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Hundred of students protested in Armenia's capital, Yerevan, on April 16, the same day the country's parliament announced elections for the Prime Minister would be held on May 1. The election comes after the resignation under pressure of former Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan on April 23. Opposition ...
The ongoing anti-government movement, spearheaded by Yelk Alliance MP Nikol Pashinyan, moved their protests from Yeravan to Gyumri today, arguing that activists in the Armenian capital needed a few days of rest before May 1 when the National Assembly is scheduled to elect a new prime minister.

Marching in from three sides of the city to converge on its Catholic cathedral, the demonstrators sang, waved anti-government signs and sometimes danced a little to the small marching bands that accompanied many of the participating groups. Police were nowhere in sight, and neither were the bands of ...
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - More than 1,000 opposition activists rallied in Madagascar's capital on Saturday demanding the resignation of the president on the eighth straight day of anti-government protests in which at least two people have died, AFP reporters said. Seven months ahead of ...
Hundreds of Iranian Kurds have joined an anti-government rally in a northwestern border town in support of a general strike that has paralyzed the local economy for 12 days. Residents of Baneh who contacted VOA Persian via social media shared images of what they said were around 1,000 people ...
Thousands of Malawians on Friday took part in the country's first nationwide anti-government demonstrations since 2011, with peaceful protests held in six cities. The marches, organised by civil action groups, were against alleged corruption and poor governance under President Peter Mutharika, who has ...

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzanians largely ignored on Thursday a U.S.-based activist's call to stage nationwide protests against President John Magufuli's government. Nine demonstrators marched in Tanzania's commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, on Thursday. They were quickly arrested.
Armenia's political turmoil deepened yesterday with the detention of antigovernment protest leader Nikol Pashinyan, shortly after Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan stormed out of talks with him on the tenth day of mass rallies against his rule. Pashinyan and two other opposition politicians “were detained as ...
Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Hungary for the second consecutive Saturday, this time against the media policies and campaign against civic groups pursued by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government. Opposition parties from across the political spectrum participated in this week's rally.
At least five people have been killed and dozens injured during days of anti-government demonstrations in Nicaragua. Protesters are angry about social security changes, including pension cuts. The government has now ordered five independent TV stations covering the protests to stop broadcasting.
Police fired tear gas to break up a protest in Senegal's capital Dakar on Thursday and arrested several people, including a former premier, protesting against a move to raise the bar for presidential candidates. With less than a year to go before the presidential election, the government wants to increase the ...
Thousands gathered outside the Opera House in central Budapest to protest against what the organisers of the event see as “an unfair election system that gave Prime Minister Vicktor Orban a landslide victory after a 'hate campaign' against immigrants.” In a Facebook post, organisers invited people “who ...
Today, thousands are expected to take to the streets of Lome to protest the government of President Faure Gnassingbe. For months, Togo has been wracked by protests that have resulted in dozens of injuries and numerous deaths. The opposition movement has demanded the resignation of President ...
Anti-government sentiments have been on the rise in the West African country, one of the few that has no term limits for the president. Incumbent Faure Gnassingbe has been in charge since 2005. He “inherited” a seat his father Gnassingbe Eyadema had occupied for 38 years till his death. He is in his third ...
Ethiopia's newly elected prime minister Abiy Ahmed waves to the rally during his visit to Ambo in the Oromiya region, Ethiopia, April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri Reuters. By Aaron Maasho. AMBO, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Ethiopia's new prime minister pledged on Wednesday to address grievances in his ...
As a protest against "government regimentation" that attracted national attention, Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, stopped writing novels in 1944 and turned to farming at her Connecticut home instead. Lane thought 74 years ago — like many Americans do today — that the government ...
Laser criminal's anti-government screed might be felonious, prosecutor suggests ... for his illegal role in a nearly $17 million laser-medical scheme may have committed additional felonies recently when he sent an anti-government screed to a federal prosecutor, according to public court documents.

Young and outspoken Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in Monday as Ethiopia's prime minister, amid hopes he can quell the sustained anti-government protests ... Abiy Amhed as prime minister, amid hopes that he will be able to quell sustained anti-government protests in Africa's second most populous nation.
These anti-government protests left at least 12 people dead according to the authorities, a figure that the opposition rejects. “What we want for the victims (that you see on the posters) is justice because enough is enough, it has to stop,” said Halimatou Diallo, a wife to opposition leader Celou Dalen Diallo.
“The solidarity day for Erbil and Duhok,” a white banner with red lettering read on one of the tents, making reference to rare anti-government protests in the two cities where schools and hospitals are still functioning despite protests by some public employees, who vow to boycott work until the KRG ends the ...
... likely in judicial and law enforcement sectors. Ongoing government stability will depend on the progress of the investigation into the murder of an investigative journalist, particularly confirmation of links to members of the senior ruling party, as well as the intensity and frequency of anti-government protests ...
In a series of YouTube videos posted to a channel called "Illinois Patriot" in the last two months, Hari expressed his contempt for the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services, espoused anti-government views and said it's "time for resistance." Michael Hari was arrested on an assault charge in Illinois ...
In the latest twist, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico has offered his resignation in an apparent bid to quell the anti-Government protests that have erupted following the journalist's murder. The protests are the largest the country has seen since the fall of communism in 1989. Mr Fico told reporters he had ...
People gather at Slovak National Uprising (SNP) square during a rally under the slogan "For a Decent Slovakia", against corruption and to pay tribute to murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova on March 9, in Bratislava, Slovakia. Demonstrations were expected to be held in ...
Tens of thousands of Slovaks hit the streets to protest about alleged corruption, with some calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Robert Fico. Now Reading: Slovakia anti-government protest 'biggest since the fall of Communism'. Slovakia anti-government protest 'biggest since the fall of Communism'.
Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has accused Saakashvili and Dangadze of accepting funding from Serhiy Kurchenko, an ally of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, to finance anti-government demonstrations and plot a coup d'etat. Saakashvili, who believes the case to be fabricated and political, was ...
Ethiopia's defense minister announced the arrests of the "main instigators" linked to anti-government protests roiling the country, insisting that armed federal patrols were trying to minimize violence. At least a handful of civilian deaths have been reported over the last several days. "If these people were not ...
DAR ES SALAAM, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian President John Magufuli warned on Friday that punitive steps will be taken against anyone who tries to take part in illegal demonstrations planned for next month in the east African nation. "I will never allow my government's economic reforms to be derailed ...
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday accused "anti-government" forces, including the Sangh Parivar, of unleashing propaganda about law and order breakdown in the state. He also sniped at the slain RMP leader T. P. Chandrasekharan's wife K. K. Rema saying she was ...
An anti-government militia group known as North Dakota Security Force III% was seen shooting up and destroying a mock mosque in a recently publicized video. Screenshot from video. Source: CAIR. Screenshot from YouTube video. Source: CAIR. The group, an armed extremist movement that has been ...
Ethiopia's defense minister announced the arrests of the "main instigators" linked to anti-government protests roiling the country, insisting that armed federal patrols were trying to minimize violence. At least a handful of civilian deaths have been reported over the last several days. "If these people were not ...
Khalid said that Maria, as the head of the organisers, had been unable to control the participants. — Picture by Kamles KumarKUALA LUMPUR, March 7 — The 2012 Bersih 3.0 rally was organised with the intention to overthrow the Barisan Nasional government, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar claimed in court ...
LORANGER - Authorities say they raided the "fortified compound" of an anti-government extremist in Tangipahoa Parish last week. According to the Ponchatoula Police Department, multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in the raid which stemmed from the Friday arrest of Phillip Guidry. Police ...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors have filed fraud charges against the former leader of an anti-government organization who led a string of street protests starting in 2015. Prosecutors on Tuesday accused Mateusz Kijowski, the former head of the Committee for the Defense of Democracy, ...
Maldives: Anti-government protests intensify, more opposition MPs detained. Protests against President Yameen has intensified in capital Male and other cities, as the joint opposition continues to maintain pressure on the government to implement the Supreme Court ruling of February 1. ANI| Updated: Mar ...
At least 10 people were hurt in clashes in Kiev on Saturday as police moved in to clear an anti-government protest camp near Ukraine's parliament. It was set up last year by supporters of opposition leader and former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who was deported from Ukraine to Poland last ...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Ethiopian lawmakers have approved the state of emergency announced by the government last month to control continuing anti-government protests in various parts of the country. The parliamentarians on Friday passed legislation to keep the emergency in place for six months, ...
Bavarian authorities say about one in four known members of an anti-government extremist group live in the southern state and they're investigating whether there are even more. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said Wednesday that 3,850 members of the so-called Reich Citizens' Movement ...
Pro-election activists have vowed to hold a major rally on March 10 to protest against the military government and to demand the restoration of democracy. A core leader of the group, Mr Rangsiman Rome, urged members of the public as well as politicians to join their protest on March 10 at a location ...
Several thousand people in Yerevan protested against the nomination of former president Serzh Sarkisian as prime minister under a new parliamentary political system. Opposition supporters walk along a street during a rally in central Yerevan on April 16, 2018. (AFP). Several thousand protesters staged rallies on Monday ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Anti-government activists accused the Syrian government of attacking a Damascus suburb with poison gas on Saturday as Syrian forces stepped up their campaign to retake the last rebel-held pocket near the capital. Activists in the suburb of Douma, east of Damascus, shared videos ...
When FBI got in touch with McWhorter, authorities said he admitted to participating in the attempted bombing of the Champaign clinic and the bombing of the Minnesota mosque. Authorities added it is still unclear why the mosque in Minnesota was targeted. Residents in Clarence say Hari's anti-government militia group is ...
ISTANBUL — When Iran's worst unrest in years broke out in December, the country's president, Hassan Rouhani, saw a rare chance to push for reform. Rouhani had won a second term last year campaigning on a platform for change. But he faced stiff resistance from the country's hard-line clerics, who ...
The planned anti-government rally was to coincide with an international conference in Kabul Wednesday where President Ghani will present his government's comprehensive plan for promoting peace with the Taliban-led armed opposition. Noor said the protest has been postponed to ensure it does not ...
Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shot dead an anti-government protester in the capital, Kinshasa. Two other protesters were also injured. Churchgoers had planned to take part in marches against President Joseph Kabila, following Sunday services. But security forces surrounded ...
Thailand's military government has filed criminal charges against 50 activists over a recent protest in which they demanded the army give up power and restore civilian rule through elections, a lawyers' group said Friday. The Lawyers Association of Thailand said Friday that seven leading activists were ...
Musician Skeffa Chimoto has challenged authenticity of a picture showing him and two other top musicians carrying a Malawian flag bearing anti-Peter Mutharika message. The picture which is in circulation on social media shows Chimoto, Lulu and Dan Lu holding a Malawian flag in the name of pride for ...
(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced Thursday he has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms succeed and create a “lasting peace.”.
“It is something we are looking out to determine which, if any (he may have been involved in),” Dutton said. “There are strong indications he was affiliated with an anti-government group. It's one of those things where these particular groups, until they violate the law, they are free to do what they want to do.”.
African Union-mediated peace negotiations between the Sudanese government and the anti-government Sudanese People's Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) led by Abdulaziz al-Hilu were temporarily postponed on 5 February, having resumed on 1–4 February. The SPLM-N stated that both sides ...


 

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