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Tunisia is bracing for protests after hundreds were arrested in four nights of street clashes between riot police and disaffected youths

Riots continued into the early hours of Tuesday, with hundreds of protesters clashing with security forces in cities across Tunisia.

Tunisia must 'immediately' shun violence against protesters: Amnesty

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Tunisia must 'immediately' shun violence against protesters: Amnesty

Online footage shows police beating and dragging individuals who were arrested, while eyewitnesses have shared testimony indicating the ill treatment of people in custody, Amnesty says.

Tunisia arrests over 600, deploys troops after riots

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Tunisia arrests over 600, deploys troops after riots

Over 600 people have been arrested and troops have been deployed after a third consecutive night of riots in various Tunisian cities.

Tunisian rioters clash with security forces for third night

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Tunisian rioters clash with security forces for third night

Clashes broke out for a third consecutive evening in several Tunisian cities, pitting stone-throwing youths against security forces despite a ...

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Riots break out in Tunisian cities amid economic crisis

Riots erupted in several Tunisian cities on Saturday amid a deteriorating economic situation and public outrage over a video showing a shepherd being assaulted by a policeman.

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Israeli settlers carry out widespread attacks in West Bank

Israeli settlers have carried out widespread attacks on Palestinian homes, vehicles, farmland and hospitals across the occupied West Bank.

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Sudanese demand 'justice' two years after protests erupted

Protesters marched through the streets of Sudanese cities in remembrance of a movement that got rid of dictator Omar al-Bashir.

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Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

In-depth: With economic woes exacerbated by Covid-19 and the KRG's heavy-handed response to public anger, protests are expected to re-emerge in ...

Women, Islamists lose seats in Jordan vote

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Women, Islamists lose seats in Jordan vote

The election for the 130-seat parliament - 15 of which are reserved for women - was marked by low turnout and overshadowed by the novel ...

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Flash protests turn to clashes in Iraq

Anti-government protests descended into clashes in several Iraqi cities on Sunday, including the southern port city of Basra and the capital ...

Iraq reopens Green Zone bridge year after revolt

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Iraq reopens Green Zone bridge year after revolt

Al-Sinak bridge was partially closed for security reasons after it turned into the site of fierce clashes between protesters and police in ...

Iraq protesters, police clash again

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Iraq protesters, police clash again

Iraqi police fired stun grenades and tear gas at protesters who were burning tyres and hurling rocks on the strategic Al-Jumhuriyah ...

Hundreds decry corruption in rare protest in Libya's east

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Hundreds decry corruption in rare protest in Libya's east

Protesters accuse the eastern government affiliated with Haftar of 'embezzling funds' intended for battling the coronavirus pandemic.

Lebanese firefighters douse remains of Beirut port fire

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Lebanese firefighters douse remains of Beirut port fire

A statement from the civil defence confirmed that the fire had been fully extinguished after firefighters worked through the night.

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Riot in Sweden after anti-Muslim Danish leader banned

Hundreds took part in protests in Malmo following a quran-burning rally which a Danish far-right politician was banned from attending

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Egyptian mediators due in Gaza after week of conflict

Egyptian mediators are expected to arrive in Gaza to try and calm clashes with Israel that have gone on for one week.

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Israel pounds Gaza as clashes over incendiary balloons continue

Israeli tanks have struck alleged Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip as clashes continue after the launch of incendiary balloons towards Israel ...

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Fresh Israeli strikes on Gaza over balloon bombs, rockets

Over the past week Israeli forces have carried out repeated night-time strikes on targets linked to the Islamist group Hamas, which controls the ...

Civil unrest continues in southern Tunisia as economy plummets

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Civil unrest continues in southern Tunisia as economy plummets

Thousands of protesters have been gathering in Tunisia's Sfax city for weeks to demand the release of two trade union leaders that were detained ...

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Tunisia protesters, police clash anew in deprived south

Protesters are calling for the government to provide jobs and services in the country's deprived southern region.

Tunisians protesting over jobs clash with police after arrest

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Tunisians protesting over jobs clash with police after arrest

Protester who have demonstrated peacefully for weeks in the southern Tataouine region clashed with police on Sunday, following the arrest of ...

Palestinians blinded in one eye by Israeli snipers

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Palestinians blinded in one eye by Israeli snipers

Dozens of Palestinians have lost an eye after being shot by the Israeli forces, in Gaza, Jerusalem or the West Bank.

Lebanon to inject dollars as currency plunge revives protests

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Lebanon to inject dollars as currency plunge revives protests

After a crisis meeting on Friday, President Michel Aoun announced Lebanon's central bank will begin "feeding dollars into the market" in an ...

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