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Bangladeshis Protest Stock Market Slump Outside Dhaka Exchange

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of Bangladeshi small investors has blocked a road outside the country’s main stock exchange to protest an ongoing slump in share prices. The investors burned tires and blocked traffic near the Dhaka Stock Exchange on Monday, as the main stock index fell 2 percent before recovering slightly to end the session down 1.6 […]

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Indian Enclave Residents in Bangladesh Demand Citizenship

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Residents of an Indian enclave within Bangladesh are holding a two-day protest to demand the speedy implementation of a deal between the two countries that will grant them citizenship. Thousands of people in Bangladesh’s Panchagarh district walked through the streets in protest Saturday night and refused to turn on the lights of their homes. Demonstrators […]

Egyptians Break Into Israeli Embassy

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian protesters entered the Israeli Embassy in Cairo Friday, after tearing down the wall surrounding the building that houses it. The assault prompted the Israeli ambassador to rush to the airport early Saturday to leave the country. Yitzhak Levanon, his family and other embassy staff were waiting at Cairo’s airport for a military plane to […]

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Egyptians Break Into Israeli Embassy

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian protesters have entered the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, after tearing down the wall surrounding the building that houses it. Egyptian officials say the protesters threw hundreds of documents out of the building on to the crowd outside. Protesters converged on the embassy Friday, tearing down sections of the graffiti-covered security wall. Egyptian security forces […]

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Protesters Gather in Armenia, Demandi Early Elections

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 5,000 protesters have massed in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, to push for early elections. The opposition Armenian National Congress, led by former President Levon Ter-Petrosian, organized Friday’s rally in the city. During the rally, the protesters also promised more demonstrations unless their demands are met, including the release of an opposition activist arrested last […]

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Egyptians Protest Against Slow Pace of Reform

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Egyptians have packed Cairo’s Tahrir Square for what they are calling a “Correcting the Path” protest. The demonstrators are rallying to voice their displeasure about what they say is the slow pace of governmental reform since former president Hosni Mubarak stepped down in February. Protesters are trying to put pressure on the Supreme […]

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Egyptians Again Rally for Reforms

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Egyptian protesters are gathering Friday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to urge the country’s interim military leaders to institute quicker democratic reforms. The protest, known as the “Friday of Correcting the Path,” aims to put pressure on Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to provide a concrete timeline for the transition to civilian […]

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Secular Activists Plan Friday Rally in Cairo

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Egyptian protesters are expected to fill Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, yet again urging the country’s interim military leaders to institute quicker democratic reforms. The protest, known as the “Friday of Correcting the Path,” aims to put pressure on Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to provide a concrete timeline for the […]

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Italian Workers Stage General Strike Amid Austerity Debate

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Italian government has announced it is considering authorizing a vote of confidence in its revised austerity package, aimed at reducing the country’s budget deficit and preventing a financial collapse, as workers across the country walked off their jobs. Coalition leaders met Tuesday to discuss possible changes to the austerity plan. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi […]

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Italian Workers Stage General Strike Amid Austerity Debate

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Millions of workers across Italy walked off their jobs Tuesday to protest the government’s massive austerity package. The eight-hour general strike called by the CGIL, Italy’s largest union, is expected to disrupt most forms of transportation and manufacturing across the country. The strike is taking place as the Italian parliament begins debate on a $65 […]

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