IRANIAN ARMY COMMANDER OFFERS TO HELP POLICE SUPPRESS UNREST

5th January 2018 . by incontext_adm

5 JANUARY 2018 – Iran’s army chief declared on Thursday that police had quelled anti-government unrest that has killed 21 people but that his troops were ready to intervene if needed, as authorities staged more pro-government rallies. The protests, which seem spontaneous and without a unifying leader, erupted a week ago in Iran’s second city of…

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DRC VIOLENCE SHOWS KABILA ‘DETERMINED TO STAY IN POWER’

2nd January 2018 . by incontext_adm

2 JANUARY 2018 – Civil society groups and human rights activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are calling for sustained pressure on the country’s president, after protesters demanding Joseph Kabila step down were killed this week. At least seven people were killed across the country on Sunday, after security forces reportedly fired tear gas, rubber…

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PROTESTS HIT TEHRAN, TWO DEMONSTRATORS REPORTED KILLED IN IRAN TOWN

31st December 2017 . by incontext_adm

31 DECEMBER 2017 – 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…

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SCATTERED PROTESTS ERUPT IN IRAN OVER ECONOMIC WOES

30th December 2017 . by incontext_adm

30 DECEMBER 2017 – Protests over the Iranian government’s handling of the economy spread to several cities on Friday, including Tehran, in what appeared to be a sign of unrest. President Hassan Rouhani began his second term in August after winning re-election on promises to revitalise an economy hurt by sanctions. Although foreign investment is rising, the…

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ISRAELI SECURITY FORCES BRACE FOR PALESTINIAN ‘DAY OF RAGE’

8th December 2017 . by incontext_adm

8 DECEMBER 2017 – Security personnel were preparing for riots on Friday in Jerusalem and the West Bank, amid predictions that Palestinians and Israeli Arabs will escalate their protests against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Hamas political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh said in a televised speech from the Gaza Strip…

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ISSUE 177 | 3 AUGUST 2017

3rd August 2017 . by incontext_adm

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26th July 2017 . by incontext_adm

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