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World Apr 28Riots in crisis-hit Lebanon reflect growing poverty, despair
Hundreds of protesters have set fire to two banks and hurled stones at soldiers who responded with tear gas and batons in the northern city of Tripoli.
World Jun 12Sudan protestors end strike and plan to resume talks with army
Security forces have killed over 100 people in the capital and across the country in a sweeping crackdown, according to protest organizers.
World Jun 10Sudan’s military blames protest leaders for escalation of strike
For the second day, shops and businesses were closed in the capital, Khartoum.
World Jun 09General strike launched in Sudan after security crackdown
Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on Sunday, the first day of a general strike called for the start of the workweek by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council.
World Jun 08Sudan protesters call for civil disobedience to push army
Pro-democracy protest leaders on Saturday called on Sudanese to take part in acts of civil disobedience in a bid to pressure the military to hand over power after the deadly break-up of their main sit-in in the capital of Khartoum…
World Jun 04Sudanese forces clash with protesters in the capital
The protest movement comes one day after security forces cleared the demonstrators' main sit-in camp in Khartoum in a bloody crackdown.
World Jun 03Sudan troops attack a protest camp, killing 30
In videos posted online amid the early morning assault, civilians were seen running through streets lined with sit-in tents, heads down, as the sound of gunfire filled the air.
World Apr 14Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes
Immediately after the attack, hundreds of residents gathered in Damascus' landmark Omayyad square, celebrating what they said was the army's success in shooting down or derailing some of the missiles.