NEW: Elections to be held by February 2, spokesman says
NEW: He also says it's not certain Yingluck's party will vote for her to run
Between 100,000 and 150,000 demonstrators rallied in Bangkok
Protesters were headed toward the PM's office
Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved the nation's parliament Monday and called for new elections. But the move did little to appease anti-government protesters who remained on the streets by the...Read Full Story
Demonstrators shout slogans during a mass rally in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday, December 8. Ukrainians occupied the square to denounce President Viktor Yanukovich's decision to turn away from Europe and align this ex-Soviet republic with Russia, as protests continued for a third week.
A large rally is held in Kiev's Independence Square on December 8.
A pro-European Union activist holds a cut-out paper heart as she faces police at the presidential office in...Read Full Story
Water ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Monday "successfully" held talks on an Ethiopian dam project, Sudan's minister said, after Egypt's objections delayed formation of a committee to implement expert advice. Cairo fears the Grand Renaissance dam project could diminish its water supply. "We have addressed a significant part of the issues on the follow-up of the implementation of the recommendations of the international panel of experts," Sudan's Water Resources and Electricity...Read Full Story
CAIRO (AP) — The leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood denied his group was to blame for violence as he appeared in court Monday for the first time since being detained following the ouster of the Islamist president last summer.Read Full Story
Egyptian authorities have released 21 women and girls convicted for staging a street protest after an appeal court reduced their harsh penalties, including prison terms of 11 years, to suspended sentences.
The initial verdict handed down late last month caused an international and domestic outcry.
"This is God-given," Ola Alaa, an 18-year-old medical student who was initially sentenced to 11 years, told the Associated Press news agency. "I think (the authorities) wanted to calm things down...Read Full Story
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