Zimbabweans stay at home in protest against economic hardships

2016-07-06 17:31

Zimbabweans have stayed at home while foreign banks and most businesses in the capital shut down operations, in one of the biggest, peaceful stay-away actions.

Mobs set fire to foreign factories

2014-05-14 16:32

Thousands of Vietnamese have set fire to foreign factories and rampaged in industrial zones in an angry reaction to Chinese oil drilling.

Thai crisis threatens budget, rice scheme

2014-02-07 13:52

Thailand's inability to form a new government has left the country facing a slow-burn budget crisis, with a costly rice-buying scheme close to collapse.

Bahrain hoping for big crowd

2013-02-19 09:12

Bahrain Formula 1 GP organisers are hoping for a big turnout for the race scheduled for April despite continued violent unrest and political turmoil.

Syria steps up cluster bomb attacks - HRW

2012-10-23 19:11

Human Rights Watch has accused Syria of stepping up its use of internationally banned cluster bombs despite assertions by Damascus that it is not deploying the munitions at all.

Slow change blamed for unrest

2012-09-04 15:15

South Africans are slowly getting fed up with the pace of economic change and want to see a real positive impact on their day-to-day lives.


Thailand tourism gets a knock

2014-06-06 11:00

International tourist arrivals to Thailand have fallen almost last month in the wake of regular political protests and a military coup.

Homes, stores in India' set on fire

2014-05-08 16:18

Several homes and stores in India's tea-growing state of Assam have been set on fire in the latest attack in the tea-growing area.

Egypt unrest may threaten food security

2013-07-11 12:52

Civil unrest and dwindling foreign exchange reserves raise serious food security concerns in Egypt, the United Nations' food agency says.

Amcu witness threatened

2012-11-06 22:15

A witness affiliated to Amcu has been threatened, a union lawyer has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

No staff killed in Nigeria - MTN

2012-09-11 15:35

MTN, slating media reports, has denied that any of its staff had been killed in attacks on telecommunications infrastructure in Northern Nigeria.

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