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Thailand

THAILAND

  • Bangkok saw its fourth large-scale protest in as many months. Tens of thousands began demonstrating gathering at the Democracy Monument before marching toward Government House. Protests clashed with pro-monarchy demonstrators gathered close by. Thousands of protesters were still occupying the roads, despite a newly issued state of emergency declaration by the government banning gatherings of more than four people.

SOURCE: THE DIPLOMAT

 

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Kyrgyzstan

KYRGYZSTAN

  • Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned, saying he wanted to prevent clashes between security forces and protesters who have demanded his removal, after days of unrest following a disputed election. It was not immediately clear who would take control of the country, a Russian ally which considers the former Soviet space its sphere of influence.

SOURCE: THE GLOBE AND MAIL

 

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Eurasia

EURASIA:

  • Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenians fought new clashes before talks at which the United States, France and Russia will discuss how to secure a ceasefire and avert a wider war in the South Caucasus. The talks mark the start of a concerted drive by the three powers to halt fighting, increasing concerns about the security of pipelines in Azerbaijan that carry natural gas and oil to Europe.

SOURCE: REUTERS

 

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Kyrgyzstan

KYRGYZSTAN

  • A large crowd gathered to protest against the results of a parliamentary election. Some protesters clashed with the police during the demonstration.

SOURCE: NEW YORK TIMES

 

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South Asia

SOUTH ASIA

  • India woos Iran to keep China away from Chabahar (which connects India to Afghanistan, where India’s presence is linked to its rivalry with neighboring Pakistan). India has been worried about China gaining foothold in Chabahar, after Iran dropped New Delhi from the rail project and started negotiating a long-term deal with Beijing. The worry comes at a time of heightened tensions between India and China following a series of clashes between the two armies in the border region of Kashmir.

SOURCE: YENISAFAK

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Nepal

NEPAL:

  • NEPAL: Thousands of protesters defying a government coronavirus lockdown to take part in a religious festival clashed with riot police in Nepal, leaving several people injured.

SOURCE: THE WASHINGTON POST

 

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Bulgaria

BULGARIA:

  • BULGARIA: Thousands of anti-government protesters had gathered to block the parliament building before lawmakers returned after a summer break. The demonstrators –who clash with the police outside parliament- accused the government of corruption and protecting powerful tycoons. People have taken to the streets in Bulgaria for the last two months

SOURCE: DW

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South Asia (China-India)

SOUTH ASIA:

  • New clashes broke out between Indian and Chinese troops along disputed eastern Ladakh region (region administered by India as a union territory, and constituting a part of the larger region of Kashmir). India and China have been in a border stand-off since the last week of April.

SOURCE: ALMASDAR NEWS

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Lebanon

LEBANON:

  • LEBANON: Lebanon’s parliament gave the green light to impose a two-week state of emergency amid ongoing street protests. Human rights groups have warned that the state of emergency law will give the Lebanese military extensive powers to quell protests.

SOURCE: DW

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Lebanon

LEBANON:

  • LEBANON: Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab and number of ministers had already stepped down after mass protests against the government erupted in the country, after deadly Beirut port blast. Protests continue despite government’s resignation.

SOURCES: DW BBC