Business Dec 29, 2019

Protesters shut down Iraq's Nassiriya oil field

Protesters broke into Iraq's southern Nassiriya oil field on Saturday and forced employees to cut off electricity from its control station, taking the field offline until further notice, a security source and two oil sources said. The oil field produces 90,000 barrels a day of ...

Do whatever it takes: How Khamenei ordered crackdown on Iranian unrest

World Dec 26, 2019

Do whatever it takes: How Khamenei ordered crackdown on Iranian unrest

After days of protests across Iran last month, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appeared impatient. Gathering his top security and government officials together, he issued an order: Do whatever it takes to stop them. That order, confirmed by three sources close to the supreme leader's ...

Thai opposition plans more protests after thousands join rally

Asia Pacific / Politics Dec 15, 2019

Thai opposition plans more protests after thousands join rally

Thailand's highest-profile opposition party warned of more demonstrations after drawing thousands of people to an anti-government rally Saturday that also protested the prospect of its looming dissolution. The crowd assembled on an elevated walkway in a Bangkok shopping district three days after the Election Commission ...

South Korean protesters destroy portraits of U.S. ambassador

Asia Pacific Dec 14, 2019

South Korean protesters destroy portraits of U.S. ambassador

Protesters angry over American demands that South Korea pay more for defence destroyed portraits of the U.S. ambassador stuck on blocks of tofu outside the U.S. Embassy on Friday after police warned them against staging a more aggressive demonstration. U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris has become ...