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Stories with subject: Political and civil unrest
  • new storyEgypt rights lawyer arrested, another held at Cairo airport story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 3:03 pm

    CAIRO - A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer who had raised a legal suit against the president's decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia was arrested early on Friday and ordered held in custody for 15 days, pending investigation into a list of allegations, including attempts to overthrow the government.

  • Mortar shells hit pro-army rally in eastern Libya; 3 killed 
    Updated: May-06-16 1:55 pm

    BENGHAZI, Libya - Mortar shells slammed Friday into a rally in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi where hundreds had gathered in support of a military offensive on the Islamic State-held central city of Sirte, killing three people and wounding 20, hospital officials said.

  • In California, couple's return to meat sparks vegan uproar story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 12:32 pm

    LOS ANGELES - At the Cafe Gratitude restaurant chain in California, waiters serve plates of vegan rice bowls, vegetable pizzas and tempeh sandwiches with names such as "Gracious," ''Warm-Hearted" and "Magical."

  • Image of Asia: Congress party supporters protest in Delhi 
    Updated: May-06-16 10:58 am

    In this photo by Altaf Qadri, supporters of India's opposition Congress party try to break through police barricades while marching toward the Indian Parliament during a protest against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government in New Delhi. Thousands of Congress supporters participated in a rally accusing the BJP government of political vendetta by levelling false corruption charges against Congress leaders, toppling elected state governments and muzzling the opposition's voice. Those who spoke out against the current government included former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and his mother, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi. She forecast the BJP government's days were numbered.

  • Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 8:26 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Services in Greece, from garbage collection to public transport, shut down Friday as workers kicked off three days of strikes to protest new bailout austerity measures that they say will further reduce incomes.

  • Goa club co-owners banned by Indian Super League 
    Updated: May-06-16 3:59 am

    NEW DELHI - The Indian Super League has banned two co-owners of FC Goa for boycotting the prize distribution ceremony after last season's final against Chennaiyin FC, and slapped a 15-point penalty on the club for next season.

  • Trump to hold rallies in Washington state Saturday 
    Updated: May-05-16 11:28 pm

    SEATTLE - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Washington state campaign team says he will visit the state Saturday for two public rallies before the state's primary election May 24.

  • Alabama legislation could limit abortion access in state 
    Updated: May-05-16 6:55 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has until May 14 to decide on legislation that could shutter two of the state's largest abortion providers.

  • Jewish group faults Missouri school's anti-Semitism response 
    Updated: May-05-16 4:46 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The University of Missouri downplayed incidents of anti-Semitism while publicly condemning bigotry against racial minorities during protests last year, a Jewish human rights group told the university system's top administrator.

  • Amid political crisis, Iraqi PM calls for focus on IS fight 
    Updated: May-05-16 2:43 pm

    BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister on Thursday called on the Iraqi people to prioritize the battle against the Islamic State group amid a deepening political crisis in the country.

  • Protesters disrupt San Francisco police commission meeting 
    Updated: May-05-16 12:11 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Dozens of protesters disrupted a San Francisco police committee meeting a day after hundreds marched on City Hall in support of five hunger strikers demanding the dismissal of the city's police chief.

  • Uganda government bans press coverage of protest movement 
    Updated: May-05-16 12:03 pm

    KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda's government on Thursday banned media coverage of a protest movement against the disputed re-election of the country's long-time president.

  • South Africa: Buildings at 17 schools burned in protests 
    Updated: May-05-16 8:18 am

    JOHANNESBURG - South African authorities say buildings at 17 schools in a provincial area were set on fire during several days of violence by residents who oppose an administration plan for their area.

  • 2 May Day protesters charged with assaulting Seattle police 
    Updated: May-05-16 2:49 am

    SEATTLE - Two May Day demonstrators have been charged with assaulting police officers during the protest in downtown Seattle.

  • The Latest: Rough treatment of Gov. Snyder draws sympathy story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 6:47 pm

    FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on developments in Flint, Michigan, where drinking water is tainted with lead (all times local):

  • Tamir Rice's mom at Kent State: Racism is a disease 
    Updated: May-04-16 3:31 pm

    KENT, Ohio - Tamir Rice's mother says at this year's commemoration of the 1970 shootings at Kent State University that it doesn't matter what race a person is when fighting for justice.

  • McCrory, Cooper speak to NC Chamber amid LGBT law boycotts 
    Updated: May-04-16 11:06 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The major party candidates for governor are speaking to North Carolina's business lobby which wants more from state government as it stays out of the fray involving the state's new LGBT law.

  • UK councils face court challenge over Israel boycotts 
    Updated: May-04-16 7:24 am

    LONDON - A Jewish group has launched a lawsuit against British local authorities that called for boycotts of goods from Israeli settlements, claiming the actions are anti-Semitic.

  • Nurse who refused to force feed at Guantanamo back to duty 
    Updated: May-03-16 9:05 pm

    MIAMI - A Navy nurse has been allowed to resume full medical duties by the military nearly two years after he refused to take part in force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, his lawyer said Tuesday.

  • Ted Cruz had 3 rallies planned in Washington 
    Updated: May-03-16 8:44 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Republican presidential nominee hopeful Ted Cruz had planned to be in Washington state this week but the Texas senator has suspended his campaign.

  • Court files show bid to tar slain Honduran activist Caceres story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 8:36 pm

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people's ancestral lands.

  • Clinton campaign blasts Blankenship for appearing near event 
    Updated: May-03-16 6:21 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Hillary Clinton is linking Donald Trump to a convicted coal executive who attended a protest at her West Virginia campaign stop.

  • SIU offers plan to boost campus diversity after protests 
    Updated: May-03-16 4:51 pm

    CARBONDALE, Illinois - Southern Illinois University has responded to student protests against racism with a plan to boost campus diversity.

  • Chile: fishermen protest, block roads after toxic blooms 
    Updated: May-03-16 4:20 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Chilean fishermen have staged a protest demanding the government compensate them better after toxic algae blooms killed their catch.

  • Rousseff lights Olympic flame as protesters hit the streets story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-03-16 2:55 pm

    BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil's embattled President Dilma Rousseff ignited the Olympic flame on Tuesday, as a nationwide torch relay got underway with protests highlighting the country's deep political and economic crisis.