Voters in Thailand overwhelmingly sought to end nearly a decade of military rule on Sunday, casting ballots in favor of two opposition parties that have pledged to curtail the power of the country’s powerful conservative institutions: the military and the monarchy. With 97 percent of the votes counted early MondayContinue Reading

Pakistan’s protesters defy the military A second day of demonstrations in major cities across Pakistan yesterday deepened the turmoil and prompted the army to deploy units in at least two provinces. Many officials fear that extended protests over the arrest of Imran Khan, the former prime minister, could bring theContinue Reading

The police in London have expressed regret about a small number of the dozens of protesters they detained on the sidelines of the coronation of King Charles III on Saturday, fueling a national debate about the policing of the event and about the new anti-protest law that officers used inContinue Reading

Trump found liable for sexual abuse A Manhattan jury found Donald Trump liable yesterday for the sexual abuse and defamation of the writer E. Jean Carroll and ordered him to pay $5 million in damages. The jury determined that Carroll had proven Trump sexually abused her, but they rejected theContinue Reading

Clashes between rival ethnic groups in Manipur, a remote state in India’s northeast, have reportedly killed dozens of people in recent days, and the situation remains volatile, even as the authorities rush troops to the area to quell the disorder and seek to control the flow of information. The unrest,Continue Reading

Scuffles have broken out between Russian and Ukrainian delegates to a conference in Turkey this week, according to videos and state media reports. Two separate altercations over Ukrainian flags occurred at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation in Ankara, Turkey, on Thursday. In one video, a womanContinue Reading

A group of India’s most accomplished wrestlers, who have accused the sport’s top official in the country of serial harassment and abuse of female wrestlers, vowed on Friday to continue a day-and-night protest after a clash two days before with the Delhi police. The protesting wrestlers, among them two OlympicContinue Reading

French workers headed to the streets across the country on Monday, as the annual May Day demonstrations in France coincided with smoldering anger over an unpopular pension overhaul that President Emmanuel Macron pushed through last month. From Le Havre in the north to Marseille in the south, tens of thousandsContinue Reading

JERUSALEM — In a defiant show of force, masses of right-wing demonstrators converged on Jerusalem on Thursday evening in support of an Israeli government plan to overhaul the judiciary that has deeply divided the country. The crowd was largely made up of Israelis from the religious Zionist camp. Many saidContinue Reading

A senior Iranian cleric and member of a powerful government committee was shot and killed by a security guard at a bank in the northern province of Mazandaran on Wednesday, according to the Iranian authorities. In CCTV camera footage shown on the Iranian news media, the cleric, Ayatollah Abbas AliContinue Reading