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 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.
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.
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 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".
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.
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.