inspired by uprisings that successfully ouste...

Everything You Need To Know About Libya

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Libya has become the latest North African nation to witness social unrest, with large-scale revolts inspired by demonstrations in neighboring Tunisia ...

The Two Faces Of The Muslim Brotherhood

wsj.com | By CHARLES LEVINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO--Moaz Abdel Karim, an affable 29-year-old who was among a handful of young activists who plotted the recent protests here, is the newest face of...