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The opposition gathered some 10,000 of its own supporters, who put up tents outside the parliament building, erected barricades and vowed to hold round-the-clock demonstrations.

Thousands marched through the streets of the capital Yerevan in support of Pashinyan, with the opposition urging him to step down to avoid bloodshed or even civil war.

Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

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Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

Three protesters are said to have been killed and 73 injured in heavy clashes with security forces in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah.

Armenian PM faces military’s demand to resign

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Armenian PM faces military’s demand to resign

The military demanded that the prime minister step down after months of protests sparked by the nation’s defeat in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict ...

Georgian police arrest top opposition leader

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Georgian police arrest top opposition leader

Georgian police stormed the headquarters of the country's main opposition party and arrested its leader, Nika Melia

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Thousands of Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary

Algerians marched in the capital and other cities to mark the second anniversary of the North African nation's anti-government "Hirak" protest movement.

Khalil E. Jahshan

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Comment: These elections finally present Abbas with the ultimate challenge: Balancing his standing with the US, while delivering Palestinians ...

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Trump's second trial to start amid fight over legitimacy

The first president to face charges after leaving office, Donald Trump has refused a request to testify, continuing to challenge US civic norms ...

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Indonesia bans mandatory Islamic 'hijab' scarves for schoolgirls

Following the case of a Christian student, Indonesia has banned schools from forcing its female students to wear head scarves.

Erdogan establishes new departments at university follow protests

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Erdogan establishes new departments at university follow protests

Turkish universities have been rocked by protests over freedom of speech.

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NGOs call on Italy to halt Libya migration agreement

Italy provides financial assistance to the coastguard authorities in Libya, which has been in chaos since 2011.

Turkey rejects criticism of its handling of student protest

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Turkey rejects criticism of its handling of student protest

Turkey has defend its harsh crackdown on protesting Turkish students in Istanbul.

Marjorie Taylor Greene is dangerous. She should be removed

Zaina Ujayli

Marjorie Taylor Greene is dangerous. She should be removed

Comment: Democrats and Republicans have a responsibility to recognise the very real danger Greene poses to education on Islam, and continue to ...

Twitter restricts 'hateful' LGBTQ posts by Turkish interior minister

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Twitter restricts 'hateful' LGBTQ posts by Turkish interior minister

Two of Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu's tweets have now been restricted for 'violating the Twitter rules around hateful conduct'.

Israeli police use water cannon to disperse anti-Netanyahu crowd

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Israeli police use water cannon to disperse anti-Netanyahu crowd

Protesters calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's resignation over his corruption charges were met with a water cannon by ...

Nizar Hassan

Tripoli's working class lives matter

Comment: Tripoli and its revolutionary youth must resist a reality in which their deaths are seen as an affordable crime by the ruling class, writes Nizar Hassan.

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Protester dies as Lebanon cracks down on anti-lockdown demonstrations

Lebanon's second city has seen fierce protests against a round-the-clock curfew imposed with little-to-no financial support from the government.

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Kuwait emir re-appoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah as premier

Kuwait's cabinet and parliament are in a stand-off, leading to the resignation of the government.

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Anti-government protests erupt in Sudan following surging fuel prices

Sudan has faced a severe economic crisis, worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.

EU's Frontex says 'no evidence' of illegal migrant pushbacks

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EU's Frontex says 'no evidence' of illegal migrant pushbacks

EU border agency Frontex said it did not find evidence of rights violations in cases where guards were accused of illegal migrant pushbacks.

EU watchdog launches Frontex investigation over migrant harassment allegations

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EU watchdog launches Frontex investigation over migrant harassment allegations

The EU has launched an investigation into claims that Greece is pushing migrants on boats back into the sea.

Kuwait government resigns one month after formation

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Kuwait government resigns one month after formation

Kuwait's government has been subject to bitter disagreements, leading to its fall on Tuesday.

Three Algerians handed prison terms for insulting president

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Three Algerians handed prison terms for insulting president

The three members of Algeria's Hirak protest movement have been in custody since September.

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