Anti Government

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

    Islamabad: As the anti-government protest intensified in Pakistan, protesters on Monday have stormed the Pakistan State Broadcaster PTV office in Islamabad and held staff hostage. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf 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 anti-government protesters clash with police September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: At least three people have been killed and over 500 others were injured as anti-government 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...
  • Gunfire by night becomes new norm in downtown Bangkok February 26, 2014

    Shots fired by unknown gunmen on Wednesday rattled parts of the Thai capital where anti-government protesters have set up camp for weeks, with small but occasionally deadly bombs and gunfire fast becoming the new norm in the city. No one was wounded in the shootings in the central commercial area of...
  • Venezuela death toll rises to 13 as protests flare February 25, 2014

    Anti-government demonstrators put up barricades and set fire to trash in Caracas on Monday despite calls from within the opposition to rein in protests that have led to 13 deaths in Venezuela's worst unrest for a decade. Traffic in the capital slowed to a crawl and many people stayed home as...
  • Two killed, 41 wounded in attack on Thai protest rally February 23, 2014

    Bangkok: Thousands of supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra meet on Sunday hours after an attack on an anti-government rally killed two people and wounded 41, raising tension in the country's protracted political crisis. Gunmen shot at a protest stage and threw grenades in the Khao Saming district of the...
  • Thailand: 3 killed, 59 injured as Police clashes with anti-government protesters February 18, 2014

    Three persons, including a policeman, was shot dead and 59 others injured on Tuesday as Thai police raided an opposition rally site to reclaim areas taken over by demonstrators seeking to overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Violence erupted as the riot police tried to take back the protest site at Phan...
  • Thailand braces for violence as PM Yingluck Shinawatra's charm runs out January 30, 2014

    Six unmarked vehicles with pitch-black windows threaded quietly through Bangkok's northern suburbs on a recent Thursday afternoon. Inside one sat the curiously unruffled figure at the heart of Thailand's latest political maelstrom: caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Four months ago, police cars with wailing sirens would have whisked her through the city. That...
  • Ukraine PM resigns, government offers concessions January 29, 2014

    In back-to-back moves aimed at defusing Ukraine's political crisis, the prime minister resigned on Tuesday and parliament repealed anti-protest laws that had set off violent clashes between protesters and police. The two developments were significant concessions to the anti-government protesters who have fought sporadically with police for the last 10 days...
  • Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych ready to scrap anti-protest law January 28, 2014

    Ukraine's beleaguered president on Monday agreed to scrap harsh anti-protest laws that set off a wave of clashes between protesters and police over the past week, a potentially substantial concession to the opposition that stopped short of meeting all of its demands. In a possibly major sticking point, a proposed amnesty...
  • New clashes as Ukraine's president tries to tempt opposition January 27, 2014

    Police clashed with protesters in central Kiev on Sunday and the fate of Ukraine's government was uncertain after embattled President Viktor Yanukovich offered important posts to opposition leaders, including the role of prime minister. One of the president's main foes described his offer as a "poisoned" attempt to divide the opposition...
  • Anti-government protesters block advance voting in Thailand January 26, 2014

    Chaos marked the advance voting for Thailand's snap elections as anti-government protesters on Sunday blocked several venues in Bangkok and polling stations, resulting in cancellations of the voting in many areas of the capital. As of 11 a.m. local time only seven out of 50 advance polling stations in Bangkok...
  • Twenty-nine dead in clashes on anniversary of Egypt uprising January 26, 2014

    Twenty-nine people were killed during anti-government marches on Saturday while thousands rallied in support of the army-led 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...
  • 60-day emergency rule imposed in Thailand to quell anti-government protests January 21, 2014

    Thailand on Tuesday imposed a 60-day state of emergency in the capital and surrounding areas to quell violent anti-government protests aimed at forcing embattled premier Yingluck Shinawatra from office. "The cabinet decided to invoke the emergency decree to take care of the situation and to enforce the law," Deputy Prime Minister...
  • Tension mounts in Thailand after blast wounds 36 protesters January 17, 2014

    An explosive device tossed at anti-government 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 anti-government protests January 15, 2014

    Thousands of people turned up for the second day of anti-government protests in Bangkok on Tuesday. They plan to occupy parts of the capital city until Prime Minister Yingluck Shinna-WAT quits. So far, she has refused to resign. The leader of the protest has been addressing the crowd, visiting each...
  • Bangladesh: 2 killed as violence continues ahead of elections, five voting centres set on fire January 3, 2014

    At least two people have been killed in clashes between pro-and anti-government supporters across Bangladesh, as five voting centres were set on fire amid the opposition's nonstop blockade two days before the elections. Police said a driver and a trader were killed and three others injured when suspected activists of main...
  • Thailand: Gunmen open fire on anti-govt protesters, one dead December 28, 2013

    An anti-government protester was killed and three others injured on Saturday when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a rally site near Thailand's Government House in Thailand, raising fears of violence in deeply polarised country. The pre-dawn attack follows weeks of protests demanding resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, triggering bloody clashes...
  • Thailand: Police fire teargas, rubber bullets at anti government protesters December 26, 2013

    Thai police fired teargas and rubber bullets at anti-government protesters in the capital Bangkok on Thursday after demonstrators tried to disrupt planning for a February election, the first such incident in nearly two weeks. The confrontation between police and about 500 protesters angry with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra came a day...
  • Thailand: Protesters swarm in at Bangkok to demand PM resigns December 22, 2013

    Tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators massed at sites around Thailand's capital on Sunday in a bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra before an uncertain February election the main opposition party will boycott. Yingluck has called a snap poll for February 2 to try to cool tension and renew her...
  • Thailand PM breaks down in tears, urges protesters to take part in election December 10, 2013

    Her eyes welling with tears, Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government demonstrators to clear the streets and support a snap election, but defiant protest leaders called for her to step down within 24 hours. After weeks of sometimes violent street rallies, protesters rejected her call on Monday...
  • Thailand: 4 dead, 45 injured in fresh anti-government clashes December 2, 2013

    About 30,000 protesters launched a "people's coup" on Thailand's government on Sunday, swarming state agencies in violent clashes, taking control of a state broadcaster and forcing the prime minister to flee a police compound. A few anti-government protesters threw fire crackers and rocks at riot police. Volleys of tear gas...
  • Anti-government protesters break into Royal Thai Army compound November 29, 2013

    About 1,000 anti-government protesters forced their way into the compound of the Royal Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok on Friday, the latest escalation in a city-wide demonstration seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. "We want to know which side the army stands on," shouted one protester, as others scrambled over...
  • Thailand: Anti-government protesters mass outside Interior Ministry November 26, 2013

    Nearly 1,000 flag-waving anti-government protesters massed in front of Thailand's Interior Ministry on Tuesday, intensifying pressure on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra a day after storming compounds of two government ministries. Protest leaders said the demonstrations would spread, raising the risk of violence after a tough security law was imposed across Bangkok...
  • 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 anti-govt protests July 21, 2013

    Weeks after anti-government 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 Kurdish-dominated 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 anti-government protesters from...
  • Turkish PM's AK Party rules out early elections June 9, 2013

    Istanbul: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party on Saturday ruled out early elections as thousands of anti-government demonstrators defied his call for an immediate end to protests. Huseyin Celik, deputy chairman of the Justice and Development (AK) Party founded by Erdogan just over a decade ago, said local and presidential...
  • Thousands of Turks defy Erdogan as protests rumble on June 8, 2013

    Istanbul: Thousands of Turks dug in on Saturday for a weekend of anti-government demonstrations despite Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's demand for an immediate end to the worst political unrest of his decade in power. In central Istanbul's Taksim Square, where riot police backed by helicopters and armoured vehicles clashed with protesters...
  • Turkey protests unite people across the social spectrum June 6, 2013

    Istanbul: Office workers in business suits chant anti-government slogans alongside pious women wearing Muslim headscarves. Schoolchildren and bearded anarchists rub shoulders with football fans, well-heeled women in designer sunglasses and elderly couples donating food. These disparate groups are united by alarm at what they consider unwarranted meddling and increasingly autocratic behavior...