Pakistan lost billions due to anti-govt protests: Minister

Pakistan on Friday said it lost "billions of dollars" due to the recent anti-government protests led by Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri and accused them of attempting to derail ties with China.

Speaker rejects Pakistan PM's disqualification reference

The Speaker of Pakistan's parliament on Thursday rejected a reference that sought Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's disqualification for allegedly lying to the National Assembly about seeking military's help to end anti-government protests.

Imran Khan's former team-mate Miandad backs anti-government protests in Pakistan

Imran Khan and Javed Miandad may not have been the best of friends during their playing days but the man famous for his last-ball six has come out in support of the cricketer-turned-politician who is leading anti-government protests to topple Pakistan's government.

Pakistan clashes: 7 killed, 450 injured as anti-government protests continue in Islamabad

At least seven protesters were reported killed and 450 people injured in clashes with police in Pakistan as anti-government protests continue in the capital city of Islamabad.

Pakistan parliament meets amid anti-government protests

Pakistan`s parliament met on Wednesday as thousands of protesters gathered outside demanding the government resign in a week-long political drama that has shaken the restive nuclear-armed nation.

Police detain 15 in Istanbul raids: Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Five top BNP leaders sent to eight-day police remand

Five top leaders of Bangladesh`s main opposition BNP were on Thursday sent to eight-day police remand.

Rights groups say 50 dead in Sudan fuel riots

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.

Turkey arrests 23 more over anti-govt protests: Report

Turkish authorities arrested 23 more people over their alleged role in this month`s anti-government protests.

Turkey to charge 18 more over protests

Turkey will charge 18 more people over recent mass anti-government protests, including with alleged membership in a "terror" group, lawyers and media said.

Argentines stage huge anti-government protests

Hundreds of thousands of Argentines took to the streets in different parts of the country to protest President Cristina Fernandez`s policies.