At least two protesters have lost their lives as demonstrators clashed with security forces in Iraq’s southern province of Muthanna, amid escalating unrest in the crisis-hit Arab country’s southern cities over poor public services and claimed widespread corruption.
Iraqi police have opened fire to break up crowds of demonstrators who had gathered near the southern oil hub of Basra to protest against a shortage of jobs, electricity, water and a number of other basic services, killing and wounding several demonstrators, local officials say.
A coalition of immigrant rights groups have rallied outside the White House and the US Department of Justice and Homeland Security to protest the Trump administration’s policy on separating children from their parents at the US-Mexico border.
At least one person has been killed and over a dozen others sustained injuries during one of several intense clashes that erupted between police forces and pro-independence protesters in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police say.
Hospitals in the Gaza Strip, already under-equipped because of the Israeli siege, are struggling to deal with an influx of people wounded in Tel Aviv’s bloody military crackdown on Monday’s mass protests, Press TV reports.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized Israel for its propaganda against the people of the Gaza Strip who have been protesting against Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.
Armenian protesters blocked roads in and around the capital on Wednesday, responding to a call from opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan for a campaign of civil disobedience to force the ruling elite to relinquish its grip on power.