Rebellions and uprisings

Supporters of Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, demonstrate in Paris, Friday Feb.8, 2019 as Iran marks the 40th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
February 08, 2019 - 3:44 pm
PARIS (AP) — Several thousand supporters of an exiled Iranian opposition group marched through Paris on Friday, calling for an end to Iran's clerical regime 40 years after the Islamic revolution toppled Iran's monarchy. The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, widely referred to in the West as the MEK, were joined...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s parliament debated a motion on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, to amend the constitution in a way that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office well beyond the end of his current term in 2022. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 05, 2019 - 10:35 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament advanced a proposal on Tuesday to amend the constitution in a way that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office well beyond the end of his current term in 2022. El-Sissi led the 2013 military overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist...
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Anti-government protesters stop a truck while blocking a highway with a small group of demonstrators who were returning from a peaceful demonstration called by self-declared interim president Juan Guaido to demand the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
February 02, 2019 - 9:55 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Several thousand Venezuelans rallied in central Spain's capital of Madrid Saturday to show their support for Juan Guaido, the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela. Former Caracas mayor...
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Opposition National Assembly President Juan Guaido, accompanied by his wife Fabiana Rosales and his 20-month-old daughter Miranda, listens to a reporter's question during a news conference outside their apartment, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Guaido said security forces showed up at their home in an attempt to intimidate him. "The dictatorship thinks it can intimidate us," Guaido said. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 01, 2019 - 9:12 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Momentum is growing for Venezuela's opposition movement led by lawmaker Juan Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to step down. A defiant Maduro's socialist...
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FILE- In this May 13, 2013, file photo, the photo of Journalist Marie Colvin who was killed in Syria while she was reporting from there, is seen on the wall of the Newseum during the Journalist Memorial Re-dedication ceremony of the journalists who died reporting the news in 2012 in Washington. Seven years after Colvin was killed while covering the Syrian revolution, a Washington court has found the Syrian government liable and awarded more than $300 million in damages (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
January 31, 2019 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington judge has hit the Syrian government with a $302 million judgment over the 2012 death of journalist Marie Colvin, a longtime foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times. In a verdict unsealed late Wednesday night, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson concluded...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, Egyptian lawyer Negad al-Borai, center left, leaves the high court after a hearing, in Cairo, Egypt. Al-Borai said Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 that Egypt has rounded up at least six activists in the last couple of days in a wave of arrests coinciding with the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. Authorities have waged a sweeping crackdown on dissent in recent years, reversing freedoms won in the popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
January 30, 2019 - 8:35 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has rounded up at least six activists in the last couple of days in a wave of arrests coinciding with the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, a rights lawyer said Wednesday. Authorities have waged a sweeping crackdown on dissent in recent years, reversing freedoms won in the...
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Father Cirilo Castro takes part in the consecration Mass of the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, or Sacred Heart, Catholic church, in Sandino, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. The parish is one of three Catholic churches that the Cuban government authorized to be built and the first of the three to be completely finished, with the help of Tampa's St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Florida. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
January 26, 2019 - 5:19 pm
SANDINO, Cuba (AP) — The first new Roman Catholic church to be completed in Cuba since the country's 1959 socialist revolution was inaugurated with the aid of a Florida congregation Saturday, in a ceremony that observers called a hopeful sign amid international tensions. The Parish of the Sacred...
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A Muslim woman casts her ballot in a referendum at the Marawi Sagonsongan elementary school-turned polling station in Marawi, Lanao del Sur province, southern Philippines, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Muslims in the southern Philippines voted Monday in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest, in what their leaders are touting as the best alternative to a new wave of Islamic State group-inspired militants. (AP Photo/Bogie Calupitan)
January 25, 2019 - 8:42 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Muslims in the southern Philippines overwhelmingly approved in a referendum the creation of a new autonomous region in hopes of ending nearly half a century of unrest, election officials said. The Commission on Elections announced late Friday that the Bangsamoro...
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Anti-government protesters show a sign that reads in Spanish "Guaido President of Venezuela" after a rally demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress declared himself interim president at the rally, until new elections can be called.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 23, 2019 - 10:05 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Three Venezuelan lawyers are asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to grant precautionary measures to protect opposition leader Juan Guaido, his wife and his daughter. The request,...
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Anti-government protesters create a burning roadblock, including the use of a car, during clashes with security forces as they show support for a mutiny by a National Guard unit in the Cotiza neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Venezuela's government said Monday it put down the mutiny. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 22, 2019 - 6:27 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on a National Guard uprising in Venezuela (all times local): 7:35 p.m. The leader of the Organization of American States is praising a decision by Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly to stay in the regional group. Secretary General Luis Almagro...
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