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Thai pro-government leader shot, protesters vow to fight on despite state of emergency

Defiant Thai opposition protesters vowed to ignore a state of emergency that come into force across the tense capital on Wednesday, refusing to abandon their fight to bring down the government. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is under intense pressure……

Egypt declares month-long state of emergency over violence

Egypt declared a month-long state of emergency Wednesday as violence raged across the country following a crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi. The nationwide state of emergency will begin at 4:00 pm (1400 GMT), the presidency said in a statement read out on state television.…