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`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.
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.
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.
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.