Yemen to name new PM in deal with Shiite rebels

Yemen's president is expected to appoint a new prime minister within 48 hours under a new deal with Shiite rebels in return for ending their weeks-long protests, a source close to the presidency said today.

Pakistan minister condemns protests, as lawmakers back PM Nawaz

Pakistan`s interior minister on Tuesday slammed violent anti-government protests as a "revolt against the state" as lawmakers backed beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Students protest against construction of shops in college in UP

A group of students from Shambhu Dayal Degree College today protested here against "unauthorised" construction of shops in the college premises.

Pakistan`s Khan vows to lead protests until PM quits

Pakistan`s Imran Khan vowed Saturday thousands of protesters rallying in Islamabad would not move until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stepped down, as the cricketer-turned-politician attempts to topple the government he claims was elected fraudulently.

Protests, looting in US city after police shoot unarmed teen

Protesters clashed with police and looted stores in the Midwestern US suburb of St Louis, a day after an officer shot dead an unarmed black teen, local media reported today

Chile mulls ditching university tuition: Minister

University tuition, which has sparked violent protests in Chile over spiraling increases, could be scrapped under a new government plan, a top official said.

China`s top Taiwan official plays down violent protests on trip

Violent protests which forced China`s top official in charge of relations with Taiwan to cancel several meetings while visiting last week do not represent mainstream opinion, said the official concerned.

Chinese official wraps up landmark Taiwan visit

China`s top official in charge of Taiwan affairs Saturday wrapped up a landmark four-day visit to the island which sparked angry protests, forcing him to scrap some engagements.

MPPEB scam: MP`s leader of opposition suffers injuries during protest

Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Satyadev Katare suffered injuries while protesting against the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam at Roshanpura square.

MPPEB scam: Congress protests against MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Congress workers took to the streets on Friday to protest against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has been accused of involvement in the MPPEB scam.

Pakistani Islamist group condemns `terror` label

The leader of a Pakistani Islamist organisation that was labelled a terror group and slapped with economic sanctions by the United States denied having any links to militancy on Thursday and vowed to hold protests.

Taiwan protesters arrested trying to block Chinese official

Around ten people were arrested in Taiwan on Thursday for trying to blockade a senior Chinese official whose landmark visit to Taiwan has sparked angry protests, police and media said.

Silent journalists` protest for jailed Al-Jazeera staff

Hundreds of journalists from the BBC and other news organisations held a silent protest in London on Tuesday in support of Al-Jazeera reporters jailed by an Egyptian court.

As Congress protests, Badal reaches out to receive memorandum

At a time when the bitterness among senior Akali Dal leaders and the opposition Congress is at its peak in Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal himself went to receive a memorandum of demands from protesting Congress leaders at his residence here.

Dog meat festival held in China despite mounting protests

People in southern China have celebrated an annual dog meat festival by slaughtering over 2,000 dogs despite mounting protests from animal welfare groups and pet owners.

Protests planned over Afghan election `fraud`

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah prepared to hold street protests in Kabul on Saturday as fears grow of unrest erupting over alleged fraud in the election one week ago.

Cops` killing: Violent protests erupt in Firozabad, DIG injured

Violent protests broke out here Monday in which several persons, including a DIG of police, were injured following the killing of two police constables by unidentified assailants.

China respects Taiwan`s social system: Senior official

China respects Taiwan`s social system and values, a senior Chinese leader said on Sunday, in the wake of sweeping protests in Taiwan over a controversial trade deal.

Thai junta amasses security force to smother Bangkok protests

Thailand`s junta has prepared a force of over 6,000 troops and police for deployment in Bangkok on Sunday to smother protests and prevent opposition to the May 22 coup from gaining momentum.

Thousands join republican march in Spain

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to demand a referendum to abolish Spain`s monarchy, just days after King Juan Carlos abdicated in favour of his son.