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Petrol bombs hurled at Albania’s PM office

TIRANA:Anger against Albanian prime minister Edi Rama mounted on Saturday as thousands of protesters took to the streets in the capital city of Tirana, some of whom hurled petrol bombs at his office gate. For the past three months, protests have erupted all over the country calling for Rama to ...

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Colombian Film-maker killed while making documentary on violence

BOGOTÁ: Mauricio Lezama was collecting testimonies from people who suffered violence during the civil war when he was shot and killed by four armed men in the town of Arauquita, in Arauca department, governor Ricardo Arevalo told reporters. Arevalo blamed the killing on a splinter group of FARC which rejected ...

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Malian PM resigns as anger mounts over massacre

BAMAKO: Mali’s prime minister resigned along with his entire government following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the centre of the country and a massacre last month that left 160 people dead. A statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s office said he had accepted Soumeylou Boubeye ...

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Fresh sparks between bitter neighbours

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Pakistan and Afghanistan engaged in a new confrontation on Thursday as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a controversial statement on Pakistan’s internal matters. In response, Pakistan urged Afghanistan’s leadership to pay attention to the issues of their own country rather than making statements against others. Rejecting the controversial tweet ...

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More than 10,000 march in Paris against ´yellow vest´ violence

PARIS: More than 10,000 people marched through Paris on Sunday in protest at “yellow vest” violence during the anti-government demos that have drawn tens of thousands of people to the streets over the past 11 weeks. Since mid-November President Emmanuel Macron has offered concessions and debates seeking to quell the ...

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Police station attacked, cars torched in Portugal protests

SEIXAL: Unidentified attackers threw petrol bombs at a police station in the Portuguese city of Setubal and torched cars in the capital Lisbon on Tuesday, hours after a protest against alleged racially-motivated police violence ended in clashes. Police said in a statement that three petrol bombs caused damage to the ...

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UN sec general ‘closely’ monitoring deteriorating situation in IoK

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is “closely” following the deteriorating situation in Indian Kashmir where a security clampdown and strikes following huge anti-India demonstrations have shut down the region. While talking to media in New York, a spokesman of UN Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric said we are monitoring ...

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Macron leads crisis meeting after Paris riots

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron led a crisis meeting on Sunday after a day of riots in Paris by anti-government protesters left hundreds injured nationwide and widespread destruction around the capital. Macron held emergency talks with the prime minister, interior minister and top security service officials at the presidential palace ...

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Violent clashes in Paris as anti-Macron protesters return

PARIS-AFP: Groups of masked protesters battled police through clouds of tear gas near Paris’ Champs Elysees Saturday as thousands took part in a third weekend of “yellow vest” demonstrations, which have morphed from anger over fuel taxes into a broader anti-government movement. The violence broke out early after crowds began ...

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Macron slams protesters after violence breaks out in France

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron has lashed out at demonstrators who clashed with police in Paris during the latest protests sparked by rising fuel prices. He tweeted: “Shame on those who attacked officers,” BBC reported. “There is no place for violence in the (French) Republic.” More than 100,000 people took ...

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