Topic: Protests and Demonstrations

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  • Reports: Iran protesters killed by government forces

    Terrorism & Security Reports: Iran protesters killed by government forces

    Increasingly vocal opposition groups are now calling for an end to the Islamic Republic after a weekend of violent clashes during the Shiite holiday of Ashura.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/23

    Jacob Schneider of the Connecticut National Guard, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment hugs his mother Lori Schneider (r.) at the William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford, Conn. on Wednesday. Two units of the Connecticut National Guard are returning home for the holidays, thanks to a fundraising effort that will bus them back to the state from bases in Wisconsin and Indiana. They have been training for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan early in the new year.

  • Iran protests intensify, prompting state of emergency in Isfahan

    Iran protests intensify, prompting state of emergency in Isfahan

    Iran security forces stepped up clashes with protesters in Isfahan Wednesday, the birthplace of dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, whose death has energized the opposition.

  • In Pictures Got your red hat?

    German Bundeswehr army soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) wear Santa Claus hats as they attend a Christmas celebration at Camp Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, on Dec. 22.

  • Iran opposition energized by Montazeri funeral in Qom, say eyewitnesses

    Iran opposition energized by Montazeri funeral in Qom, say eyewitnesses

    The death of Iran cleric Montazeri “is also a blessing – it brought people out again,” said an engineering student, one of hundreds of thousands who turned out. Eyewitnesses report pro-regime basiji and mourners in verbal clash inside Qom shrine.

  • The Monitor's View Cleric Montazeri stood tall in Iranian opposition movement

    Even after the passing of this most respected Islamic scholar, the idea of Montazeri that the legitimacy of leaders comes the people will continue to fuel protests in Iran.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 12/18

    The eye of a goose is pictured at the Schwarzbauer geese farm in Hohenried near Ingolstadt, Germany on Friday. Geese are traditional food in Germany during the Christmas season.

  • Guinea massacre ‘premeditated and organized’ by military: report

    Global News Blog Guinea massacre ‘premeditated and organized’ by military: report

    A Human Rights Watch report released today contradicts claims by Guinea military leader Moussa Dadis Camara and his would-be assassin, Lt. Abubakar "Toumba" Diakite, that they were not responsible for the Sept. 28 massacre. At least 150 Guineans were killed in an afternoon.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/16

    A glass blower makes a New Years glass bauble at a factory in Klavdiyevo, Ukraine, on Dec. 16.

  • In Pictures The Copenhagen Climate Conference

    An environmental activist wearing a sign reading "Viva la Revolucion" talks to a lady during a demonstration in Copenhagen on Dec. 15 on the sidelines of the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference. Ministers at the UN's climate conference on Tuesday wrestled over key issues bedevilling an envisioned worldwide pact to roll back the threat of global warming.