Nov 26, 2012 05:31 EST
Garment workers staged mass protests Monday to demand the end to "deathtrap" labour conditions after Bangladesh's worst-ever textile factory fire, as a new blaze sparked fresh panic and terror.
Nov 25, 2012 16:49 EST
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Sunday faced a no-confidence debate launched by her opponents in parliament, a day after political protests turned violent in Bangkok.
Nov 24, 2012 00:33 EST
Thai police fired tear gas and detained dozens of people as tensions flared at an anti-government protest in Bangkok, the scene of several outbreaks of violent unrest in recent years.
Nov 23, 2012 22:55 EST
Thai police fired tear gas as tensions flared at an anti-government protest in Bangkok, the scene of several outbreaks of violent unrest in recent years.
Nov 23, 2012 22:05 EST
Thai police used tear gas at an anti-government protest in the capital Bangkok, the scene of several outbreaks of violent unrest in recent years.
Nov 23, 2012 15:31 EST
Syria said on Friday plans by Turkey to site Patriot missiles along its border was "a new act of provocation," while allies Iran and Russia warned the move would complicate the situation and could spark a regional conflagration.
Nov 22, 2012 10:40 EST
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday escaped an embarrassing censure vote in parliament after South Africa's High Court turned down an opposition bid for an urgent debate on his leadership.
Nov 22, 2012 06:31 EST
Sudan's powerful intelligence service on Thursday said it had disrupted a "plot" by members of the military and the political opposition to disturb the country's security.
Nov 20, 2012 23:22 EST
Road and air transport delays gripped Argentina as President Cristina Kirchner, her approval rating in free fall, faced the second mass protest in as many weeks.
Nov 19, 2012 16:53 EST
South Africa's ruling ANC has not blocked a debate on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma but merely delayed the debate, its secretary general said Monday after howls of protest from the opposition.
Nov 19, 2012 01:36 EST
At least two activists died in custody before or during China's Communist Party congress and tens of thousands had their movements restricted, rights groups said Monday.
Nov 18, 2012 03:06 EST
President Obama, the mayor of London, China's top dissident artist and Madonna -- every time someone signals the death of "Gangnam Style" up pops another high-profile figure to keep the phenomenon alive.
Nov 16, 2012 11:55 EST
The Soviet Union 50 years ago allowed publication of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's landmark account of life in the Stalin prison camps "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich", shocking readers by revealing a hitherto hidden horror.
Nov 15, 2012 10:47 EST
South African President Jacob Zuma hit back at accusations he is failing the county before a raucous parliamentary hearing on Thursday, hours after allies torpedoed attempts to censure him.
Nov 15, 2012 07:00 EST
Myanmar pardoned hundreds of prisoners Thursday under an amnesty criticised by pro-democracy activists as a cynical ploy to curry favour before a landmark visit by US President Barack Obama.
Nov 15, 2012 04:17 EST
Myanmar began releasing hundreds of prisoners Thursday under a mass amnesty that comes just days before a landmark visit by US President Barack Obama to the formerly military-ruled nation.
Nov 14, 2012 22:13 EST
China will unveil its new leaders on Thursday, with Vice President Xi Jinping expected to march on stage at the head of a line-up that will steer the world's number two economy for the next decade.
Nov 14, 2012 19:00 EST
France's recognition of a new opposition bloc as the Syrian people's sole representative was "immoral" and only encourages more destruction, the war-torn country's deputy foreign minister said Wednesday.
Nov 14, 2012 15:25 EST
Jordan was hit by a wave of protests on Wednesday in mounting anger over a whopping rise in fuel prices, with rioting and clashes erupting in Amman and other cities and a police station attacked.
Nov 14, 2012 10:55 EST
South Africa's ruling ANC said Wednesday it would block a debate on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, making it unlikely that parliament will vote on the matter.