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UAE sentences Bangladeshi nationals to prison over protests against their home government

Jul. 22, 2024 06:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in the United Arab Emirates sentenced dozens of Bangladeshi nationals to prison, including three for life imprisonment, over protests against their home government in the Gulf country, state media reported Monday. The Abu Dhabi Federal...

Internet hasn't been restored in Bangladesh despite apparent calm following deadly protests

Jul. 22, 2024 06:07 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Internet and mobile data services are still down despite apparent calm in Bangladesh following a verdict that scaled back a controversial quota system for government jobs after weeks of relentless protests that turned deadly. The government has also...

Pakistan protests to Germany after protesters get into the grounds of its Frankfurt consulate

Jul. 22, 2024 04:14 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with Germany over its failure to prevent protesters getting into the grounds of the Pakistani consulate in Frankfurt, demanding action against “a gang of extremists" that it says breached security and endangered the lives of its staff. ...

UAE orders a trial of Bangladeshi nationals arrested for protesting their home government

Jul. 22, 2024 02:10 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in the United Arab Emirates ordered an investigation and an expedited trial of Bangladeshi nationals arrested for protesting against their home government across the Gulf country, state media reported. The protests in the UAE followed...

Bangladesh’s top court scales back government jobs quota after deadly unrest that has killed scores

Jul. 21, 2024 11:09 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s top court on Sunday scaled back a controversial quota system for government job applicants, a partial victory for student protesters after days of nationwide unrest and deadly clashes between police and demonstrators that have killed scores of people. ...

Austrian police detain dozens of protesters trying to disrupt march by far-right extremists

Jul. 21, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police said Sunday that they detained more than 50 people as they clashed with protesters trying to disrupt a march by hundreds of right-wing extremists in the Austrian capital. The demonstrations on Saturday came as Austria’s political parties gear up for September...

AP PHOTOS: Student violence in Bangladesh has killed scores of people

Jul. 21, 2024 08:32 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Deadly clashes between police and demonstrators demanding a change to job quotas in Bangladesh have left the streets littered with bullets and marked with smears of blood. Scores of people have died. Students, frustrated by shortages of good jobs, have...

Bangladesh imposes strict curfew with a 'shoot-on-sight-order' following deadly protests

Jul. 20, 2024 06:36 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police imposed a strict curfew with a “shoot-on-sight” order across Bangladesh as military forces patrolled parts of the capital Saturday after scores were killed and hundreds injured in clashes over the allocation of civil service jobs. The curfew...

Bangladesh imposes nationwide curfew as deadly protests over government jobs escalate

Jul. 19, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government late Friday announced a nationwide curfew across Bangladesh and ordered the deployment of military forces to maintain order following days of deadly clashes over the allocation of government jobs. The announcement...

UN panel calls on Belarus to release Nobel Peace laureate from prison

Jul. 19, 2024 12:36 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A United Nations panel of human rights experts called on Belarus to release the Nobel Peace Prize-winning founder of the country's most respected rights group, who has been behind bars for three years. Ales Bialiatski's imprisonment came amid a widespread...