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Saudi warns women against driving protest

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry on Thursday issued a warning to women not to get behind the wheel in defiance of the kingdom's men-only road rules after a renewed social media campaign to challenge the law by driving in public.

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Pakistan PM chairs parliament session as crisis deepens

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a joint session of parliament on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over mass protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. Sharif had called the session and he

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Pakistan protesters vow no let-up until PM quits

More than 20,000 anti-government protesters flooded the centre of Pakistan's capital on Saturday, vowing to stay in the streets until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. The numbers were far below what protest organizers expe

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New threat to revoke citizenship in Kuwait

Kuwait has ordered its Interior Ministry to review citizenship of people who threaten national security and vowed an “iron fist” policy, in a crackdown following violent protests.   In a string of dec

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20 killed as anti-China riots spread in Vietnam

More than 20 people were killed and rioters attacked Vietnam's biggest steel plant overnight as violent anti-China protests spread to the centre of the country a day after arson and looting in the south, a doctor and newspapers said on Thurs

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Libyan oil output now 250,000 bpd

Libya's oil production is currently 250,000 barrels a day while the vital southern El Sharara oilfield remains closed, a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) said. A new protest has shut down the Zultun and Raquba o

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Saudi jails women's protest organiser

An organizer of women’s protest campaigns in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to six years in prison by a Riyadh court, a report said. The court found the person guilty of taking part in various banned activities including si

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Residents call to end protests in Budaiya

Dozens of residents living in one of Bahrain's most troubled areas have signed a petition calling for an end to protests on Budaiya Highway.   It has been submitted to Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdu

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Iraqi women protest new draft law

About two dozen Iraqi women demonstrated on Saturday in Baghdad against a draft law approved by the Iraqi cabinet that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to fathers. The group'

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Four die during Saudi police raid

Two Saudi security officers and two people they were trying to detain were killed in a gunfight on Thursday in the eastern town of Al-Awamiya, the government said. The area has seen many anti-government protests. An

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