ALBAWABA - In a dramatic turn of events the supporters of ex-president Jair Bolsonaro stormed the Brazilian Congress, the Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia and the Supreme Court, Sunday, in protests against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. Hundreds of supporters of the far-right former president clashed with police who were trying to barricade the complex.
ALBAWABA - A historic ceremony. Scenes captured during the official ceremony of Brazil's new president at the National Congress in Brasilia. Luiz Inacio, Lula de Silva, first served as president of the country between 2003 and 2010.
ALBAWABA - Jordan holds the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership in the Dead Sea. The venue on 21 December, aims to support the economic development, stability and security of Iraq, gathered regional leaders including Abdul Fatah El Sisi, the Egyptian president and was lead by Jordan's King Abdullah. In attendance as well was Iraq's prime minister Mohammed Al Sudani, the Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud and French President Emmanuel Macron and officials from the European Union.
ALBAWABA - Ukraine is in darkness with Russia attacking its electricity and power infrastructure. About 12 million Ukrainians today are living without electricity. The following pictures show how people are coping with the new black out crisis across the country.
ALBAWABA - African leaders meet in Washington in a special US-Africa summit. About 50 heads of states are attending from Africa in the American capital for the first time in eight years. News of the summit, taking place between 13-15 December, is trending.
ALBAWABA - "Extinction Rebellion" is a group of activists fighting against climate change and the protection of the environment. In this collection of photos their activism is displayed. They are dressed as Santa Claus sitting on the Boulevard Saint-Germain outside the Ecological Transition Ministry in Paris and denouncing the French government's environmental policy on the eve of the start in Montreal of the COP15 biodiversity summit in Paris, on December 6, 2022.
ALBAWABA - People from all over the world have taken to the streets in support of people in China against their government's zero-covid policy which requires incessant lockdowns. Protestors from New York to California and reaching to Melbourne and Tokyo are taking to the streets to show their support in worldwide demonstrations against what's happening in China. And protests are being reported in China in a rare public display of anger by people against their country's lockdown policies to contain the growing Covid pandemic.
ALBAWABA - The World Cup, Qatar, 2022. Top international leaders attended the World Cup opening ceremony in Doha as hosted by Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. They included Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah, Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, and the ruler of Dubai.
ALBAWABA - American president Joe Biden met with the Chinese leader Xi Jingping, Monday in Indonesia. Their meeting, described as historic, was made one day before the G-20 summit kicked off in the Indian ocean's resort of Bali. The two leaders, and judging from the photographs of the two leaders, coming at a time of tensions over Taiwan and Russia's war in Ukraine, was cordial and friendly. Both leaders said they wanted to chart a new course in Chinese-American history. It was a one-to-one meeting with US and Chinese delegations ...
The energy crisis worldwide has caused wide protests in some European countries including in Italy and Germany as well as demonstrations held in the United Kingdom. Thousands of protesters took to the streets carrying out banners reading: "Cut war not welfare, Fair energy now, and Stop mining our pockets." In Belgium, national demonstrations were held in Brussels against the surging energy crisis which is affected by the Russian war on Ukraine which started on February 24th, 2022.