A strike by train, bus and air travel employees brought Germany to a standstill Monday as workers demanded higher pay, rejecting employers' recent attempts at compromise. Millions of passengers and thousands of businesses were affected.
Departing flights from Israel's main international airport were canceled as protests against the government's proposed judicial overhaul intensified.
Workers joined the protest movement in Greece, with walkouts paralyzing airports, ports and public services. Nationwide protests have been ongoing since the tragedy that killed 57 people.
Student organizations have called for more protests as railworkers extend their 24-hour strike. Anger has been directed toward the government after 57 people were killed in a train crash.
Striking unions blocked fuel deliveries from refineries across France. Unions have been at loggerheads with Macron's administration over a controversial reform to France's pension system.
28 Nov 2022
In an unprecedented strike, Britain's nurses will hold two walkouts next month for more pay. The nurses will join other UK staff taking industrial action.
3 Jul 2022
Airlines hoping to cash in on renewed demand are facing labor agitation after firing swathes of workers during the pandemic.
16 Feb 2022
Rights groups have said the suspected Russian bombing of chicken farms and water stations in Idlib, one of Syria's last rebel-held areas, is meant to push out displaced locals. It may have been a war crime.
28 Jan 2022
French unions are staging a major nationwide strike Thursday, with more than 170 protests calling for salary hikes to deal with the rising cost of living. Rail workers, teachers and other professions are pressuring the government just months ahead of presidential elections.
4 Jul 2021
Thousands of members of Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary alliance gather in Baghdad to mourn comrades killed in American air strikes along the Syrian border. The US raids early Monday sparked an exchange of fire between pro-Iranian militias and the US-led coalition in eastern Syria, as well as fears of a new US-Iran escalation amid faltering efforts to revive Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
2 Jul 2021
The Eviatar settlement, named after a murdered Israeli, is set to be evacuated. The Defense Ministry will then take over the area and plans to transform it into a military base.
1 Jan 2020
Demonstrators heed the call of trade unions and gather in Paris for a 24th day of strikes, rallying against President Macron's pension reforms.