Rebellions and uprisings

November 27, 2019 - 12:35 pm
BENI, Congo (AP) — Nineteen people have died in the latest rebel attack near the city of Beni, where outraged residents this week stormed a United Nations base to demand protection, the U.N. said Wednesday. The attack in Oicha, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Beni, took place overnight, Beni...
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A supporter of Lebanese President Michel Aoun holds up his picture with Arabic that read "Because you are our dignity," as Lebanese republican guards stand guard during a protest near the presidential palace in the Beirut suburb of Baabda, Lebanon, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Dozens of people are marching to show their support for Aoun and his proposed political reforms that come after more than five weeks of widespread anti-government demonstrations. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
November 27, 2019 - 7:42 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Overnight confrontations between supporters and opponents of Lebanon’s president — mostly fistfights and stone throwing — erupted in cities and towns across the country, injuring dozens of people, and 16 people were detained for their involvement, the Lebanese Red Cross and the army...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 photo, a street vendor sells cakes on Rasheed Street in Baghdad, Iraq. Baghdad’s Rasheed Street was the scene of large marches by Iraqis against British occupiers nearly a century ago and now it’s a front line in a new revolt. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
November 26, 2019 - 9:24 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — When discontented Iraqis sought independence from British occupation in 1920, Baghdad’s most prestigious new boulevard, Rasheed Street, was the theatre of their revolt. Nearly 100 years later, the historic colonnade-lined avenue is a flashpoint in Iraq’s grassroots movement waving...
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November 25, 2019 - 8:15 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — Angry residents of the eastern Congo city of Beni burned the town hall and stormed the United Nations peacekeeping mission Monday after rebels killed eight people and kidnapped nine overnight in their latest assault. Gunfire could be heard outside the U.N. offices as police and...
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Anti-government protesters wave Lebanese national flags as gather during separate civil parade at the Martyr square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Protesters gathered for alternative independence celebrations, converging by early afternoon on Martyrs’ Square in central Beirut, which used to be the traditional location of the official parade. Protesters have occupied the area, closing it off to traffic since mid-October. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
November 22, 2019 - 9:41 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s protesters and top politicians held competing Independence Day celebrations Friday, reflecting the deepening rift that has beset the country grappling with its worst political and economic crises in decades. The top leadership attended a truncated military parade which was...
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University students hold a blood-stained Greek flag from the deadly 1973 student uprising during a rally in Athens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Several thousands people march to the U.S. Embassy in Athens under tight police security to commemorate a 1973 student uprising that was crushed by Greece's military junta, that ruled the country from 1967-74. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
November 17, 2019 - 3:20 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Heavy police presence in Athens appeared to have prevented serious clashes Sunday with anarchists and other extreme leftists on the 46th anniversary of a student uprising against the then-ruling Greek military dictatorship. Over 20,000 people made the traditional march from...
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A woman waves a Czech flag from a roof as people take part in a large anti-government protest in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Czechs are rallying in big numbers to use the 30th anniversary of the pro-democratic Velvet Revolution and urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign as peaceful protesters from all corners of the Czech Republic are attending the second massive protest opposing Babis at Letna park, a site of massive gatherings that significantly contributed to the fall of communism in 1989. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
November 16, 2019 - 1:06 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — About a quarter of a million Czechs gathered on the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution that brought an end to decades of communist rule in the country to give Prime Minister Andrej Babis an ultimatum — sell your business or quit your job. Protesters from across the Czech...
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French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he waits for EU Council President-elect Charles Michel at the Elysee Palace Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 16, 2019 - 4:28 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris police fired tear gas on Saturday to push back yellow vest protesters trying to revive their movement on the first anniversary of the sometimes-violent uprising against President Emmanuel Macron and policies seen as favoring the rich. Police deployed in force around Paris and...
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Cambodia's most prominent opposition politician Sam Rainsy clenches his fist as he is attempting to return to Cambodia Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris. Sam Rainsy is attempting to return to Cambodia from his self-imposed exile to force out the long-serving leadership but may not be let on Thursday's Paris-Bangkok flight. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 07, 2019 - 9:05 am
PARIS (AP) — Cambodia's most prominent opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, was stopped from boarding a flight in Paris on Thursday in his attempt to return home to challenge his country's longtime autocratic leader, but he assured his followers he will go ahead with his plan. He and fellow leaders of...
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Police officials inspect a shooting scene at a security checkpoint in Yala province, Thailand, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Gunmen in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand killed 15 village defense volunteers and wounded five security personnel in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on government forces since the separatist rebellion began 15 years ago. (AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch)
November 06, 2019 - 8:42 am
YALA, Thailand (AP) — Gunmen in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand killed 15 village defense volunteers and wounded five security personnel in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on government forces since the separatist rebellion began 15 years ago. Blood-stained clothing found at the...
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