Political and civil unrest

In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 handout photo provided by a Sudanese activist, protesters chant slogans during a demonstration, in Khartoum, Sudan. The protest was one in a series of anti-government protests across Sudan, initially sparked by rising prices and shortages. (Sudanese Activist via AP)
December 25, 2018 - 12:02 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Police used tear gas and fired in the air Tuesday to disperse thousands of protesters attempting to march on the presidential palace to demand that Omar Bashir, Sudan's president of 29 years, step down, according to activists and video clips posted online. Organizers say hundreds were...
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Bosnian Serb arrest activist of group "Justice for David" during police raid in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Tuesday, Dec.25, 2018. Bosnian Serb police have detained Davor Dragicevic, the man whose quest for the truth over the death of his son has sparked months of anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
December 25, 2018 - 10:06 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Tensions soared in the Serb-run part of Bosnia after police detained a man whose demands for answers about the death of his son helped spark months of anti-government protests. Police in riot gear were deployed as the mourning father's supporters gathered to...
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In this March 21, 2018 photo smog and fog rise from the Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Plant in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Residents of Chelyabinsk are expressing worry over industrial pollution after heavy smog enveloped the Ural Mountains city this month and remained for two weeks. On Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 about 700 protesters braved temperatures of -20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit) to demand cleaner air. (AP Photo/Dmitry Balakiev)
December 24, 2018 - 1:20 pm
CHELYABINSK, Russia (AP) — Residents of Chelyabinsk are expressing worry over industrial pollution after heavy smog enveloped the Ural Mountains city this month and remained for two weeks. On Sunday, about 700 protesters braved temperatures of -20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit) to demand...
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In this Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 handout photo provided by a Sudanese activist, people chant slogans and attack a national security vehicle during a protest, in Kordofan, Sudan. The protest on Sunday was the latest in a series of anti-government protests across Sudan, initially sparked by rising prices and shortages. (Sudanese Activist via AP)
December 24, 2018 - 6:35 am
CAIRO (AP) — Opposition calls grew on Monday for a march on Sudan's presidential palace to demand the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar Bashir, in a potential escalation after days of protests that security forces have sought to violently put down in the capital Khartoum and cities across the...
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In this image made from video taken on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, a French policeman, at left, brandishes a gun at yellow vest protesters during clashes on the Champs Elysees in Paris. French authorities on Sunday defended aggressive police actions to contain yellow vest protest violence after a policeman was seen briefly brandishing a gun at a surging crowd in Paris. (Clement Lanot via AP)
December 24, 2018 - 2:34 am
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister met Monday with police officers targeted by violent yellow vest protesters, in a show of support amid growing concerns about growing brutality from both sides. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe visited a motorcycle police unit involved in an incident Saturday near...
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Lebanese anti-government protesters clash with riot policemen as they try to reach the government building in central Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. Hundreds of Lebanese protested against deteriorating economic conditions as politicians are deadlocked over forming a new government. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
December 23, 2018 - 7:41 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Lebanese protested against deteriorating economic conditions Sunday, with some briefly scuffling with army troops, as public anger mounts against politicians deadlocked over forming a new government since May. The army appealed for calm in a statement, urging protesters to...
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December 23, 2018 - 5:45 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's doctors will go on an indefinite strike in the first of a series of work stoppages amid protests calling on the country's longtime autocratic leader, President Omar Bashir, to step down, an umbrella coalition of professional unions said on Sunday. In a statement, it said the...
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Riot police officers are seen on the Champs Elysees avenue with the Arc de Triomphe in the background, during a demonstration, in Paris Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. France's yellow vest protesters, who have brought chaos to Paris over the past few weeks with their economic demands, demonstrated in sharply reduced numbers Saturday at the start of the Christmas and New Year holidays. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
December 23, 2018 - 2:27 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are defending police actions to contain protest violence after a policeman was seen briefly brandishing a gun at a surging crowd in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron called for "the most severe" legal repercussions against violent protesters. Speaking during a...
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December 22, 2018 - 3:42 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The director of a TV station critical of President Daniel Ortega was accused Saturday of inciting terrorism after authorities raided and shut down the station's offices in their latest salvo against independent media and nongovernmental organizations. Miguel Mora's wife,...
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A woman holds a photograph of a 1989 uprising victim while singing the national anthem along with others during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. More than 1,000 Romanians have demanded more democracy during an anti-government march to commemorate the victims of 1989 anti-communist revolt. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
December 22, 2018 - 12:36 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians are demanding more democracy at an anti-government march to commemorate the victims of the country's 1989 anti-communist revolt. Protesters gathered Saturday outside government offices in Bucharest carrying candles and Romanian flags before marching to Revolution...
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