Hong Kong protest leaders suspend planned vote: Organisers

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Sunday suspended a planned vote on the next steps in their month-long protest - hours before it was due to begin - due to differing opinions on how the movement should proceed, organisers said.

`Critical moment` for Hong Kong protests after new clashes

Pro-democracy activists Sunday accused police of using excessive force against protesters after violent clashes in Hong Kong, as a senior politician said weeks of rallies have reached a "critical moment".

Thousands of pro-democracy activists stage "black cloth" march in Hong Kong

Thousands of pro-democracy activists clad in black marched silently through Hong Kong on Sunday, holding banners saying they felt betrayed and angry at Beijing`s refusal to allow fully-democratic elections for the city`s next chief executive in 2017.

Hong Kong activists `astounded` by Chinese official`s comment

 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have expressed their anger after it emerged that a Chinese official dismissed their protest movement in a blunt comment last month. 

Police disperse democracy demos in Morocco capital

Morocco`s Feb 20 movement calls for political reform and greater democracy.

Egypt "Victory March," preacher urges new government

Egyptians celebrate to mark the fall of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.

Hong Kongers protest China crackdown on dissidents

About two dozen pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong on Sunday protested against mainland China`s recent crackdown on dissidents, an apparent attempt to stifle opposition ahead of 60th anniversary of communist rule on October 01.