Hong Kong 20 years after handover

Hong Kong marks the 20th anniversary of the handover from British to Chinese rule. But tensions are high as China’s president visits for the first time as head of state. Pro democracy activists are threatening protests involving 100,000s of people, saying China has failed to live up to its promise of greater freedoms and democracy. […]

Women in Venezuela march to send a message about country’s political crisis

The ongoing political crisis in Venezuela has claimed at least 38 lives. The US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has expressed Washington’s concern over the Venezuelan government’s “violent crackdown.” Over the past month, almost daily demonstrations have spiralled into violence and resulted in deadly clashes between the opposition and police. On Saturday, women […]

Death toll rises in Venezuela as anti-Maduro demonstrations continue

Tear gas and tension in Venezuela – and another political protest turns deadly. This time at Central University in Caracas, bloodied students were dosed with tear gas. A 33-year-old student leader was killed, and at least three others were injured. At least 37 people have been killed in two months of violent protests aimed at […]

Russian police arrest 29 at Moscow opposition rally

Russian police arrest 29 at Moscow opposition rally

Russian police have arrested at least 29 protesters taking part in an unauthorized rally in Moscow on Sunday, as unlawful demonstrations continue to spring-up in cities across the country. City officials have deployed a heavy security presence, setting up metal detectors outside Red Square and blocking access to other regular opposition meeting sites. Subscribe to […]

Egyptian prosecutor orders release of Hosni Mubarak

Egyptian prosecutor orders release of Hosni Mubarak

Egypt’s attorney general has ordered the release of Hosni Mubarak, after the former president was acquitted of conspiring in the killing of hundreds of protesters. Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in 2012, but the case was retried twice. Mubarak served as president of Egypt from 1981 until February 2011, when […]


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