Archive for November, 2013

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at 10:21pm

Ukraine opposition set to call general strike

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Ukraine’s political opposition has said it will call a country-wide general strike to force the resignation of the country’s president after police broke up pro-Europe protests using batons and stun grenades. Arseny Yatsenyuk, one of three opposition leaders and a former economy minister, said on Saturday that the organisers have begun preparations for “an all-Ukraine […]

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at 10:21pm

Arrests at protest over Israel’s Bedouin plan

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Hundreds of protesters have demonstrated – some clashing with police – in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip against an Israeli draft law seeking to evict Bedouin residents from the southern Negev desert. The government in January approved a bill calling for the relocation of 30,000-40,000 Bedouins, the demolition of about 40 villages and […]

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at 10:21pm

Shots fired as Thai protesters clash

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At least one person has been shot dead as Thai government supporters and foes clashed for the first time in a week of demonstrations against the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Ten people were also injured, hospital sources told Al Jazeera. It was not immediately known who fired the shots. The shooting in the […]

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at 9:59am

US says airlines should observe China zone

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US commercial airlines should observe China’s demand to be given notice of aircraft entering its newly declared air defence zone, the State Department has said. The Pentagon earlier indicated that American military forces would continue normal operations, despite China scrambling fighter jets to monitor US and Japanese aircraft in the area. China’s announcement last weekend that […]

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at 9:59am

Bangkok protesters besiege telecoms offices

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Thousands of anti-government protesters are marching on Thailand’s two main telecommunications enterprises in Bangkok in an effort to paralyse the government. They have begun surrounding offices of Telephone Organisation of Thailand (TOT) and Communications Authority of Thailand (CAT), two vital state companies which handle domestic and international telecommunication services. “We will control the area, like […]

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at 9:59am

Police break up protest in Ukraine’s capital

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Several protesters have been injured in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, after riot police forcibly broke up the remnants of a week-long anti-government demonstration. The crowd of about 400 protesters, who had been demanding the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych after he blocked a key European trade deal, were set upon at around 4:30am (0230 GMT) […]

Friday, November 29th, 2013 at 9:59pm

UN urges support for Syrian refugee children

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The UN  has given warning that hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children are vulnerable in their new homes, exposed to dangerous exploitation and at risk of missing out on an education. A report published by the UN refugee agency UNHCR says children as young as seven have to work to provide for their families. […]

Friday, November 29th, 2013 at 9:59pm

Egypt to pardon women jailed over protest

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Egypt’s interim president will issue a full pardon to the group of 21 women and girls who were sentenced to 11 years in prison for a peaceful protest, the presidential office has said. The convicted protesters, who are supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, received the harsh sentences for forming a human chain and passing […]

Friday, November 29th, 2013 at 9:59pm

Egyptians on streets to defy new protest law

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Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Egypt and clashes erupted when police tried to break up some of the demonstrations, days after a hotly-disputed protest law was adopted. At least 86 people were arrested across the country on Friday, according to the interior ministry, which added that clashes raged in […]

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 at 1:14am

Thai PM invokes security law amid protests

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Thailand’s prime minister has invoked an emergency law after demonstrators seeking to remove her from office occupied parts of the finance and foreign ministries. Yingluck Shinawatra announced on Monday that the Internal Security Act would cover all of Bangkok and surrounding areas. Three especially sensitive districts of the capital have been under the law since […]

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