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A woman reacts as anti-government protesters clash with police in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Lebanese security forces scuffled Monday with protesters near the parliament building in downtown Beirut where lawmakers are scheduled to begin a two-day discussion and later approval of the budget amid a crippling financial crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Clashes in crisis-hit Lebanon as lawmakers pass budget

Jan. 27, 2020 11:39 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese lawmakers on Monday passed a controversial state budget for 2020 that aims to tackle the country's crippling financial crisis, as angry protesters threw stones at security forces massed outside the Parliament. Security forces were heavily deployed during the legislative meeting and...

Riot police sprayed anti-government protesters with water cannons as they try to cross to the central government building during ongoing protests in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Hundreds of Lebanese gathered outside the central government building to reject the newly formed Cabinet, while some protesters breached tight security erected around it, removing a metal gate and barbed wire prompting a stream of water cannons from security forces. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanese protesters rally downtown despite enhanced security

Jan. 25, 2020 1:33 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Lebanese gathered outside Beirut's central government building Saturday to reject the newly formed Cabinet. Protesters breached tight security around the building, removing a metal gate and barbed wire and prompting security forces to respond with water cannon and tear gas. The...

Riot police stand guard during clashes with anti-government protesters, during ongoing protests against the political elites who have ruled the country for decades, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Lebanese security forces used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets in clashes with hundreds of anti-government protesters outside the country's Parliament on Sunday, as violence continued to escalate in a week of rioting in the capital. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Lebanese officials vow to step up security after riots

Jan. 20, 2020 12:59 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's top security officials vowed Monday to crack down on vandalism after a week of rioting in Beirut that left hundreds of people injured and damaged public and private property — violence that comes against the backdrop of a deepening political deadlock. The announcement...

Riot police fire rubber bullets against the anti-government protesters, during ongoing protests against the political elites who have ruled the country for decades, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Lebanese security forces used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets in clashes with hundreds of anti-government protesters outside the country's Parliament on Sunday, as violence continued to escalate in a week of rioting in the capital. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Violence escalates in Beirut as protesters clash with police

Jan. 19, 2020 3:53 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Security forces fired tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets in clashes Sunday with hundreds of anti-government protesters outside Lebanon's Parliament, as violence continued to escalate in a week of rioting. At least 114 people were injured in the protests, according to the Red Cross...

Riot police detain protesters calling for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Hong Kong has been wracked by often violent anti-government protests since June, although they have diminished considerably in scale following a landslide win by opposition candidates in races for district councilors late last year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Thousands-strong Hong Kong protest cut short by clashes

Jan. 19, 2020 9:22 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Clashes broke out between protesters and police in Hong Kong on Sunday, cutting short a rally after thousands had gathered at a park to call for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party. Police fired tear gas near the park, known as Chater Garden, after some...

Anti-government demonstrators clash with riot police at a road leading to the parliament building in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Riot police fired tears gas and sprayed protesters with water cannons near parliament building to disperse thousands of people after riots broke out during a march against the ruling elite amid a severe economic crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Riots in Lebanon's capital leave more than 150 injured

Jan. 18, 2020 2:29 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Police fired volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets in Lebanon's capital Saturday to disperse thousands of protesters amid some of the worst rioting since demonstrations against the country's ruling elite erupted three months ago. More than 150 people were injured. Thick white smoke covered...

Protesters chant slogans and hold up posters of Gen. Qassem Soleimani during a demonstration in front of the British Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. A candlelight ceremony late Saturday in Tehran turned into a protest, with hundreds of people chanting against the country's leaders — including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei — and police dispersing them with tear gas. Police briefly detained the British ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, who said he went to the Saturday vigil without knowing it would turn into a protest. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Defying police, Iranians protest over plane shootdown

Jan. 12, 2020 12:48 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian demonstrators defied a heavy police presence Sunday night to protest their country's days of denials that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 176 people, the latest unrest to roil the capital amid soaring tensions with the United States. Videos...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, pro-democracy protesters wear masks including those for Pepe the frog during a march in Hong Kong. Trump signs, Pepe the Frog graffiti and British, American and Hong Kong colonial-era flags have become common sights at Hong Kong protests, as the anti-government movement enters its eighth month. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Anti-establishment views unite, divide Hong Kong protesters

Jan. 9, 2020 1:14 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Trump signs, Pepe the Frog graffiti and British and American flags have become a common sight at Hong Kong’s anti-government protests — and an unsettling one to longtime democracy activists on the left. Beijing has seized on the images to portray the movement as a coddled,...

In this Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, photo, a notice is attached to the front door demanding no hats and masks allowed in the watch store to help prevent robberies after the shop was attacked by armed robbers recently in Mongkok, a shopping district of Hong Kong. Sellers of luxury goods that are easily peddled by thieves have become targets for armed robbery gangs during the pro-democracy protests that have been gripping Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Smash and grab: Crime gangs prey on Hong Kong protests

Dec. 23, 2019 12:36 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong seller of luxury watches looked on in horror as masked men wielding the biggest sledgehammer he’d ever seen smashed through the door of a neighboring watch store, held a machete to the owner’s throat, scooped up hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of...

Indian policemen stop protesters at a police barricade in New Delhi, India, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Police banned public gatherings in parts of the Indian capital and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests against a new citizenship law that have so far left more than 10 people dead and more than 4,000 others detained. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

More protests as India grapples with citizenship law fallout

Dec. 21, 2019 3:03 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in the Indian capital charged more than a dozen people with rioting and the government asked broadcasters to refrain from using content that could inflame further violence as authorities grappled with growing opposition to a new citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants. Six...