Protests expected as G-7 leaders set to arrive in Germany

Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to gather in Munich as the Group of Seven leading economic powers β€” the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan β€” are set to hold their annual gathering in the Bavarian Alps in Germany MUNICH — Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to gather … Read more

Qatar’s emir in Cairo for 1st time since Arab spat resolved

CAIRO — Qatar’s emir arrived in Cairo late Friday for talks with Egypt’s president, his first visit to the country following years of frayed ties and a boycott of Doha by four Arab states, including Egypt. With Qatari and Egyptian flags flowing over the tarmac, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was greeted at the … Read more

Ecuador president: Indigenous leader is trying to stage coup

Quito, Ecuador — Ecuador’s president charged Friday that the Indigenous leader heading a nationwide strike is seeking to stage a coup and warned he will use all legal tools to contain the violence unleashed by the demonstrations. In televised remarks, President Guillermo Lasso said Leonidas Iza, leader of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities, intends to … Read more

1 dead, dozens hurt in 12th day of protesting in Ecuador

One man has been killed in Ecuador’s capital and dozens injured during the 12th day of protets led by Indigenous people demanding that the government cut fuel prices, put price controls on food and spend more on education Quito, Ecuador — One man was killed and dozens injured Thursday during the 12th day of protests … Read more

Tension in Iraq as cleric accuses Iran’s allies of meddling

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s Parliament is set to hold a session Thursday to vote in replacements for 73 lawmakers who resigned earlier this month. The collective walkout by followers of Iraq’s most influential Shiite politician threw Iraq into further uncertainty, deepening a months-long political crisis over government formation. However, it was not clear whether the extraordinary … Read more

Ecuador rejects Indigenous protesters’ dialogue conditions

Quito, Ecuador — Violent protests by Indigenous people demanding a variety of changes, including lower fuel prices, have paralyzed Ecuador’s capital and other regions, but the government on Wednesday rejected their conditions for dialogue. Quito, the capital, is experiencing food and fuel shortages after 10 days of demonstrations in which protesters at times have clashed … Read more

Report: Israeli police clear officers at reporter’s funeral

JERUSALEM — An Israeli police investigation has found that police engaged in misconduct during the funeral of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, but those who supervised the event will not face serious punishment, an Israeli newspaper reported Thursday. Israeli riot police pushed and beat mourners at the funeral, causing the pallbearers to nearly … Read more

Congo official: Rwanda will have war if it wants war

GUM, Congo — If Rwanda wants war with neighboring Congo, β€œit will have war,” a top Congolese military official said Wednesday to thousands in eastern Congo protesting the recent capture of a nearby town by rebels. Gen. Sylvain Ekenge, spokesman for the military governor of North Kivu province, made the inflammatory comments to protesters in … Read more

Lawmakers from Iraq’s biggest bloc resign amid impasse

BAGHDAD — Dozens of lawmakers who make up the biggest bloc in Iraq’s parliament resigned on Sunday amid a prolonged political impasse, plunging the divided nation into political uncertainty. The 73 lawmakers from powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s bloc submitted their resignation based on his request, to protest a persisting political deadlock eight months after … Read more

Thousands rally for gun reform after surge in mass shootings

WASHINGTON — Thousands of protestors are expected to rally in Washington, DC, on Saturdays and in separate demonstrations around the country as part of a renewed push for nationwide gun control. Motivated by a fresh surge in mass shootings, from Uvalde, Texas, to Buffalo, New York, protestors say lawmakers must take note of shifting public … Read more