Angry protests erupt across Catalonia against a decision by Spain's top court to sentence several Catalonia leaders to up to 13 years behind bars for sedition over their role in an independence referendum back in 2017.
The Provincial Council of Baghdad has elected Mohammed Jaber al-Atta as the new governor of the Iraqi capital province, one week after the former head stepped down in the wake of demonstrations against corruption, staggering youth unemployment and poor public services.
Hong Kong’s metro rail system will shut early again on Thursday to allow time to repair damaged facilities, its operator said as the city braced for more anti-government demonstrations after a string of violent protests in the Asian financial hub.
Ecuador’s government said on Tuesday it would be open to international mediation via the United Nations or the Catholic Church on a sixth day of violent anti-austerity protests, which it said had led to 570 arrests.
China’s embassy in Paris on Monday strongly criticized French and European reaction to protests in Hong Kong, calling it hypocritical and telling France to show empathy after it experienced its own violent demonstrations.
Ecuador’s transport unions on Friday called off protests against the scrapping of fuel subsidies by President Lenin Moreno after two days of unrest that halted transport nationwide and resulted in almost 370 arrests.
Masked pro-democracy protesters marched through Hong Kong in defiance of a ban on face coverings as much of the city ground to a halt on Saturday, with the subway suspended and many shops shuttered following another night of violence.
Hong Kong's leader invoked colonial-era emergency powers Friday to ban protesters wearing face masks, but the move aimed at quelling months of unrest sparked immediate fresh rallies and vows to defy the new law.
Riot police in Iraq have fired live rounds into the air and used tear gas to disperse protesters, who took to the streets in the capital, Baghdad, for a second consecutive day against what they describe as unemployment and poor public services.
Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping on Monday renewed his government's commitment to allowing Hong Kong to manage its own affairs amid continuing anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.