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Turkish police fire teargas at protesters on anniversary of unrest

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 09:57

Turkish police fired teargas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse protesters in central Istanbul who sought to mark the one-year anniversary of the country`s biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades.

Abkhazia parliament calls on president to quit

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 02:40

The parliament of Abkhazia, a small breakaway republic in the Caucasus, has voted for the resignation of the president, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday.

Russia ready to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 22:59

Russia Wednesday expressed its readiness to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine`s eastern regions, and said it expected a prompt response from Kiev to facilitate the deliveries.

Abkhazia leader forced to flee, denounces coup bid: Reports

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 13:53

Opposition protesters stormed the presidency in Abkhazia overnight in what the leader of the Georgian breakaway region called a coup attempt, Russian news agencies said today.

Thai protesters criticise coup, defying general

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 13:42

Stern warnings from Thailand`s military junta to stop criticising the coup have not deterred protesters, who have been gathering and staring down soldiers in defiance of martial law.

Thai protestors step up pressure for ministers to resign

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 15:46

Thailand`s acting prime minister was huddled with senators here Monday to find a way out of a protracted political crisis, as anti-government protestors stepped up pressure to remove him, media reports said.

Pro-government supporters stage rally in Thailand in response to protestors

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 14:34

Pro-government supporters in Thailand staged a rally Saturday a day after anti-government protestors marched in Bangkok in a "final battle" to oust the caretaker government and to usher in reform before the next election.

UN slams excessive use of force against Venezuela protestors

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 13:47

The UN has criticised the excessive use of force by the Venezuelan government to break up peaceful protests in Caracas.

Ukraine to continue operation in east

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 18:20

Ukraine will continue with the military operation in its eastern region regardless of pro-Russian protestors postponing their planned independence referendum May 11, a Ukrainian security official said Thursday.

At least 43 killed in clashes in Ukraine`s Odessa

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 09:27

Clashes between pro-government and anti-government protestors Friday in Ukraine`s Black Sea city of Odessa have killed at least 43 people and injured 174, the government said.

Taiwan uses water cannon to disperse anti-nuclear protesters

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:31

Taiwan police today used water cannon to dislodge hundreds of overnight sit-in demonstrators, demanding the scrapping of a nearly completed nuclear power plant, one of the most controversial issues to have gripped the island for 30 years.

Pro-Russian rebels in Slavyansk vow no surrender

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 21:47

Pro-Moscow rebels holding the flashpoint town of Slavyansk vowed on Friday they will never give up, as Ukrainian forces set up a blockade to lay siege to the town.