For weeks, members of the Standing Rock Sioux have gathered in Cannonball, North Dakota, standing against the Dakota Access pipeline. The government has now halted construction pending reassessment of the project.
It's been five years since the Arab Spring started, with hopes for tremendous change for residents of dictatorships throughout the region. Most of those protests failed, though two authors say it's too soon to judge.
What does it take for local law enforcement to detain people at the request of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement? This anti-Trump protester was held overnight after she asked for an attorney before speaking to immigration agents.
Berkin Elvan was on an errand when he was caught in a government crackdown on widespread street protests last summer. Tuesday, he died of his injuries — and that reignited the anger of thousands in Istanbul and around the country against Turkey's prime minister and his government.
One of the drivers behind the Venezuelan street protests is a lack of basic consumer goods, from toilet paper to food. Now the government thinks it has a partial answer — a sort of supermarket loyalty card that it hopes will cut down on hoarding and speculation. But some critics say the idea is just creepy.
Georgians have been watching the power of grassroots groups in the Middle East — and recently in Ukraine — to bring down dictators. So they figure they can protect their urban green spaces, starting with one park.
Brazil will host the World Cup this summer and, in 2016, the Olympics. And for Brazil's young adults, that makes this the perfect time to protest their country's lack of opportunities and crumbling infrastructure.
Russians, like Europeans and Americans, are closely watching the ongoing unrest in eastern Ukraine. New York Times reporter David Herszenhorn says ever since Russia’s unilateral annexation of Crimea, an alarming xenophobic chill has descended on Moscow.
When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.
Rebels in Syria have begun evacuating all but one small part of the key city of Homs. After months of siege and bombardment, the rebels cut a deal to surrender the town, but without becoming prisoners. Martin Chulov of the Guardian newspaper explains the deal and its significance.
The protests at Tiananmen Square in 1989 were a huge news story around the world. But part of the reason for that was a fluke of history. The foreign media was already in Beijing — at the invitation of the Chinese government.
The most famous image from the 1989 crackdown on Tiananmen Square is unknown to many Chinese. The Chinese government has kept the image of a lone man staring down a Chinese tank out of China, even as the image has spread across the world.
The British government is set to introduce a bill that critics say would allow gas fracking under people's homes, without permission. Opponents from Greenpeace responded by setting up a bogus fracking operation outside the country home of Prime Minister David Cameron.