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Beirut shaken by barbaric crackdown on protests

An upsurge of violence in Lebanon’s protests against the ruling elite, with police meting out beatings and protesters hurling stones, has alarmed rights groups...

Lebanon protests turn violent

Protests in Lebanon turned violent for a second night on Wednesday with dozens injured after security forces used batons and tear gas to break...

Further protests called for in wake of airliner shoot down

Iranian social media posts urged citizens to take to the streets for a fifth day after public anger following a belated admission by authorities...

Voting day protests in Algeria

Thousands took to the streets in Algiers and other cities on Thursday chanting “No vote! We want freedom!” as Algerian authorities held a presidential...

World leaders risk anger, protests over inequality

Political leaders around the world could face growing citizen anger if they cannot re-engage with unhappy populations, a United Nations official said as heads...

Iranian violence on protesters denounced

Iranian security forces shot at protesters from helicopters and a rooftop and aimed at peoples’ heads using “severe violence” to quell anti-government unrest, UN...

Iraq protest death toll rises

Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric said a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference in an apparent nod to Iranian influence, as...

Iran acknowledges security forces killed protesters

Iranian authorities confirmed for the first time this week security forces shot dead demonstrators during what rights groups said was the deadliest anti-government unrest...

More protests in Tunisia

Clashes erupted between protesters and Tunisian police firing teargas to disperse them in the southern town Jelma, the third consecutive night of protest against...

Protests in Algeria ahead of election

Young Algerians protesting against a presidential election candidate scuffled with riot police on Wednesday, residents said, as pressure builds between the ruling elite and...

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...