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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain: Tensions Rise After Execution of Cleric, 46 others for terrorism offenses

PROTESTS IN SAUDIA ARABIA, BAHRAIN
independent.co.uk reported several protests have taken place in majority Shia Qatif and in Bahrain, following the execution of Sheikh al-Nimr and 46 others for ‘terrorism offences’. Demonstrators carrying pictures of the Shi’ite cleric were involved in a clash with police in the Bahraini village of Abu-Saiba, where dozens were tear-gassed, according to witnesses.
It is feared that the death of the outspoken cleric will exacerbate tensions in the region, with activists calling for further protests in Bahrain, and several demonstrations breaking out in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Read Article

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Civil Unrest breaks out Guadalajara Mexico after police operation

GUADALAJARA, JALISCO (01 / NOV / 2014) .-informador.com.mx reported tTwo policemen injured, four arrested four burning vehicles, looted convenience store, service of Macrobús suspended … and Historical Center in chaos for three hours. It is the balance after a crackdown on piracy is out of control yesterday Guadalajara Police and the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) […]

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Hong Kong: Protests, Civil Unrest Continues

bbc.com reported thousands of people have remained on the streets of Hong Kong for another day of pro-democracy protests, defying tear gas and ignoring appeals to leave. Overnight, riot police advanced on crowds who ignored official warnings that the demonstrations were illegal. Protesters are angry at Chinese government plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong’s […]

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Protests in Santiago Chile, police clash with students

presstv.ir reported police in Chile have clashed with protesting students and teachers in the country’s capital of Santiago during another mass demonstration over the country’s education system. Chilean security forces used tear gas and water cannon during the Wednesday rally to disperse rock-throwing protesters, who were calling for an overhaul of Chile’s educational system. An […]

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Brazil: wide scale demonstrations indicate security challenges for World Cup

bbc.com reported demonstrators protesting against the spending on the football World Cup have blocked a number of key roads in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo. They burned tyres and caused traffic disruption. Activists have called a day of protests in 50 cities across Brazil.The scale of the demonstrations is expected to give an indication […]

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Vietnam: Anti-China unrest targets factoriees with arson, looting

hindustantimes.com reported anti-China protesters have set more than a dozen factories on fire in Vietnam in the biggest eruption of rage against Beijing for decades over the deployment of an oil rig in contested waters. China expressed “serious concerns” after Vietnamese workers went on the rampage Tuesday, looting goods and attacking offices in a rare […]

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Thailand Travel Warning, terrorism threat, border areas, protests

gov.uk reported the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla on the Thai-Malaysia border. On 10 April 2014 the Australian authorities indicated that extremists may be planning to target westerners in the southern border provinces. See Terrorism The FCO advise against all […]

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Demonstrations break out in Sao Paulo Brazil against World Cup

telegraph.co.uk reported that demonstrations against the World Cup descended into street riots in Sao Paulo on Sunday as a Brazilian anti-inequality protest movement started a campaign against public spending on sports extravaganzas. Cars were burnt in the streets, shop fronts were vandalised and bank windows were smashed as Brazilian chapters of the worldwide radical activists […]

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Kiev Ukraine: Protesters clash with Police (Video)

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German journalist missing and feared kidnapped in Cairo

The Local Germany reports that the German government has called on Egypt to help find a German journalist who has disappeared – feared kidnapped – in Cairo after receiving death threats from Islamic extremists. Hamed Abdel-Samad’s brother told Egyptian news site youm7 he feared the writer had been kidnapped after he disappeared from near the […]

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