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At least 17 protesters die overnight in renewed Iraq unrest

29 October 2019, 10:05 AM

At least 14 people were killed and 865 wounded overnight after Iraqi security forces opened fire on protesters in the Shi’ite holy city of Kerbala, medical and security sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Lebanon’s central bank urges quick solution to avoid future collapse

29 October 2019, 8:02 AM

Lebanon’s central bank governor said on Monday a solution must be found in days to a crisis unleashed by huge protests against the ruling elite, saying this would restore confidence and avoid any future economic collapse.

Hong Kong riot police gather ahead of harbour-front protest

27 October 2019, 9:30 AM

Dozens of Hong Kong police in full riot gear gathered ahead of an unauthorized pro-democracy protest on Sunday in the harbor-front tourist district of Tsim Sha Tsui, fuelling expectations they were ready to stop the rally before it had even started.

China plans to replace Hong Kong leader Lam with ‘interim’ chief executive: FT

23 October 2019, 6:52 AM

China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an “interim” chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the deliberations, which would bring to a close Lam’s rule after months of often-violent pro-democracy protests.

Protesting Zimbabwe doctors to lose salaries

22 October 2019, 6:02 PM

Zimbabwe’s striking doctors will lose their monthly salaries as they continue with the industrial action

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