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Anti-government protesters block highways across Pakistan

Anti-government protesters block highways across Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: After staging sit-in from November 1 to 12, thousands of workers of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), a religio-political party led by Maulana Fazal-u-Rehman, continued blocking the major highways across the country since Wednesday as part of the party’s Plan to dislodge the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician. […]

Singapore responds to Hong Kong

Singapore responds to Hong Kong

  By Ivan Lim Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: In 2016, a Singaporean civic activist Jolovan Wham was found guilty of organising an illegal public assembly without a police permit. The theme of the indoor conference was Civil Disobedience and Social Movements. There was a Hong Kong connection: Joshua Wong was a pro-democracy student leader who […]

Review of the Georgian protest

Review of the Georgian protest

Almost three weeks have elapsed since anti-Russian and anti-government protests took place in Georgia, a southern Caucasian nation that gained independence from the former Soviet Union. The protests broke out as Georgian anti-Russian sentiment exploded on June 20 after a Russian lawmaker, Sergei Gavrilov, spoke in Russian in Georgia’s parliament. Georgians have been pushing to […]

Taiwanese protest after Japanese man kicked comfort woman statue

Taiwanese protest after Japanese man kicked comfort woman statue

Dozens of human rights activists rallied outside Japan’s de facto embassy in Taipei on Monday to call on the Japanese government to apologize after a Japanese right-winger was caught on a security camera kicking a memorial statue for “comfort women.” According to local media, members of the Tainan City Women’s Human Rights Equality Promotion Association […]

The Political Domino Effect in the Middle East

The Political Domino Effect in the Middle East

The military occupation of the British, the French, and the Soviets departed from many parts of the Middle East during and after World War II, while Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and other Middle Eastern states on the Arabian Peninsula  generally remained unaffected by World War II. However, after the war, the following Middle Eastern states had […]

Why anti-corruption protests are rising in Armenia?

Why anti-corruption protests are rising in Armenia?

Vestnik Kavkaza – On July 17, 2016, 12 Armenian anti-government activists raided a police station in Yerevan and took nine police officers hostage. After storming the station, the hostage takers urged the Armenian government to release right-wing opposition leader Jarir Sefilian from prison and called for Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s immediate resignation. Even though Sefilian’s […]

Egyptian doctors’ syndicate stage anti-police rally

Egyptian doctors’ syndicate stage anti-police rally

Thousands of Egyptian doctors staged a protest Friday 12th February outside their union headquarters in Cairo over a lack of legal action against policemen who beat up two of their colleagues. Nine policemen are alleged to have assaulted the doctors in a state hospital in Cairo’s northern district of Matareya on January 28 after they […]

Another former sex slave dies; 46 victims remain

Another former sex slave dies; 46 victims remain

Choi Gap-sun, 96, a victim of the Japanese military’s sexual enslavement of women from Korea and other Asian nations, died on Saturday, according to a civic group. With Choi’s death, the number of Korean survivors of sexual slavery during World War II has dropped to 46. Including Choi, nine have died this year, according to […]

A Show Of Hatred Against Former President

A Show Of Hatred Against Former President

Female protestors display the colors of various flags painted on their hands during a demonstration demanding the trial of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, May 8, 2012. <AP/NEWSis> news@theasian.asia

Bloody Scene Of Violence In Egypt

Bloody Scene Of Violence In Egypt

An Egyptian medic helps a wounded man during clashes outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between assailants and mostly Islamist protesters gathered outside the Defense Ministry in the Egyptian capital, leaving several people dead and many wounded, security officials said. <AP/Newsis> news@theasian.asia

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