Political Unrest
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Hong Kong protesters welcome U.S. legislation

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/29/19, 10:00 am

Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong waved American flags during a rally on Thursday. President Donald Trump signed two laws that will sanction Hong Kong and Chinese officials for human rights violations and ban exports on munitions to the territory.

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Iraqi prime minister to resign

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/29/19, 09:54 am

A day after Iraqi security forces killed more than 40 people, Prime Minister Abdel Abdul-Mahdi on Friday said he would send his notice of resignation to parliament so it can review its choices. Ahead of his resignation, Islamic cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani called on the parliament that elected Abdul-Mahdi’s government to “reconsider its options.”

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Iran discloses damages from protests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/27/19, 11:26 am

Protesters in Iran destroyed more than 700 banks and 70 gas stations in an uprising the country still blames on the United States, the country’s interior minister said Tuesday. Demonstrations began Nov. 15 after officials announced a 50 percent increase in gas prices.

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