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28 arrests after Greek annual anti-junta demo

28 arrests after Greek annual anti-junta demo

Greek police said they have arrested 28 people for violence that followed a large demonstration in Athens to mark the anniversary of a 1973 anti-junta uprising."In some cases, groups of persons attempted to carry out unlawful action and attacked police forces

Thousands march in Greek annual anti-junta demo

Thousands march in Greek annual anti-junta demo

Thousands of Greeks took part in demonstrations Sunday to mark the anniversary of a 1973 anti-junta uprising, with police bracing for trouble after a series of raids on anarchists.This year the protest was heavily influenced by opposition to the new conservati

Protests erupt in Iran after petrol price hike: state media

Protests erupt in Iran after petrol price hike: state media

Sporadic protests erupted in cities across Iran, state news agency IRNA said on Saturday, a day after the government announced a surprise decision to ration petrol and hike its price.The demonstrations on Friday night were "severe" in Sirjan in central Iran

Protest-swept Iraq will never be the same: top cleric

Protest-swept Iraq will never be the same: top cleric

Iraq will never be the same following the weeks of demonstrations in Baghdad and the country's south demanding sweeping reform, its top Shiite cleric said Friday in his most emphatic endorsement yet of the protest movement.Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani said aut

Iraq 'will never be the same' after protests: top Shiite cleric

Iraq 'will never be the same' after protests: top Shiite cleric

Iraq will be deeply marked by weeks of demonstrations demanding sweeping reform, its top Shiite cleric said on Friday in some of his strongest remarks yet on the protest movement.In his weekly sermon delivered by a representative in the Shiite holy city of Kar

Iraq officials must 'step up' to enact reforms: UN envoy to AFP

Iraq officials must 'step up' to enact reforms: UN envoy to AFP

Iraqi officials must ramp up their response to mass demonstrations demanding an overhaul of the political system, the UN representative in Baghdad told AFP in an exclusive interview Wednesday.Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, who heads the UN's Iraq mission (UNAMI)