Political and civil unrest

Anti-government protesters throw stones at security forces during clashes in the al-Rasheed street in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The demonstrators complain of widespread corruption, lack of job opportunities and poor basic services, including regular power cuts despite Iraq's vast oil reserves. They have snubbed limited economic reforms proposed by the government, calling for it to resign. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 08, 2019 - 12:55 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most senior Shiite cleric urged political leaders Friday to find a way out of the current cycle of anti-government protests and a subsequent security crackdown that has left more than 250 people dead, saying the country faces "great risks" if it continues. The protests...
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World Bank Regional Director Saroj Kumar Jha, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Jha said during the interview that Lebanon needs to quickly form a new Cabinet within a week to prevent further degradation of the Lebanese economy and the confidence of the Lebanese economy. Jha said in recent weeks the World Bank has observed increasing risks to Lebanon's economic and financial stability and therefore it is very concerned that this will impact Lebanon's poor people, middle class and businesses.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
November 08, 2019 - 12:47 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The World Bank on Friday urged Lebanon to form a new Cabinet "within a week" to prevent further degradation and loss of confidence in its economy, warning of grave risks to the country's stability amid a worsening fiscal and economic crisis. Saroj Kumar Jha, the organization's...
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A protester light candles near flowers and a banner which reads "From all of us - God bless Chow Tsz-Lok" at the site where student Chow Tsz-Lok fell during a recent protest in Hong Kong on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Chow, a Hong Kong university student who fell off a parking garage after police fired tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters died Friday in a rare fatality after five months of unrest, fueling more outrage against authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) ///
November 08, 2019 - 12:40 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong university student who fell off a parking garage after police fired tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters died Friday in a rare fatality in five months of unrest, fueling more outrage against authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah speaks during a press conference at the end of a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. Malaysia has rejected a U.S. plan to host an Asia-Pacific trade summit in January, after Chile scrapped the November meeting over violent anti-government protests. (Andrea Verdelli/Pool Photo via AP, FIle)
November 07, 2019 - 3:29 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has rejected a U.S. plan to host an Asia-Pacific trade summit in January, after Chile canceled a November meeting because of violent anti-government protests. Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah didn't give any reason for the rejection Thursday but Malaysia is...
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FILE - This Oct. 15, 2019, file photo shows a patron of The Salvation Army homeless shelter, right, checking his belongings at a shelter near downtown Las Vegas. Amid protests that they would criminalize being homeless, Las Vegas elected officials are poised to make it a misdemeanor for people to sleep or camp in public areas when beds are available at established shelters. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
November 06, 2019 - 9:56 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Despite protests about a "war on the poor," Las Vegas officials passed a law Wednesday making it illegal for the homeless to sleep on streets when beds are available at established shelters. The issue spurred emotion and drama, including the ejection by city marshals of several...
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Anti-government protesters shoot laser lights at security forces during clashes on a bridge leading to the Green Zone government areas during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks in the capital, Baghdad, and across the Shiite south, demanding sweeping political change. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 06, 2019 - 5:34 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Iraq stormed a bridge Wednesday in central Baghdad, where security forces pushed them back with batons and tear gas, wounding dozens. A medic was killed while aiding demonstrators. The military called on the protesters to stop blocking roads and ports,...
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In this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, photo, people wearing "Save The Paseo" shirts stand among attendees at a rally to keep a street named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Paseo Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo. In January, the City Council voted to rename one of the city's main boulevards, The Paseo, after King, but many in the community want the old name back. A petition drive put the issue on the Nov. 5 ballot pitting neighbors against each other. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 06, 2019 - 12:42 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King's name from one of the city's most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city council decided to rename The Paseo for the civil rights icon. Unofficial results showed the proposal...
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In this Aug. 12, 2019, photo, pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho, left, attends a demonstration of an anti-riot vehicle equipped with water cannon at the Police Tactical Unit Headquarters in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police say an anti-government supporter stabbed and wounded the pro-Beijing lawmaker who was campaigning for local elections. The government condemned the attack on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 against Ho, a hate figure for protesters, and said police arrested the assailant. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 06, 2019 - 10:11 am
HONG KONG (AP) — An anti-government assailant stabbed and wounded a pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker who was election campaigning Wednesday, police said, in another escalation of violence surrounding the protests demanding political reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Junius Ho has...
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Carrying banners and blowing whistles protesters gather outside the government headquarters in Zagreb, Croatia, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. More than 2,000 teachers and other employees in Croatia's education system have rallied in the capital Zagreb to press for their demand for higher wages after being on strike for nearly a month. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
November 06, 2019 - 8:29 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — More than 2,000 teachers and other employees in Croatia's education system have rallied in the capital of Zagreb to press for higher wages after being on strike for nearly a month. Carrying banners and blowing whistles, the protesters marched Wednesday through the city before...
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In this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, photo, people wearing "Save The Paseo" shirts stand among attendees at a rally to keep a street named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Paseo Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo. In January, the City Council voted to rename one of the city's main boulevards, The Paseo, after King, but many in the community want the old name back. A petition drive put the issue on the Nov. 5 ballot pitting neighbors against each other. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 05, 2019 - 11:05 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King's name from one of the city's most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city council decided to rename The Paseo for the civil rights icon. Unofficial results vote showed the...
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