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Open season on the free press: Journalists targeted in attacks as U.S. protests rage

On Friday evening, viewers watched as CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and his crew were arrested on live television while covering a protest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. By Saturday, as protesters and the police clashed across the

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Coronavirus: HK reports first death as hospital workers escalate strike

HONG KONG: Hong Kong reported its first coronavirus death today, a 39-year-old male who had been suffering from an underlying illness and had visited China’s Wuhan city last month, hospital staff said, marking the second death outside mainland China. The

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Zakir Naik: BJP’s fascism against Muslims makes my heart bleed

The Citizenship Amendment Bill (and now Act) is another sinister law brought in by the Indian BJP government that goes on to reveal the fascist agenda it has always had. Triple talaq, ghar wapsi (conversion to Hinduism), mob lynching, Kashmir:

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Six dead in India as violence escalate over citizenship law

Six people died and dozens were injured yesterday as Indian police clashed with thousands of protesters who again took to the streets in several parts of the country to oppose a new law they say discriminates against Muslims. There were

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From housewives to hijab-clad students, women take lead in Indian protests

NEW DELHI: As a crowd of protesters swelled around them under the watchful eyes of dozens of policemen in riot gear, a cluster of young female students in burqas stood outside their university in New Delhi shouting anti-government slogans.  “What

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Three die in protests against new citizenship law in India

Three people died of injuries sustained in intensifying protests against a new citizenship law in India yesterday with thousands taking to the streets nationwide in defiance of temporary bans on public gatherings. Some protesters clashed with police over the law,

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Dozens injured as activists clash with Delhi police in citizenship law protests

NEW DELHI: More than 100 activists protesting against a new Indian citizenship law were injured in New Delhi yesterday as they clashed with police who used tear gas and baton charges to disperse demonstrators at a major university. Prime Minister

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Protests erupt as India pushes for religion-based citizenship bill

GUWAHATI/MUMBAI: Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in India yesterday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government tabled a controversial bill in Parliament that would give citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from three neighbouring countries. Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the

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Delhi to divide Jammu and Kashmir state despite violence

SRINAGAR: India will formally split up the Jammu and Kashmir state into two federal territories today, aimed at tightening New Delhi’s grip on the restive region that has been in the grip of a harsh security clampdown for nearly three

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Iraq on curfew as violent protests escalate nationwide

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi declared a curfew in Baghdad yesterday until further notice after at least seven people were killed and more than 400 were injured during two days of nationwide anti-government protests. Curfews were imposed earlier

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