Pro-democracy activists arrive at the court before hearing a verdict on their involvement in the ‘Occupy Central’ in Hong Kong. Reuters
Protesters in Hong Kong have shown that demonstrations about government policies can erupt anywhere, from outlying suburbs and shopping malls to government offices and one of the busiest airport terminals in the world. In Singapore, protests are restricted to a park the size of a softball field benignly called Speakers’ Corner. On most days,
The situation in Hong Kong is turning from bad to worse and that’s a huge cause for worry. The Chinese official responsible for Hong Kong, Zhang Xiaoming, has also acknowledged that the territory is facing its “most severe situation” since the handover from British rule in 1997. The protests that were sparked by a proposed
Police, widely criticised for failing to better protect the public from the triad raid in Yuen Long, have refused to allow the latest march on safety grounds.
A trial court in Multan on Thursday rejected a request by the parents of slain social media star Qandeel Baloch to pardon her brothers, who are accused of killing her.
Despite being on opposing sides in the Syrian conflict, Syria regime backers Iran and Russia have worked closely with rebel supporter Turkey to find a political solution.
Police have flown in 1,200 additional officers to Papua to quell sometimes violent protests since Monday in several towns in Sorong and Fakfak.