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Protests break out as Karachi runs out of water

Reporting By: Syed Khursheed Alam KARACHI: Protests are taking place in many parts of Karachi due to water shortage. The city is facing shortage of water as it is not getting the required 100 million gallons of water. Water theft and power outages at the pumping stations are also the main reason as to why…

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TLYR ends sit-ins after successful talks with government

LAHORE: Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) called off their nationwide sit-ins late Thursday night after successful talks with the Punjab government. “Federal and provincial governments have agreed to implement Faizabad agreement,” group’s chairman Pir Afzal Qadri said. “They will make public Raja Zafarul Haq committee’s report and Rana Sanaullah will appear before the clerics.” The government…

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TLYR takes over major Lahore roads 

LAHORE: A group that shut down Islamabad-Rawalpindi a year ago has renewed its protest, this time in Lahore, where it has started sit-ins at major roads. Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) have spread to what they claim are more than 80 places in the city. This is a continuation of their dharna last year over…

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Water supply in Karachi suspended due to loadshedding

KARACHI: Water supply to many parts of Karachi was suspended due to loadshedding. Protests were held in many parts of the city due to suspension of water supply. “There is no water and electricity,” the citizens said. “We are facing problems day and night.” They continued: “Routine life is being affected by the outages.” Several…

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Caste protests across India leave at least six dead

New Delhi: Low-caste Dalits fought street battles with police on Monday that left at least six dead as protests against a Supreme Court rights ruling swept across large swathes of India. Protesters clashed with security forces, attacked buses and government buildings, and blocked trains and major roads. Four were reported dead in the central state…

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Protests in Iran against ‘insult to Arab citizens’, water crisis

TEHRAN: Thousands of Arab citizens gathered in the southwest Iranian city of Ahwaz to protest against Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) corporation after a children’s program allegedly omitted any mention of their culture during a show celebrating the country’s diversity. Also, a number of anti-government protests broke out in the country over water crisis….

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Protests break out at universities

By Ehsan Ansari, Muhammad Atif and Sonia Shehzad Protests have broken out at a number of universities Quaid-i-Azam University, Punjab University and varsities in Sindh, including Karachi University, are facing protests as the administration, teachers and students bring up demands. At QAU in Islamabad, permanent teachers and syndicate members are protesting against the vice-chancellor. Some…

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Iran protests ban on wrestler who threw bout to avoid Israeli

Tehran: Iran’s wrestling federation has said it will protest a decision to ban one of its athletes and the national coach for deliberately throwing a match to avoid fighting an Israeli opponent. Alireza Karimi Mashiani threw a match against his Russian opponent in the under-23 world championships in Poland in November to avoid fighting Israel’s…

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Protests across Bahrain on 7th anniversary of uprising

Dubai: Dozens of protesters took to the streets of Bahrain on Wednesday to mark the seventh anniversary of an Arab Spring-inspired uprising, witnesses said, reporting clashes between demonstrators and police. Protesters, including many women, chanted anti-regime slogans and paid tribute to the “victims of repression” languishing in the Gulf state’s jails, the witnesses added. Security forces…

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As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women’s March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office, reported Reuters. The coordinated rallies in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and about 250 other…

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#JusticeForZainab: Is Protest the Answer?

By: Muhammad Raza Haidery There are no words to describe the horrific rape and killing of seven-year old Zainab Ansari in Kasur, the burial place of renowned Sufi poet Hazrat Baba Bulleh Shah. But the city has earned a notorious reputation for one of the most horrendous crimes on earth – child  abuse. In 2015,…

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Iran declares victory following week of unrest that left 21 dead

NEWS DESK: Huge counter-demonstrations have taken place against the protests in Iran with the head of the Revolutionary Guards declaring victory against “forces of sedition”, which had sought to create “anarchy, insecurity and intrigue in the Islamic Republic”, reported The Independent. As what was described by the state media as “the revolutionary outburst of Iranian…

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Iranian police arrest 100 protesters in capital as crackdown intensifies

People protest in Tehran, Iran December 30, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. REUTERS LONDON: Iranian police arrested 100 protesters in the capital on Monday, the deputy governor of Tehran said, as a police crackdown intensified against anti-government demonstrations that began last week, reported Reuters. Security forces have struggled to contain protests that…

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Ten killed in Iran unrest on Sunday: state television

Opponents of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hold a protest outside the Iranian embassy in west London, Britain December 31, 2017. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh DUBAI: Ten people were killed during street protests in Iran on Sunday, state television said on Monday, reported Reuters. The nationwide protests have drawn in tens of thousands of people and represent the…

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Two people killed in Iran amid calls for fresh protests

People protest in Tehran, Iran December 30, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. REUTERS. DUBAI: Two people were shot dead in protests in Iran bringing to four the number of fatalities in the country’s most serious unrest since 2009 and messages on social media called for more anti-government demonstrations on Monday, reported Reuters….

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Iran temporarily restricts access to social media

LONDON: Iran will temporarily restrict access to some social media and messaging apps to control protests, Iranian state television quoted an informed source as saying on Sunday, reported Reuters. “It has been decided in the highest security level to restrict access to Telegram (messaging app) and Instagram,” the source said.

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Iran warns protesters who pose major challenge to country’s leadership

TEHRAN: Tens of thousands of Iranians have protested across the country since Thursday against the Islamic Republic’s unelected clerical elite and Iranian foreign policy in the region. They have also chanted slogans in support of political prisoners. Demonstrators initially vented their anger over economic hardships and alleged corruption but they have also begun to call…

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Iran said protesters should pay a high price if they break the law

People protest near the university of Tehran, Iran December 30, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. TWITTER/@kasra_nouri/via REUTERS LONDON: Protesters in Iran who have staged three days of demonstrations over economic hardship and alleged corruption should pay a high price if they break the law, the government said on Sunday, reported Reuters. The…

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Protests hit Tehran, two demonstrators reported killed in Iran town

TEHRAN: Street protests hit Iran for a third day running on Saturday, spreading to the capital Tehran with crowds confronting police and attacking some state buildings, and a social media report said two demonstrators had been shot dead in a provincial town. The wave of anti-government demonstrations, prompted in part by discontent over economic hardship…

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Palestinian stabs Israeli guard in Jerusalem

Protesters are seen near the U.S. embassy in Awkar, in Beirut, Lebanon December 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir JERUSALEM: A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reported…

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Israelis march in Tel Aviv to protest against Netanyahu, corruption

TEL AVIV: Thousands of Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday for the second consecutive week against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse of office, reported Reuters. Police estimated the number of demonstrators at about 10,000 and they followed last Saturday’s demonstration, which was by…

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