Political activism

August 09, 2018 - 2:42 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian military helicopters on Thursday dropped leaflets over parts of the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, calling on residents to reconcile with the government as warplanes pounded the region, opposition activists said. The message came as a top humanitarian adviser to the...
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August 08, 2018 - 1:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — As tensions simmer between Saudi Arabia and Canada over arrests of women's rights activists, Russia's Foreign Ministry says critics of Saudi Arabia should not claim a stance of moral superiority. Saudi Arabia on Monday expelled the Canadian ambassador and froze "all new business" with...
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August 07, 2018 - 11:49 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union said Tuesday that they are seeking details about the arrest of women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia, but they sidestepped a sensitive diplomatic dispute over the crackdown between the ultraconservative kingdom and Canada. Saudi Arabia...
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August 07, 2018 - 8:08 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission says it is seeking clarification about the arrest of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia but the EU's executive refuses to be drawn into a diplomatic dispute between Riyadh and Canada. Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador Monday and froze "all new...
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The Saudi Arabian Embassy is shown in Ottawa, Canada, on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Saudi Arabia has ordered Canadian Ambassador Dennis Horak to leave the ultraconservative kingdom within 24 hours after his nation criticized the recent arrests of women's rights activists. The Saudi Foreign Ministry also said it would freeze "all new business" between the kingdom and Canada. (David Kawai/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 3:47 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador on Monday and froze "all new business" with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom's arrest of women's rights activists — yet another warning to the West reflecting Riyadh's newly assertive foreign...
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Bangladeshi students participate in a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Five days of protests by tens of thousands of students angry over the traffic deaths of two of their colleagues have largely cut off the capital Dhaka from the rest of Bangladesh, as the demonstrators pressed their demand for safer roads. (AP Photo/A. M. Ahad)
August 05, 2018 - 11:13 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of angry young people took to the streets of Bangladesh's capital again Sunday to demand safer streets, facing police firing tear gas and pro-government activists who attacked them with clubs. Protests have flared repeatedly in Dhaka since two students were killed...
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FILE - In this Thursday Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, No More Deaths volunteer Katie Maloney checks water jugs at the group's camp before heading out to supply water stations for illegal immigrants near Arivaca, Ariz., about 13 miles north of Mexico. Arizona clergy are calling activists to gather this weekend at the state's border with Mexico and leave large bottles of water on remote trails for migrants who continue to cross the desert during the dangerously hot summer. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers,File)
August 03, 2018 - 6:00 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona clergy are calling activists to gather this weekend at the state's border with Mexico and leave large jugs of water on remote trails for migrants who continue to cross the desert during the dangerously hot summer. The Sunday gathering organized by faith leaders and local...
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Riot police stand guard during a raid of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) headquarters in Harare Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says police have raided the headquarters and seized computers, while police say 18 people there were arrested. The developments come a few hours before the electoral commission is expected to start releasing the results of Monday's presidential election. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
August 02, 2018 - 7:09 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Zimbabwe's justice minister says "the majority of Zimbabweans are working with us, save for a few who want to incite violence." Ziyambi Ziyambi spoke shortly after the electoral commission announced that...
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August 02, 2018 - 5:44 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some local Republican activists in a Kansas congressional district Democrats hope to flip in November are staging a revolt over the possibility that GOP voters will nominate a former Army ranger and political newcomer whose father is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to...
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Actress Jane Fonda, left, and director Michael Moore pose for photos outside the State Theatre before the "One-on-One With Jane Fonda," panel during the Traverse City Film Festival Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Traverse City, Mich. Fonda is receiving the festival's Lifetime Achievement Award. (Jan-Michael Stump/Traverse City Record-Eagle via AP)
August 02, 2018 - 3:28 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Jane Fonda has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at a northern Michigan film festival founded by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore. The actress, author and political activist accepted the award Wednesday at the 14th annual Traverse City Film Festival,...
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