Moroccan police arrest 50 after protest clashes – activists

By Samia Errazzouki RABAT, Jun 27 : Around 50 protesters were arrested following violent clashes with Moroccan police in the northern city of Al-Hoceima during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a local rights activist said. Since police in the North African country arrested Nasser Zefzafi, who organised protests against corruption and unemployment, on May 29, demonstrations […]

Their life disrupted, S Korean grannies vow to fight THAAD til the end

By Christine Kim SOSEONG-RI, South Korea, Jun 16 : In Soseong-ri, a small farming village of about 80 residents in southern South Korea, a band of elderly women is at the forefront of protests against the deployment of a US anti-missile system next to their neighbourhood. A dozen or so women, in their 60s to […]

Thousands rally in north Morocco after protest leader arrested

By Samia Errazzouki AL-HOCEIMA, Morocco, Jun 3 : Several thousand people protested in a provincial northern Moroccan town to demand the authorities release an activist arrested for leading months of demonstrations against official abuses and corruption. The protest took place late yesterday in the town of Al-Hoceima where tensions have run high since activist Nasser […]

Afghans protesting after truck bomb killed in clash with police

By Mirwais Harooni and Akram Walizada KABUL, Jun 3 : Protesters demanding the resignation of the Afghan government after this week’s devastating truck bomb clashed with riot police in Kabul in a confrontation that resulted in at least four deaths. Yesterday the protests added to pressure on President Ashraf Ghani’s fragile and divided government, which […]

Pakistanis protest against increasing power cuts during Ramadan

By Syed Raza Hassan and Jibran Ahmad KARACHI/PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 30 : Protesters in Pakistan’s largest city set tyres ablaze today after power cuts disrupted a traditional pre-dawn meal during the holy month of Ramadan, police said, a day after two protesters in another city were shot dead. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came to power […]

From crops to chemicals, Canada CN Rail strike would hit shippers

By Rod Nickel and Allison Lampert WINNIPEG/MONTREAL, May 29 : Canadian rail shippers are urging Ottawa to intervene in a looming strike at Canadian National Railway Co, the country’s largest railroad, fearing that a shut-down would immediately damage business. The union representing CN’s 3,000 Canadian conductors has set a strike deadline of Tuesday at 4 […]