Solomon Islands enters 36-hour lockdown after protests turn violent

Solomon Islands enters 36-hour lockdown after protests turn violent

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare called for the lockdown in an address that was broadcast late on Wednesday, after police had earlier deployed tear gas to break up protests.People from the country’s most populous island, Malaita, had traveled to the capital in a spillover of anger about a host of domestic issues including unrealized infrastructure promises, … Read more

Modi to Repeal India Farm Laws Following Protests

Modi to Repeal India Farm Laws Following Protests

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India announced Friday that his government would repeal contentious farm laws aimed at overhauling the country’s struggling agriculture sector, in a surprise concession to yearlong protests by angry farmers.“We have decided to repeal all three farm laws, and will begin the procedure at the Parliament session that … Read more

Young Women Are Leading Climate Protests. Guess Who Runs Global Talks?

Young Women Are Leading Climate Protests. Guess Who Runs Global Talks?

GLASGOW — The week began with more than 130 presidents and prime ministers posing for a group photo in a century-old Baroque museum crafted from red sandstone. Fewer than 10 were women. Their median age, as their host at the climate summit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, reminded them, was over 60.The week ended with … Read more

U.S. freezes aid to Sudan over military coup

U.S. freezes aid to Sudan over military coup

The Biden administration froze a $700 million aid package to Sudan after a military coup on Monday threatened to end the country’s transition toward democracy.Driving the news: At least three protesters have been killed and dozens wounded in the chaotic scenes that followed the announcements from Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan’s ruling … Read more