Latest Political and civil unrest News

Russia's call-up splits EU; Ukraine says it shows weakness

Sep. 25, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s rush to mobilize hundreds of thousands of recruits to staunch stinging losses in Ukraine is a tacit acknowledgement that its “army is not able to fight,” Ukraine’s president said Sunday, as splits sharpened in Europe over whether to welcome or turn away...

Iran summons UK envoy amid anti-government protests

Sep. 25, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday it summoned Britain's ambassador to protest what it described as a hostile atmosphere created by London-based Farsi language media outlets. The move comes amid violent unrest in Iran triggered by the death of a young woman...

Unrest erupts near Iranian embassy in London over death

Sep. 25, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Violent street protests erupted outside the Iranian embassy in London on Sunday, with rocks thrown at police and five protesters arrested. Large crowds have been gathering all week outside the Knightsbridge compound in protest against the death in Iranian police...

Analysis: Latest Iran protests likely not last for Tehran

Sep. 25, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

Only glimpses of videos that make it online show the protests convulsing Iran over the death of a 22-year-old woman who had been detained by the nation's morality police. But those flashes show that public anger across the country, once only simmering, is now boiling. ...

Biden administration launches environmental justice office

Sep. 24, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

WARRENTON, N.C. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s top environment official visited what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement Saturday to unveil a national office that will distribute $3 billion in block grants to underserved communities burdened by pollution. ...

Kremlin stages votes in Ukraine, sees protests in Russia

Sep. 24, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes took place in four occupied regions to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow. In cities across Russia, police arrested hundreds of people who tried to...

Russian police block mobilization protests, arrest hundreds

Sep. 24, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police moved quickly Saturday to disperse peaceful protests against President Vladimir Putin's military mobilization order, arresting hundreds, including some children, in scores of cities across the vast country. Police detained nearly 750 people, including...

Dissident: 'Iranian women are furious' over headscarf death

Sep. 24, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The tears come quickly to Masih Alinejad when she talks about the messages she's received in recent days from women in Iran protesting against their government after a young woman died in police custody over a violation of the country's strict religious dress code. ...

'Fighting fit': Trial to show Oath Keepers' road to Jan. 6

Sep. 24, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

The voting was over and almost all ballots were counted. News outlets on Nov. 7, 2020, had called the presidential race for Joe Biden. But the leader of the Oath Keepers extremist group was just beginning to fight. Convinced the White House had been stolen from Donald Trump, Stewart...

'Fighting fit': Trial to show Oath Keepers' road to Jan. 6

Sep. 24, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

The voting was over and almost all ballots were counted. News outlets on Nov. 7, 2020, had called the presidential race for Democrat Joe Biden. But the leader of the Oath Keepers extremist group was just beginning to fight. Convinced the White House had been stolen from Republican...