Topic: Protests and Demonstrations

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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/09

    A Kyrgyz boy covers his face with a national flag as crowds gather to mourn victims of the violent protests earlier in the week in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Friday.

  • Thai PM hesitant to enforce Bangkok state of emergency on Red Shirts

    Thai PM hesitant to enforce Bangkok state of emergency on Red Shirts

    Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has exercised few powers at his disposal since declaring a Bangkok state of emergency Wednesday. Leaders of the antigovernment Red Shirts say the Thai military is reluctant to carry out Vejjajiva's orders.

  • Red Shirt protesters storm Bangkok TV station; Thai military responds with force

    Terrorism & Security Red Shirt protesters storm Bangkok TV station; Thai military responds with force

    The Thai military used force against Red Shirt protesters today for the first time in an escalating stand-off that began March 11. Authorities had shut down the opposition TV station amid a Bangkok state of emergency.

  • In Pictures Kyrgyzstan coup

    A protester covered with a Kyrgyz national flag walks in front of the government headquarters building on the central square in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on April 8. An opposition coalition in Kyrgyzstan said it has formed an interim government that will rule for six months, headed by opposition leader Roza Otunbayeva.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/07

    A tourist feeds Rainbow Lorikeets in Great Keppel Island at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia on Wednesday. Australia called for a review of shipping laws on Tuesday after a coal ship ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef and environmentalists warned the Asian resource boom was turning the fragile reef into a 'coal highway.'

  • Kyrgyzstan opposition takes over in Bishkek. What happens to Manas?

    Kyrgyzstan opposition takes over in Bishkek. What happens to Manas?

    With opposition leaders claiming they've formed their own government in Bishkek and reports that Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has left the country, What will happen to the US use of the Manas air base?

  • Kyrgyzstan protests: What it means for US role in Afghanistan war?

    Global News Blog Kyrgyzstan protests: What it means for US role in Afghanistan war?

    The Kyrgyzstan protests, in which government forces killed at least 17 rioters who tried to storm President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's office and other locations, highlights US reliance on a key air base supplying troops in Afghanistan war.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/06

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (r.) looks through a window of a water tank used for crew training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center outside Moscow on Tuesday.

  • Changing course, Fatah officials call for Palestinian protests against Israel

    Changing course, Fatah officials call for Palestinian protests against Israel

    After years of muting Palestinian rhetoric of 'popular resistance,' senior officials in Fatah, which governs the West Bank, are calling for protests against Israel's settlement expansion and construction of its separation barrier.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/31

    James Nathanael Boisrand, from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, feeds his friend Salvant Kesner, who is one of the earthquake victims treated on the USNS Comfort after January 12's devastating earthquake. The USNS Comfort, a 1,000-bed floating hospital ship that arrived at Port-au-Prince a little more than a week after the earthquake, allows family members and friends to accompany the patients to assist them during their treatment. Salvant was buried in the rubble of a collapsed building for four days.