Protests and demonstrations

Palestinians hang a poster showing Nariman Tamimi, right and her daughter Ahed, during preparations for their upcoming release from an Israeli prison after serving an eight month sentence, at the family house in the West Bank village of Nebi Saleh, west of Ramallah, Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
July 29, 2018 - 3:35 am
NABI SALEH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi returned home to a hero's welcome in her West Bank village on Sunday after Israel released the 17-year-old from prison at the end of her eight-month sentence for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers. Ahed and her mother, Nariman...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 file photo, Armenian President Robert Kocharian talks to the media at a polling station in Yerevan, Armneia. An Armenian general who is charged along with the country’s former president with violating constitutional order a decade ago has been released from custody after posting bail. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)
July 28, 2018 - 12:27 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — An Armenian general who is charged along with the country's former president with violating constitutional order a decade ago has been released from custody after posting bail. Col.-Gen. Yuri Khachaturov and former President Robert Kocharian are charged in connection with...
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July 28, 2018 - 9:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators have rallied throughout Russia to protest plans to substantially hike the age at which Russian men and women can receive their state retirement pensions. A crowd estimated at more than 10,000 attended a protest in Moscow that was called by the...
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CORRECTS AGE FROM 12 TO 11 -Palestinian relatives of 11 year-old boy, Majdi al-Satari, who was shot and killed by Israeli troops on Friday's ongoing protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, mourn at the family home during his funeral in town of Rafah, Southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 28, 2018. Gaza health officials said two Palestinians were killed and dozens injured by Israeli fire at a weekly border protest on Friday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
July 28, 2018 - 9:45 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian teen died Saturday of wounds sustained by Israeli gunfire at a border protest, Gaza's Health Ministry said, as thousands attended the funeral of an 11-year-old killed in that demonstration. The ministry said Moumin al-Hams, 17, was shot in the chest at the...
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Opposition party supporters cheer as leading opposition challenger Nelson Chamisa arrives at a campaign rally in Bindura, Zimbabwe, Friday July 27, 2018. Chamisa said in an interview with the Associated Press that Monday's historic election is likely to be flawed and that he will lead a campaign of peaceful protests if former Mugabe deputy and current President Emmerson Mnangagwa wins a disputed vote. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
July 27, 2018 - 1:42 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's historic election on Monday is likely to be flawed and the opposition will launch peaceful protests if President Emmerson Mnangagwa wins in a disputed vote, the main opposition leader said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press. The 40-year-old Nelson...
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July 27, 2018 - 12:08 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say a Palestinian was killed and dozens injured by Israeli fire at a border protest. Israel's military had no comment. Hassan Najjar told The Associated Press Friday he witnessed the shooting of Ghazi Abu Mustafa. He said soldiers shot at a group...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Oleg Sentsov gestures as the verdict is delivered, as he stands behind bars at a court in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The lawyer for a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia says that the health risks for Oleg Sentsov are rising as the protest enters its 75th day. (AP Photo, File)
July 27, 2018 - 10:32 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The lawyer for a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker who is imprisoned in Russia says the health risks for his client are rising as the protest enters its 75th day. Oleg Sentsov, a vocal opponent of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years for...
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Palestinians prevent an UNWRA employee form setting himself on fire employee sits during a protest at the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) headquarters in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. UNWRA staff are protesting the agency's decision to fire dozens of Palestinian staff in Gaza in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
July 25, 2018 - 2:57 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Employees of the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency escalated their protest Wednesday in the Gaza Strip against sweeping pay cuts and dismissals as the organization blamed U.S. funding cuts on the crisis. Hundreds of UNRWA staff continued a sit-in that began Monday at the...
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A protestor burns flares during a taxi strike in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Taxis in Barcelona have begun a 48-hour strike to protest against the growing number of cars operating under ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Cabify. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 25, 2018 - 1:09 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Taxi drivers from all corners of Spain drove to Barcelona to join a 48-hour strike Wednesday to protest against the growing number of cars operating under ride-hailing apps. Uber and Cabify briefly halted services, saying some of their drivers were attacked in the city on...
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July 25, 2018 - 12:21 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eight human rights groups say Kenya's government is violating the rights of nearly 18,000 people who have been evicted from their homes in the last two weeks to protect a forest and construct a road. Amnesty International and other groups said Wednesday that at least 10,000...
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