Protests

DUBAI (Reuters) – Protests in Iran triggered by petrol price hikes last week have subsided, an Iranian judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after the elite Revolutionary Guards warned of “decisive”...

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Protesters blocked entry to Iraq’s main commodities port again on Monday while schools and government offices in many southern cities were shut in response to calls...

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Several Asian airlines have cut flights to Hong Kong over the coming weeks, according to industry scheduling publication Routes Online, as anti-government protests in the city...

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A move by China’s People’s Liberation Army to clear debris and barricades left by anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday was initiated as a “voluntary...

(Reuters) – Quotes from people in Hong Kong’s central and financial districts and East Kowloon on Wednesday after days of protests and violence that have caused widespread disruption in many...

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong prepared for more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters planned to paralyze parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with some transport, schools...

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s banks and schools were shut on Tuesday in a new wave of disruption amid urgent political efforts to form a new government to steer the country out of its worst...

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The United States has called on Iraq’s government to stop using violence against protesters, reform its electoral system and hold early elections, after weeks of unrest...

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Candlelight Hong Kong vigils mourning a student who died on Friday after a high fall during a pro-democracy rally quickly spiraled into street fires and cat-and-mouse clashes...

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Fresh clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters broke out in Baghdad on Friday despite a call for calm by the country’s top Shi’ite Muslim...

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces shot dead at least four anti-government protesters in central Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said, as weeks of deadly unrest showed no...

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as prime minister last week, had a positive meeting with leading politician Gebran Bassil on Wednesday and all ideas were discussed...

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The World Bank said on Wednesday it stood ready to extend all possible support to a new Lebanese government that was committed to good governance and creating opportunities for...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese state media on Monday urged authorities to take a “tougher line” against protesters in Hong Kong who vandalized state-run Xinhua news agency and other buildings...

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s president said on Saturday he will soon set a date for formal consultations with lawmakers to pick a new prime minister following Saad al-Hariri’s resignation...

CAIRO (Reuters) – Iraq’s shi’ite political leader Hadi al-Amiri said on Tuesday that he would work with Populist Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on achieving the interests...