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Brazil probes ex-soldiers over dictatorship-era killing

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 05:00

The Brazilian attorney general`s office launched an investigation Monday into five retired soldiers accused of torturing and killing a congressman during the country`s 1964-1985 military dictatorship.

India will turn into dictatorship under Modi: Farooq Abdullah

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 19:27

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said India will turn into a dictatorship if BJP`s Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister of the country and urged the Congress to ensure that such an eventuality does not become reality.

Thai government lifts emergency in Bangkok, surrounding areas

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 11:04

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday lifted a nearly two-month-old state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas after political violence against her government eased.

Marcos dictatorship victims to be compensated

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013, 16:02

Philippine lawmakers are preparing to approve USD 246 million in compensation for thousands persecuted decades ago under dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Myanmar General turned democracy backer dies at 93

Last Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 18:10

Aung Gyi, an Army officer who helped install Myanmar`s military dictatorship but later became a founder of its pro-democracy movement, has died at age 93.

Mine explosion hits Myanmar power grid

Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2012, 14:14

Authorities said damage to towers can affect electricity supply and bring more problems to the people.

Brazil protests counter military coup celebration

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 10:45

Unlike Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, Brazil has never had a formal investigation into human rights abuses during its 1964-85 dictatorship.

Russia will never be a `dictatorship`: Putin

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 19:46

Putin has sought to dispel fears he plans to impose a more authoritarian style of leadership in Russia.

Dictatorship will not come back in Pakistan: Gilani

Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012, 16:56

The Pakistani PM insisted that dictators could not end corruption despite holding power for years.

Chile backs off removing `dictatorship` from texts

Last Updated: Saturday, January 07, 2012, 14:20

Chilean Education Minister earlier suggested calling the 1973-1990 rule of General Augusto Pinochet a military regime.

Dictatorship destroying Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

Last Updated: Saturday, December 24, 2011, 19:55

Former premier warned elements conspiring against democracy that his party will not allow anyone to send Parliament packing.

San Suu Kyi says change in Myanmar is on the way

Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2011, 14:54

Burma``s freed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi believes change is on the way in her country after almost five decades of military dictatorship.