From climate change to India's complete take over of disputed Kashmir to massive anti-Beijing demonstrations in Hong Kong, here are some of the global protests that dominated headlines in 2019.
The rap singer articulated citizen discontent over the killings of protesters in November and his songs went viral, resonating with disgruntled Iranians.
From India to Algeria to Lebanon, people are protesting both against their governments and their controversial policies. Here's a quick look into what's happening on the ground.
Tuesday marks the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Pakistan's biggest case against the traffickers has fallen apart. Of the 52 Chinese nationals charged, a court in Punjab acquitted 31 while another 21 Chinese defendants left the country after they were granted bail.
Six more countries have joined hands to back INSTEX, a mechanism that facilitates trade with Iran while circumventing US sanctions.
Human rights NGOs, including Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders, have expressed concern over the amendments that label journalists, bloggers and internet users as "foreign agents".
The new toll ups the number of deaths according to Amnesty International by almost 50 as the organisation urges the international community to ensure those responsible are held accountable.
An Indian diplomat's recent call for the 'Israel model' in Kashmir should ring alarm bells.
Adil Abdul Mahdi says he will step down in response to a call for a change of leadership by the country's top cleric Ayatollah Ali al Sistani, even as more protesters are shot dead in southern Nasiriyah city.
Iran's leadership needs to be held to account for its brutal response to protests in Iran, and in those countries where it exercises influence through proxies.
Amnesty International said at least 143 people were killed in the protests against increased fuel prices, a toll rejected by Tehran. Up to 200,000 people took part nationwide in the unrest, Iranian Interior Minister Rahmani Fazli said.
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