Fourteen dead as militants attack paramilitary convoy in southwestern Pakistan

A gun and rocket attack targeting a Pakistani paramilitary escort on Thursday killed seven soldiers and seven private security guards in southwestern Pakistan, officials said. The security detail was escorting a convoy of the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) on a coastal highway travelling to the southern city of Karachi from the port… Read More Fourteen dead as militants attack paramilitary convoy in southwestern Pakistan

Tens of thousands defy ban to protest against government in Thailand

Tens of thousands of Thai protesters cheered and chanted into the night in central Bangkok on Thursday in a show of mass defiance to a ban on demonstrations designed to end more than three months of anti-government action. As they dispersed at 10 p.m. (1500 GMT), protesters pledged to return to the same place every… Read More Tens of thousands defy ban to protest against government in Thailand

Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov announces resignation following unrest over disputed election

Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday after days of unrest following a disputed election, saying he wanted to prevent clashes between security forces and protesters who have demanded his removal from office. He becomes the third president of the small Central Asian nation since 2005 to be toppled in a popular uprising. Kyrgyzstan, a… Read More Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov announces resignation following unrest over disputed election