Tunisia deploys army, makes 300 arrests as violent unrest continues

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Tunisian protesters burned down a regional national security headquarters near the Algerian border, prompting authorities to send in troops after police retreated, witnesses said, as unrest over prices and taxes continued nationwide. Over 300 protesters were arrested overnight and the army was deployed in several cities to help quell violent protests in Tunisia seven years after the overthrow of Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in the first of the Arab Spring revolts. In Thala, near the Algerian border, ...

Spontaneous protests wrong-foot police, loosening India’s grip on Kashmir

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Images of students confronting police on campuses have come to symbolize Kashmiri protests against Indian rule as much as gun-toting militants in fatigues, in what security officials and separatist leaders say is a dangerous new phase of the conflict.The sharp rise in violence in recent weeks is more spontaneous than before, complicating the task of Indian security forces trained largely in counter-insurgency and poorly equipped to contain broader unrest.A political stalemate in India’s ...

Students clash with police in Indian Kashmir protests

Monday, 17 April 2017

Students clashed with government forces in Indian Kashmir on Monday as they protested a police raid on a college, in the latest outbreak of violence to hit the restive disputed territory. Police fired tear gas and dozens of students were injured in the protests, which broke out in the main city of Srinagar before spreading to other parts of the Kashmir valley. The students were apparently angered by a police raid on a college in southern Pulwama district on Saturday in which at least 60 students ...

Ahwaz protests in Iran: A sign of things to come?

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Tensions continue to rise between the new US administration and Iran with a series of actions and reactions. Most recently, Iran has launched a new round of military drills, embarking on more provocative actions, while US allies such as Saudi Arabia and Israel have joined in by issuing what is described as twin warnings to Iran. All the while, what should not go neglected is the simmering status inside Iran. The society is considered a powder keg as unrest continues to grow after 38 years of the ...

22 dead in Arab-Berber unrest in Algeria

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Homes, shops, public buildings, cars and palm groves were set on fire in the area of Guerrara and the region's main town of Ghardaia

Muslim shopkeepers in China ‘forced’ to sell alcohol, cigarettes

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Muslim government employees are not allowed to visit mosques or fast during the holy month of Ramadan

How Science Fiction can change the world from East to West

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Six years ago, I decided to write a sci-fi novel. It was the year of the 2008 financial crash, and the story of ‘progress’ based on unlimited economic growth was under threat. In the wake of the global economic crisis, new social movements were erupting across East and West, from the aborted ‘Arab Spring’, to the now dispersed ‘Occupy’ movement. Heavy-handed state response provoked peaceful protests into eruptions of violent unrest. What many didn’t ...

Dr. Nafeez Ahmed


South Sudan unrest

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Violence erupted in South Sudan's capital Juba in mid-December and spread to oil-producing regions and beyond, dividing the two-year-old land-locked country along ethnic lines. Some 60,000 civilians are being protected at U.N. Bases.

African leaders in South Sudan for peace talks

Thursday, 26 December 2013

The Kenyan president and Ethiopian prime minister arrived to South Sudan to mediate between its president and his political rivals


Unrest grows in South Sudan

Thursday, 26 December 2013

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