Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced on Monday that she will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call early elections as 100,000 protesters marched through the streets of Bangkok, with many denouncing the move as "not enough".
North Korea confirmed Monday that leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek (pictured left), has been dismissed for committing “criminal acts”. Jang was previously considered his nephew's mentor and the power behind the throne.
The Philippine government signed a power-sharing agreement on Sunday with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), one of the country’s main rebel groups, clearing the way for a final peace agreement that could end decades of tensions.
Thailand’s main opposition party said Sunday its members were resigning en masse from parliament to protest against a government they claim is "no longer accepted by the people", a move certain to exacerbate the country’s latest political crisis.
South Africans flocked to houses of worship for a national day of prayer to honour former president Nelson Mandela on Sunday, starting planned events that will culminate in what is expected to be one of the biggest funerals in modern times.
South Africa on Saturday began preparations to host US President Barack Obama and other world leaders eager to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela during 10 days of mourning for the anti-apartheid icon.
South Korea said Sunday it will expand its air defence zone, which will now partially overlap with a similar zone announced by China. The two zones will now both include a rock claimed by both countries and controlled by South Korea.
A deal to boost global trade was approved on Saturday by the World Trade Organization's 159 member economies for the first time in nearly two decades. The deal, struck on the Indonesian island of Bali, could add $1 trillion to the world economy.
Pyongyang on Saturday said it had deported an elderly US man after the Korean War veteran apologised for alleged crimes committed during the 1950-1953 conflict. Merrill Newman, 85, was detained in October following a tourist visit to North Korea.
Around 1,600 French soldiers have been deployed in a mission to try to secure the Central African Republic (CAR). FRANCE 24’s Matthieu Mabin and Alexander Turnbull join a French patrol on the streets of the CAR capital of Bangui.
The year’s first film prizes boosted Academy Award hopes for "American Hustle", "Her", "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Fruitvale Station" instead of favourites "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave." FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at a shifting Oscar race.