Tag: Protests

Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

Yemeni men, women and children filled a hall earlier this month in rebel-held Sanaa, laughing and clapping as actors took to the stage with comic relief for their war-wracked country. Yemen's conflict has sparked the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the UN says, and the Arab...

China pays homage to Beethoven, who has a fan base in country

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India -- German composer Ludwig van Beethoven's "Symphony No.5 in C Minor" was among the compositions chosen to be played at the prestigious National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing to mark China's national day on October 1. Performed by the Beijing Symphony...

Hong Kong police make national security arrests over campus protest

Hong Kong police arrested three people on Monday for chanting banned slogans at a university campus last month, accusing them of violating a draconian national security law imposed by China. The arrests illustrate how Beijing's new law has created a host of new speech crimes...

J&K coalition is anti-BJP, not anti-national: Farooq Abdullah

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Srinagar,, Oct. 25 -- A grouping of six political parties in Jammu and Kashmir chose National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah as its chairperson and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti his deputy, giving shape to an alliance that they have formed to...

Trump and Biden to do battle in final debate

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by Eric BARADAT, with Jerome CARTILLIER in Washington President Donald Trump squares off against Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Thursday in what promises to be a bruising final debate with less than two weeks left in their turbulent fight for the White House. The pair’s last...

PAS Youth threatens mass protests if Anwar’s majority support claim turns out to be mere rhetoric

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 11 -- PAS Youth has said it will follow closely the developments of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Tuesday, to see if he truly has the majority support in Parliament as previously claimed. The Islamist party's...

Indonesian cities rocked by protest against a new job law

Protests broke out in Jakarta and other cities against a contentious Job Creation Law voted by the Parliament on Monday. The rallies were peaceful but protestors became angry after the police banned street protests. A Transjakarta bus stop near Hotel Indonesia was set on fire. There...

Harris assails Trump virus ‘failure’ in newly civil election debate

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by Eric Baradat, with Shaun Tandon and Michael Mathes in Washington Democratic vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris on Wednesday called Donald Trump’s Covid-19 response a historic failure that disqualified him from a second term, in a pointed but mostly civil debate with Mike Pence who...

China anniversary arrests as Hong Kong leader hails ‘return to peace’

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by Jerome TAYLOR / Yan ZHAO Dozens of democracy supporters were arrested in Hong Kong Thursday for defying a protest ban as the city marked China’s National Day and its leader hailed Beijing’s new security law for restoring stability to the restive finance hub. The People’s...

Trump-Biden, round one: taxes, protests, and lots of insults

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It was messy and there was a lot of shouting, but President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden on Tuesday managed during their 90-minute debate to touch on some of the crucial issues facing American voters in November. The following is a look at...
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