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August 28, 2014
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  • 11/07/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says picketers seek to wear down the government

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich backed the intervention of federal security forces amid ongoing protests and road pickets and warned “some demonstrations are trying to wear down the government.”

  • 12/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't denounces 'deliberate strategy to radicalize protests'

    Amid the ongoing labour conflicts in Lear and RR Donnelly firms, both located in Panamericana Highway, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich differentiated the two cases and said that “there is a deliberate strategy to radicalize protests” that seeks to “erode the confidence in the government”.

  • 23/02/2014 | Argentina

    Argentine ambassador backs Venezuela's Maduro to stay in power

    The Argentine ambassador in Caracas, Carlos Cheppi, has declared his confidence that Nicolás Maduro would not be forced out of office early as president of Venezuela, describing rumours of that eventuality as "crazy" in an interview held today.

  • 24/02/2014 | Argentina

    Ambassador to UK condemns 'ferocious media attack' in Venezuela

    Argentine ambassador to the UK Alicia Castro has revealed her support for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro as protests in the nation continued, while criticising what she saw as a "ferocious media attack" carried out by opponents of the head of state.

  • 27/02/2014 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua

    Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua today met with Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner at the Olivos presidential residence. He held a meeting earlier with his Argentine counterpart Héctor Timerman, in a South American tour that has begun in Bolivia, and will continue in Uruguay and Brazil.

  • 23/02/2014 | Argentina

    Time is running out

    By James Neilson
    Ronald Reagan, Maggie Thatcher and Karol Wojtyla may have helped push the Soviet Union towards what one of its founders called history’s rubbish dump, but even if all three had been fervent communists it would sooner or later have ended up where it finally did because, as its rulers belatedly realised, it was programmed to self-destruct.

  • 23/02/2014 | Argentina

    State of the nation and bleeding Venezuela

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    While both teacher unions and government officials put their heads down to discuss pay increases while nobody knows if classes will start on time next month, various other questions have been heating up Argentina’s already torrid summer.

  • 23/02/2014 | Argentina

    Trying to land softly

    By Martín Gambarotta
    There’s nothing like upheaval in other parts of the world to put things into perspective here at home. Look at those blood-curdling photographs dispatched from Ukraine and Venezuela and suddenly the situation in Argentina feels under control. That could change. But the same goes for almost every region in the world. It’s quiet one day. Then the turmoil can hit.

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    Protests continue in Tucumán province

    In Tucumán's province, thousands of pot banging demonstrators gathered in the Independencia square, in rejection of the looting incidents and police protest that took place in the last two days.

  • 10/02/2014 | Argentina

    Social group promises 'nationwide road blocks'

    Cooperative workers who receive government support staged a 10 hour sit-in today in front of the Labour Ministry, and pledged to cut off major roads across Argentina tomorrow if their demands for collective bargaining negotiations are not met.

  • 13/02/2014 | Argentina

    Government condemns 'destabilising efforts' in Venezuela after deaths

    The Argentine government has condemned what it terms "clear efforts of destablisation" in Venezuela, following yesterday's clashes which left three dead and 23 injured on the streets of Caracas.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Government of Río Negro strikes wage deal with police

    After long discussions held between government officials and police representatives, a wage deal was reached today ending a conflict which prompted protests during the weekend.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    BA decree increases police pay, some officers continue protest

    The governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli today passed by decree an increased minimum wage for new police officers, as well as other benefits. Some officials, however, kept up a vocal protest in the provincial capital La Plata.

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    Salta salary raise rejected by striking policemen

    Salta’s Governor Juan Manuel Urtubey ordered a 50 percent salary raise for the police that nevertheless continue protesting in a bid for better economic compensation. Minimum wage will be of 6,516 pesos. Public employees to receive a 25 percent hike.

    Salta governor Juan Manuel Urtubey ordered a 50% salary raise for the police personnel in his province. Minimum wage will pass from 4.342 to 6.516 pesos, while public employees will enjoy a 25% increase starting next May.

  • 08/08/2013 | Argentina

    Anti-government protest in downtown Buenos Aires and Olivos

    Protesters gathered around Buenos Aires obelisk to participate in a new protest against the administration of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 02/12/2013 | Argentina

    Traffic chaos as protesters block Illia highway

    The Illia highway, one of the main accesses to the City, was totally blocked this morning by a group of residents of popular shanty town Villa 31 who were resisting an eviction attempt by police forces.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police crisis: Capitanich says 'Judiciary must do something,' talks about 'extortion'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich came on stage today to speak about the police crisis which has spread to several provinces. He assured the Government is “monitoring the situation with each provincial government and with each one in charge to generate mechanisms of social and civic protection.”

  • 11/04/2013 | Argentina

    La Plata: protests to dismiss the City Mayor take place

    Over 150 residents of the city of La Plata held a protest in front of the City Hall, where they demanded subsidies and dismissal of Pablo Bruera, the Mayor La Plata.

  • 02/06/2013 | Argentina

    Buzzi warns that 'protests are coming' unless Gov't addresses their concerns

    The head of the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA), Eduardo Buzzi once again threatened that the farming sector would unleash a new wave of protests against the National Government if they don’t get an answer to their concerns.

  • 12/07/2013 | Argentina

    Nationwide port strike, roadblocks begin

    Arpund 300 port employees were blocking traffic in the Buenos Aires City port area in the neighborhood of Retiro as a 24-hour nationwide strike began this morning.

  • 30/12/2012 | Argentina

    SRA to stage more measures ‘soon’

    Luis Miguel Etchevehere, the head of the SRA, criticized once again the national government’s decision to seize the Argentine Rural Society’s fairgrounds in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Palermo and announced that more measures will be taken “soon” to protest the expropriation.

  • 30/01/2013 | Argentina

    CGT, CTA warn of new protests in March

    The head of the CTA umbrella union, Pablo Micheli, and the secretary general of the court workers union, Julio Piumato, agreed that the recent raise in the income tax floor is “not enough” and announced a joint street protest for March.

  • 01/02/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't assures power cuts are to be 'reduced drastically'

    Following various protests carried out yesterday because of widespread power cuts, Planning Minister Julio De Vido came on stage today to assure that in the course of the first semester of the year “power cuts are going to be hugely reduced.”

  • 12/10/2012 | Argentina

    Students meet officials, march to City Education Ministry

    Buenos Aires City students marched down to the City Education Ministry after meeting with Minister Esteban Bullrich's advisers. Takeovers were still being carried out in over 40 secondary schools across the capital.

  • 14/10/2012 | Argentina

    City Gov't extends academic year in secondary schools on protests

    The City Government announced the extension of the academic year for all secondary schools that were taken over by students protesting against a syllabus change, the Education Ministry announced.

  • 27/09/2012 | Argentina

    Moreno gives practical advice to anti-gov't 'pot-bangers'

    The highly controversial Domestic Trade Secretary Gullermo Moreno brought up big guns in response to last night’s pot-banging demonstrations staged in front of his house. Thus, in a rush of rage the official showed no mercy with protesters and sent them to “grab all pots and shove them up their asses.”

  • 02/10/2012 | Argentina

    Coast Guard officials protest against salary cuts

    Coast guard officials staged a protest against the passing of a recent decree that saw “between 30 to 60 percent decrease” of their salaries yesterday.

  • 04/10/2012 | Argentina

    Border, Coast guard protests continue, await new contact with Security Ministry

    Whilst they wait for the Security Ministry's answer over the signed petition presented earlier on Thursday, Border and Coast Guard officers decided to continue with the protest, and said they might deepen measures if they do not reach an agreement before Tuesday.

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    Unions clash with police in Córdoba city, several injured

    High voltage scenes were seen this morning in Córdoba city as provincial clerks' unions clashed with police infantry teams amidst protest against the pension system reform triggered by Governor José Manuel De la Sota. Police infantry arrived to supress protestors by firing rubber bullets and tear gas canisters.

  • 15/09/2012 | Argentina

    'Demontrations were directly aimed at the President,' Vidal

    Buenos Aires City deputy mayor María Eugenia Vidal criticized Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina’s comments regarding Thursday’s massive demonstrations and “hoped that he did not express what the President thinks.”

  • 16/09/2012 | Argentina

    Cross fire over pot-bashing continues

    Pro government officials and opposition leaders came on stage to, once again, express their views on last Thursday’s “cacelorazo”, with different interpretations of the scope of the nationwide pot-banging outburst.

  • 08/06/2012 | Argentina

    Traffic chaos after massive CTA march

  • 08/06/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't repudiates inconveniences caused by CTA’s protests

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s cabinet chief Abal Medina regretted today the complications and traffic chaos created by several roadblocks, strikes and protests across the country staged by the Argentine Workers Union (CTA).

  • 13/07/2012 | Argentina

    City students lift sit-in demonstrations

    Students who carried out various sit-in demonstrations in five schools across Buenos Aires this week, demanding a cafeteria service and photocopiers for their schools, announced on Friday that the protests were officially lifted.

  • 11/05/2012 | Argentina

    Bank clerks threaten to stage national strike if wage demands not met

    Workers belonging to the banking umbrella union have threatened today to stage a national strike next week if their demands regarding pay rises are not met. Bank clerks protested across the centre of Buenos Aires yesterday demanding a higher wage increase.

  • 31/05/2012 | Argentina

    Farmers call strike as tax bill passed

    Growers in Buenos Aires province will halt sales of grain and livestock for nine days to protest a tax-hike bill advancing in the provincial Congress, agricultural groups announced

  • 04/06/2012 | Argentina

    'Both farmers and City neighbours have similar problems,' De Angeli

    Entre Ríos Agrarian Federation head Alfredo De Angeli came on stage amidst the farming sector’s liaison board lockout triggered after a BA province land and tax hike.

  • 14/02/2012 | Argentina

    Corpacci defends mining ventures, hopes conflict is solved by Catamarca

    Catamarca province Governor Lucía Corpacci defended mining ventures and accused national media outlests of printing "disinformation" regarding the activity's enviromental impact.

  • 07/03/2012 | Argentina

    Rallies cause traffic chaos in the City

    Two rallies caused chaos in traffic in Downtown Buenos Aires. Workers of recovered factories staged a roadblock in 9 de Julio and Corrientes avenues and then marched down to the Labour Ministry, along Leandro N. Alem avenue, while BA City and province State workers claimed for wage hike in front of the Economy Ministry.

  • 14/03/2012 | Argentina

    CTA leader calls for national strike

    Argentine Workers Union (CTA) leader Pablo Micheli called for a national strike that will be held either in late March or early April and hoped “CGT boss Hugo Moyano joins us”, as he marched from the intersection of Nueve de Julio and Belgrano avenues to the Labour Ministry to claim for wage hikes and the ban of the income tax, among other issues.

     

  • 25/11/2011 | Argentina

    Teachers and City gov't fail to reach a deal

    The City Education Minister Esteban Bullrich held a meeting with teachers' unions after they staged a strike yesterday and a march to reject he bill sponsored by the centre-right party PRO that aims to eliminate teachers’ Classification and Disciplinary Boards.

  • 29/11/2011 | Argentina

    BA teachers to strike again for 48 hours

    Buenos Aires teachers belonging to the Union of Education Workers (UTE) will pitch a tent from today in front of the City Legislature in protest of the City government’s decision to eliminate Classification Boards, which is to be debated next Thursday. Many begin striking for 48 hours tomorrow, while other unions begin striking on Thursday.

  • 19/01/2012 | Argentina

    Truckers clash with police during protests in Chubut

    Members of the Truckers union in Chubut clashed with police officers today during a protest in the centre of Trelew town, while they were campaigning against the removal of outsourced workers from Camuzzi Gas del Sur Company.

  • 28/09/2011 | Argentina

    Alicia Kirchner: 'Protests like these must be banished'

    Social Development Minister Alicia Kirchner assured that protests such as the one staged on Wednesday on the 9 de Julio Av. by social organizations must be “definitely banished” from the country, and warned that “they are clearly intended to affect the elections.”

  • 23/11/2011 | Argentina

    Clashes persist over illegal street selling in Buenos Aires City

    City traffic was complicated today by various protests and marches being carried out across the city. Clashes between protesters, street vendors and police were also wreaking havoc, as shop owners from different neighbourhoods demanded illegal street vending be abolished.

  • 24/11/2011 | Argentina

    City school teachers march again

    Once again, city school teachers from Ademys union were carried out yet another strike and marched in complaint of the bill being putting forward to eliminate Classification Boards.

  • 05/07/2011 | Argentina

    Roadblocks lifted along General Paz

    Roadblocks were reportedly lifted in both directions along the General Paz motorway, at the junction with Eva Perón road, after causing more than four hours of major delays along the route. Traffic tailbacks were 4 kilometres long, causing heavy delays.

  • 01/08/2011 | Argentina

    Demonstrations against Jujuy deaths cause traffic chaos

     CTA Argentine Workers Central activists marched down different areas of the City in protest of the serious incidents that took place in the Jujuy province locality of Libertador General San Martin, in which four people died during an eviction last Thursday.

  • 04/08/2011 | Argentina

    Mass march of 1,500 buses through downtown cancelled

    Transport Minister Juan Pablo Schiavi announced the suspension of a massive 1,500 buses rally that was going to march through downtown, after a meeting with authorities of the Civic Association for Motor Transport.

  • 16/03/2011 | Argentina

    Tension mounts in protest against Coastal Highway in Vicente López

    Protestors clashed with provincial police in Vicente López as they were evacuated from the area of the Coastal Highway construction site were they were camped. They were blocking an area of over a kilometre and a half along the riverside, where the highway is being built.

  • 22/05/2011 | Argentina

    Spanish Socialists suffer big defeat in local polls

    Spain's ruling Socialists reeled from stinging losses in local elections, and now face a balancing act between voter anger over sky-high unemployment and investor demands for strict austerity measures.

  • 30/05/2011 | Argentina

    Activists stage protests on 9 de Julio Av., maintain roadblock

    Two protests on the 9 de Julio Av. once again created a traffic chaos during rush hour, with non-combatant soldiers and social organizations activists setting up roadblocks throughout the busy artery.

  • 09/02/2011 | Argentina

    San Martín rail service blockage lifted in Chacarita

    Outsourced railway workers have lifted blocks made along San Martín train line. The workers are scheduled to meet with the Labour Ministry at 5PM this afternoon to negotiate terms.

  • 11/02/2011 | Argentina

    Judge Oyarbide releases Venegas on bail

    Federal Judge Norberto Oyarbide released on bail the head of the UATRE workers’ union Gerónimo Venegas. After the questioning on the tampered medicine case that lasted almost eight hours, he paid the 500,000 pesos bail and left the police station accompanied by the ex President Eduardo Duhalde.

  • 10/03/2011 | Argentina

    Protest blocking Corrientes, Callao avenues lifted

    The road-block protest along Corrientes and Callao avenues downtown which lasted two hours, has now been lifted after causing considerable traffic delays.

  • 15/12/2010 | Argentina

    Pan American Highway and 9 de Julio re-opened

    The central area blockages have been lifted, and those of the Pan American Highway, however traffic could still be slow.


  • 27/01/2011 | Argentina

    Methods of protest from some workers 'not rational,' Tomada

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada spoke about the way in which some trade union workers protest, in particular outsourced workers, saying that their methods are "irrational”. He continued to defend the department in terms of conflict management.

  • 01/02/2011 | Argentina

    CFK warns union leaders over methodology of protests

    While attending the oficial inauguration of a highway uniting the cities of Santa Fe and Paraná, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner addressed the controversy over the methodology of the protests staged by various unions and warned them that “if the effectiveness of the Kirchnerite model is hindered, you will be the first to be affected.”

  • 25/08/2014 | World

    Michael Brown funeral marked with calls for peace, justice

    Family and supporters of Michael Brown celebrated the life of the black teenager slain by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in a music-filled funeral service ringing with calls for peace and police reforms.

  • 01/05/2014 | World

    Turkish police clash with May Day protesters

    Turkish police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber pellets to stop May Day protesters, some armed with fire bombs, defying Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's ban and reaching Istanbul's central Taksim square.

  • 08/06/2014 | World

    Thailand: Junta prepares heavy security force to smother protests

    Thailand's junta has prepared a force of over 6,000 troops and police for deployment in Bangkok to smother protests and prevent opposition to the May 22 coup from gaining momentum.

  • 24/08/2014 | World

    Trayvon Martin parents join rally for slain Missouri teen

    Hundreds of people gathered in a St Louis park for a rally against police violence that brought together the family of Michael Brown, killed by an officer in Missouri this month, and the parents of Trayvon Martin, a Florida teenager shot dead in 2012.

  • 30/03/2014 | World

    Erdogan says Turkish vote will bolster him in power struggle

    Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said today's bitterly contested local elections would affirm his legitimacy in battling graft allegations and security leaks he blames on "traitors" within the Turkish state.

  • 07/04/2014 | World

    Egypt court upholds jailing of pro-democracy activists

    An Egyptian appeals court has upheld the jailing of three leading figures of the 2011 pro-democracy uprising, tightening a crackdown on secular activists opposed to the army-backed government.

  • 08/04/2014 | World

    Kiev moves against pro-Russian protesters in Eastern Ukraine

    After pro-Russians protesters in Donetsk yesterday seized in arms and declared the region independent from Kiev, Ukrainian police detained 70 demonstrators occupying a regional administration building in eastern Ukraine overnight.

  • 21/03/2014 | World

    Furious reaction after Turkey bans Twitter

    Turkey's ban on Twitter ahead of bitterly contested elections brought a furious reaction at home and abroad, with users of the social networking service denouncing the move as a "digital coup" and the president expressing his disapproval.

  • 22/03/2014 | World

    Anti-austerity protesters join forces in Madrid

    Tens of thousands of protesters from across Spain converged in Madrid today calling for an end to EU-imposed austerity which has deepened poverty amongst the worst-off.

  • 23/03/2014 | World

    Turkish PM Erdogan not listening to critics

    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan rallied hundreds of thousands of supporters today, dismissing accusations of intolerance by Western and domestic critics. "I don't care who it is. I'm not listening," he said to cheers.

  • 27/02/2014 | World

    Armed standoff in pro-Russian region raises Ukraine tension

    The United States told Russia to demonstrate in coming days that it was sincere about its promise not to intervene in Ukraine, after armed men seized the regional parliament in a mainly ethnic Russian region and raised the Russian flag.

  • 28/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine will seek Yanukovich extradition if he is in Russia

    Ukraine will ask Russia to extradite ousted President Viktor Yanukovich if it is confirmed that he is in Russia, the general prosecutor's office said today.

  • 12/03/2014 | World

    Protesters clash with Turkish police as teenager buried

    Riot police have clashed with demonstrators in several Turkish cities for a second day as mourners buried a teenager wounded in protests last summer, unrest which a defiant Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan cast as a plot against the state.

  • 25/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine assembly wants Yanukovich tried in international court

    Ukraine's parliament voted today to send fugitive President Viktor Yanukovich to be tried for 'serious crimes' by the International Criminal Court once he has been captured.

  • 25/02/2014 | World

    Turkish police fire tear gas to break up protest

    Turkish riot police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse several hundred people protesting against the government at an Ankara university today ahead of the opening of a highway in the city.

  • 26/02/2014 | World

    Pope Francis calls for end to violence in Venezuela

    Pope Francis has called for a “cease of violence and hostilities” in Venezuela and prayed for dialogue and reconciliation in a country that has seen both anti and pro-government protesters flooding main cities' streets over the past weeks.

  • 23/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine parliament names acting president

    Ukraine's parliament, exercising power since mass protests put the president to flight, has named its new speaker as acting head of state to replace Viktor Yanukovich and worked to form a new government.

  • 23/02/2014 | World

    Russian gov't accuses Ukraine opposition of seizing power

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told US Secretary of States John Kerry opponents of Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovich had failed to abide by a peace deal they signed on Friday and had seized power, the ministry said.

  • 24/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine's fugitive president wanted for mass murder

    Fugitive Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, ousted after bloody street protests in which demonstrators were shot by police snipers, is wanted on an arrest warrant for mass murder, authorities announced today.

  • 20/02/2014 | World

    EU hits Ukraine with sanctions, threatens more

    The European Union agreed to impose sanctions on those responsible for deadly violence in Ukraine and warned it would ratchet up the pressure if the situation there got worse.

  • 21/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine president calls for elections, protesters' council backs deal

    Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich announced plans for early elections today in a series of concessions to his pro-European opponents, as a council representing anti-government protesters in Kiev backed a draft agreement on ending the country's crisis but set conditions, an opposition leader was quoted as saying.

  • 22/02/2014 | World

    US welcomes release of Ukraine's Tymoshenko

    The United States on Saturday welcomed the release from prison of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and pledged to work with its allies, Russia and international organizations to support a unified and democratic Ukraine.

  • 19/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine leader denounces coup bid, West weighs sanctions

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich accused pro-European opposition leaders today of trying to seize power by force after at least 26 people died in the worst violence since the former Soviet republic gained independence.

  • 20/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine truce shattered; at least 75 people killed today in protests

    Fresh fighting broke out in central Kiev today, shattering a truce declared by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, as the Russian-backed leader met European ministers demanding he compromise with pro-EU opponents.

  • 09/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine protesters increase pressure on president Yanukovich

    Ukrainian protesters, now in their third month of action, kept up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich with a mass rally where opposition leaders called for an end to his "dictatorial" powers.

  • 11/02/2014 | World

    More arrests in Venezuela protests, Maduro slams "coup-seekers"

    Venezuelan authorities have arrested another eight anti-government protesters, bringing to 19 the number being held amid street demonstrations that President Nicolas Maduro says are being orchestrated by foreign-backed "coup-seekers".

  • 17/02/2014 | World

    Russia boosts Ukraine with new credit

    Russia said today it would give Ukraine a fresh cash injection of $2 billion to support its heavily indebted economy in a boost to the embattled president in Kiev, who has been forced onto the back foot by 12 weeks of unrest.

  • 02/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine's Yanukovich to return, opposition demands change

    Ukraine's embattled president Viktor Yanukovich announced he would return to work after four days' sick leave, as protesters filled Kiev's main square demanding he give up power.

  • 03/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine president Yanukovich warns 'radicals' on return

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich returned to work today after four days of sick leave, issuing a warning about rising "radicalism" after more than two months of unrest but giving no word on a new prime minister.

  • 09/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine places security forces on alert

    Ukraine's state security service has placed anti-terrorist units on alert in response to a sharp rise in unspecified threats against sensitive installations including atomic power stations, airports and gas and oil pipelines.

  • 27/01/2014 | World

    Yanukovich, Ukraine opposition agree to scrap anti-protest laws

    Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovich, in talks with opposition leaders, agreed to the repeal of some anti-protest laws and to discuss the fate of the present government at a crunch session of parliament, called to end two months of unrest against his rule.

  • 30/01/2014 | World

    Ukraine's Yanukovich goes on sick leave in midst of political crisis

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich went on sick leave today after a bruising session of parliament, leaving a political vacuum in a country threatened with bankruptcy and destabilized by anti-government protests.

  • 01/02/2014 | World

    West offers treatment to Ukrainian injured activist

    Western governments pressed Ukraine's president to compromise with protesters camped on the streets, prompting a war of words with Russia and offering treatment to an opposition activist who says he was tortured.

  • 25/01/2014 | World

    Ukraine opposition seek more after offer of top government posts

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich offered the opposition several top government posts, hoping to coax his opponents into ending protests that threaten to bring the country to a standstill.

  • 26/01/2014 | World

    Death toll rises to 49 in Egypt as soldiers killed

    Gunmen killed three Egyptian soldiers in an attack on a bus in the Sinai Peninsula today, the military said, prompting a warning from the army that it would eliminate the Muslim Brotherhood, which it blames for much of Egypt's political violence.

  • 26/01/2014 | World

    Protesters clash with police in Ukraine after Yanukovich compromises

    Police have clashed with protesters in central Kiev and the fate of Ukraine's government was uncertain after embattled President Viktor Yanukovich offered important posts to opposition leaders, including the role of prime minister.

  • 23/01/2014 | World

    Ukraine opposition meet protesters after Yanukovich talks

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich called for an emergency session of parliament to end the country's political crisis and violent unrest, in a sign he might be ready to soften his hardline stance and strike a compromise.

  • 24/01/2014 | World

    Morsi supporters clash with police in Egypt after bomb attack

    Fierce clashes broke out between supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and Egyptian security forces in Cairo, security sources said, hours after a suicide bomber attacked a major police compound in the capital.

  • 24/01/2014 | World

    Ukraine protesters occupy gov't building after talks fail

    Ukrainian protesters have erected more street barricades and occupied a ministry building after the failure of crisis talks with President Yanukovich.

  • 17/01/2014 | World

    Ukraine leader signs laws against protests

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich signed into force a set of tough new laws that would ban virtually all forms of anti-government protests despite an outcry from Western governments which have criticised them as anti-democratic.

  • 19/01/2014 | World

    Protesters clash with police at Ukraine protest

    Protesters attacked riot police with sticks in Kiev and tried to overturn a bus blocking their path to parliament, as up to 100,000 Ukrainians massed in defiance of sweeping new laws aimed at stamping out anti-government demonstrations.

  • 22/01/2014 | World

    Ukraine protest leaves 3 dead, PM takes hard line

    Ukraine's prime minister has assured that anti-government protests had brought "terrorists" onto the streets of Kiev and pledged to punish all "criminal action", even as protesters confronted police near government headquarters.

  • 17/12/2013 | World

    Russia agrees $15-bn Ukraine bailout, intensifying protests

    Russia has agreed a $15-billion bailout for Ukraine and slashed the price of gas exports, in a deal that keeps the cash-strapped country in Moscow's orbit but fuelled street protests in Kiev.

  • 22/12/2013 | World

    Egypt jails key figures of 2011 revolution

    Three leading figures of Egypt's 2011 uprising have been jailed for three years eachfor their role in recent protests, as the army-backed authorities intensified a crackdown on dissent.

  • 01/01/2014 | World

    Egyptian police fire tear gas at protesters near Defence Ministry

    Egyptian police have fired tear gas and water cannons at hundreds of pro-Islamist protesters demonstrating near the Defence Ministry in Cairo, state media said.

  • 11/12/2013 | World

    Ukraine protesters defy police, leaders reject talks with president

    Ukrainian protesters stood their ground after an overnight sweep by riot police and their leaders dismissed an offer of talks from a president they say must quit for favouring ties with Russia over the European Union.

  • 11/12/2013 | World

    US to consider sanctions on Ukraine but no decision yet

    The US State Department said it is considering all options, including sanctions, toward Ukraine, where riot police moved against demonstrators overnight after weeks of protests against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich.

  • 11/12/2013 | World

    Thai crisis deepens as PM's supporters weigh in

    Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra's red-shirted supporters said they were ready to defend her government in the streets from an elite-backed protest movement seeking to install an unelected "People's Council".

  • 08/12/2013 | World

    Ukrainian protesters topple Lenin statue in challenge to Yanukovich

    Crowds toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian capital and attacked it with hammers in the latest mass protests against President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia.

  • 09/12/2013 | World

    Ukraine's Klitschko ready for talks with Yanukovich, fears police action

    Ukrainian opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko said today he was ready, with other opposition leaders, to hold compromise talks with President Viktor Yanukovich but added he feared that police action to break up peaceful protests was imminent.

  • 10/12/2013 | World

    Ukrainian police enter square occupied by pro-EU protesters

    Ukrainian riot police reoccupied part of the square in central Kiev where protesters have been demonstrating against the government's decision to pull out of negotiations on a trade pact with the EU and rebuild economic ties with Russia.

  • 28/11/2013 | World

    One killed in clashes between Egyptian police and protesters

    One protester has been killed in clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and security forces at Cairo University, medical sources said.

  • 02/12/2013 | World

    Ukraine opposition blocks government offices in call for general strike

    Ukrainian protesters blockaded the main government building today, trying to bring down President Viktor Yanukovich with a general strike after hundreds of thousands demonstrated against his decision to abandon an EU integration pact.

  • 03/12/2013 | World

    US urges Ukraine to listen to people

    US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Ukrainian government to "listen to the voices of its people" after President Viktor Yanukovich's decision to spurn a pact with the European Union sparked mass protests.

  • 17/11/2013 | World

    Greeks rally against austerity, mark 40 years since student revolt

    Thousands of Greeks protesting against austerity marched through the streets of Athens to mark the 40th anniversary of a bloody student uprising against the then-ruling military junta.

  • 24/11/2013 | World

    Egypt's interim president signs law restricting protest rights

    Egypt's interim president has signed into law a bill that rights groups have said sharply curbs the rights of citizens to assemble and protest peacefully.

  • 25/11/2013 | World

    Egypt police break up first protest since new prohibitions passed

    Students of Al-Azhar University and Assiut University in Assiut province, south of Cairo, staged a protest, chanting against the army and police in defiance of the new law, passed yesterday, which bans protests without prior police approval.

  • 07/10/2013 | World

    Grenade fired in Cairo, troops killed near Suez Canal after protesters die

    Suspected militants killed six Egyptian soldiers near the Suez Canal and fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a state satellite station in Cairo today, suggesting an Islamist insurgency was picking up pace three months after an army takeover.

  • 30/08/2013 | World

    Six dead as thousands of Morsi supporters march in Egypt

    Thousands of supporters of ousted Mohamed Morsi marched in Cairo and other cities to demand his reinstatement, ignoring warnings that security forces would open fire if protests turned violent.

  • 03/09/2013 | World

    Thousands of Islamists take to Egypt's streets

    Thousands of supporters of overthrown Islamist president Mohamed Morsi took to the streets in towns and cities across Egypt to denounce Egypt's new military-backed rulers - their second show of mass support in four days.

  • 19/09/2013 | World

    Tunisia ruling party agrees to transition talks

    Tunisia's governing Islamists have agreed in principle to a trade union proposal that it step down to make way for a transitional government and new elections.

  • 23/08/2013 | World

    Egypt's Brotherhood fails to show street power

    Mass protests called by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood mostly failed to materialize today as the movement reeled from a bloody army crackdown on followers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

  • 27/08/2013 | World

    Tunisia blames 'terrorist group' Ansar al-Sharia for politician killings

    Tunisia has declared Ansar al-Sharia a terrorist organisation after obtaining proof it killed two secular politicians and several soldiers, Prime Minister Ali Larayedh said.

  • 27/08/2013 | World

    At least two killed in southern Egypt clash

    At least two supporters of Egypt's deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi were killed in clashes with residents and security forces in the southern city of Beni Suef, a security source said.

  • 17/08/2013 | World

    Muslim Brotherhood faces ban as Egypt rulers pile on pressure

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood risks political elimination, with the new army backed government threatening to ban the Islamist organisation after launching a fierce crackdown on its supporters that has killed hundreds.

  • 20/08/2013 | World

    Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood's leader

    Egypt's army-backed government detained the Muslim Brotherhood's leader after a bloody crackdown on his supporters, underscoring its intention to crush the movement that had propelled the country's first freely elected president to power.

  • 22/08/2013 | World

    Fear of new showdown on Egypt streets

    Supporters of Egypt's deposed president will stage a "Friday of martyrs" of mass protests, risking more potential bloodshed to show they can still claim the streets after a week in which hundreds were gunned down and their leaders jailed.

  • 15/08/2013 | World

    UN Security Council urges end to violence in Egypt

    The UN Security Council urged all parties in Egypt to end the violence and exercise maximum restraint after hundreds of people were killed when troops and police crushed protests seeking the return of deposed President Mohamed Mursi.

  • 16/08/2013 | World

    Muslim Brotherhood calls rallies across Egypt after day of bloodshed

    The Muslim Brotherhood defiantly called for a week of protests across Egypt starting on Saturday, a day after more than 100 people died in clashes between Islamists and the security forces that pushed the country ever closer to anarchy.

  • 06/08/2013 | World

    Egyptian government to say mediation failed to end crisis

    Egypt's army installed government is expected to announce that foreign mediation designed to end the country's political crisis has failed, a state-run newspaper said.

  • 14/08/2013 | World

    West warned Egypt's Sisi to the end: don't do it

    Western allies warned Egypt's military leaders right up to the last minute against using force to crush protest sit-ins by supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, arguing they could ill afford the political and economic damage.

  • 14/08/2013 | World

    Egypt seethes under curfew after hundreds killed

    Security forces struggled to clamp a lid on Egypt after hundreds of people were killed when authorities forcibly broke up camps of supporters protesting the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, in the worst nationwide bloodshed in decades.

  • 29/07/2013 | World

    Gunmen kill 8 Tunisian soldiers as political tensions rise

    Gunmen have killed at least eight Tunisian soldiers in a bloody ambush, staging the biggest attack on the security forces in decades as political tensions rose between supporters and opponents of the Islamist-led government.

  • 01/08/2013 | World

    Tunisian union gives government one week to step down

    Tunisia's powerful union federation has said that the embattled Islamist-led government had one week to reach a deal for creating a new technocrat government, otherwise it will be "forced to consider" other options.

  • 03/08/2013 | World

    International envoys meet minister in Cairo to ease Egypt crisis

    Senior US and European envoys met the foreign minister of Egypt's army-installed government in a push to resolve the political crisis brought on by the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi and to head off more bloodshed.

  • 26/07/2013 | World

    Tunisians stage street protests after opposition politician slain

    Thousands of protesters massed in the Tunisian capital, a day after the assassination of an opposition politician, while shops and banks closed their doors and all flights in and out of the country were cancelled.

  • 27/07/2013 | World

    Violence deepens Egypt turmoil, deposed leader probed for murder

    At least seven people were killed and hundreds wounded in scattered violence across Egypt during mass rallies for and against the army's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, who was placed under investigation for murder.

  • 27/07/2013 | World

    US: Egypt's leaders must pull nation back from brink

    Egypt's leaders must pull their country "back from the brink," US Secretary of State John Kerry stated, saying Egypt was at a pivotal moment after the killing of dozens of protesters.

  • 20/07/2013 | World

    Indian school meal contained pesticide, 23 children dead

    An initial forensic report has confirmed that the free school lunch that killed 23 children this week in India's eastern state of Bihar was contaminated with a pesticide, a senior police official said.

  • 23/07/2013 | World

    Bulgarian protesters block parliament, scuffle with police

    Hundreds of protesters built barricades around Bulgaria's parliament, effectively trapping over 100 lawmakers, ministers, and journalists in the building for more than seven hours following a brief scuffle with police.

  • 25/07/2013 | World

    Turmoil hits Tunisia after secular politician slain

    Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead in the second such assassination this year, setting off violent protests against the Islamist-led government in the capital and elsewhere.

  • 19/07/2013 | World

    Police focus on cooking oil container in Indian mass poisoning case

    Indian police suspect that India's worst outbreak of mass food poisoning in years was caused by cooking oil that had been kept in a container previously used to store pesticide, the magistrate overseeing the investigation said.

  • 19/07/2013 | World

    Morsi supporters rally, army shows muscle

    Three Egyptians were killed during clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed President Morsi, after thousands rallied in Egyptian cities demanding the reinstatement of the Islamist leader.

  • 17/07/2013 | World

    US suggests Egyptian military averted civil war

    Egypt avoided a possible civil war this month, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, making it hard for Washington to conclude that the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was a military coup.

  • 19/07/2013 | World

    Russian opposition leader freed after protests

    Russia unexpectedly freed opposition leader Alexei Navalny on bail bending to the will of thousands of protesters who denounced his five-year jail sentence as a crude attempt by President Vladimir Putin to silence him.

  • 16/07/2013 | World

    Egyptian army camp attacked with rockets in Sinai

    Assailants using rockets and machineguns attacked an Egyptian army camp in the restive Sinai Peninsula near the border with the Gaza Strip, witnesses and security sources said.

  • 17/07/2013 | World

    Brotherhood holds protest day as Egypt cabinet starts work

    Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi called for more mass demonstrations, declaring a "day of steadfastness" to protest against the formation of a new interim cabinet, which began its first day on the job.

  • 17/07/2013 | World

    Contaminated school meal kills 25 Indian children

    At least 25 Indian children died and dozens needed hospital treatment after apparently being poisoned by a school meal, sparking violent protests and angry allegations of blame.

  • 15/07/2013 | World

    Egypt prosecutor orders arrest of Brotherhood figures

    Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the arrest of seven senior Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist figures today over violence between Brotherhood supporters and opponents in the days before and after Mohamed Morsi was deposed as president.

  • 16/07/2013 | World

    Seven dead as police and protesters clash in Egypt

    Seven people died and more than 260 were wounded when supporters of Mohamed Morsi clashed with the deposed Egyptian president's opponents and security forces through the night, with the return of bloodshed overshadowing the naming of a new interim cabinet.

  • 16/07/2013 | World

    Turkish police arrest 30 over anti-government protests

    Turkish police arrested about 30 people in Istanbul today after briefly detaining more than 1,000 in a widening crackdown after weeks of violent anti-government protests, lawyers and local media reports said.

  • 12/07/2013 | World

    Egypt braces for more protests, prays for calm

    Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi called for protests and Egyptians prayed there would be no repeat of clashes that have killed more than 90 people in the last week in the bitterly divided Arab nation.

  • 13/07/2013 | World

    Egypt announces criminal investigation of Morsi

    Egypt announced a criminal investigation against deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, with prosecutors saying they were examining complaints of spying, inciting violence and ruining the economy.

  • 15/07/2013 | World

    US, Egypt talks begin amid protests

    The first senior US official to visit Egypt since the army toppled its elected president met with officials today to urge them to swiftly restore democracy, while thousands of supporters of the ousted Islamist leader take to the streets.

  • 11/07/2013 | World

    Infighting threatens Egypt transition, army orders arrests

    Political infighting threatened to stall Egypt's transition plans as the military cracked down on Muslim Brotherhood leaders it blames for inciting a clash in Cairo in which troops shot and killed 53 protesters.

  • 11/07/2013 | World

    Egypt has less than two months imported wheat left

    Egypt has less than two months' supply of imported wheat left in its stocks, ousted President Mohamed Morsi's minister of supplies said, revealing a shortage more acute than previously disclosed.

  • 11/07/2013 | World

    US Navy ships in Red Sea move close to Egypt

    Two US Navy ships patrolling in the Middle East moved closer to Egypt's Red Sea coast in recent days, the top Marine Corps general said, in what appeared to be a precautionary move after the military overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi.

  • 06/07/2013 | World

    US urges Egypt's army commander on peaceful civilian transition

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel held three conversations with the head of Egypt's armed forces on Friday and Saturday, emphasizing the need for "a peaceful civilian transition in Egypt," the Pentagon said.

  • 07/07/2013 | World

    Solidarity with Taksim vows to continue Turkey protests after violence

    Protest platform 'Solidarity with Taksim' has roundly condemned police violence during the latest demonstrations in Istanbul and announced that they would continue taking to the streets.

  • 06/07/2013 | World

    New leader starts work as Egypt counts dead

    Egypt counted its dead after Islamists enraged by the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets in an explosion of violence against what they denounced as a military coup.

  • 06/07/2013 | World

    Obama says U.S. not aligned with any Egyptian party

    President Barack Obama condemned the violence in Egypt and said that the United States was not working with any particular Egyptian political party or group as the country reels from a military takeover.

  • 06/07/2013 | World

    Egypt's political process stalls, Islamists call protests

    Egypt's political transition after President Mohamed Mursi's ousting by the military has stumbled at the first hurdle, as the choice of liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei as interim prime minister was thrown into doubt by Islamist objections.

  • 05/07/2013 | World

    At least 17 dead as Islamist protests spread across Egypt

    At least 17 people died across Egypt as Islamists opposed to the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets to vent their fury at what they say was a military coup.

  • 05/07/2013 | World

    Egypt Brotherhood leader Shater arrested

    A deputy leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, former presidential candidate Khairat El-Shater, has been arrested, security sources, his party and state news agency MENA said.

  • 05/07/2013 | World

    Islamist protests hit cities across Egypt, at least 24 dead

    At least 24 people died across Egypt as Islamists opposed to the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets to vent their fury at what they say was a military coup.

  • 04/07/2013 | World

    Egypt interim leader sworn in, authorities order Brotherhood arrests

    Egypt's prosecutor ordered the arrest of the Muslim Brotherhood's leader today, widening a crackdown against the Islamist movement after the army ousted the country's first democratically elected president.

  • 04/07/2013 | World

    Islamist gunmen stage multiple attacks in Sinai

    Islamist gunmen staged multiple attacks on security forces in Egypt's troubled Sinai Peninsula, two days after the army overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, security sources and state television reported.

  • 03/07/2013 | World

    Crowds celebrate across Cairo after army statement

    Jubilant crowds across Cairo cheered, chanted pro-army slogans and set off fireworks after the military suspended the constitution and overthrew President Mohamed Morsi today.

  • 03/07/2013 | World

    Argentina and the International community reacts to Egypt’s coup

    Argentina’s Foreign Ministry declared that “the Argentinean government follows with concern the recent events in Egypt that led to the interruption of the democratic process, the destitution of its legitimate authorities, and a complex political and social situation”, stated the official document.Mixed reactions were presented by a number of world leaders on President Morsi’s removal by Egyptian Armed Forces tonight after one year in office.

    World leaders presented mixed reactions to the news of President Morsi’s removal by the Egyptian Armed Forces after one year in office.

  • 03/07/2013 | World

    Obama urges Egyptian military to return to democratic government

    President Barack Obama expressed deep concern about Egypt's removal of President Mohamed Morsi tonight and called for a swift return to a democratically elected civilian government.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Death toll in Cairo University clash rises to 16

    The death toll in violence involving Islamist supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi near Cairo University rose to 16 today and 200 people were wounded, state television quoted a Health Ministry spokesman as saying.

  • 03/07/2013 | World

    Egypt army topples president Morsi

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Egypt: seven deaths in protests

    Seven people died today, in a new round of confrontations between supporters and detractors of president Mohamed Morsi, in the Egyptian suburb of Guiza.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Mursi says he is the legitimate president, must continue

    Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi told Egyptians in a televised address today that he would defend the legitimacy of his elected office with his life and urged them to reject challenges to the legal order.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Egypt army says ready to die in "final hours"

    Egypt's high command said today the army was ready to die to defend Egypt's people against terrorists and fools, in a response to Islamist President Mohamed Morsi that was headlined "The Final Hours".

  • 01/07/2013 | World

    Egypt army gives Mursi 48 hours to compromise in crisis

    Egypt's powerful armed forces issued a virtual ultimatum to Islamist President Mohamed Mursi today, calling on the nation's feuding politicians to agree on an inclusive roadmap for the country's future within 48 hours.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Egypt on the edge after Mursi rebuffs army ultimatum

    President Mohamed Mursi rebuffed an army ultimatum to force a resolution to Egypt's political crisis, saying that he had not been consulted and would pursue his own plans for national reconciliation.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Morsi's supporters, opponents clash, gunshots confirmed

    Egypt’s security forces confirmed that supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi clashed in Cairo and Banha cities opening fire at each other.

  • 28/06/2013 | World

    American among dead as Egypt violence goes on

    Two people, one an American, were killed when protesters stormed an office of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria today adding to growing tension ahead of mass rallies aimed at unseating the Islamist president.

  • 29/06/2013 | World

    Obama meets Mandela family, police disperse anti-US protesters

    Barack Obama met the family of South Africa's ailing anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. But the US President also faced protests by South Africans against US foreign policy, especially drone strikes.

  • 22/06/2013 | World

    Scattered, smaller protests continue in dozens of Brazilian cities

    Scattered protests took place in dozens of Brazilian cities today, although fewer people took to the streets in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, where vandalism and clashes with police have rocked the country in recent days.

  • 26/06/2013 | World

    Mursi defiant before protests, clashes kill two

    President Mohamed Mursi blamed "enemies of Egypt" for paralysing its new democracy in a speech today that criticised street protests ahead of mass rallies against Islamist rule this weekend.

  • 26/06/2013 | World

    Mursi invites parties to amend constitution

    Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said today he was forming an all-party committee to propose amendments to the constitution and was inviting party leaders to start work on it on Thursday.

  • 17/06/2013 | World

    Turkey says could use army to quell unrest as workers clash with police

    Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said today Turkey could deploy "elements of the armed forces" to help quell anti-government protests if needed, after more than two weeks of violent demonstrations in several cities.

  • 18/06/2013 | World

    Turkish police arrest dozens, PM Erdogan defends security forces

    Police raided addresses across Turkey and detained dozens of people in an operation linked to three weeks of often violent protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.

  • 22/06/2013 | World

    Turkish police break up protest, Erdogan lambasts opponents

    Turkish riot police fired water cannon to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators in central Istanbul, as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan castigated those behind protests he said had played into the hands of Turkey's enemies.

  • 15/06/2013 | World

    Turkey protesters refuse to leave Istanbul park despite PM pledge

    Turkish protesters said they would not leave an Istanbul park despite a call from the president for them to withdraw and a pledge from Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to hold a vote on plans to redevelop the site.

  • 15/06/2013 | World

    Police raid on Istanbul park triggers riots

    Thousands of people took to the streets of Istanbul overnight on Sunday, erecting barricades and starting bonfires, after riot police firing teargas and water cannon stormed a park at the centre of two weeks of anti-government unrest.

     

  • 16/06/2013 | World

    Turkish unions call one-day national strike

    Two Turkish union federations said they would stage a one-day nationwide strike on Monday in protest at the forced eviction by riot police of hundreds of anti-government demonstrators from an Istanbul park.

  • 12/06/2013 | World

    Turkish ruling party orders protesters to leave Istanbul park

    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party ordered protesters out of an Istanbul park, while making a limited concession in the form of an offer to hold a referendum on redevelopment plans that caused nearly two weeks of riots.

  • 12/06/2013 | World

    Turkish protesters party in square despite ruling party call

    Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators chanted and sang in Istanbul's Taksim Square early, defying an order to end almost two weeks of protests against Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.

  • 14/06/2013 | World

    Erdogan makes conciliatory move to end Turkish protests

    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told protesters he would put redevelopment plans for an Istanbul park on hold until a court rules, striking a markedly more conciliatory tone after two weeks of fierce anti-government demonstrations.

  • 11/06/2013 | World

    Clashes in Istanbul as Turkish PM says he won't yield

    Turkish riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at hundreds of protesters armed with rocks and fireworks as they tried to regain control of a central Istanbul square at the heart of anti-government demonstrations.

  • 11/06/2013 | World

    Turkish protests against Prime Minister Erdogan

    Turkish riot police using teargas and water cannon battled protesters for control of Istanbul's Taksim Square as demonstrators defied Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's demand they clear the area and end 10 days of demonstrations.

  • 12/06/2013 | World

    Turkish police fight protesters, clear square

    Turkish riot police fought running battles with pockets of protesters overnight, clearing the central Istanbul square that has been the focus of nearly two weeks of protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.

  • 07/06/2013 | World

    Turkish PM to protesters: Stop now

    Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan flew back to a Turkey rocked by days of anti-government unrest and declared before a sea of flag-waving supporters at Istanbul airport: "These protests must end immediately."

  • 08/06/2013 | World

    Turkey rules out early polls, thousands defy call to end protest

    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party ruled out early elections as thousands of anti-government demonstrators defied his call to end protests.

  • 09/06/2013 | World

    Turkish PM Erdogan warns patience will run out with protests

    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told thousands of cheering supporters that his patience had its limits after days of protests, while tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators gathered at a rival rally in central Istanbul.

  • 05/06/2013 | World

    Turkish trade unions join protests against PM Tayyip Erdogan

    Turkish trade unionists banging drums and trailing banners marched into an Istanbul square, joining unprecedented protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan over what they see as his authoritarian rule.

  • 06/06/2013 | World

    Turkey's Erdogan set to return to nation rattled by protest

    Turkish police clashed with demonstrators overnight ahead of the return of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to a nation rattled by a week of protest against his leadership.

  • 06/06/2013 | World

    Tens of thousands cheer Turkish PM's return after protests

    Thousands of supporters welcomed back Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan from a North African tour in a show of strength after a week of violent anti-government demonstrations across the country.

  • 10/04/2013 | World

    Spain politicians to be fenced off from evictions protesters

    Spanish police will erect barriers around politicians' residences to shield them from protests over the growing number of home evictions and to call for changes to mortgage laws.

  • 01/06/2013 | World

    Spain PM Rajoy sees hope for unemployment on day of protests

    Spanish unemployment figures next week may strike a more encouraging note, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told an economic conference, holding out some hope for an economy deep in its second year of recession.

  • 03/06/2013 | World

    Turkish PM calls for calm amid new clashes

    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan called for calm today, after a weekend of fierce anti-government protests, urging people not to be provoked by demonstrations he said had been organized by "extremist elements".

  • 01/02/2013 | World

    One dead, dozens hurt as police clash with Egypt protesters

    At least one protester was shot dead and dozens wounded today when riot police clashed with demonstrators demanding the overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, witnesses said.

  • 16/02/2013 | World

    Egypt's political rivals meet amid tension

    Liberal and Islamist political leaders met privately today to try to ease tensions that have sparked protests in which some 60 Egyptians have died since late January, politicians said today.

  • 20/02/2013 | World

    Bulgarian gov't resigns amid growing protests

    Bulgaria's government resigned after violent nationwide protests against high power prices, joining a long list of European administrations felled by austerity during Europe's debt crisis.

  • 29/12/2012 | World

    Body of India rape victim arrives home in New Delhi

    The body of a woman whose gang rape provoked protests and rare national debate about violence against women in India arrived back in New Delhi in the early hours of Sunday morning.

  • 28/01/2013 | World

    Cabinet backs Egyptian army to make civilian arrests

    Egypt's cabinet has approved a draft law giving the army the right to arrest civilians and assist the police in providing security, a cabinet source told reporters today after the death toll in five days of anti-government protests rose to 50.

  • 28/01/2013 | World

    Egypt: One killed in riots after emergency law imposed

    A man was shot dead today in a fifth day of violence in Egypt that has killed 50 people and prompted the Islamist president to declare a state of emergency in an attempt to end a wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world's biggest nation.

  • 15/12/2012 | World

    Violence flares in Cairo as Egyptians vote

    Islamists attacked the offices of an Egyptian opposition party newspaper today, security sources said, as people voted on a new constitution intended to pull the country out of a growing political crisis.

  • 21/12/2012 | World

    Clashes as Egyptian Islamists stage rally

    Supporters of President Mohamed Mursi and his opponents hurled rocks at each other in Egypt's second city on the eve of a final vote on a new constitution shaped by Islamists.

  • 27/11/2012 | World

    Egyptians challenge Mursi in nationwide protests

    Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied against President Mohamed Mursi in one of the biggest outpourings of protest since Hosni Mubarak's overthrow, accusing the Islamist leader of seeking to impose a new era of autocracy.

  • 28/11/2012 | World

    Egypt protests continue in deadlock over Mursi powers

    Hundreds of protesters were in Cairo's Tahrir Square for a sixth day today. demanding that Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi rescind a decree they say gives him dictatorial powers.

  • 05/12/2012 | World

    Clashes occur as Mursi's deputy seeks end to Egypt crisis

    Islamists battled with protesters outside Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's palace today, after his vice president suggested amendments could be agreed to the draft constitution that has divided the nation.

  • 20/10/2012 | World

    British protesters demand end to 'failing' austerity

    Thousands of British protesters marched through central London today against public spending cuts and tax rises enacted by a government fighting accusations it is run by an upper-class elite that ignores the plight of recession-hit voters.

  • 07/11/2012 | World

    Greek gov't defies protests to approve more austerity

    Greece's government voted by a razor thin margin today to approve an austerity package needed to unlock vital aid and avert bankruptcy, despite an internal rift and violent protests at the gates of parliament.

  • 24/11/2012 | World

    Crisis over president's powers exposes Egypt divisions

    Youths clashed with police in Cairo as protests at new powers assumed by President Mohamed Mursi stretched into a second day, confronting Egypt with a crisis that has exposed the split between newly empowered Islamists and their opponents.

  • 28/09/2012 | World

    Italian unions strike against Monti, close Colosseum

    Up to 30,000 members of two of Italy's biggest unions marched through Rome today to protest against Prime Minister Mario Monti's cuts in public spending, forcing the closure of the Colosseum.

  • 09/10/2012 | World

    Merkel lands in Greece as protesters mass on streets

    Germany's Angela Merkel arrived in Greece on her first visit since Europe's debt crisis erupted here three years ago, braving protests to deliver a message of support - but no new money - to a nation hammered by recession and fighting to stay in the euro.

  • 18/10/2012 | World

    Greece: Man dies during police, protesters clashes

    Greek police have confirmed that a man has died during today's anti-austerity protests in which police fired teargas to disperse anti-austerity protesters hurling stones and petrol bombs on the day of a general strike that brought much of the near-bankrupt country to a standstill.

  • 21/09/2012 | World

    Pakistan: protesters clash with police over film, 9 dead

    Demonstrators clashed with police in the Pakistani city of Peshawar today as anger over insults to the boiled over despite calls from political and religious leaders across the Muslim world for peaceful protest.

  • 23/09/2012 | World

    From Nigeria to Athens, Muslim protests continue

    Muslims protested in Nigeria, Iran, Greece and Turkey to show anti-Western anger against a film and cartoons insulting Islam had not dissipated.

  • 25/09/2012 | World

    Protesters clash with police in Madrid

    Protesters clashed with police in Spain's capital as the government prepares a new round of unpopular austerity measures for the 2013 budget that will be announced on Thursday.

  • 29/07/2012 | World

    Japan anti-nuclear groups protest at parliament

    Tens of thousands of people protested against nuclear power outside Japan's parliament, the same day a proponent of using renewable energy to replace nuclear following the Fukushima disaster was defeated in a local election.

  • 15/09/2012 | World

    Ten of thousands of Spaniards rally against spending cuts

    Tens of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Madrid to protest against spending cuts and tax rises in a country reeling from high unemployment and a gruelling recession.

  • 19/09/2012 | World

    French weekly fuels Mohammad row with nude cartoons

    A French magazine ridiculed the Prophet Mohammad today by portraying him naked in cartoons, threatening to fuel the anger of Muslims around the world who are already incensed by a film depicting him as a womanizing buffoon.

  • 21/05/2012 | World

    Italy vote to tap austerity anger, gauge political shift

    Italy is likely to register a strong protest vote against belt-tightening in local elections that will provide a fresh snapshot of Europe's changing political landscape a year ahead of a national ballot.

  • 12/06/2012 | World

    Russians protest against Putin despite pressure

    Tens of thousands of Russians marched through Moscow amid a stream of banners demanding President Vladimir Putin step down and challenging new laws designed to curb protest against his strongly centralised rule.

  • 19/07/2012 | World

    Mass anti-austerity protests on Spanish streets

    Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards marched against the centre-right government's latest austerity measures, following more than a week of demonstrations across the country.

  • 04/05/2012 | World

    Army imposes curfew in Cairo district after clashes

    Egypt's army imposed an overnight curfew around the defence ministry in Cairo on Friday after protesters clashed with troops there during demonstrations against the country's military rulers, leaving one soldier dead and 373 people wounded.

  • 13/05/2012 | World

    Italy mulls using army to stem political violence

    Italy is considering using the army to protect the defence conglomerate Finmeccanica and the tax collection agency Equitalia, the targets of a series of attacks that are raising concerns about political violence, the interior minister said.

  • 18/05/2012 | World

    Thousands protest in Chicago ahead of NATO summit

    An estimated 2,500 people, including hundreds of nurses, protested peacefully in a downtown Chicago plaza under the watchful eye of police, chanting mostly about economic issues that have little to do with the summit of the NATO military alliance starting this weekend.

  • 10/03/2012 | World

    Smaller crowds challenge Putin after Russia poll

    Thousands of Russians chanting "Time for change" challenged Vladimir Putin's presidential election victory on Saturday but their numbers were far fewer than in previous weeks.

  • 21/04/2012 | World

    Protests, clashes in Bahrain before Formula One race

    Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in anti-government protests and activists reported clashes in several districts on Saturday, the eve of a Formula One Grand Prix race.

  • 26/04/2012 | World

    Tens of thousands protest at Norway Breivik trial

    Up to 40,000 Norwegians staged an emotionally-charged sing-along in Oslo near the court house where Anders Behring Breivik is on trial for the murder of 77 people in a protest organizers said showed he had not broken their tolerant society.

  • 05/03/2012 | World

    Russia's Putin faces protests, monitors' criticism

    Thousands of protesters chanting "Russia without Putin" took to the streets of Moscow and St Petersburg today to challenge Vladimir Putin's victory in a presidential election which international monitors said was unfair.

  • 06/03/2012 | World

    Opposition concerned over Russia’s Putin resorting to force

    Russia's opposition expressed concern today that Vladimir Putin was resorting to old tactics to crush dissent after riot police detained hundreds of protesters challenging the legitimacy of his presidential election victory.

  • 09/03/2012 | World

    Strauss-Kahn bundled away from UK speech protests

    Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was bundled into the back of a police car to escape protesters after a speaking engagement at Britain's Cambridge University that angered women's rights activists.

  • 18/02/2012 | World

    Thousands rally for Putin before Russian election

    Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in cities across Russia in support of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Saturday in a show of force two weeks before a March 4 presidential election that is expected to return him to the Kremlin.

  • 29/02/2012 | World

    Thousands of Spanish students protest against cuts

    Tens of thousands of students took to the streets of Spanish cities to protest against government spending cuts that have left many classrooms without heating.

  • 03/03/2012 | World

    Putin set to reclaim the Kremlin in Russian vote

    Vladimir Putin is almost certain to win a third presidential term in an election that began last Sunday in Russia's far east, though opponents have challenged the legitimacy of a vote they say is skewed in his favour.

  • 03/02/2012 | World

    Egypt clashes ease but protesters determined to fight on

    Clashes between rock-throwing protesters and riot police eased in Egypt as activists argued over how to build momentum in their push to oust the country's ruling generals.

  • 04/02/2012 | World

    Russians stage rival protests over Putin

    Tens of thousands of Russians defied bitter cold in Moscow to demand fair elections in a march against Vladimir Putin's 12-year rule, and thousands of others staged a rally supporting the prime minister.

  • 13/02/2012 | World

    Greece: Mayor says Athens damage ‘irreparable’

    Athens is counting the cost of damage and clearing the debris from the streets, the day after violence and flames greeted the parliamentary vote on austerity measures.

  • 27/12/2011 | World

    Gunfire erupts as Syrians plead with Arab monitors

    Syrian security forces fired tear gas at tens of thousands of protesters who were heading towards the centre of Syria's troubled city of Homs, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • 28/12/2011 | World

    Gunfire, protests in Syria's Hama

    Live footage carried on al Jazeera television showed gunfire and black smoke rising above Syria's central city of Hama as dozens of men marched through the streets chanting "Where are the Arab monitors".

  • 14/01/2012 | World

    Thousands protest against austerity in Romania

    Thousands of Romanians staged a third straight day of protests in the capital Bucharest and other cities, as anger over a healthcare reform bill widened into protest against government austerity measures.

  • 21/12/2011 | World

    Cairo calmer as Egyptian election resumes

    Egypt is holding the latest round of its first democratic parliamentary election in relative calm after five days of protests in Cairo that prompted a brutal response from security forces.

  • 23/12/2011 | World

    Egypt: Thousands rally against army after woman beaten

    Thousands of Egyptians rallied in Cairo and other cities today to demand the military give up power and vent their anger after 17 people were killed in protests where troops beat and clubbed women and men even as they lay on the ground.

  • 24/12/2011 | World

    Mass rally in Moscow raises pressure on Putin

    Tens of thousands of flag-waving and chanting protesters called today for a disputed parliamentary election to be rerun, increasing pressure on Vladimir Putin as he seeks a new term as Russian president.

  • 06/12/2011 | World

    Greece passes austerity budget after street clashes

    Greek police today fired tear gas at dozens of black-clad protesters in Athens who hurled petrol bombs and stones while hundreds of people marched to parliament to mark the 2008 shooting of a student by police.

  • 10/12/2011 | World

    Russians take the streets to protest against Putin

    Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of cities across Russia today to demand an end to Vladimir Putin's rule and complain about alleged election fraud in the biggest show of defiance since he took power more than a decade ago.

  • 12/12/2011 | World

    Anti-Wall Street activists rally at West Coast ports

    Anti-Wall Street demonstrators, confronted by police in riot gear, marched on several West Coast ports seeking to disrupt cargo traffic and re-energize their protest movement.

  • 23/11/2011 | World

    Yemen's Saleh signs power transfer deal

    Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed a Gulf initiative today to hand over power to his deputy as part of a proposal to end months of protests that have pushed the Arab country to the brink of civil war.

  • 23/11/2011 | World

    Cairo clashes flare after dark

    Rocks, teargas, firebombs and gunfire made darkened streets in central Cairo a battle zone as hard-core protesters demanding an immediate end to army rule fought riot police around government buildings close to Tahrir Square.

  • 24/11/2011 | World

    Truce quiets Cairo streets, army apologizes

    An overnight truce between Egyptian riot police and protesters succeeded on Thursday in calming violence that has killed 39 people in five days, but demonstrators occupying Cairo's Tahrir Square vowed to stay until the army gives up power.

  • 29/09/2011 | World

    Greece resumes talks with auditors amid protests

    Civil servants blockaded several ministries to protest against austerity measures as Greece resumed talks with EU and IMF inspectors on an 8 billion euro aid tranche it needs to avoid bankruptcy next month.

  • 15/10/2011 | World

    Wall Street sit-in protest goes global

    Demonstrators worldwide shouted their rage against bankers and politicians they accuse of ruining economies and condemning millions to hardship through greed and bad government.

  • 20/10/2011 | World

    Greece adopts austerity bill amid protests

    The Greek parliament approved a painful set of austerity measures on, defying violent protests in central Athens and a general strike which shut down much of the country.

  • 17/09/2011 | World

    Poland trade union rally raps EU ministers on economy

    About 15,000 trade unionists staged a protest march against "neo-liberal" economics and in support of greater European solidarity after EU finance ministers rejected calls to spend more to revive the bloc's flagging economy.

  • 18/09/2011 | World

    At least 26 killed in anti-Saleh march in Yemen

    At least 26 people were shot dead and hundreds wounded today when security forces fired on demonstrators who charged police lines in Yemen's capital Sanaa, in a dramatic escalation of protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

  • 22/09/2011 | World

    Berlin greets pope with praise and protests

    Germans opposed to Pope Benedict's teachings on sexuality and angry at cases of abuse by priests protested in Berlin while members of parliament boycotted a speech by the pontiff at the start of his four-day visit to his homeland.

  • 21/07/2011 | World

    Gaddafi rules out talks, rally emphasises divisions

    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ruled out talks with the rebels trying to end his 41-year-rule, raising questions about whether a flurry of Western efforts to negotiate an end to the deepening conflict can succeed.

  • 01/08/2011 | World

    Egypt army breaks up protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square

    Egypt's army moved into Cairo's Tahrir Square to break up a protest that had lasted more than three weeks after the main groups involved had said they would leave but a few hundred demonstrators had stayed put, state television reported.

  • 25/08/2011 | World

    Second day of strike in Chile against Piñera

    Protesters scuffled with police in the Chilean capital today, the second of a two-day strike against President Sebastian Piñera marked by sporadic looting and more protests.

  • 04/06/2011 | World

    Yemen's Saleh whereabouts in question after attack

    Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, wounded in an attack in his compound, was reported by al Arabiya television to have left for Saudi Arabia, but a Yemeni official and Saudi source denied he had gone.

  • 12/06/2011 | World

    Greeks protest for 19th day, utility union to strike

    More than 20,000 Greeks protested against austerity measures in Athens and workers at state-owned utility PPC announced strikes to oppose government plans to sell the company.

  • 19/06/2011 | World

    Tens of thousands march against Euro Pact in Spain

    Tens of thousands of Spaniards abandoned their customary quiet day with families and friends on to march against the so-called "Euro Pact" and the handling of the economic crisis.

  • 28/05/2011 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak fined for communications cut

    An Egyptian administrative court fined ousted President Hosni Mubarak and two former officials 540 million Egyptian pounds (US$91 million) for cutting off mobile and internet services during protests in January.

  • 29/05/2011 | World

    Greeks vent anger at entire political class

    Tens of thousands of Greeks vented their anger at the nation's political classes in Athens, staging the biggest in a week of protests as the government seeks backing for yet more austerity.

  • 30/05/2011 | World

    Spanish 'indignants' spark wave of European protests

    Spaniards protesting over the handling of the country's economic crisis vowed to keep their tents in central city squares this week, as a wave of similar protests spread to other major European cities.

  • 21/05/2011 | World

    Spaniards stage mass protests into polling day

    Thousands of Spaniards filled city squares and camped out across the country to protest against government austerity before regional elections which are likely to deal a blow to the Socialist government.

  • 27/05/2011 | World

    Yemen on brink of civil war as fighting worsens

    Yemeni tribesmen said they wrested a military compound from elite troops loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh outside the capital Sanaa as increased fighting threatened to tip the country into civil war.

  • 28/05/2011 | World

    Yemen tensions ease with doubtful ceasefire, protests pursue

    An informal ceasefire between President Ali Abdullah Saleh's security forces and a tribal group brought a pause in fighting today after nearly a week of deadly clashes left Yemen near civil war.

  • 19/05/2011 | World

    Spain bans jobs protests over election weekend

    Spain's electoral oversight body ruled that jobs protests which young people are staging across the country would be illegal over the coming election weekend, but some demonstrators said they would defy the ban.

  • 20/05/2011 | World

    Pakistan Taliban says it attacked US consulate convoy

    Pakistan's Taliban said it had attacked a US consulate convoy in the volatile northwestern city of Peshawar, the latest assault in a surge of violence since US forces killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden this month.

  • 20/05/2011 | World

    Spain government rethinks ban as youth protests grow

    Tens of thousands of Spaniards angry over joblessness protested for a sixth day in cities all over the country, and the government looked unlikely to enforce a ban on the demonstrations, fearing clashes.

  • 10/04/2011 | World

    Assad loyalists kill three in coastal Syrian city: activist

    Irregular forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad killed three people in Banias, a local human rights activist said, after pro-democracy protests flared in the mostly Sunni city on the Mediterranean.

  • 30/04/2011 | World

    Syria arrests women, opposition figures-rights groups

    Syrian security forces arrested two veteran opposition figures and a group of female protesters, adding to thousands of political prisoners in the country, rights groups said.

  • 06/05/2011 | World

    US aircraft strike in Pakistan; protests over bin Laden

    US drone aircraft fired missiles into a house in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, killing at least eight suspected militants just as Islamists protested against the killing of Osama bin Laden.

  • 26/03/2011 | World

    Rioters battle UK police after anti-cuts rally

    Black-clad, masked youths battled riot police and attacked banks and luxury stores in central London, overshadowing a protest by more than a quarter of a million Britons against government spending cuts.

  • 26/03/2011 | World

    Six dead in port city as Syrian crisis grows

    Syrian security forces have killed six people in two days of anti-government protests in the key port city of Latakia, reformist activists living abroad told reporters.

  • 10/04/2011 | World

    More than 1,000 defy Egypt army order to quit square

    More than 1,000 protesters ignored an army order to leave Cairo's main square, extending into a third day their calls for a quick move to civilian rule and a deeper purge of corrupt officials

  • 05/03/2011 | World

    Yunus removal from bank sparks Bangladesh protest

    Thousands of Bangladeshis protested today against the removal of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus from the top post at Grameen Bank, the microlender he founded.

  • 08/03/2011 | World

    Yemeni police fire on protest, 65 hurt: hospital

    Yemeni police opened fire on protesters in the capital Sanaa, wounding at least 65 people demonstrating for an end to President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 32-year-old rule, hospital sources said.

  • 16/03/2011 | World

    Bahrain cracks down on protesters as uprisings continue

    Bahraini forces, backed by helicopters, fired tear gas in a crackdown on protesters, clearing hundreds from a camp that had become the symbol of an uprising by the island's Shi'ite Muslim majority.

  • 26/02/2011 | World

    Thousands stage anti-gov't protest in Bahrain

    Tens of thousands of mainly Shi'ite Bahrainis gathered in Manama yesterday, officially declared a day of mourning, in one of the biggest protests since unrest erupted 10 days ago.

  • 26/02/2011 | World

    US says Libya has spoken, Gaddafi must leave now

    President Barack Obama called for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to step down from power, sharpening US rhetoric after days of deadly violence and criticism that Washington was slow to respond.

  • 11/02/2011 | World

    Some facts about Mubarak

  • 14/02/2011 | World

    Berlusconi refuses to resign, dismisses protest

    Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he had no intention of stepping down and dismissed a weekend demonstration by women across Italy over his involvement in a sex scandal.

  • 21/02/2011 | World

    Zimbabwe arrests 46 over 'Egyptian-style' protests

    Zimbabwe has arrested dozens of activists on charges of plotting protests against long-serving President Robert Mugabe similar to those that toppled the leaders of Egypt and Tunisia, police said.

  • 10/02/2011 | World

    Egypt's government faces outbreak of labour strikes

    An outbreak of strikes by Egyptian workers, emboldened by more than two weeks of anti-government protests, is compounding the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak as he confronts a mass movement determined to oust him.

  • 10/02/2011 | World

    Obama calls Mubarak's latest move insufficient

    US President Barack Obama said Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's statement that he would hand over power to his vice president was not enough to meet the demands of protesters clamouring for democratic change.

  • 07/02/2011 | World

    Egypt's Brotherhood warns it could quit talks with government

    US President Barack Obama said talks to resolve Egypt's crisis were making progress, but the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo said it could quit the process if opposition demands were not met.

  • 08/02/2011 | World

    Egyptians stage big protest, dismiss power plan

    Egyptians staged one of their biggest protests demanding President Hosni Mubarak step down now, their wrath undiminished by the vice president's announcement of a plan to transfer power.

  • 26/01/2011 | World

    Egypt's gov't forbids more protests

    Egypt said it would ban demonstrations and detain protesters, seeking to draw a line under unprecedented protests against President Hosni Mubarak's rule.

  • 28/05/2014 | Latin America

    US House passes bill seeking Venezuela sanctions

    The US House of Representatives passed legislation today, to impose sanctions on Venezuelans responsible for human rights abuses during anti-government protests, despite Obama administration worries that they could threaten talks seeking to ease the unrest.

  • 03/06/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuelan protesters give artistic twist to tear gas canisters

    Tear gas canisters fired by the thousands on the streets of Caracas are being transformed into sculptures in a competition seeking to give an artistic twist to this year's anti-government unrest in Venezuela.

  • 05/05/2014 | Latin America

    HRW: Venezuela violated rights of protesters

    Venezuela has violated the rights of opposition protesters through beatings, illegal detentions and failure to follow due process, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

  • 08/05/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela arrests hundreds of anti-gov't protesters

    Venezuelan security forces arrested 243 people in pre-dawn raids of youth anti-government activists camps in public spaces.

  • 11/05/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela gov't frees most students arrested in camp raids

    Although the government hoped the demolition of four camps in Caracas would snuff out a three-month protest movement, activists vowed the measure had only strengthened their resolve to demonstrate against Maduro.

  • 10/04/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Maduro, opposition to begin talks

    President Nicolas Maduro was due to host Venezuelan opposition leaders at the start of mediated talks intended to stem two months of political unrest that has killed dozens in the OPEC nation.

  • 10/04/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela unrest death toll up to 40

    Underlying the gravity of the crisis in Venezuela, authorities said today that a policeman was shot dead in western Barquisimeto city while dispersing a demonstration.

  • 20/04/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuelan protesters burn Maduro effigies in Easter rally

    Hundreds rallied to demand the "resurrection" of Venezuelan democracy while effigies of both President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leaders were paraded for burning in a local Easter Day tradition.

  • 02/04/2014 | Latin America

    Catholic Church blasts Venezuela Gov't for 'brutal repression'

    Venezuela's Roman Catholic Church accused today President Nicolas Maduro's government of "totalitarian" tendencies and "brutal repression" of demonstrators during two months of political unrest that has killed several dozen people.

  • 08/04/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela opposition to join exploratory talks with government

    Venezuela's opposition said it agreed to attend exploratory talks with President Nicolas Maduro's government in a bid to end the country's worst political unrest for a decade.

  • 09/04/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela formally invites the Vatican to mediate

    The Venezuelan government formally invited today the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to join the exploratory talks with the opposition as “mediator of good will”.

  • 15/03/2014 | Latin America

    Maduro gives ultimatum to Caracas protesters

    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro warned protesters in Caracas to clear a square they have made their stronghold, or face eviction by security forces.

  • 17/03/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela death toll rises as soldier is shot in head

    A Venezuela National Guard captain died today after being shot in the head during a demonstration, the military said, the 29th fatality in six weeks of clashes between protesters and security forces.

  • 23/03/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela prosecutor sees police 'excesses' in protest crackdown

    Venezuela's top state prosecutor has affirmed that security forces had committed "excesses" in breaking up nearly two months of opposition protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro that have left at least 34 dead.

  • 12/03/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela unrest death toll rises, students fight troops again

    Protesters battled soldiers in the streets of Caracas again as three more fatal shootings raised to 25 the death toll from a month of demonstrations against Venezuela's socialist government.

  • 13/03/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela says death toll from protests rises to 28

    Venezuela's state prosecutor said the death toll from a month of violent protests had risen to 28, after the nation's top court ordered opposition mayors to dismantle barricades set up by street protesters.

  • 14/03/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela inflation tops 57% amid protests

    The South American OPEC nation, which has one of the world's highest rates of inflation, said that despite the protests inflation slowed on a month-on-month basis to 2.4 percent from 3.3 percent in January.

  • 06/03/2014 | Latin America

    Two dead in Venezuela opposition protest

    A Venezuelan soldier and a motor cyclist were killed in a standoff with opposition demonstrators who had set up a barricade along an avenue of Caracas, the vice president of the ruling Socialist Party said.

  • 07/03/2014 | Latin America

    Latin American foreign ministers to discuss Venezuela unrest

    Latin American foreign ministers will meet next week to discuss the unrest in Venezuela that has left at least 20 dead and convulsed the South American OPEC nation, diplomatic sources.

  • 10/03/2014 | Latin America

    Chilean national killed in Venezuela protests

    A Chilean woman was shot dead while clearing a barricade put up by anti-government protesters in the first foreign fatality from a month of unrest in Venezuela, authorities and state media said.

  • 04/03/2014 | Latin America

    Amid protests, Venezuela to remember late Hugo Chavez

    Venezuela geared up for commemorations of socialist leader Hugo Chavez's death despite continued protests against his successor that have shaken the OPEC member and threatened the legacy of "El Comandante."

  • 05/03/2014 | Latin America

    Timerman attends Venezuela's ceremonies in honour of late Chávez

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman flew to Venezuela where he is attending the commemorative ceremonies in honour of late president Hugo Chávez on his first death anniversary. The Argentine official praised the role played by the socialist leader in the process of Latin American “unity” and ratified President Kirchner's call to "respect democracy."

  • 05/03/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Chávez remembered with pomp and protests

    Followers of Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chávez flooded the streets to mark the anniversary of his death, a sad but welcome distraction for his successor who has faced a month of violent protests.

  • 27/02/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Jaua in BA denounces 'political nature' of protests

    Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua was holding a press conference at the Casa Rosada presidential palace in Buenos Aires today along with his Argentinean counterpart Héctor Timerman.

  • 27/02/2014 | Latin America

    US State Department report warns human right violations in Venezuela

    An executive summary published today by the US State Department describes Venezuela’s political power as “concentrated in a single party with an authoritarian executive”, and reported human rights abuses, including corruption, freedom of speech restrictions, and political persecutions amid others.

  • 02/03/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela opposition musters thousands for march despite Carnival

    While many Venezuelans went to the beach to enjoy the Carnival holiday, thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched in the capital, trying to keep up the momentum from weeks of protests demanding President Nicolas Maduro resign.

  • 24/02/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela protests flare anew, death toll rises

    Anti-government demonstrators set up barricades and started fires in Venezuela's capital today despite calls from within the opposition to rein in protests in which at least 14 people have died in the OPEC nation.

  • 26/02/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuelan opposition declines Maduro's ‘Peace Conference’

    Venezuela’s opposition has declined its participation in the so called ‘National Peace Conference’, sponsored by President Nicolas Maduro in the presidential palace, as marches and protests continue nationwide.

  • 26/02/2014 | Latin America

    OAS suspends meeting over Venezuela situation

    The Organization or American States (OAS) has suspended tomorrow’s summit regarding Venezuela’s political unrest “for administrative reasons”, but postponed the meeting for a further date, officials said.

  • 20/02/2014 | Latin America

    Maduro: If CNN do not correct reports, they are out of Venezuela

    "CNN has the objective of forcing a civil war in order to provoke the 'gringo' [USA] army against our fatherland. Alert the entire country, alert," the head of state warned, in a live television appearance this evening.

  • 21/02/2014 | Latin America

    From jail, Venezuela protest leader urges resistance

    Venezuela's jailed protest leader urged supporters to keep demonstrating peacefully against President Nicolas Maduro despite violence that has killed at least six people and rocked the OPEC member nation.

  • 22/02/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela deaths rise as unrest claims student and biker

    A female student and a young supermarket worker were the latest fatalities from Venezuela's political unrest as the death toll from 10 days of violence rose to at least eight.

  • 19/02/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela state TV claims sixth protest victim

    Venezuelan state television said that a woman died after an ambulance taking her to hospital was blocked by opposition protesters in Caracas, bring to six the number of fatalities in a week of political unrest.

  • 20/02/2014 | Latin America

    Violence escalates in Venezuela

    Venezuelan security forces and demonstrators faced off in streets blocked by burning barricades in several provincial cities as protests escalated against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government.

  • 20/02/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela protests rumble as demonstrators, troops face off

    Venezuelan security forces and demonstrators faced off in streets blocked by burning barricades in several provincial cities as protests escalated against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government.

  • 18/02/2014 | Latin America

    Argentina condemns 'conspiracy,' 'public opinion manipulation' in Venezuela crisis

    Buenos Aires has ratified its support and solidarity to Caracas where anti-government protests have sparked tensions and violence over the past days. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said “any conspiratorial attitude” in Venezuela poses a threat “to all South American democracies.”

  • 18/02/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela opposition leader López turns himself in amidst protests

    Hardline opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has handed himself over to Venezuelan security forces answering an arrest warrant placed on the figure following last week's fatal protests.

  • 19/02/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela: jailed protest leader López urges Maduro's 'exit'

    Imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez urged supporters to keep fighting for the departure of Venezuela's socialist government, even as he was due in court today accused of fomenting unrest that has killed at least four people.

  • 15/02/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuelan students fight police

    Venezuelan police fired teargas and turned water cannons on stone-throwing protesters to stop them blocking a Caracas highway in a fourth day of sporadic unrest against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

  • 17/02/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela expels 3 US diplomats after protests

    Venezuela has ordered three US diplomats to leave the country, accusing them of recruiting students to lead protests that were the OPEC nation's most serious violence since President Nicolas Maduro's April election and in which three people were killed.

  • 17/02/2014 | Latin America

    UNASUR condemns Venezuela violence

    The Union of Southern Nations (UNASUR) today expressed its "energetic condemnation" of the violent episodes recorded over the last week in Venezuela during conflicting opposition and pro-government marches, and called for "the preservation of institutions and democratic principles" in the divided nation.

  • 13/02/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela court orders arrest of opposition leader Lopez

    A Venezuelan court ordered the arrest of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on charges including murder and terrorism linked to street protests that resulted in the deaths of three people the day before.

  • 15/02/2014 | Latin America

    'Chavistas' march in Venezuela, opposition protests continue

    Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro marched in the center of Caracas to call for peace and make a show of political strength after this week's deadly violence at street protests.

  • 22/07/2013 | Latin America

    Rio rocked by protests close to site of Pope visit

    The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro was the stage for violent protests, centred around Palacio Guanabara where earlier Pope Francis had been received by the nation's president Dilma Rousseff.

  • 23/07/2013 | Latin America

    Pope to use closed vehicle after incidents in Rio

    Rio de Janeiro transport secretary Carlos Osorio has announced that Pope Francis will use a closed vehicle for his next public appearance, due to the clamor that was caused by the pontiff on arriving in the Brazilian city.

  • 12/02/2014 | Latin America

    Two dead, 23 people injured in violent Venezuela protests

    Two people were killed and 23 injured during standoffs at the end of an anti-government rally in Caracas, escalating the worst bout of unrest in Venezuela since protests against President Nicolas Maduro's April 2013 election.

  • 01/07/2013 | Latin America

    Pope Francis does not fear protests during Brazil trip

    Pope Francis does not believe that there will be protests during his visit to Brazil to mark World Youth Day, scheduled to run from July 22-29 in Rio de Janeiro.

  • 11/07/2013 | Latin America

    Brazil's unions launch 'National Struggle Day,' roadblocks spread

    11 raods blocked and no public transport services in many cities are the first results of the so called "National Struggle Day" called by Brazilian unions for today echoing the wave of protest that hit the Dilma Rousseff administration back in June.

  • 16/07/2013 | Latin America

    Rousseff's popularity sinks after Brazil's protests

    President Dilma Rousseff's approval rating plummeted and her re-election chances have dimmed in the month since massive protests of poor public services, corruption and other complaints shook Brazil, a new poll published today showed.

  • 26/06/2013 | Latin America

    Fresh protests under way in Brazil despite government concessions

    Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in new demonstrations calling for a crackdown on corruption and better public services, just a day after Congress ceded to a handful of the key demands galvanizing protests across the country.

  • 27/06/2013 | Latin America

    Chile police evict protesters from schools before Sunday vote

    Chilean police evicted student protesters from 21 Santiago schools that will be used as polling stations for weekend primary elections, a day after a massive march for education reform in the capital.

  • 29/06/2013 | Latin America

    Rousseff's popularity plummets in wake of Brazil protests

    President Dilma Rousseff's approval rating sank by 27 percentage points in the last three weeks, a poll showed today in the strongest evidence yet that the recent wave of street protests sweeping Brazil poses a serious threat to her likely re-election bid next year.

  • 18/06/2013 | Latin America

    Rousseff praises Brazil protests, says gov't committed to change

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said today the massive protests that have swept the country in recent weeks represent legitimate calls for better public services and more responsive governance at all levels.

  • 21/06/2013 | Latin America

    Brazil's President Rousseff pledges to maintain order

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff pledged on Friday to maintain order on the streets, condemning the acts of violence and vandalism that have marred the country's largest protest in 20 years and promising security forces would defend public property.

  • 21/06/2013 | Latin America

    Backlash grows against Brazilian protests after violence

    A popular backlash against Brazil's nationwide protests took hold after widespread rioting overnight, as even the leftist group at the movement's core said it was done organizing marches for now because of growing discord and violence.

  • 16/04/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela accuses opposition of plotting coup, 7 dead

    Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro accused the opposition of planning a coup against him after seven government supporters were killed in clashes over his disputed election victory.

  • 17/04/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela opposition fears crackdown, Maduro vows protection

    Venezuela's opposition leaders said they feared persecution over post-election protests, but President-elect Nicolás Maduro promised to protect his rival despite their vicious election dispute.

  • 17/04/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela dispute prompts urgent meeting of regional leaders

    Several South American presidents will hold an emergency meeting in Peru to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela following the disputed election of President Nicolas Maduro, officials said.

  • 23/08/2012 | Latin America

    Chilean students lead massive protests all over Santiago

    Chilean high-school students will set at least 14 simultaneous protests across Santiago de Chile demanding reforms in the educational system, amidst a series of schools take-overs that led to some violent evictions.

  • 19/10/2012 | Latin America

    Boy dies in violent protests over new Panama land law

    At least one person, a 9-year-old boy, died on Friday in violent protests over a new law allowing the sale of state-owned land in a dilapidated port city within the duty-free zone next to the Panama Canal.

  • 11/04/2013 | Latin America

    Chile's students get back to the streets against education system

    Hundreds of thousands of students took their educational claims again back to Chilean streets to demand a free, high-quality education system as the Andean country gets ready for key elections this year.

  • 22/03/2012 | Latin America

    Ecuador's Correa won't let protests block mining deals

    Ecuador's President Rafael Correa insisted he will push ahead with plans to develop large-scale mining, seeking to ride out the arrival in Quito of indigenous de monstrators who fear their lands will be wrecked.

  • 26/04/2012 | Latin America

    Chile proposes tax reform to fund education overhaul

    Chile's government proposed a sweeping tax reform that raises levies on companies to help fund an education overhaul, as it seeks to quell social protests ahead of local elections seen as a litmus test for the 2013 presidential race.

  • 16/08/2012 | Latin America

    Chilean police arrest 139 students amid school protests

    Chilean police stormed today three schools in the centre of Santiago, overtaken by students for the past week, and arrested 139 young people who were involved in the protests demanding education reform.

  • 26/08/2011 | Latin America

    Teen shot in Chile anti-Piñera protest dies

    A Chilean teenager died, a day after being shot in the chest during massive protests in the capital against President Sebastian Pinera, police said, the first fatality in months of social unrest.

  • 28/09/2011 | Latin America

    Bolivia protesters to resume march against Amazon road

    Bolivian demonstrators opposed to the construction of a road in the Amazon vowed to resume a month-long protest march that has become a major challenge to leftist President Evo Morales.

  • 12/11/2011 | Latin America

    Piñera aims for 'strong agreement' over education in Chile

    Chile’s President, Sebastián Piñera, expressed his hopes to be able to achieve a “strong agreement” this month over education, despite the fact that the relationship between the Chilean Government and students has been rocky, following six months of tension-filled protests in the country's capital.

  • 23/12/2010 | Latin America

    Venezuela security forces break up student protest

    Venezuelan security forces fired a water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of students protesting against a new law tightening the government's control over universities.

  • 02/05/2011 | Latin America

    Rural protests in Perú to challenge next president

    Peru's next president, to be elected on June 5, will inherit hundreds of festering social conflicts that threaten to paralyze mining and energy investments in one of the world's fastest-growing economies.

  • 04/08/2011 | Latin America

    Chile: over 800 in custody for protests

    Over 800 people were detained across Chile yesterday when police fired tear gas and water cannons to dissolve student demonstrators demanding an education reforms to be carried out in Chile, government spokesman Andrés Chadwick said today.

  • 19/05/2014 | Sports

    Pele: Tourists to stay away from World Cup

    Protests in Brazil and delays in building stadiums are putting the World Cup next month at risk and prompting tourists to stay away, soccer great Pele said today.

  • 26/05/2014 | Sports

    Striking teachers attack coach carrying Brazil players

    The bus carrying Brazil's World Cup squad to training was kicked and punched by demonstrators angry at what they consider exorbitant spending on football and not enough on social programmes.

  • 22/06/2013 | Sports

    FIFA is the real president of Brazil, says Romario

    Former Brazil forward Romario has described FIFA as "the real president of Brazil" and said the money spent on stadiums for the 2014 World Cup could have been used to build thousands of new schools.

  • 20/02/2014 | Sports

    Ukraine athletes leave Sochi Olympics in protest support

    Two members of Ukraine's Olympics team have decided to pull out of the Sochi Winter Games in support of demonstrators back home after widespread anti-government protests left dozens dead and hundreds injured.

  • 19/09/2012 | Arts and Media

    Peru protests move from countryside to Humala's doorstep

    After struggling for months to defuse protests against mining companies in far-flung provinces, President Ollanta Humala is now facing strikes in the capital by teachers and doctors who want a piece of Peru's record fiscal surplus.

  • 27/06/2013 | Multimedia

    Anti-World cup video message shakes the Web

    A video showing a young Brazilian explaining why she is against the organization of the World Cup in the South American giant is sweeping through Internet already causing furor and controversy.

  • 11/11/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition: CFK autistic, authoritarian

  • 17/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Police disperse protesters outside Brazil match

    At least 10 people were arrested in the demonstration after the group tried to block the main street to the Castelão stadium in the northeastern city of Fortaleza, local police spokesman Fernando Albano confirmed.


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