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Thai protest leader denies murder charge over `Red Shirt` crackdown

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:27

The firebrand leader of months-long street protests which preceded Thailand`s latest coup appeared in court Monday to deny a murder charge over a bloody crackdown on opposition "Red Shirt" supporters four years ago.

Thai military junta denies crackdown on foreign workers

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 14:45

Thailand`s military-run National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Monday clarified that it wasn`t cracking down on migrant workers.

Chinese party newspaper says Western democracy only brings chaos

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 11:18

China`s top newspaper on Monday warned against aping Western-style democracy just a week after the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, pointing to Thailand and Ukraine as examples of the kind of chaos the system can bring.

China says 29 arrested in anti-terror crackdown

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 12:13

Chinese authorities announced 29 more arrests today in their continuing anti-terrorism crackdown in the northwestern region of Xinjiang following a series of deadly attacks blamed on Muslim extremists.

China defends Tiananmen crackdown on eve of 25th anniversary

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 15:13

China defended the bloody 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators around Beijing`s Tiananmen Square on Tuesday, the eve of the 25th anniversary, saying it had chosen the correct path for the sake of the people.

Key Google services partially inaccessible in China

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 22:31

Several key Google services have become partially inaccessible in China on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters around Beijing's iconic Tiananmen Square.

Turkey PM warns of police crackdown on protest anniversary

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 00:03

Turkey`s combative prime minister warned protesters that police would do "whatever is necessary" to clamp down on demonstrations on Saturday in Istanbul`s Taksim Square to mark the anniversary of last year`s turmoil.

Chinese embassy`s US street urged renamed for dissident

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 09:16

US lawmakers called Thursday for the street outside China`s embassy to be renamed in honor of jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

US House urges China to stop Tiananmen censorship

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 05:05

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday urged China to stop censoring news about the Tiananmen Square crackdown as authorities enforced a tight blackout ahead of the 25th anniversary.

`Concerned` US asks China to free detained activists

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 07:03

The United States has expressed "deep concern" over the detention of one of China`s eminent human rights lawyers ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown and asked Beijing to release him.

Hundreds arrested in US crackdown on Latino gang

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 05:37

More than 600 gang members and associates in 179 US cities were arrested in a month-long crackdown on a fast-growing Latino gang that also netted firearms and drugs, officials have said.

China detains more than 1,000 in baby trafficking crackdown

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:10

Chinese police have detained 1,094 people and rescued 382 infants in a nationwide crackdown on four online baby trafficking rings, state media said on Friday, as criminals prey on citizens yearning to escape strict population curbs.