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Barricades burn as new ‘yellow vest’ protests hit Paris

PARIS: French "yellow vest" demonstrators clashed with riot police in Paris on Saturday in the latest round of protests against President Emmanuel Macron, but the city appeared to be escaping the large-scale destruction of a week earlier due to heavy security. Protesters nonetheless set fire to cars, burned barricades and smashed windows in pockets of violence across the city centre, clad in their emblematic luminous safety jackets, as armoured vehicles rolled through the streets. Shouts of "Macron, resign" mingled with…

Clashes on Champs-Elysees as French protesters rage against taxes

PARIS: Anti-government protesters clashed with French police on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday, leaving the famed avenue cloaked in tear gas on a fresh day of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner blamed the unrest on far-right agitators who ignored a ban on demonstrations in the area and who threw projectiles at security forces. The protest movement began a week ago when hundreds of thousands of protesters wearing high-visibility yellow vests blockaded roads…

Indian troops martyr six more youth in held Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Six more youth were killed in deadly clashes with Indian troops in Badigam area of Shopian district in held Kashmir on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 10 during the past 24 hours. The youth were killed when the troops opened fire on the protesters during a cordon and search in the district. The killings led to intense clashes between the troops and the protesters in the area. The troops used brute force and fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells. As a result, many protesters were injured at Badigam in…

Iran says three Revolutionary Guards dead, 16 Daesh suspects arrested

TEHRAN: Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards force said three of its soldiers were killed and 16 Daesh militants arrested in clashes Saturday in the south of the country. Its Sepahnews website, citing General Mohammad Pakpour — the head of the Guards' land forces — said, "16 members of the terrorist group were arrested and several of them killed", as well as three Guards in the clashes in Fars province. "The terrorists wanted to carry out attacks on border towns and in the centre of the country," he said. Sepahnews…

180 Punjab University students sent to jail on judicial remand

LAHORE: A local court here on Wednesday sent as many as 180 students of the Punjab University to jail on judicial remand in cases pertaining to vandalism during clashes at the varsity. Muslim Town police produced 196 students before the court. The judge sent 180 students to prison on judicial remand and handed over the custody of 16 students to the police on physical remand for questioning. Muslim Town police had registered three cases against the students for their involvement in clashes under section 7 of…

Ben Stokes’ court date clashes with potential comeback

LONDON: Ben Stokes' return to international cricket was thrown into fresh doubt on Thursday when he was instructed to appear in court on the same day as his potential England comeback match in New Zealand. Avon and Somerset Police confirmed that the all-rounder is due to make for a first appearance to answer an affray charge at Bristol Magistrates' Court on Feb. 13. On the same day, England play New Zealand in a T20 in Wellington, their first game in a tri-series also involving Australia. Read More: Shocking video…

Two dead in ‘Day of Rage’ over Jerusalem, Palestinian president defiant

JERUSALEM/GAZA: At least two people were killed in clashes with Israeli troops on Friday when thousands of Palestinians demonstrated against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the Palestinian president said Washington could no longer be a peace broker. Across the Arab and Muslim worlds, thousands more protesters took to the streets on the Muslim holy day to express solidarity with the Palestinians and outrage at Trump’s reversal of decades of U.S. policy. Israeli soldiers…

Classes resume at QAU amid students’ protest

ISLAMABAD: Academic activities resumed at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) on Wednesday after two days of suspension amid protests by students, pressing for restoration of suspended and expelled students. Dr Javed Ashraf, the vice chancellor of the university, said classes at the varsity have resumed today. However, he added, buses couldn’t leave to bring students as some protesting students deflated their tyres. He hoped the shuttle service will resume its operation within an hour. Meanwhile, protesting students have…

Panic grips Quaid-e-Azam varsity after protest on tuition fees hike

ISLAMABAD: Police nabbed over 100 students of Quaid-e-Azam University here for their protest against the varsity’s administration after an increment in tuition fees, ARY News reported. The federal police have registered cases against the students for threatening the varsity’s staff members and forcing other fellows from attending the classes. Earlier today, the university had announced resuming its classes after a three-week gap. A large number of students went on a rampage as the university resumed the classes, as…

Talal Chaudhry deplores clashes outside courtroom, orders inquiry

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry on Friday deplored the clashes between police personnel and members of legal fraternity outside an accountability court prior to graft proceedings against Sharif family members. Talking to media persons outside the accountability court, he said an inquiry into the matter has been ordered. “I will hold consultative meetings with the lawyers’ community to devise a strategy to avert any untoward incident in future,” he remarked. He called on media to play…