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Trump phones Venezuelan opposition leader to lend support amid growing unrest

Trump phones Venezuelan opposition leader to lend support amid growing unrestPresident Trump tried to strengthen the hand of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido on Wednesday amid an intense power struggle.



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France 'yellow vest' protests: timeline of unrest

France 'yellow vest' protests: timeline of unrestHere is a timeline of the “yellow vest” movement in France, from the first online rumblings against a fuel tax hike to nationwide protests that led to the worst Paris riots in decades. A new day of high-risk demonstrations is planned on Saturday. It shows a woman, Jacline Mouraud, addressing French President Emmanuel Macron — “Monsieur Macron”, she says — from her living room.



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Uganda's Museveni blames 'external forces' for opposition unrest

Uganda's Museveni blames 'external forces' for opposition unrestUganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has accused “external forces” of trying to foment trouble by funding his political opponents in a bid to undermine the country’s image abroad. In an hours-long televised speech late on Sunday, the 74-year-old railed against the opposition and accused “external forces” of seeking to “sabotage” Uganda’s growth. Museveni, who took power in 1986, claimed “foreign money” was being funnelled to his political opponents by unnamed NGOs to foment trouble by paying youngsters to burn tyres and throw rocks at police.



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Iran president goes all-in on reform push after unrest

Iran president goes all-in on reform push after unrestPresident Hassan Rouhani went all-in on Monday with a push for greater civil liberties in the wake of the deadly unrest that rocked Iran in recent days. It was a radical call to arms for change, one that has grown more pressing for the reformist faction as it became, for once, the target of the protests that swept the country for several days over the new year. Since May, his failure to appoint any women to his cabinet or make any progress on freeing political prisoners has left many disillusioned with the moderate president and his reformist allies.



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Iran FM warns neighbors against fomenting unrest

Iran FM warns neighbors against fomenting unrestTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Monday warned neighboring countries against fomenting unrest after anti-government protests roiled the country over the past two weeks.



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Iran Guards say quell unrest fomented by foreign enemies

Iran Guards say quell unrest fomented by foreign enemiesBy Michael Georgy DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday the country’s people and security forces had put an end to unrest fomented by foreign enemies, as parliament and security officials met to discuss the boldest challenge to the clerical establishment since 2009. There has been more than a week of unrest in Iran in which 22 people have died and more than 1,000 arrested, according to Iranian officials. Residents contacted by Reuters in various cities have said the protests had subsided after the government intensified a crackdown by dispatching Revolutionary Guards forces to several provinces.



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Divided UN Security Council meets on Iran unrest

Divided UN Security Council meets on Iran unrestThe United States and Russia clashed over Iran at the UN Security Council on Friday as a third straight day of pro-regime rallies were held following a wave of deadly protests. US Ambassador Nikki Haley pushed for the meeting of the top UN body, arguing the unrest could escalate into full-blown conflict and drawing a comparison with Syria. “The Iranian regime is now on notice: the world will be watching what you do,” Haley warned.



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Iran protests latest: Nikki Haley says the world is watching regime's response to unrest

Iran protests latest: Nikki Haley says the world is watching regime's response to unrestThe United States called an emergency UN Security Council meeting to show the Iranian government that “the world will be watching” their response to this week’s protests, Ambassador Nikki Haley has said. Tehran responded by shutting off access to some social media and messaging apps, and broadcasting footage of other, pro-government rallies. “The Iranian regime is finally on notice: The world will be watching what you do,” she said on Friday.



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Iran protests latest: US says it will call for emergency UN meetings over unrest

Iran protests latest: US says it will call for emergency UN meetings over unrestNikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations, said the US will call for emergency sessions to address the “completely spontaneous” protests in Iran. The protests “are virtually in every city in Iran. This is the precise picture of a long oppressed peoples rising up against their dictators,” Ms Haley noted.



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Pro-government rallies held in Iran after week of unrest

Pro-government rallies held in Iran after week of unrestTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tens of thousands of government supporters took to the streets across Iran on Wednesday as authorities tried to project a sense of stability after a week of protests sparked deadly clashes and calls for the downfall of the Islamic Republic.



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