Pro-Russian protesters gather after exchanging fire with the Ukrainian army outside of Donets today. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Armed pro-Russian separatists and a Ukrainian militia group clashed in the east of Ukraine today, leaving at least two dead and heightening tension be(...)

An anti-government protester reads morning papers inside their encampment in central Bangkok today. Photograph: Reuters

Thailand’s rival political factions could not agree today to stop their protests at crisis talks aimed at ending confrontation a day after the army de(...)

Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh (R) welcomes BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi (L), at the BJP headquarters  in New Delhi today. Mr Modi led India’s Hindu nationalist BJP to unprecedented victory  in the general elections. Photograph:  Harish Tyagi/EPA.

Incoming Indian leader Narendra Modi told thousands of supporters in one of Hinduism’s holiest cities that he represented a break from past governmen(...)

Thai police officers and army soldiers surround the offices of the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand in Bangkok during anti-government protests. Photograph: Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thai police fired teargas today at royalist protesters bent on bringing down a caretaker government after a court threw Prime Minister Yingluck Shinaw(...)

 Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at a meeting with Election Commission officials at Royal Thai Air Force Academy in Bangkok on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Thailand’s election commission and the prime minister agreed yesterday to hold a general election in July, but anti-government protesters who disrupte(...)

Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is staying out of Bangkok as protests against her government intensify. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Embattled Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was staying at a site 150 kilometres outside Bangkok on Monday as unrest in the capital inten(...)

Protesters demanding the right to vote argue with security and election officials at a Din Daeng district office where voting was called off in Bangkok earlier today. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Protesters trying to derail Thailand’s national elections have forced the closure of hundreds of polling stations in a highly contentious vote that ha(...)

Anti-government protesters hold “No Vote” stickers and Thai baht banknotes to donate to their leader during a march through Chinatown in Bangkok today. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Dozens of gunshots and at least two explosions raised tensions amid anti-government protests in the Thai capital today, a day ahead of a general elect(...)

Anti-government protesters march during a rally at a major business district in Bangkok today. Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters.

Tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators gathered at sites around Thailand’s capital today in a bid to topple prime minister Yingluck Shinaw(...)

Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban gestures to his supporters as he marches during a rally at a major business district in Bangkok today. Photograph: Kerek Wongsa/Reuters.

Anti-government protesters have resumed marches in Bangkok in an attempt to to energise supporters before a planned mass rally at the weekend to put(...)