Protest

UN protests to Syria over Golan Heights attacks
UN protests to Syria over Golan Heights attacks

The United Nations has protested to the Syrian government for claiming it had UN permission to attack rebel opponents in the Golan Heights demilitarized zone.

UN protests to Syria over Golan Heights attacks
Death sparks criticism of Irish abortion laws
Death sparks criticism of Irish abortion laws

Ireland's tough abortion laws came under fire on Wednesday following the death of an Indian woman after doctors allegedly refused her a termination because it was against the laws of the Catholic country.

Death sparks criticism of Irish abortion laws
Spanish police, protesters clash amid European strikes
Spanish police, protesters clash amid European strikes

Spanish police fired rubber bullets at die-hard protesters hurling bottles, rocks and firecrackers late Wednesday, capping anti-austerity strikes across southern Europe that boiled over into sporadic clashes.

Spanish police, protesters clash amid European strikes
500 rabbis call for release of US man jailed in Cuba
500 rabbis call for release of US man jailed in Cuba

The wife jailed US contractor Alan Gross took part in a Florida protest Sunday seeking her husband's release from a Cuba prison, as some 500 rabbis from around the world appealed to Havana on his behalf.

500 rabbis call for release of US man jailed in Cuba
Tens of thousands protest Argentine reforms
Tens of thousands protest Argentine reforms

Banging on pots, tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Argentina late Thursday to protest a possible third term for President Cristina Kirchner.

Tens of thousands protest Argentine reforms
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Security increase reported after Tibet protests

China is ramping up security in Tibetan areas after a spate of self-immolation protests just as Beijing holds a key political gathering.

Security increase reported after Tibet protests
US judge jails anti-Muslim filmmaker for a year
US judge jails anti-Muslim filmmaker for a year

The man behind the anti-Islam video blamed for sparking deadly protests in the Muslim world was jailed in the US for a year Wednesday for breaching the terms of his probation for a previous offense.

US judge jails anti-Muslim filmmaker for a year
Ukraine calls partial re-vote amid fraud protests
Ukraine calls partial re-vote amid fraud protests

Election officials in Ukraine on Monday called a re-vote in five districts as thousands of people protested in central Kiev against alleged fraud in parliamentary elections won by the ruling party.

Ukraine calls partial re-vote amid fraud protests
UN warns Bahrain protest ban could worsen tensions
UN warns Bahrain protest ban could worsen tensions

UN leader Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that Bahrain's move to ban protests could "aggravate" tensions in the Gulf state.

UN warns Bahrain protest ban could worsen tensions
China protesters wary after chemical plant victory
China protesters wary after chemical plant victory

Protesters who forced a Chinese city to halt a new chemical plant massed outside government offices Monday in a wary response to their victory, which highlighted the country's growing environmental activism.

China protesters wary after chemical plant victory
Thousands protest at parliament in Madrid
Thousands protest at parliament in Madrid

Thousands of Spaniards massed near parliament in Madrid Tuesday yelling in anger at government austerity cuts that they say are punishing the poor.

Thousands protest at parliament in Madrid
Over 100 people hurt as Kuwait police battle protesters
Over 100 people hurt as Kuwait police battle protesters

Around 100 protesters and 11 policemen were hurt on Sunday as Kuwaiti riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets in clashes with tens of thousands of demonstrators.

Over 100 people hurt as Kuwait police battle protesters
Lebanon police tear-gas anti-PM protest at funeral
Lebanon police tear-gas anti-PM protest at funeral

Lebanese police clashed with protesters trying to storm the prime minister's office in Beirut, amid calls for him to quit after a top security official was killed by a car bomb blamed on Syria.

Lebanon police tear-gas anti-PM protest at funeral
Russian protest leader placed under house arrest
Russian protest leader placed under house arrest

Russia placed a leader of mass protest rallies against President Vladimir Putin under house arrest on Wednesday after questioning him in a criminal probe into allegations he was plotting a violent uprising.

Russian protest leader placed under house arrest
Student protest in Mexico turns violent, 176 arrested
Student protest in Mexico turns violent, 176 arrested

Mexican students protesting a new curriculum threw homemade explosives, fired rockets and hurled stones at police in a melee Monday that left 176 arrested and 10 police officers injured.

Student protest in Mexico turns violent, 176 arrested
Ayman al-Zawahiri. ©REUTERS
Qaeda chief urges more protests at anti-Islam film

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri urged Muslims to keep up their protests against an anti-Islam film produced in the United States.

Qaeda chief urges more protests at anti-Islam film
Haiti protesters call for president's resignation
Haiti protesters call for president's resignation

Several hundred protesters angry over rising costs of living called Sunday for Haitian President Martin Martelly to resign at a march in the country's capital.

Haiti protesters call for president's resignation
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Almaty rallies against Marchenko's retiremen age initiative

Besides adopting a resolution - Say no to raising retirement age! Fire Marchenko! - the protestors also target private pension funds in Kazakhstan.

Almaty rallies against Marchenko's retiremen age initiative
A member of punk band Pussy Riot Yekaterina Samutsevich. ©RIA Novosti
Freed Pussy Riot member vows more protests

A member of the anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot freed unexpectedly from prison on Wednesday vowed defiantly hours later that the group's protest actions would continue.

Freed Pussy Riot member vows more protests
Alleged anti-Islam filmmaker back in court, new name
Alleged anti-Islam filmmaker back in court, new name

The alleged filmmaker behind the video that sparked violent protests across the Muslim world is due to appear in court again on Wednesday in a separate case, officials said.

Alleged anti-Islam filmmaker back in court, new name