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The Weekly Global Roundup: Deaths And Violence In Asia (May 20 to 25, 2019)

Accidents and natural disasters led to deaths in China and India, while attacks or riots in Indonesia, Nepal, and Tajikistan left many dead as well. In China, there were strong winds and an explosion caused by a gas leak from a cargo ship, and in India there was a fire in a building. In Indonesia – following the re-election of President Joko Widodo – there were post-election riots. In Nepal, there were three separate explosions. And in Tajikistan, there was a riot by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Persistent Political Protests And Unrest (July 16 to 21, 2018)

Afghanistan, Haiti, and Nicaragua were sites of political protests and unrest in the past week. In Afghanistan, a suicide bombing in Kabul – the site of unrest and violence since the start of the year, with a record 1,700 civilians killed in the first half of the year – killed at least seven people. In Haiti, an unpopular fuel price hike which triggered protests was suspended last week, and Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant has now resigned. And in Nicaragua, paramilitary forces backed by the government killed two people. Violent protests prompted by changes to the social security system in the country which were later scrapped have only continued. Continue reading

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