Thursday, May 25, 2017

Venezuela protest continuous — Death toll rises to 48

A young demonstrator has died from a gunshot wound to the chest, raising to 48 the number of people killed in seven weeks of protests against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, officials said Sunday. The attorney general's office said gunmen were alleged to have opened fire Saturday on an anti-government demonstration in the western city of Valera. "At that moment, (Edy Alejandro)...

“No more dictatorship!” — More than 200,000 people protest in Venezuela against Maduro

More than 200,000 people in Venezuela have staged anti-government protests across the Latin American country, marking the 50th day of rallies against President Nicolas Maduro. The protests were held in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, and other major cities on Saturday. An estimated 160,000 demonstrators marched through Caracas to reach the presidential palace, chanting anti-Maduro slogans and carrying signs that...

Benghazi fighting

A member of the Libyan National Army fires a rocket-propelled grenade during fighting against jihadists in Benghazi's Al-Hout market area.  May 20, 2017 - AFP/Abdullah DOMA

South Sudanese refugees aid

World Food Program workers unload humanitarian aid parcels that will be distributed to South Sudanese refugees at Al-Obeid airport.  May 20, 2017 - AFP/ASHRAF SHAZLY

South Africa protest — People took streets over violence against women

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Pretoria on Saturday, angered by a rise in violence against women and children in South Africa, including killings and sex attacks. Answering the call by a group calling itself "#Not In My Name" the protesters, most of them men, marched through the streets of the South African capital behind a woman symbolically...

Protesters clashed with police in Athens, Greece on second day of demonstrations

Protesters clashed with police in central Athens during a second day of demonstrations Thursday, as lawmakers prepared to vote on creditor-demanded measures that will impose additional income losses for many Greeks for another three years. A small number of masked youths broke out from a crowd of about 15,000 people protesting peacefully outside parliament and threw gasoline bombs at riot...

Venezuelan security officials accused of crimes against humanity

Venezuela's armed forces and the National Guard are responsible for the violence against anti-government demonstrations in the country. This is stated in the statement of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro on the situation in the Bolivarian Republic. "National Bolivarian Guard and its leader,...

Venezuela protest

Anti-government protesters walk to a meeting point to demonstrate against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 13, 2017. The anti-government protest movement that has drawn masses of people into the streets nearly every day since March, continued on Saturday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Lebanon protest

Lebanese anti-government protesters chant slogans as they hold Lebanese flags, during a protest demanding the drafting of a new electoral law in the country, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Tunisia protest

Several thousand Tunisians marched through central Tunis on Saturday to protest against a bill that would grant amnesty to businessmen accused of corruption when autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali was in power. Critics of the Economic Reconciliation bill say it is a step back from the spirit of Tunisia's 2011 revolution to oust Ben Ali but government officials say it...