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US House approves sanctions on Venezuela rights abusers

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 03:46

The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to impose targeted sanctions on Venezuelan officials responsible for violent crackdowns on anti-government protests that have left at least 42 people dead.

Police detain 15 in Istanbul raids: Report

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 15:11

Turkish media reports say police have launched dawn raids on at least three Istanbul neighbourhoods, including one that was the scene of violent anti-government protests last week, and detained at least 15 people.

One dead in Istanbul as anti-government protests flare

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 10:47

One man died and about 10 others were injured in Istanbul during violent clashes between police and protesters, officials said, in the latest eruption of anger against the Turkish government.

Talks to end Thai crisis inconclusive, new round called

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 04:10

Thailand`s rival political factions would not agree on Wednesday to stop their protests at crisis talks aimed at ending confrontation a day after the army declared martial law, a pro-government activist said.

Turkey`s deputy PM comdemns aide attack on protester

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 01:20

Turkey`s deputy prime minister on Wednesday condemned a top aide for attacking an anti-government protester in the wake of the country`s worst ever mining disaster, describing the incident as "catastrophic".

Thai government not consulted about martial law: PM`s aide

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 05:39

Thailand`s embattled government was not consulted in advance by the military about the declaration of martial law but it is still in power, said the chief security adviser to Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan.

Thailand revokes Indian businessman`s residency status

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 19:09

Thai authorities have revoked permanent residency status of Bangkok-based Indian businessman Satish Sehgal, paving way for his deportation for leading anti-government protests.

India advises nationals in Thailand to take precautions

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 20:50

Amid mounting anti-government protests, Indian Embassy in Thailand has advised Indian resident nationals and tourists to take precautions for their safety ahead of the elections on February 2.

`Respect my vote`, Thai election supporters speak out

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 14:12

Angered by opposition protests seeking to thwart upcoming polls, a burgeoning pro-election movement in Thailand is taking a stand to demand their votes are respected, with candlelight vigils and Facebook campaigns.

50,000 Ukrainians protest opposition leader`s beating

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 09:35

An estimated 50,000 pro-Western Ukrainians massed on Sunday in the heart of Kiev amid swelling anger over the bloody beating of prominent former minister turned opposition leader Yuriy Lutsenko.

Kiev anti-government protest draws 100,000

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 02:21

About 100,000 people rallied in the center of the Ukrainian capital today to demand the ouster of the president and his Cabinet as mass anti-government protests entered their second month.

Rights groups say 50 dead in Sudan fuel riots

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 12:55

Rights groups slammed Sudan on Thursday for killing protesters demonstrating against fuel subsidy cuts, saying 50 people were shot dead in two days in the country`s worst riots since 1989.