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Philippine president jeered by protesters during speech

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines: Protesters briefly interrupted an Independence Day speech by President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday as they waved signs and jeered the tough-talking leader. Duterte had just started delivering his speech for the 120th commemoration of Philippine Independence in the northern province of Cavite when a small but loud group shouted “Duterte traitor!”, “Fake independence!” […]

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Jordan’s protesters are young and wary of their cause being hijacked

By   /  June 4, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

AMMAN: Jordanians involved in the anti-government protests in opposition to the draft income tax law appear to be well-organized, mature in their approach and focused on specific goals. The demonstrations started on Wednesday in Amman, organized by professional unions against the draft tax laws required by the International Monetary Fund. But unlike in the protests […]

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Gaza protesters wane in number but Hamas vows to continue

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

GAZA: Palestinian protests on the Gaza-Israel border have dropped off over the past two days, with Israel on Wednesday pointing to what it said were Egyptian efforts to restore calm after dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire. Gaza’s dominant Hamas movement denied that it was under pressure from neighboring Egypt to scale back […]

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Saudi condemns Israeli killing of Palestinian protesters

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

RIYADH,  (Xinhua) — Saudi Arabia strongly condemned the massacre of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli forces on Monday, Saudi Press Agency reported. The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed in a statement its support for the Palestinians to assert their legitimate rights in accordance with the international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative. It also called […]

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Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers in West Bank on eve of Nakba Day

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

RAMALLAH,  (Xinhua) — Hundreds of Palestinians on Monday marched from the West Bank city of Ramallah and clashed with Israeli soldiers at the military checkpoint in Qalandia north of Jerusalem, leading to dozens of Palestinian injuries. A total of 35 Palestinians were injured by Israeli rubber-coated bullets, while dozens others suffocated over tear gas grenades […]

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London packed with protesters demanding higher wages

By   /  May 13, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

London, May 13 (IANS) Tens of thousands of workers and their families gathered in London to demand higher wages and better working conditions in the public and private sectors as part of a march organized by trade unions. With colourful posters and catchy slogans, the “A New Deal for the Working Class” organised by the Trade […]

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Israel threatens to target kite-flying Gazan protesters

By   /  May 4, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM : The Israeli army has threatened to target Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip who fly kites on or near the strip’s eastern border with Israel amid ongoing rallies against the Israeli occupation. Israel media reported this week that army snipers would target Palestinian protesters flying kites allegedly rigged with Molotov cocktails. Protesters have allegedly […]

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24 dead in Nicaragua after days of clashes between security forces and protesters

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on 24 dead in Nicaragua after days of clashes between security forces and protesters

MANAGUA, Nicaragua: Days of clashes between protesters and security forces in Nicaragua have killed at least 24 people, a rights group said Sunday, as looting also gripped parts of the Central American country. The unrest erupted Wednesday over pension reforms, with students a prominent group. A robust response ordered by leftist President Daniel Ortega has […]

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PLO demands speedy int’l probe into Israeli aggression against Palestinian protesters

By   /  April 14, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

RAMALLAH, April 14 (Xinhua) — The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Saturday pressed for a speedy international investigation into the “Israeli aggression” against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. The delay of an investigation into Israel’s “systematic and continued aggression” against defenseless civilian population would “cost the lives of more Palestinians,” PLO Secretary General Saeb […]

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