ANTI GOVERNMENT PROTESTS

  • Imran Khan targets Nawaz Sharif government, says money power rules Pakistan politics September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: As the antigovernment protest intensified in Pakistan, protesters on Monday have stormed the Pakistan State Broadcaster PTV office in Islamabad and held staff hostage. Pakistan TehreekeInsaaf chief Imran Khan targeted the Nawaz Sharif government saying, "Money power rules Pakistan politics." Protesters have also threatened to march on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's...
  • Pakistan: 3 people killed, over 500 injured as antigovernment protesters clash with police September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: At least three people have been killed and over 500 others were injured as antigovernment protestors clashed with police in Islamabad. The top brass of the Pakistani army chaired by its chief General Raheel Sharif held an urgent meeting on Sunday night to discuss the political crisis that has...
  • Twentynine dead in clashes on anniversary of Egypt uprising January 26, 2014

    Twentynine people were killed during antigovernment marches on Saturday while thousands rallied in support of the armyled authorities, underlining Egypt's volatile political fissures three years after the fall of autocrat President Hosni Mubarak. Security forces lobbed teargas and some fired automatic weapons in the air to try to prevent demonstrators opposed...
  • Tension mounts in Thailand after blast wounds 36 protesters January 17, 2014

    An explosive device tossed at antigovernment protesters wounded 36 in central Bangkok on Friday and tension rippled through the Thai capital after several days of relative calm that had suggested the movement was running out of steam. Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban blamed the government for the attack and said it would...
  • Bangkok: Thousands turned out for day 2 of antigovernment protests January 15, 2014

    Thousands of people turned up for the second day of antigovernment protests in Bangkok on Tuesday. They plan to occupy parts of the capital city until Prime Minister Yingluck ShinnaWAT quits. So far, she has refused to resign. The leader of the protest has been addressing the crowd, visiting each...
  • Thousands protest against government in Bahrain August 23, 2013

    Manama: Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Bahrain to demonstrate against the government in a permitted protest in the Gulf kingdom. The demonstrators marched west of Bahrain's capital, Manama, on Friday to protest new strict new laws designed to curb dissent. Opposition parties called for the protest and it...
  • Turkey returns to normal after antigovt protests July 21, 2013

    Weeks after antigovernment protests engulfed Turkey, the country is slowly returning to normal. ...
  • Turkey: Security forces fire at protesters; one dead,10 injured June 29, 2013

    Turkey: Turkish security forces killed one person and wounded ten on Friday when they fired on a group protesting against the construction of a new gendarmerie outpost in Kurdishdominated southeastern Turkey, a Kurdish party lawmaker said. The incident, in Kayacik village in Diyarbakir province, appeared to be the most violent in...
  • Turkey PM warns patience with protests will run out June 10, 2013

    Istanbul: Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned protesters who have taken to the streets across Turkey demanding his resignation that his patience has its limits and compared the unrest with an army attempt six years ago to curb his power. Riot police used teargas and water cannon to disperse antigovernment protesters from...
  • Tunisian Prime Minister resigns after protests February 27, 2011

    Tunis: Tunisia Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi announced his resignation on Sunday following a wave of street protests. Critics have accused Ghannouchi of being to close to the North African state's former government, toppled in an uprising last month, and of failing to enact reforms. "My resignation will provide a better atmosphere for...
  • Egypt bans 'AlJazeera' as protests escalate January 30, 2011

    Moscow: The Egyptian authorities have imposed a ban on the work of the Arabic TV channel AlJazeera in Egypt amid escalating antigovernment protests in the north African country, Egypt's state television announced on Sunday. According to the announcement, the accreditations of AlJazeera journalists in Egypt have been annulled and the TV...
  • Egypt: Situation worsens as protests continue January 30, 2011

    Amidst growing antigovernment protests, the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has refused to step down. ...
  • Antigovt protests intensify in Tunisia January 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Thousands of protesters defied curfew and marched to Tunisian capital on Monday, amidst speculation that the unity government will soon be replaced with a new body. The protesters camped outside the government's main office complex demanding that the PM and the old guard that served under former dictator Ben...
  • Thai crisis deepens, army vows to restore peace April 14, 2009

    New Delhi: For the sixth consecutive day, Thailands antigovernment protestors Red shirts are on the rampage in the streets of Bangkok. Life has come to a standstill in Thailand's capital and the PM is running out of the options to restore peace in the country. With an emergency...
  • Antigovernment protesters end siege in Thailand December 3, 2008

    Thailand: Victorious antigovernment protesters lifted their siege of Bangkok's two airports on Wednesday while leaders of the ousted government named a caretaker prime minister to lead the politically chaotic kingdom. The country's immediate crisis, which virtually severed Thailand's air links to the outside world for a week, appeared to be over...