Bahrain has banned all rallies and demonstrations following months of protests by anti-government activists who have been pressing for a greater political voice since the Arab spring revolts began early last year.Thursday, 1 November, 2012, 3:26am
DBC ceased to broadcast original programming last night despite a huge crowd that turned out to protest over allegations of political interference at the troubled radio station.23 Oct 2012 - 1:05pm 2 comments
Hundreds of parents and students marched through busy streets yesterday in support of national education - the second big event in a week to support the controversial subject.22 Oct 2012 - 5:42am 9 comments
Panama’s anti-riot police have used tear gas and fired into the air to disperse protesters in the Caribbean city of Colon who oppose a new law that allows the sale of state-owned land in the duty-free zone next to the Panama Canal.20 Oct 2012 - 7:40pm
The number of protests Hong Kong police have attended has nearly tripled in the past two years, but the force says it has the resources to manage "escalating passions" in the city.
Its secret weapon? An all-woman formation called Tango.14 Oct 2012 - 4:13am 2 comments
Greek authorities have launched an investigation into allegations that riot police used a young female protester as a human shield at a rally during the visit to Athens by German chancellor Dr Angela Merkel this week.
Witnesses said the girl, who has yet to be identified, was frogmarched in handcuffs ahead of riot police as protesters threw stones at officers.13 Oct 2012 - 4:19am
The protests that have rocked Tehran over Iran's plunging currency expose an undercurrent of tension and the effects of sanctions, analysts say, but do not yet signal a real threat to the regime.8 Oct 2012 - 4:43am
China must lead world in emissions cuts
I refer to the article ("China, EU strike deal to cut carbon", September 21).3 Oct 2012 - 1:42am 2 comments
The University of California will pay damages of US$30,000 to each of the 21 students and alumni who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during an otherwise peaceful protest 10 months ago, the university system announced.28 Sep 2012 - 3:52am
Farmers and villagers in Myanmar are risking the fury of the authorities by standing up to big business in a test of new rights unthinkable during decades of military rule.27 Sep 2012 - 4:20am
Attempts to “de-Sinofy” Hong Kong are becoming all too familiar, according to a Beijing-loyalist businessman who warned on Wednesday against efforts to turn it into a city-state.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Spain’s government was hit hard by the country’s financial crisis on multiple fronts on Tuesday as protestors enraged with austerity cutbacks and tax hikes clashed with police near Parliament, a separatist-minded region set elections seen as an independence referendum and the nation’s high borrowing costs rose again26 Sep 2012 - 3:45pm
In his election campaign, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying bandied about his election motto of "change in stability".
At the time, he could hardly have imagined this proposition would be severely tested in a crisis so soon.
That crisis is the prolonged protest against the national education scheme, fuelled by anger over a perceived attempt to brainwash school pupils.24 Sep 2012 - 4:06am
Local artist Perry Dino has chronicled Hong Kong's most controversial protest events the old-fashioned way.
Dino, whose real name is Chan, painstakingly captured some of this year's most momentous occasions by painting in oils on canvas.23 Sep 2012 - 3:02pm
Leaders representing the city's Muslim community are confident that a protest today in Central against an American film condemned as being anti-Islamic will not erupt into riots of the kind seen across the Middle East over the past fortnight.23 Sep 2012 - 12:25pm