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Israeli forces clash with Palestinian protesters marking Land Day updated: Fri Mar 30 2012 19:05:00

One man died and dozens more were injured Friday as Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators clashed in Gaza and the West Bank during protests to mark Land Day, Palestinian medical sources said.

Nine dead as Egypt protests continueupdated: Sun Feb 05 2012 15:54:00

Protests continue in Egypt after a riot at a soccer match leaves 79 dead. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Anger mounts in Senegal as election nears; at least 1 killed updated: Wed Feb 01 2012 06:49:00

Senegal remained tense Wednesday following days of violent protests over a court decision that allows the incumbent president to run for a third term.

Occupy Oakland demonstrations, arrests inject new life into movementupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 16:50:00

Oakland City Hall reopened Monday after municipal employees worked to clean up damage they said was caused over the weekend by Occupy protesters, about 400 of whom were arrested following clashes with police in the Northern California city.

Romanian foreign minister fired for comments on protestersupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 21:55:00

Romanian Prime Minister Emil Boc announced Monday that he dismissed the country's foreign minister because of remarks the minister made about anti-government protesters.

Nigeria rocked by 2nd day of nationwide protestsupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 15:34:00

Nigerians took to the streets for the second day of a nationwide strike Tuesday, showing their anger over a government decision that has more than doubled fuel prices in the largely impoverished country.

Tensions high over Nigerian fuel pricesupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 12:44:00

Trade unions in Nigeria are calling for a general strike after a government decision prompted gas prices to double.

Nigerians protest end of fuel subsidyupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 12:44:00

Police and protesters clashed across Nigeria on Monday amid a nationwide strike and widespread protests over a government decision that more than doubled fuel prices in the largely impoverished country.

Demonstrators rally for jailed Russian opposition leaderupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 12:39:00

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in central Moscow on Thursday to protest the detention of Russian opposition activist Sergey Udaltsov.

Military police try to halt Cairo skirmishesupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 17:18:00

Military police poured into Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday in hopes of stopping clashes between protesters and police, as the Egyptian government said a truce had been declared through a group of clerics.

Tear gas returns to Cairo's Tahrir Squareupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 11:19:00

Dawn broke over central Cairo Tuesday, revealing thousands of demonstrators sleeping on the lawns, sidewalks and streets of Tahrir Square.

Violence escalating in Tahrir Squareupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 11:19:00

Egypt's military accepts Cabinet resignations as clashes continue in Cairo. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

'Occupy' protesters, police clash during 'day of action'updated: Thu Nov 17 2011 23:00:00

Thousands of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators deluged New York on Thursday, a show of strength in the movement's original home that was echoed nationwide as part of a "mass day of action."

Mayor: Occupy Philadelphia has changedupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 05:33:00

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter expresses his concern over the changing mood of the Occupy Philadelphia protest.

New York court upholds eviction of Occupy protestersupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 05:33:00

A New York Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Occupy protesters will be allowed to return to Zuccotti Park, but they can't bring their tents and generators -- once a mainstay of the movement.

Spain protests before voteupdated: Sun Nov 13 2011 20:11:00

Demonstrators take to the streets of Madrid a week before voters elect a new government. CNN's Al Goodman reports.

Protesters take to the streets of Spainupdated: Sun Nov 13 2011 20:11:00

Several thousand demonstrators took to the streets of the Spanish capital Sunday, protesting unemployment a week before voters elect a new government.

Demonstrators carry out Oakland strike as protests continueupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 20:44:00

Demonstrators in Oakland, California, appeared to carry out a successful strike of downtown businesses Wednesday, as most merchants and retailers shuttered their doors during a largely peaceful protest.

Challenges facing Occupy San Franciscoupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 20:44:00

CNN's Dan Simon looks at how the Occupy San Francisco protesters attempt to keep their message pure and focused.

A long 8 months in Libyaupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 15:07:00

Fighting in Libya started with anti-government demonstrations in February and escalated into a civil war.

Photo allegedly shows dead Gadhafiupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 15:07:00

A photo released by AFP shows what appears to be Moammar Gadhafi's dead body covered in blood.

Protesters arrested nationwide as Occupy Wall Street rallies hit monthlong markupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 05:41:00

Police hauled away protesters in various cities Sunday as Occupy Wall Street rallies continued for the 30th day.

Occupy Rome protests turn violentupdated: Sat Oct 15 2011 17:33:00

CNN's Jonathan Mann speaks to Newsweek reporter Barbie Nadeau about violence at the Occupy Rome protests.

Police, 'Occupy' protesters clashupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 22:47:00

Police forcefully remove tents used for protesters to camp out in San Diego as part of the "Occupy" movement.

'Occupy' protests swell nationwide; scores arrestedupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 22:47:00

Protests swelled in cities nationwide Friday as police forces struggled to either corral or remove demonstrators from downtown parks and plazas in the latest development of the monthlong Occupy Wall Street movement.

CNNMoney: Hundreds of protesters descend to 'Occupy Wall Street'updated: Sat Sep 17 2011 19:07:00

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Manhattan's financial district on Saturday in a largely peaceful protest aimed at drawing attention to the role powerful financial interests played in wreaking havoc on America's economy.

Witnesses: Riot police clash with demonstrators in Bahrainupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 16:47:00

Riot police clashed Friday in suburbs across Bahrain's capital of Manama with thousands of demonstrators enraged at the government's denial of responsibility in the death of a 14-year-old boy, a human rights advocate in the Arab nation said.

China bows to chemical plant protestersupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 08:50:00

Authorities in Dalian, China, close a chemical plant to the demands of protesters. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.

Unrest: Middle East and North Africa, country by countryupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 06:12:00

Countries in the Middle East and North Africa have been swept up in protests against longtime rulers since the January revolt that ousted Tunisian strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. In many cases, these demonstrations and movements have been met with brute force that has escalated into seemingly unending violence. Here are the latest developments and information about the roots of the unrest.

Egyptian prime minister fires officers accused of killing protestersupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 16:41:00

Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf ordered the termination Saturday of all officers accused of killing protesters.

Syrian president sacks governor of restive provinceupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 12:47:00

The Syrian president sacked the governor of a restive province, a day after tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of its capital.

Syrian presidential adviser denies peaceful protesters targetedupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 07:07:00

A top adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad defended the regime's actions Tuesday, arguing that the government is not attacking peaceful protesters, despite widespread witness reports of a fierce crackdown against displays of dissent.

Activist speaks out against crackdownupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 07:07:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks with Razan Zaitouneh, a human rights activist in Syria.

Egypt deploys army as protests rage in Tahrir Squareupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 11:54:00

Egypt sent hundreds of troops with armored vehicles onto the streets Wednesday to protect the Ministry of the Interior, the army taking over from the police, as anti-government protests raged.

Greece goes on selling spreeupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 17:55:00

Greece may be late to the privatization game, but it needs to sell state assets for money. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

Greek austerity protests turn ugly as strike beginsupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 17:55:00

Greek riot police fired tear gas to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators Tuesday, as thousands rallied to protest proposed austerity measures on the first day of a two-day strike.

Bombs, tear gas during Greek protestsupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 17:21:00

Greek anti-government protests turn violent as protesters throw bombs and police fire tear gas at protesters.

Papandreou reshuffles Greek governmentupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 17:21:00

Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou announced Wednesday that a government reshuffle will take place Thursday, after which he will seek a vote of confidence in parliament.

Deadline close for Iraqi ministers told to make changes or lose jobupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 06:50:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's 100-day deadline is fast approaching for Cabinet ministers to make reforms or be fired, raising concerns of mass protests if the deadline passes without some sign of improvement.

Police violence reaching new levels in Morocco with Sunday beatingsupdated: Mon May 30 2011 19:41:00

Security forces in Morocco appear to be intensifying their hard-line crackdown on demonstrators, with a second violent clash over the weekend leaving scores of youths injured.

Syrian forces fire on protesters; 8 killedupdated: Fri May 27 2011 20:55:00

Syrian security forces fired on anti-government protesters in several southern towns Friday, killing at least eight people, organizers said.

Spain's economic protests roll onupdated: Wed May 18 2011 14:53:00

Economic and political protests continue ahead of Sunday elections in Spain. CNN's Al Goodman reports.

Thousands protest economic crisis, high unemployment in Spainupdated: Wed May 18 2011 14:53:00

Protests against Spain's economic crisis took a new turn Wednesday as social media networks fueled calls for demonstrators to take to the streets before local elections a few days away.

State TV: 2 dead and 60 injured in clashes involving Coptics in Cairoupdated: Sat May 14 2011 22:14:00

Violence erupted in the Cairo neighborhood of Maspero when pro-Coptic protesters clashed with unidentified men, leaving at least two people dead and 60 injured, state TV reported early Sunday.

Students 'armed' with pencils beaten in Syria, activist saysupdated: Thu May 12 2011 21:33:00

Syria weathered more anti-government ferment over the past day as the embattled regime girded for another round of nationwide protests Friday.

Residents flee Syrian violence, deathupdated: Thu May 12 2011 21:33:00

CNN's Rima Maktabi is on the border as people flee Syria into Lebanon, leaving violence and death behind.

Protesters shot, sprayed in Yemenupdated: Thu May 12 2011 05:35:00

Video shows a protester being carried away after getting shot and protesters being sprayed by water cannons.

11 reported dead in clashes between Yemeni protesters, security forcesupdated: Wed May 11 2011 18:03:00

Live ammunition fired by Yemeni security forces left 11 protesters dead in Sanaa and Taiz on Wednesday, witnesses said, as a human rights group called for an end to the use of deadly force by government troops.

Protests over deal for Yemeni leaderupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 15:05:00

An opposition leader says demonstrators will not leave the streets until Yemen's president leaves office.

At least 3 dead as security forces open fire on Syrian protestersupdated: Sun Apr 24 2011 15:47:00

At least three protesters were killed Sunday when security forces and secret police raided the town of Jableh on Syria's western coast and fired at demonstrators without warning, according to an eyewitness and demonstrator.

Another day of Syrian violence: 10 deadupdated: Sat Apr 23 2011 12:47:00

At least 10 people died Saturday after Syrian security forces opened fire on protesters who turned out across the country to mourn dozens of demonstrators slain the day before, eyewitnesses told CNN.

'It was really like hell'updated: Sat Apr 23 2011 12:47:00

A witness to some of Friday's deadly protests in Syria tells AC360's Anderson Cooper the protests will continue.

Yemen protester: 'They shot at us directly;' at least 3 deadupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 09:03:00

Government forces in Taiz and Sanaa fired on crowds of people protesting the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, leaving dozens wounded and at least three dead, eyewitnesses and medical sources said Tuesday.

99 injured in protests in Iraq's Kurdish regionupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 17:14:00

For the second day in row, a peaceful protest turned violent in northern Iraq on Monday, when hundreds of Kurdish protesters clashed with riot police, security officials in Sulaimaniya said.

At least 50 wounded in Kurdish protest in Iraqupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 07:01:00

Another peaceful protest turned violent in northern Iraq on Sunday when hundreds of Kurdish protesters clashed with riot police, security officials in Sulaimaniya told CNN.

Egyptians in Tahrir angered by military crackdownupdated: Sat Apr 09 2011 15:55:00

Predawn gunfire and clashes from a violent military crackdown on protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday left Egyptians feeling shocked, confused and angered in the hours that followed.

Tahrir demos include militaryupdated: Sat Apr 09 2011 15:55:00

Army officers joined large demos at Tahrir Square Friday. Ivan Watson reports.

Hundreds hurt, 6 killed in Yemen violenceupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 03:05:00

Yemeni protesters and military and pro-government gangs clashed in several areas Tuesday, with at least six killed and hundreds more injured, as the future of President Ali Abdullah Saleh remained uncertain.

Yemen protest deathsupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 03:05:00

Reports of deaths from clashing pro and anti-government protests. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Reports of funeral, police shootings raise tensions in Syriaupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 14:01:00

Tensions flared outside the Syrian capital of Damascus on Tuesday as reports surfaced of a massive funeral for a man apparently shot dead by security forces in one town and two police officers apparently killed during a patrol elsewhere.

Obama decries Quran-burning, violent responsesupdated: Sat Apr 02 2011 19:46:00

The deadly protests in northern Afghanistan over a Quran burning spread to the country's war-torn southern region on Saturday, with provincial government officials reporting at least nine civilians dead and dozens injured.

Kurdish protest turns violent in northern Iraqupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 22:35:00

A peaceful protest turned violent in northern Iraq on Friday when hundreds of Kurdish protesters clashed with riot police, security officials there said.

Violent protests continue in Syriaupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 15:59:00

A demonstration in Syria, which started peacefully, turned violent as security forces tightened their control.

Protests in Jordan turn violentupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 11:18:00

CNN producer Jomana Karadsheh explains how peaceful demonstrations for reform have heated up.

More than 100 people injured as demonstrators clash in Jordanupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 11:18:00

Demonstrations turned violent in Amman, Jordan, Friday as government loyalists clashed with protesters who are pushing for reforms.

15 killed in clashes between protesters, security forces in Syriaupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 11:09:00

Escalating violence between Syrian security forces and anti-government protesters claimed 15 people Wednesday in the city of Daraa, witnesses and rights activists said. Syrian state television reported the government fired the governor of Daraa province, a flash point of anti-government protests.

Syria arrests opposition leader as protests continueupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 11:19:00

Syrian authorities arrested a prominent rights leader Tuesday as hundreds of anti-government demonstrators marched in southern parts of the country.

Report: Syrian committee to investigate Friday's deadly clashesupdated: Sat Mar 19 2011 18:58:00

Syria's Ministry of Interior set up a committee to investigate Friday's deadly demonstrations in Diraa, the Syrian news agency SANA reported Saturday.

Iraqis protest against crackdown on Shiites in Bahrainupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 08:33:00

Hundreds of angry Iraqis demonstrated in the holy Shiite city of Karbala on Thursday, protesting the use of foreign troops in the crackdown against anti-government protests in Bahrain.

Saudi security forces to crack down on any unlawful protestersupdated: Sat Mar 05 2011 13:38:00

Coming off two days of demonstrations, Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry warned Saturday that it would crack down on protesters who continue to take their grievances to the streets.

Clashes between security forces and protesters reported in Iranupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 14:33:00

Tehran residents reported pockets of protests and clashes with security forces Tuesday on the streets of the Iranian capital.

Clinton outraged at Libya, Iranupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 14:33:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses her concerns with Libya and Iran at a U.N. meeting in Geneva.

Conflicting reports on fate of Iranian opposition leadersupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 16:27:00

Reports conflicted Monday over the fate of Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karrubi, with an opposition website reporting that they were in custody of the government but a semi-official news agency denying it.

Yemen's largest opposition bloc calls for protestsupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 11:32:00

The largest opposition bloc Yemen will hold protest rallies on Tuesday, the group announced Sunday.

Iran's two opposition leaders, their wives are placed in 'safe house'updated: Sun Feb 27 2011 06:01:00

Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karrubi and their wives were placed in a "safe house" for their own welfare, but they have not been arrested, Iranian government sources told CNN Saturday.

Protests rage on in Baghdadupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 17:25:00

Thousands of demonstrators gather in Baghdad to protest corruption and poor government services.

More deaths and clashes follow Iraq demonstrationsupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 17:25:00

At least eight people were wounded Saturday in the Iraqi city of Samarra during clashes between security forces and angry mourners accompanying the caskets of two people killed in protests the day before, according to local police.

Tribal groups joining protests against Yemeni presidentupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 13:49:00

Leaders of two tribal groups in Yemen say they will join protests demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh's resignation following violent crackdowns on demonstrators in Aden.

Bahrain king closes cases on Shia leaders accused of plotupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 22:36:00

Bahrain's king ordered the release of a number of prisoners and closed cases against several Shia leaders accused of plotting against the kingdom, the country's state news agency said early Tuesday.

'The world should know what's happening'updated: Mon Feb 21 2011 08:14:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper explains his continued focus on unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.

Teenager dies, 39 hurt in fresh clashes in Iraq's Kurdistanupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 08:14:00

A teenage boy was killed and 39 people were wounded Sunday evening when hundreds of demonstrators clashed with Kurdish security forces in Sulaimaniya in northern Iraq, officials said.

Libya: A timeline of the unrestupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 07:55:00

Libya braced itself Monday for a seventh day of protests that have been fueled by high unemployment and dissatisfaction with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's government. Here is a look back at the unrest so far:

Timeline: Six remarkable days in Libyaupdated: Sun Feb 20 2011 21:14:00

Pro-democracy movements that have swept across the Middle East and North Africa began to reach Libya in January, when demonstrators broke into a housing project the government was building and occupied it.

Overnight attack silences independent TV station in Kurdistanupdated: Sun Feb 20 2011 09:43:00

Masked gunmen attacked and burned the an independent television station in Iraq's Kurdistan region Sunday, wounding a guard, police officials and the broadcast company said.

Word from inside Libya of more protestsupdated: Sat Feb 19 2011 21:07:00

CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney reports on the anti-government protests turning bloodier in Libya.

Protester: Thousands in Libya's streetsupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 22:33:00

A Libyan protester says that despite reports of widespread violence, protests near him have been peaceful.

Raucous supporters rally around Libyan leader after day of violenceupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 05:52:00

Raucous pro-government demonstrators took to the streets of Libya's capital overnight Thursday, state television reported, hours after at least seven were killed in clashes between security forces and those opposed to the North African nation's longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi.

1 dead, many hurt in Yemen clashes, protester, opposition figure sayupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 15:09:00

One person was killed and more that two dozen were hurt in a fresh round of anti-government protests in Yemen on Thursday, eyewitnesses and an opposition lawmaker reported.

1 dead, 55 wounded during protests in eastern Iraqupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 14:33:00

A least one person was shot dead and 55 others -- including four police -- were wounded Wednesday when private security guards and Iraqi security forces opened fire on hundreds of demonstrators outside the governor's office in the eastern city of Kut, health officials said.

Why Yemen isn't Egyptupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 13:49:00

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on rising unrest in Yemen and what that could mean for the country's future.

Iranian lawmakers condemn protests; call for execution of leadersupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 10:07:00

Iranian lawmakers denounced Monday's protests in Tehran and called for the execution of two opposition leaders for inciting the demonstrations, Iran's state-run Press TV reported Tuesday.

Government supporters, foes clash again in Yemenupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 03:42:00

For at least the fourth day in a row, clashes broke out between pro- and anti-government protesters in Yemen's capital Monday morning.

Yemen follows Egypt in protestsupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 03:42:00

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports from Yemen, where anti-government demonstrators fill the streets.

Relief, optimism and clean-up in Egyptupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 18:07:00

Thousands of Egyptians are celebrating the historic regime change for a second day in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Tehran streets mostly empty after protesters clash with policeupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 18:07:00

Tens of thousands of demonstrators who marched in Tehran in defiance of the Iranian government were largely cleared from the city's streets by nightfall.

Yemen protesters: 'First Mubarak, now Ali'updated: Sun Feb 13 2011 20:20:00

Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched toward a presidential palace in Yemen on Sunday, calling for regime change in the Middle Eastern country.

Yemeni protesters march toward palaceupdated: Sun Feb 13 2011 20:20:00

Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched toward a presidential palace in Yemen on Sunday.

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