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Pakistan's ex-premier calls off planned sit-in, demands vote

May. 26, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan cancelled a planned, open-ended sit-in in Islamabad on Thursday, temporarily assuaging fears of protracted civil conflict after he led thousands on a march toward Parliament demanding the government's resignation. ...

In Lebanon, a nascent reform movement faces tough road

May. 26, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Ramy Finge spent two years braving tear gas and rubber bullets, sometimes trying to scale the cement walls surrounding Lebanon’s parliament during anti-government protests. Soon he'll be able to walk in through the front door. The dentist from the northern city of...

Pakistani ex-PM Khan demands new elections be set in 6 days

May. 26, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan early Thursday warned Pakistan's government to set new elections in the next six days or he will again march on the capital along with 3 million people. Khan spoke at a rally of thousands of demonstrators in Islamabad...

Sri Lanka's prime minister tackles thorny finances, economy

May. 25, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as finance minister as this Indian Ocean island nation confronts its worst economic crisis in memory. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa named Wickremesinghe minister of Finance, Economic...

Uganda criminally charges leader of protests over prices

May. 25, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was criminally charged Wednesday by authorities who accused him of inciting violence with his efforts to stage street protests against rising commodity prices that the government largely blames on the war in Ukraine. ...

Indian court sentences Kashmiri leader to life in prison

May. 25, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court sentenced a Kashmiri separatist leader to life in prison on Wednesday after declaring him guilty of terrorism and sedition, triggering a clash between protesters and police and a partial shutdown of businesses in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir. ...

France: Climate protesters block TotalEnergies meeting

May. 25, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Several hundred climate protesters disrupted a TotalEnergies shareholders meeting in Paris and blocked the venue entrance Wednesday to denounce the oil and gas giant’s stake in Russia despite Moscow's war in Ukraine. TotalEnergies, which was renamed last year from...

US threatens sanctions on Sudanese blocking democracy return

May. 24, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday urged rapid progress from military to civilian rule in Sudan and threatened sanctions on anyone impeding or blocking the transition to democracy. Richard Mills, deputy U.S. ambassador at the United Nations, said Washington supports...

Mothers pass torch to daughters in abortion's forever war

May. 24, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They are mothers, they are daughters, they are comrades. Generations of women came together for a Manhattan protest against the U.S. Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. There were women who have been fighting for nearly a half century to...

Hong Kong Catholic cardinal denies charges over relief fund

May. 24, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Arrested former Hong Kong Catholic leader Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others denied charges on Tuesday that they failed to register a relief fund aimed at assisting protesters who faced legal costs during 2019 anti-government protests. The six, who also include...