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Ibrahim El-Zakzaky: Shi’ites continue protest in Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shi’ite, yesterday continued their display of resilience, in demand for the unconditional release of their detained leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

Ekiti guber: APC exco regains custody of secretariat, vows to sanction ‘dissidents’

The Chief Jide Awe-led State Executive Committee (SWC) of the Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday, regained custody of the State secretariat from the caretaker committee, said vowing to set up a disciplinary committee to sanction the ‘dissidents’.

Protesters arrested in Russia for opposing Putin’s inauguration

Hundreds of protesters angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president of Russia demonstrated throughout the country on Saturday but were eventually arrested by the police.

Israeli troops fire tear gas, live rounds at Palestinian protesters

Israeli troops fired tear gas and live rounds at Palestinian protesters on the Gaza-Israel border on Friday during a long-running demonstration in which 43 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli gunfire in April.

Taiwan veterans clash with police in pension protest

Taiwanese military veterans on Wednesday scuffled with police as they tried to storm parliament in the latest of a series of protests against planned pension cuts.

Armenian premier walks out of meeting with opposition

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan walked out of a televised meeting with the leader of a burgeoning opposition movement on Sunday, after days of rallies calling for his resignation.

Dozens of opposition protesters arrested in Armenia

Police arrested more than 180 people as opposition supporters staged sit-ins and attempted to block traffic in Armenia's capital Friday, the latest in days of protests at what they are branding a power-grab by ex-president Serzh Sarkisian.

Court grants 22 detained Shiite protesters bail

An Abuja Magistrate Court has granted 22 suspected members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiites) bail on Thursday.

Protesters storm Senate, steal mace

Protesters stormed the Senate chamber on Wednesday and stole the maze.

Armenia’s ex-president set to keep power as opposition blocks government buildings

Opposition demonstrators blockaded government buildings in Armenia's capital Tuesday as parliament was set to confirm the pro-Moscow former president as the real power in the country.

Thousands march in Barcelona for jailed Catalan leaders

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Barcelona have taken part in a large demonstration against the imprisonment of Catalan leaders.

Brazil’s Lula da Silva begins 12 years prison sentence

Former president of Brazil, Lula da Silva, has surrendered to the police to begin his 12-year prison sentence for corruption.

Pregnant women protest high medical fees in Ondo

Some pregnant women in Akure on Thursday protested alleged outrageous medical fees at the Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Akure.

Protesters in California denounce Donald Trump visit

Protesters marched and held rallies Monday ahead of President Donald Trump’s first official visit to California.

Filipinos protest China’s build up in disputed sea

Protesters have rallied outside the Chinese consulate in the Philippines capital, Manila, against China's militarisation of the disputed islands in the South China Sea.

Tunisian media protest pressure by police to whitewash news

Scores of journalists held a sit-in Friday in the Tunisian capital to protest what they say is growing pressure to film, photograph and write only what puts security officers and the government in a good light, reviving memories of the era before Tunisia kicked off the Arab Spring seven years ago.

Bollywood film banned over film’s depiction of Muslim ruler

Malaysia has banned a controversial Bollywood film, citing its negative portrayal of a Muslim ruler.

Protest in Hong Kong over activist’s election ban

Protesters in Hong Kong gathered outside the government's headquarters Sunday evening after a leading pro-democracy activist was barred from standing as a candidate in upcoming elections.

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