Hong Kong police on Saturday said an armed suspect fired a live round at officers as they tried to arrest him in an operation linked to the months of pro-democracy protests engulfing the city.
At least 304 people have been killed in Iran during anti-government unrest that broke out last month, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
Hong Kong democracy protesters are hoping for huge crowds later Sunday at a rally they have billed as a ‘last chance’ for the city's pro-Beijing leaders in a major test for the six-month-old movement.
The United Nations peacekeeping chief arrived on Saturday in eastern DR Congo where anti-UN protests have erupted after militia attacks that have left more than 100 people dead since the start of the month.
Iraqi anti-government protesters blocked roads in the country's south with burning tyres on Wednesday, as schools and public offices stayed shut a day after deadly clashes with security forces.
A British man and his wife rescued this week from militant captors in the Philippines' south say they were chained and threatened with beheading if they didn't deliver a ransom.
A South Korean pop star has become the latest celebrity to spark anger on the Chinese internet after he ‘liked’ a tweet about the divisive issue of pro-democracy unrest in Hong Kong.
Security forces opened fire on protesters in southern Iraq, killing at least five people and wounding dozens others, police and medical sources said, as weeks of unrest in Baghdad and some southern cities continue.
At least 10 civilians were killed in two attacks by militia gunmen in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where government forces have vowed to root out armed groups, sources said Wednesday.
The Burkina Faso army said on Sunday it had killed 32 ‘terrorists’ in two operations in the north of the country, the latest deadly incidents in the West African country struggling to quell a rising militant revolt.
Bolivia's Evo Morales departed Monday for exile in Mexico, leaving behind a country in turmoil after his abrupt resignation as president.