Domestic support wanes for Putin as pension policy takes its toll, analyst says

The party associated most closely with Russian President Vladimir Putin has lost support. A new pension policy, fronted by Putin, has angered may Russian voters. One forecaster has suggested new bases of power could spring up away from the Kremlin.By David Reid Russia’s main political party performed poorly in September’s local elections, losing out in […]

Clashes at Barcelona protest year after independence vote

A year after a banned referendum on secession from Spain, tens of thousands of Catalan protesters piled pressure on the region’s separatist government Monday during an anniversary marked by road and rail blockades and late-night clashes with police. According to municipal police, 180,000 protesters gathered in Barcelona late in the day behind a banner reading […]

Iran fires 6 missiles into Syria over Iraq. 2 fail after launch in Kermanshah

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Iran retaliated for the Ahvaz attack by firing six Qiam missiles from Kermanshah province over Iraq into Syria east of the Euphrates near Al Boukamal on Monday. Iranian forces fired six missiles from Iran’s western Kermanshah province early Monday, Tasnim news agency has reported. The operation targeted eastern parts of Syria’s […]

Palestinians strike in support of Israel’s Arab minority

Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem held a general strike on Monday in support of an Israeli-Arab protest against Israel’s new Nation State Law. Passed by Israel’s parliament in July, the Nation State Law declares that only Jews have the right of self-determination in Israel and downgrades Arabic from its status […]