At least 200 people gathered outside the White House as part of a wave of rallies called by left-leaning organizations against starting a war with Iran after the US killing of Qasem Soleimani on January 3, 2020, in Baghdad, Iraq. Moreover, demonstrators chanting "No war on Iran" rallied Saturday in Washington, New York and other US. “We will not allow our country to be led into another reckless war,” one speaker outside the White House said.
A tide of mourners packed the streets of the Iran to pay respects to top general Qasem Soleimani, days after he was killed in a US strike. "Death to America," they chanted at a mass gathering in the streets of the southwestern city of Ahvaz, where Soleimani's remains arrived from Iraq before dawn. They beat their chests to the sound of Shiite chants and held up portraits of the general, seen as a hero of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war and for spearheading Iran's Middle East operations as chief of the ...
People around the world celebrate New Year on December 31st which is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one. Many cultures celebrate the event in some manner and the 1st day of January is often marked as a national holiday. Fireworks, music, and dancing are usually common in this day celebration as people gather to mark this precious day.
An ancient world of swords, warriors and folklore roars to life on the darkened street, offering a momentary escape from the modern-day bustle of Bangkok’s unstoppable development. On stage, the Chinese opera troupe acts out dramatic tales centered around themes of loyalty, honesty, and family to the sound of clashing cymbals and flutes. For centuries, troupes like this have performed throughout Thailand. But the number of shows has dwindled in the era of smartphones, cinemas and Netflix, a vanishing art in a city of high-rises and mega-malls.
Elvis Presley may have been the advance guard, but young Iraqis own it -- protesters in Baghdad sport slick styles and rockabilly haircuts. This is a testament to their unyielding rebel spirit. Exclusively male and in large part inspired by the fashionable cuts of football stars, the phenomenon is coursing through the Arab world. In Tahrir Square, young people are daring -- it has become normal. Today, everything is possible. They do what they want. The range of styles is wide, but it is Iraq's take on the Elvis cut ...
Revellers dressed in military uniform pelt each other with flour and eggs as part of a 200-year-old festival in Spain. The Els Enfarinats festival takes place every year on the streets of Ibi, Alicante, with a battle outside the town hall. The traditional get-together requires participants to dress in military garb and stage a mock takeover using flour, eggs and firecrackers in lieu of weapons. The annual festivity takes place on December 28 to mark the biblical Massacre of the Innocents by King Herod. The fight, where 'soldiers' also spray ...
The year 2019 saw an explosion of demonstrations across the world as people demanded an overhaul of their entrenched political systems and action on climate change. On January 23, Venezuela's opposition chief Juan Guaido declares himself interim president, escalating a long-running political and economic crisis. In mid-September major demonstrations erupt in Haiti after fuel shortages, demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. Violence claims more than 40 lives. A metro ticket hike in Chile's capital mid-October is the trigger for protests that claim more than 20 lives before a referendum ...
In a camp for the displaced in northern Syria, Nasrallah scatters mushroom spores into a bag of wet hay, hoping they will sprout and feed his family. After the civil war erupted in Syria eight years ago, people started growing the fungi in province of Hama. But earlier this year, increased regime bombardment on the Hama region forced some people to flee north toward the Turkish border. They found refuge in a camp in the town of Haarem in the northwestern province of Idlib, but jobs there are scarce. Before ...