Iraq's ruling elite fear the unity of the Iraqi people because it directly undermines their divisive rule.
Demonstrations throughout Iraq intensified on Saturday and Sunday, but protesters are finding themselves being pushed back by clouds of tear gas and a heavy security presence.
In the southern city of Basra, seven protesters were killed on Thursday and early Friday, driving up the death toll since October 1 when demonstrations over unemployment began.
Human Rights Watch says neither it nor Omar Shakir has called for an outright boycott of Israel.
Two international rights groups have published a damning report on Bahrain’s mistreatment of female political prisoners, pointing out the human rights abuses in Bahraini prisons and calling on the US and UK to intervene.
Amnesty International says the death toll could increase as they investigated new reports of casualties. Jawar Mohammed, a former ally of PM Abiy Ahmed, told his supporters it was "not the time to kill each other", reminding them to stay alert.
News of the death of two children came hours after Amnesty International accused both sides of "utter disregard" for the laws of war, in a report citing possible war crimes.
General in charge of security in Chile's capital city says he is aware of videos circulating on social media suggesting brutality by police or the military in dealing with protesters and vandals.
Pro-democracy lawmakers dragged out of legislature by security guards after heckling city's leader Carrie Lam for second day running.
The so-called Arab Spring was a movement that spread within Arab countries in the Middle East and Africa with the hope of democratic rule in the region, which still hasn’t recovered fully and there is much work to be done to achieve democracy.
One year after Saudi critic and journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal killing, the question dominating his memorial event was: why justice remained elusive. At memorial for journalist, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos tells grieving fiancee she is not alone.
The recent sentencing of separatists is likely to fuel more anger and resentment among the Anglophone population and alienate them from the Francophone-dominated government, but the dialogue can reverse hard feelings.
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