15 August 2020, Saturday | 06:52am


Violence escalates in Iraq as government pushes to end protests


BAGHDAD, Jan 28 — Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraq's southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by security forces to end months of demonstrations against the largely Iran-backed ruling elite.

Thousands of armed US gun rights activists join peaceful Virginia rally


RICHMOND, Jan 21 — More than 22,000 armed gun-rights activists peacefully filled the streets around Virginia's capitol building yesterday to protest gun-control legislation making its way through the newly Democratic-controlled state legislature.

Thousands protest in Yangon for higher minimum wage


ABOUT 10,000 workers took to the streets in Yangon over the weekend to demand an increase in the minimum wage.

Police arrest organiser of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violent


HONG KONG: A prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was arrested by police, his organisation said on Monday, after a protest he helped organise in the financial district a day earlier turned violent with officers firing tear gas to disperse the crowds.

Hong Kong to end 2019 with multiple protests, big march planned for Jan 1


HONG KONG, Dec 30 — Hong Kong will end 2019 with multiple protests planned for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day aimed at disrupting festivities and shopping in the Asian financial hub, which has seen a rise in clashes between police and protesters since Christmas.

RHB Bank shutting down Hong Kong branch amid prolonged unrest


KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Bank Bhd has decided to wind down its business operations in Hong Kong.

India girl shot dead in suspected gang-rape as fury over sex crimes mounts


PATNA: A girl in eastern India was allegedly gang-raped and shot dead, police said Tuesday, the latest in a string of sexual assaults that has triggered angry protests across the country.

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets to pin back campus protesters


HONG KONG, Nov 18 — Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets today to force back anti-government protesters trying to escape a university where hundreds are holed up with petrol bombs and other homemade weapons amid fears of a bloody crackdown.

Chile's president condemns police violence after four weeks of unrest


SANTIAGO: President Sebastian Pinera condemned on Sunday for the first time what he called abuses committed by police in dealing with four weeks of violent unrest that have rocked Chile.