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Diehards hold out at Hong Kong campus as foreign pressure grows

Diehards hold out at Hong Kong campus as foreign pressure grows Wed, 20 Nov, 2019

The violent standoff between demonstrators and police at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) rippled overseas, with the United Nations calling for a peaceful resolution to the siege, while the US senate passed new legislation supporting protesters' demands.
US faces Palestinian, international criticism of Israel settlement move

US faces Palestinian, international criticism of Israel settlement move Tue, 19 Nov, 2019

The United States faced stiff international and Palestinian criticism over its decision to no longer consider Israeli settlements illegal, while the Jewish state's premier cheered on the "historic" move.
UN calls for talks to end Bolivia crisis as death toll rises

UN calls for talks to end Bolivia crisis as death toll rises Mon, 18 Nov, 2019

 Shadowed by street violence and food shortages, a U.N. envoy is urging the government of Bolivia’s self-proclaimed interim president and supporters of self-exiled leader Evo Morales to begin talks on peacefully resolving a crisis that has already claimed 23 lives.
Iran condemns US show of support for 'rioters'

Iran condemns US show of support for 'rioters' Mon, 18 Nov, 2019

Iran condemned the United States' support for "rioters" in a statement issued, after two days of violent protests in the Islamic republic against a petrol price hike.
Iran leader backs petrol price hike that sparked deadly unrest

Iran leader backs petrol price hike that sparked deadly unrest Sun, 17 Nov, 2019

Iran's supreme leader  threw his support behind a decision to hike petrol prices, a move that sparked nationwide unrest in which he said "some lost their lives".
Syrian troops begin deploying along border with Turkey

Syrian troops begin deploying along border with Turkey Fri, 15 Nov, 2019

Syrian government forces started deploying  in areas close to the Turkish border in the country’s northeast as part of an agreement reached between Russia and Turkey, state media reported.
North Korea calls Biden 'rabid dog' that 'must be beaten to death'

North Korea calls Biden 'rabid dog' that 'must be beaten to death' Fri, 15 Nov, 2019

North Korea has launched a visceral diatribe against US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, calling the former vice-president a "rabid dog" -- while also borrowing the terminology of Donald Trump.

Belt and Road Initiative: Challenging South and Southeast Asia Thu, 14 Nov, 2019

The euphoria about the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Indonesia and elsewhere in South and Southeast Asia (SEA) has been felt since 2017, particularly following the country’s participation in the BRI Summit in Beijing that year, where Indonesia (along with other SAARC and ASEAN member states) was expected to receive massive investments from China to support several infrastructure projects.
Tear gas grenades kill 4 protesters in Baghdad

Tear gas grenades kill 4 protesters in Baghdad Thu, 14 Nov, 2019

Four protesters were killed by tear gas canisters in Baghdad, medics told AFP, the latest deaths from what rights groups have slammed as a "gruesome" misuse of the weapon.
Kuwait PM, cabinet quit after disputes with parliament

Kuwait PM, cabinet quit after disputes with parliament Thu, 14 Nov, 2019

Kuwait’s Cabinet submitted its resignation, days after the country’s minister of public works announced she would step down after being grilled by parliament.
Israel, Islamic Jihad cease fire after heavy Gaza fighting

Israel, Islamic Jihad cease fire after heavy Gaza fighting Thu, 14 Nov, 2019

Israel and the militant Islamic Jihad group in Gaza reached a cease-fire  to end the heaviest Gaza fighting in months that killed at least 34 Palestinians and paralyzed parts of Israel.
Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Houthi rebels in indirect peace talks

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Houthi rebels in indirect peace talks Wed, 13 Nov, 2019

Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels are holding indirect, behind-the-scenes talks to end the devastating five-year war in Yemen
Iraqi protesters defiant in face of deadly crackdown

Iraqi protesters defiant in face of deadly crackdown Wed, 13 Nov, 2019

 Iraqi protesters said   that an intensifying crackdown by authorities has been instilling fear and reducing turnout, but said they were remaining defiant and have called for people to return to the street in large numbers later this week.
Hong Kong clashes rage on university campus and business district

Hong Kong clashes rage on university campus and business district Tue, 12 Nov, 2019

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters fought intense battles with riot police on a university campus and paralysed the city's upmarket business district, extending one of the most violent stretches of unrest seen in more than five months of political chaos.
Morales begins Mexico exile as Bolivia senate moves to end vaccum

Morales begins Mexico exile as Bolivia senate moves to end vaccum Tue, 12 Nov, 2019

Evo Morales vowed to continue "the struggle" after arriving in Mexico where he has been granted political asylum, as Bolivia's senate sought to end civil turmoil and fill the power vacuum left by his abrupt resignation as president.
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