BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon’s president appointed a little-known professor and former education minister to form a new government as prime minister on Thursday in the…View More Lebanon, Mired in Crises, Turns to a Professor to Form a Government
NEW DELHI — Rowdy protests against a contentious new citizenship law swept India on Thursday, and the authorities responded by shutting down the internet, barricading roads…View More Intellectuals Arrested as More Protests Sweep India
NEW DELHI — As the government of India pushes increasingly provocative policies, it is using a tactic to stifle dissent that is more commonly associated…View More India Adopts the Tactic of Authoritarians: Shutting Down the Internet
BAGHDAD — Unknown assailants killed a dozen unarmed anti-government protesters in the Iraqi capital in an attack the president blamed on criminal gangs, and an…View More Protesters Killed and Cleric’s House Bombed in Deepening Iraqi Chaos
MOSCOW — In a highly publicized case, a Russian court gave a political science student a three-year suspended sentence on Friday and banned him from…View More Russian Court Bans Politically Active Student From Managing Websites
VALLETTA, Malta — Destabilized by a widening investigation into the 2017 murder of Malta’s best-known journalist, the prime minister of the Mediterranean island nation announced…View More Undermined by Murder Inquiry, Malta Leader Says He Will Resign in January
SADR CITY, Iraq — In the morning, the squarely built father of four wore flowing tribal robes to receive visitors in his garden, but by…View More ‘Our Patience Is Over’: Why Iraqis Are Protesting
About 100 protesters remained holed up inside a Hong Kong university on Tuesday, as a standoff between the students and the police stretched into a…View More Hong Kong Protests: Hundreds Arrested at a University and a Warning from Beijing
BAGHDAD — The protesters massed and shouted against Iran again on Thursday in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square and elsewhere, much as they have done over the…View More Iraqi Protesters Cheer Victory Over Iran, at Least on the Soccer Field
HONG KONG — What started in June with peaceful rallies in opposition to contentious legislation has devolved into a steady stream of mayhem, with some…View More Why Are People Protesting in Hong Kong?
Iraqi security forces moved Saturday to take ground back from anti-government demonstrators in Baghdad, forcing a confrontation that turned violent and filled the streets with…View More Iraq Cracks Down on Protests as Prime Minister Gains Support
SYDNEY, Australia — One climate activist halted train service by chaining himself to the tracks. Others have glued themselves to busy roads, causing gridlock. And…View More Why Is Australia Trying to Shut Down Climate Activism?
The persistence and magnitude of protests in Iraq since early October and the brutality of Iraqi government forces and militias seeking to crush them have…View More Opinion | The Fight for a New Iraq
BAGHDAD — Iraqi protesters took to the streets early Friday to resume antigovernment demonstrations that were suspended two weeks ago, after shootings by the security…View More Iraqi Protesters Return to the Streets