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A Kyrgyz boy pets a donkey as other people launch a balloon at sunset outside Tash-Dyobyo village, 12 kilometers (7,5 miles) south of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. The political turmoil that has gripped Kyrgyzstan hasn’t reached this quiet village in the mountains near the capital, where residents talk about the country’s feuding elites with resignation and disdain.(AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)

AP PHOTOS: Kyrgyzstan village untouched by political unrest

Oct. 27, 2020 7:23 AM EDT

TASH-BASHAT, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — The political turmoil that has gripped Kyrgyzstan hasn't reached the quiet village of Tash-Bashat in the mountains near the capital, where residents talk about the country's feuding elites with resignation and disdain. Kanat Kaliyev, a 57-year-old farmer, and his family said...

Pro-democracy demonstrators march to the German Embassy in central Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. As lawmakers debated in a special session in Parliament that was called to address political tensions, student-led rallies were set to continue with a march through central Bangkok on Monday evening to the German Embassy, apparently to bring attention to the time King Maha Vajiralongkorn spends in Germany. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Thai protesters shun Parliament, ask Germany to probe king

Oct. 26, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand have expanded their protests internationally, marching to the German Embassy to appeal to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to investigate whether Thailand’s king has exercised political power during his extended stays in Bavaria. The...

People, most of them pensioners, wave bunches of flowers during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Factory workers, students and business owners in Belarus have started a general strike, calling for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to resign after more than two months of mass protests triggered by a disputed election. (AP Photo)

Strikers in Belarus press for authoritarian leader's ouster

Oct. 26, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Factory workers, students and business owners in Belarus on Monday began a strike to demand that authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko resign after more than two months of continuing mass protests following a disputed election. Most state-run enterprises continued to operate...

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin attends a parliament session at lower house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 13, 2020. Muhyiddin said Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 his government was prioritizing protecting people from COVID-19 amid a new outbreak after the king rejected an emergency proposal that critics saw as an undemocratic attempt to hold onto power. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Malaysian PM faces calls to resign after emergency rebuffed

Oct. 26, 2020 3:16 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister faced calls to resign from both sides of the political aisle Monday after the king rebuffed his proposal for a coronavirus emergency that critics saw as an undemocratic attempt to hold onto power. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's proposal for the...

Malaysia's King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah waves as he leaves National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. National Palace statement says Malay rulers has decided not to accede to Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's request to declare a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Malaysia's king rejects PM's proposal to declare emergency

Oct. 25, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Sunday rejected a proposal by embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to declare a state of emergency to fight a new outbreak of the coronavirus. The plan by Muhyiddin, which involves suspending Parliament, has sparked national outrage, with critics...

People with old Belarusian national flags march during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. The demonstrations were triggered by official results giving President Alexander Lukashenko 80% of the vote in the Aug. 9 election that the opposition insists was rigged. Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus with an iron fist since 1994, has accused the United States and its allies of fomenting unrest in the ex-Soviet country. (AP Photo)

Thousands protest as Belarus leader faces demands deadline

Oct. 25, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets of the capital Sunday, pressing for the resignation of the country's authoritarian president, and an opposition leader said a nationwide strike would start Monday. Over 200,000 people took part in the largest demonstration...

Belarusian women with umbrellas in the colors of the old Belarusian national flag take part in an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Several hundred women have marched under heavy rain across the Belarusian capital to demand the resignation of the country’s authoritarian president. (AP Photo)

Belarus: Protesters keep up push for president's resignation

Oct. 24, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Several hundred women marched across the capital of Belarus in heavy rain Saturday to demand the resignation of the country's authoritarian president, continuing more than 2 1/2 months of protests against his challenged reelection to a sixth term. The demonstrations were triggered by...

Pro-democracy activists display a placard with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's head attached to a cockroach during a protest outside remand prison, in which some of the activists are kept, in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Thailand's government on Thursday canceled a state of emergency it had declared last week for Bangkok in a gesture offered by the embattled prime minister to cool student-led protests seeking democracy reforms. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai protesters' deadline passes, but PM says he won't quit

Oct. 24, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government and the country’s pro-democracy movement appeared no closer to resolving their differences Saturday, as the protesters' deadline for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to step down came and went with no new action from either side, and no backing down. After...

Seattle LGBTQ Commission calls on mayor to resign

Oct. 24, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle LGBTQ Commission has called on Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign, joining the Seattle Human Rights Commission in taking that stance. The commission’s vote earlier this month was 6-5, with one abstention, The Seattle Times reported. In a letter this week to Durkan and the City...

Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Sadyr Zhaparov, left, walks behind Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbai Jeenbekov during an official transfer of power ceremony at the Kyrgyzstan Parliament in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Kyrgyzstan's embattled president has his resignation after a disputed parliamentary election in the Central Asian nation. It's the third time in 15 years that a leader of the country has been ousted by a popular uprising. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)

Amid turmoil, Kyrgyzstan sets presidential vote for Jan. 10

Oct. 24, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday called an early presidential election for January after the nation's previous president was driven from power by protests triggered by a disputed vote. The Oct. 4 parliamentary election was swept by pro-government parties and triggered protests by the...