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Scrapping bill first step to easing unrest, says HK’s Lam

Chief Executive Carrie Lam also promises to examine underlying causes for the unrest that extend beyond the bill.

Lam to meet media after killing extradition bill

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's meeting with the media will take place before she departs for a trip to China's Guangxi province.

2 hospitalised in Hong Kong after police clash with protesters

Riot police cleared demonstrators from outside the Mong Kok police station and in Prince Edward metro station last night, but the unrest shows little sign of abating.

HK’s Lam denies asking Beijing’s permission to resign

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says she is committed to seeing the city through the unrest.

HK braces for strike after turbulent weekend

Monday's strike call comes while the city is still recovering from a weekend of clashes that saw at least a dozen flights cancelled after protesters blocked routes to the airport.

Hong Kong protesters plan to disrupt airport after night of chaos

Protest organisers have urged the public to overwhelm road and rail links to the airport on Sunday and Monday, potentially disrupting flights.

HK commercial centres paralysed as protesters, police clash

The protests came on the fifth anniversary of a Chinese decision to curtail democratic reforms and rule out universal suffrage in Hong Kong.

HK protesters expected to regroup despite police ban

The Civil Human Rights Front has cancelled Saturday's demonstration after being denied permission, but this has not stopped protestors in the past.

Italy PM resigns as political crisis comes to a head

The political crisis has raised concerns about the Italian economy, whose debt ratio at 132% of gross domestic product is the second-biggest in the eurozone after Greece.

Hong Kong turmoil has millionaires eyeing other wealth havens

The recent demonstrations are the latest trigger in a long process of Chinese money flowing to centres outside Beijing’s reach.

Sri Lanka president faces pressure to end political crisis

Sri Lanka was plunged into the crisis on Friday when Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and swore in ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa to replace him, breaking up a fragile coalition governing the island.

Defense minister warns of intervention in Madagascar crisis

General Beni Xavier Rasolofonirina threatened to deploy security forces if the government and opposition failed to resolve a crisis over controversial election laws.

Armenia turns to Russia as political turmoil worsens

Armenian acting Vice Prime Minister Armen Gevorgyan attempted to win the support of Russian President Vladimir Putin in order to bolster his position.

Armenia opposition leader detained after failed talks

The detention of Nikol Pashinyan adds another layer of complexity to Armenia's political crisis.

Guinea-Bissau swears in ‘consensus’ prime minister

The ceremony comes just hours after Vaz nominated Gomes for the post.

British, Irish PMs to visit Northern Ireland, urging end to political...

Northern Ireland has not had an executive or assembly for more than a year following Sinn Féin’s withdrawal from a coalition with the DUP.

ECOWAS issues sanctions over Guinea-Bissau political crisis

Twenty politicians and businessmen from Guinea-Bissau had travel bans and asset freezes imposed upon them by ECOWAS.

Malaysians stuck in second gear, says analyst

Malaysians are less willing to go along with government policies no matter how attractive they are, and this trust deficit could damage the nation, warns an assistant professor.

Former critic Ghazali Taib pledges to support Ahmad Razif

Ajil Assemblyman says his earlier criticism was sensationalised by the media and that he hopes there is no dissolution of the Terengganu government.

MB declares political crisis in Terengganu ‘resolved’

Ahmad Razif says the priority now is executing the people’s agenda.

Muhyiddin: Internal political crisis can lead to disunity

Former deputy prime minister also says scandals involving the country’s top leaders have caused foreign investors to shy away.