Up to 700 Afghans marched through Kabul on Tuesday to protest against a decision by the country’s election commission to throw nine lawmakers out of parliament in a dispute over vote fraud.…
Hundreds of protesters spent the night in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, an AFP reporter said on Saturday, after mass nationwide rallies to press the new military rulers to make good on promises of…
At least 300 militants crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan and attacked a Pakistani checkpost, government and intelligence officials said on Monday, the sixth cross-border attack in a month that has raised tensions…
Around 200 Afghans joined a protest on the streets of Kabul Saturday against what Afghanistan says are Pakistani rocket attacks which have left dozens of people dead. The protesters carried banners with…
More than 300 members of Yemen’s security forces have defected, opposition sources said on Wednesday, which could bolster opponents demanding that President Ali Abdullah Saleh end his 33 years in power. The…
Around a thousand men, women and children, relatives of Malik Ashraf, who was murdered along with his son and a passerby at the doorstep of his house late on Sunday night, accompanied…
Hundreds of militants on Friday again besieged a Pakistani area on the Afghan border, shortly after troops claimed to have regained control after fighting killed 34 people, police said. “Militants have attacked…
Hundreds of Syrians have been charged with “maligning the prestige of the state”, a Syrian rights group said, in President Bashar al-Assad’s drive to crush pro-democracy protests against his 11-year autocratic rule.…
Hundreds took to the streets of Quetta on Monday to pay homage to Osama Bin Laden, chanting death to America and setting fire to a US flag, witnesses and organisers said. Angry…
ISLAMABAD – Despite the US providing a list of all CIA-linked contractors operating in Pakistan to authorities as demanded in the wake of the Raymond Davis fiasco, almost all such “dubious characters” still happen to be inside Pakistan. The US authorities have shared with Pakistani officials the exact number of CIA-linked contractors in Pakistan, as well as details of their whereabouts and nature of jobs.
Defence circles in Islamabad believe that almost all details required have
COTABATO – Hundreds of residents fled a remote Philippine village after 11 men including relatives of a powerful politician died in a clash with Muslim rebels, officials said Monday.
A 500-strong armoured army unit deployed in the deserted village of Tenok on Monday, a day after the clash, to keep about 150 gun-wielding clan members and 130 guerrillas apart, said local military spokesman Colonel Prudencio Asto.
“They would not want to engage our people, who are fully
DAMASCUS – Hundreds of Syrians emerged from prayers on Friday to protest, including in the flashpoint town of Daraa, in the first rallies since President Bashar al-Assad dashed hopes for greater freedoms.
Witnesses in Daraa, a southern town that has been one of the main focal points of rising dissent, said hundreds of faithful gathered after leaving a mosque.
“Death rather than humiliation,” and “National Unity,” they shouted.
Chants were also directed against Assad,
DERAA – Hundreds of Syrian protesters, chanting for freedom, gathered on Saturday in the main square in the southern town of Deraa, scene of unrest for the last week, a witness said
The witness said three bare-chested young men climbed onto the rubble of the statue of late President Hafez al-Assad, which protesters pulled down yesterday, with cardboard signs reading “the people want the downfall of the regime”.
RABAT – Several hundred people gathered Sunday in Rabat and Casablanca for the start of protests expected in several Moroccan cities to call for further democratic reforms and social justice.
More than 1,000 people, including many Islamists, rallied in Rabat in the morning. “The Moroccan people demand change!” protesters shouted in the city, calling for the government to resign and holding up placards reading: “For the freedom and dignity of the Moroccan people.”
KARACHI – Hundreds of politicians, journalists, lawyers and civil society activists signed letters for Citizens for Democracy’s interfaith harmony campaign ‘Silence means more blood’ on Saturday.
They joined hands against increasing religious extremism and terrorist activities in Pakistan, and demanded that the assassins of Salmaan Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti be apprehended, charged, tried and punished like other criminals.
A camp was set up in front of the Jehangir Kothari
LAHORE – Technology, Entertainment and Design (TEDx) Kinnaird held an international conference for the second time at Kinnaird College for Women on Sunday. TEDx is an international non-profit organization that spreads commendable and innovative ideas through different conferences throughout the world.
TEDx Kinnaird is Pakistan’s first university based TEDx event that attracted a huge audience. The conference was supported by BARGAD youth organization, Gloria Jeans Coffees
ALGIERS – Algerian police in riot gear on Saturday surrounded about 500 protesters trying to stage a march through the capital inspired by uprisings in other parts of the Arab world in defiance of a ban. A Reuters reporter at the scene said a group chanting “Algeria – free and democratic!” tried to reach May 1 Square in the city centre to begin the protest march but were driven two blocks away by police using batons.
They were then corralled into the courtyard of a residential