A firebrand opposition leader vowed Monday to escalate his campaign to topple Thailand’s government, and ordered his followers to storm Bangkok’s police headquarters after they fought all day with riot police protecting heavily barricaded key buildings.
Protesters in Thailand forced the closure of several government ministries Tuesday and vowed to take control of state offices nationwide in a bid to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, escalating the biggest challenge she has faced since taking office.
Clashes between armed residents and members of a militant Islamic group in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi killed five people and wounded nearly 40 early on Monday, officials said.
Hundreds of angry Ukrainians have clashed with riot police outside the government building as protests continue in Kiev over the government’s abrupt decision to pause integration with the West and tilt toward Moscow.
Thai protesters have entered the Finance Ministry compound in the country’s capital in an escalating anti-government campaign to topple the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Pakistani police have intervened to prevent activists who were protesting United States drone strikes from halting North Atlantic Treaty Organization troop supply trucks traveling to and from Afghanistan.
Bangkok braced for major disruptions Monday as a massive anti-government march fanned out to 13 locations in a growing bid to topple the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
An anti-abortion rally in Spain by Christian groups has been disrupted by a five topless women from the feminist group Femen chanting “Abortion is sacred.”
By Carmel Loise Matus
Protests are growing against plans to cut down or transfer at least 42 trees, many of them at least a century old, to give way to a P1.5-billion pork-funded road expansion project of the government in the cities of Naga and Carcar, and the town of San Fernando in Cebu province.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Pork is alive and people should not be deceived into complacency in the belief that the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) has been abolished, according to Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares.
By Jhunnex Napallacan
At least 5,000 joined a prayer-rally to press for the abolition of pork barrel system in the handling of government funds, and the resignation of all officials involved in the scam.
Thousands of Taiwanese are rallying against President Ma Ying-jeou amid plummeting opinion polls and bipartisan anger over wiretapping of legislators.