Tuesday evening, Maduro declared victory over the uprising — congratulating the armed forces for having "defeated this small group that intended to spread violence through putschist skirmishes."
The standoff in the South American country increased tensions between the United States and Russia, which accused each other of interference in the OPEC-member nation's affairs.
Algeria’s army chief of staff said on Wednesday the military will ensure the country does not descend into violence, state TV reported, as mass protests that prompted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit on April 2 continue.
Sudanese riot police fired tear gas at scores of students who rallied against the ruling generals near the presidential palace in downtown Khartoum on Thursday, witnesses said.
Heavily armed security forces in pick-up trucks mounted with machine guns were deployed in large numbers all around the capital, while gunshots were heard from the protest site by an AFP journalist.
Leaders of an umbrella protest movement remain at loggerheads with army generals, who seized power after ousting president Omar al-Bashir last month, over who should lead a new governing body -- a civilian or a soldier.
Activists warned of an attempt to disperse a 10-day-old mass protest outside army headquarters on Monday, as Sudan’s new military rulers came under rising pressure to hand power to a civilian government.
Thousands of protesters have massed at the army complex since Saturday, urging the military to back them in demanding the resignation of President Omar Al Bashir and the formation of a transitional government.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has indicated that she had met with a group of young people about the pro-democracy protests gripping the city, and that’s indeed a positive development. Lam’s attempt to explain the government’s position at the Monday meeting, though it was closed-door and unannounced, sends a signal
The point of the narrative about Hong Kong and it’s healthcare is lost on me. Perhaps it is my warped perspective that doesn’t allow me to see the coherence of the flow of thought in the ensuing paragraphs (‘Hong Kong’s trauma – with pain and loss – is deep’, Aug. 19, Gulf Today). The author simultaneously says