World Bulletin / News Desk
Iran's alleged financial and military support for the regime of Bashar al-Assad appears to have infuriated protesters in the wake of the country's worst financial crisis since the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.
Angry protesters and foreign exchange dealers were demonstrating near the bazaar in the south of the capital, where many exchange bureaux are located, reported UK paper, the Guardian said.
"FORGET SYRIA" SLOGANS
The slogans were "Leave Syria alone, instead think of us," said opposition website Kaleme.com.
The Bazaaris shouted 'Allahu Akbar' [God is great] as they closed down their shops in the morning," said a witness.
"It's impossible to do business in the current situation."
Amateur videos posted on YouTube which appeared to have been taken from Wednesday's protests, showed demonstrators encouraging Bazaaris to close down shops in solidarity.
Security forces arrest nine others in nationwide operations, military says
Over 2,100 civilian casualties documented in the first quarter of 2017 by the global body
Concerns are growing that the semi-autonomous city's freedoms are under threat from Beijing, fuelling calls from some groups for greater autonomy or even a complete split from China.
Catalina Devandas-Aguilar is scheduled to arrive in the isolated nation on Wednesday following an invitation from Pyongyang, the UN rights office said in a statement.
From January to March, 210 children were killed -- up 17 percent from the same period last year -- and 525 injured, out of a total of 2,181 civilian casualties (715 dead and 1,466 injured).
2 militants also killed as Indian soldiers return fire
More than 500 felons have been sent to Cambodia through a repatriation deal, though many were raised in the US and arrive in the country having never visited and unable to speak the language.
Egyptian, El Salvadoran human rights defenders also shortlisted
Former Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman alleges Kabul provided bases, logistics; Afghanistan rejects accusations
The country is in the midst of a dire crisps shortage after violent typhoons wiped out potato crops in top tuber producing Hokkaido.
The smartphone ride-hailing app started its service in Seoul in 2013, sparking angry protests from South Korean taxi drivers.
Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching were arrested at their apartments Wednesday morning and were charged with illegal assembly and attempted forceful entry into the legislative chamber, Yau told reporters.
We believe it is best that such rebels are neutralized without firing a single bullet, says military leader
10 member nations to discuss regional security, piracy, cross-border kidnappings, South China Sea dispute
Pitch for identification tags for cows follows reports of attacks by Hindu vigilante groups on Muslims in northern India
Second phase to continue till May 24, and cover some 88 districts