February 22, 2019

Huge Cairo protest rejects Mubarak plans

Hundreds of thousands of protesting Egyptians have filled Cairo's Tahrir Square for a mass rally to reject President Mubaraks plan for a gradual handover of power. They are calling for Mubarak and his government to step down immediately. Foreign observers are calling this the biggest protest yet … [Read more...]

Protesters storm Belarus government HQ

Thousands of protesters have tried to storm the government headquaters building in the Belarus capital Minsk. Angry at the likely result of the country's presidential election, protesters smashed windows and the doors of the building before being pushed back by riot police. The object of … [Read more...]

Violence as UK government raises student fees

The coalition government in the United Kingdom has won the vote to raise student tuition fees in England to £9,000 per year amid violent street protests in Westminster. The vote was carried by a majority of only 21 in a hotly debated issue that has seen the resignation of three ministerial aides … [Read more...]

China warns of strong counter measures against Japan

China has warned that it will take "strong counter measures" against Japan if a Chinese fishing captain held since last week is not released. The captain was arrested earlier this month off the disputed Diaoyu Islands, in the East China Sea, after his vessel crashed into two Japanese patrol … [Read more...]

France hit by strikes as workers protest raising of retirement age

France is set to face chaos as a general strike by workers protesting against Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to raise the retirement age gets underway today. Train services and air traffic are expected to be severely disrupted when the 24 hour strike gets under way as well as public transport, banks, … [Read more...]