Analysts say President Saied wants to form direct democracy that bypasses political parties, an act that is “right out of the dictator’s playbook”.
The lockdown will go into effect at dusk on Saturday and be lifted on Monday morning — a period that covers planned mass anti-government protests against worsening shortages of fuel, food and medicines.
Police and the military patrol the streets in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo as an uneasy calm prevails following protests over a crippling economic crisis.
Security forces have been deployed across Colombo after protesters tried to storm President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's home in anger at the nation's worst economic crisis since independence.
Some Afghans are already forced to sell their children and body parts to survive, UN chief Antonio Guterres says, as foreign donors pledge only $2.44 billion falling short of target to provide emergency relief.
Hundreds of people protest near the residence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, demanding an end to long power cuts and his resignation as the Indian Ocean island nation struggles with its worst economic crisis.
Thousands of demonstrators took the streets mainly in the Spanish capital, Madrid, to protest against the rising cost of energy, food and fuel.
More than 15 aid trucks contain basic needs of food and baby milk sent by the Turkish disaster management agency.
Protesters decry sliding economic conditions as they march in cities across the northeast African nation in continued demonstrations for civilian rule.
Lebanon's taxi, bus and van drivers have started the second strike in three weeks, protesting soaring gas prices and the economic crisis.
Twenty years of a single currency, but even die-hard Europhiles can’t fake it. Here’s why the euro is a failure.
With prices of goods going through the roof and Yemenis barely able to stay afloat, small businesses in the country are being forced to shutter.
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