Latest Political and civil unrest News

Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters

Nov. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police breached a Hong Kong university campus held by protesters early Monday after an all-night siege that included firing repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannons. Anti-government protesters have barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University for days. Police...

The Latest: University asks HK protesters to leave campus

Nov. 17, 2019 7:01 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 8 a.m. The president of a university in Hong Kong says that police have agreed to suspend their use of force after an all-night effort to flush out protesters occupying the campus. Hong Kong Polytechnic University President...

Iran’s top leader warns ‘thugs’ as protests reach 100 cities

Nov. 17, 2019 6:25 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a...

Lebanon’s outgoing PM blasts president’s party over delays

Nov. 17, 2019 5:23 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s political crisis worsened Sunday with the outgoing prime minister harshly criticizing the party of the country’s president, blaming it for weeks of delay in forming a new Cabinet amid ongoing anti-government protests. A statement released by Saad Hariri’s office...

Rights group: Nicaragua plans charges for detained activists

Nov. 17, 2019 4:48 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Authorities will file charges against a group of anti-government opposition activists, including 13 who were arrested for supporting protesters demanding freedom for people they consider political prisoners, a rights group said Sunday. María Oviedo, a lawyer with the...

Greece marks 1973 student uprising anniversary; 28 arrested

Nov. 17, 2019 4:21 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Heavy police presence in Athens appeared to have prevented serious clashes Sunday with anarchists and other extreme leftists on the 46th anniversary of a student uprising against the then-ruling Greek military dictatorship. Over 20,000 people made the traditional march from the...

Lionel Messi in Israel despite rockets and boycott threats

Nov. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Soccer superstar Lionel Messi finally arrived in sports-crazed Israel on Sunday, after a Palestinian protest campaign derailed his previous visit and the latest round of cross-border fighting in Gaza threatened to scare him off once again. Messi and his Argentine teammates are in...

Iraqi protester killed amid fresh clashes on Baghdad bridge

Nov. 17, 2019 2:21 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — An anti-government protester in Iraq was killed Sunday by a direct hit to the head from a tear gas cannister amid fresh clashes on a strategic Baghdad bridge, security and medical officials said. At least 32 others were wounded in violent clashes with security forces, just hours after...

The Latest: Iraq official: Protester dies in bridge clashes

Nov. 17, 2019 12:40 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Iraq’s anti-government protests (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Iraqi security and medical officials say a protester has been killed by a direct hit to the head from a tear gas cannister amid fresh clashes on a strategic Baghdad bridge. The officials said 32 others were...

Iraqi security and medical officials say one protester killed and 32 wounded in clashes on strategic Baghdad bridge

Nov. 17, 2019 12:28 PM EST
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security and medical officials say one protester killed and 32 wounded in clashes on strategic Baghdad bridge.