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NEW DELHI (AFP): Riot police patrolled the streets of India's capital on Wednesday (Feb 26) and the city's leader called for a curfew following battles between Hindus and Muslims that claimed at least 20 lives.
NEW DELHI: An angry group of Hindus carrying pickaxes and iron rods hurled rocks at Muslims in new violence in the Indian capital on Tuesday (Feb 25), a day after at least seven people, including a police officer, were killed and more than 100 others were reportedly injured in clashes over a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims, police said.
BAKU (Reuters) - Police in Azerbaijan detained three opposition party leaders and more than 100 activists on Sunday before they were due to take part in a protest against the results of last week's national election, which have been questioned by international observers.
HONG KONG: Hundreds of demonstrators rallied for a second day in Hong Kong on Sunday (Feb 16) to protest against plans to turn some buildings into coronavirus quarantine centres, reviving anti-government protests in the Chinese-ruled city.
MEDAN: Angry inmates set fire to an overcrowded prison on Indonesia’s Sumatra island during a riot, officials said.
MEDAN: Angry inmates set fire to an overcrowded prison on Indonesia's Sumatra island during a riot that erupted Wednesday, officials said. Hundreds of police and soldiers were deployed to take control of Kabanjahe prison in North Sumatra province.
BAKU (Reuters) - Azeri police on Tuesday detained more than 20 opposition and independent candidates protesting against snap parliamentary election results that were also criticised by international observers.
BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Irish police arrested four men on Tuesday under the Terrorism Act as part of investigation into murder of journalist Lyra McKee.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's new government won a vote of confidence from parliament on Tuesday as protesters trying to block the session clashed with security forces, leaving hundreds injured.
SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian-held Kashmir was hit by a general strike on Sunday called by the separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) to mark the anniversary of the death of a Kashmiri man who was executed for his part in an attack on India's parliament in 2001.