Pro-government

BEIRUT | Report: Blast kills Syrian arms program researcher

BEIRUT— A research director at a military agency linked to Syria’s chemical weapons program was assassinated, a newspaper close to the Syrian government reported Sunday. The pro-government al-Watan newspaper reported on its website that Aziz Esber, of the Scientific Studies and Research Center, died in a blast targeting his car Saturday night, in Syria’s Hama … Continue reading BEIRUT | Report: Blast kills Syrian arms program researcher

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Student protests surge in Bangladesh capital

DHAKA, Bangladesh— Thousands of angry young people have again taken to the streets of Bangladesh’s capital to demand safer streets, facing police firing tear gas and pro-government activists who attacked some with sticks and clubs. Protests have surged across Bangladesh since two students were killed last week by speeding buses. The pro-government activists also attacked … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Student protests surge in Bangladesh capital

WASHINGTON | White House condemns violence in Nicaragua

WASHINGTON — The White House is condemning months of violent conflict in Nicaragua that has left hundreds dead. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a statement that President Daniel Ortega and his vice president are “ultimately responsible for the pro-government parapolice that have brutalized their own people.” She adds that the United States supports efforts … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House condemns violence in Nicaragua

Pro-government rallies held in Iran after week of unrest

TEHRAN, Iran  /January 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — 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. But even as state television aired footage shot … Continue reading Pro-government rallies held in Iran after week of unrest