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Saudi crown prince's visit to Britain marked by protests over Yemen crisis

Saudi crown prince's visit to Britain marked by protests over Yemen crisis

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March 7 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday as activists protested Saudi Arabia's involvement in Yemen's humanitarian crisis.The crown prince dined with British Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace before making his way to 10 Downing Street for a bilateral meeting with May. His visit was marked by vocal opposition from the Labour Party, which called on the prime minister to halt sales of arms to Riyadh while the country leads a largely Arab coalition fighting Houthi rebels on behalf of the Yemeni government.The war, between forces loyal to Yemeni President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Shiite Houthi rebels, has killed at least 10,000 people since 2015 and led to one of the world's largest humanitarian cr...
Hull City 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Nohua Dicko goal stuns Blades in spite of fan protests

Hull City 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Nohua Dicko goal stuns Blades in spite of fan protests

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Nouha Dicko fired Hull to a timely victory as they beat Sheffield United 1-0 against a backdrop of fan protests.Hull supporters have long been frustrated with the ownership of Assem Allam and their protests spilled onto the pitch with 19.04 on the clock - marking the year in which the club was formed - as sponge balls were thrown onto surface and whistles were blown.Further whistles and chants of "we want Allam out" came on the 30-minute mark, and the fans had little first-half action to support with Evandro coming the closest to breaking the deadlock.Dicko forced Jamal Blackman into a fine save with a stinging drive from range, before the forward fired in from close range in the 55th minute from the the resulting corner for his 50th goal in English football.After a slow start, fine work f...
Dozens injured in protests over Trump's Jerusalem move

Dozens injured in protests over Trump's Jerusalem move

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Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Clashes between Palestinians protesting U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and Israeli forces left dozens injured Friday, Palestinian health officials said.Palestinians held protests -- as they have done each Friday since Trump's announcement in December -- near border areas in the Gaza Strip, including in Rafah, Khan Younis, Gaza City, al-Bireh, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Qalqilyah, Jericho, Nabuls, Hebron and the al-Boreij refugee camp.The Palestinian Health Ministry said 43 Palestinians sustained injuries from live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets, and 65 others underwent treatment for inhalation of tear gas. Haaretz reported a total of 176 Palestinians had injuries.In addition to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital in early...
Iran protests: US brands Tehran's accusations 'nonsense'

Iran protests: US brands Tehran's accusations 'nonsense'

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe US has branded as "complete nonsense" Iran's accusation that its enemies have been behind a wave of violent protests sweeping the country.Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had made the accusation in his first comments on the protests.US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley said the protests were "spontaneous", adding that the US planned to call an emergency UN meeting on the situation.The unrest began last Thursday and has seen 22 people killed.The demonstrations, which started in the city of Mashhad, were initially against price rises and corruption, but then began to express wider anti-government sentiment.Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday. Mr Macron called for "restraint"...
'Nine more killed' in Iran protests

'Nine more killed' in Iran protests

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Nine more people, including an 11-year-old boy, have been killed as anti-government protests continued across Iran on Tuesday.That brings the number of people killed in six days of unrest to at least 21 people.State TV says six rioters were killed in the town of Qahdarijan, during an attack on a police station. The clashes were sparked off as protesters tried to steal guns, according to reports.Two people, a 20-year-old man and a boy aged 11, died in the town of Khomeinishahr and a member of the Revolutionary Guards was killed in nearby Kahriz Sang.About 100 people were detained overnight in the region where most of the unrest was occurring, near the central city of Isfahan, according to state TV.Another 450 have been held over the last three days in the capital Tehran, according to the se...