Police arrested more than 180 people as opposition supporters staged sit-ins and attempted to block traffic in Armenia's capital Friday, the latest in days of protests at what they are branding a power-grab by ex-president Serzh Sarkisian.
Bahraini forces have reportedly arrested at least 32 people during separate raids on a number of houses across the kingdom in the past 24 hours as the ruling Al Khalifah regime intensities its heavy-handed crackdown on political dissidents.
Two Hamas security forces and the main suspect in last week’s bombing against Palestinian prime minister have been killed in a raid in the besieged Gaza Strip when Hamas forces attempted to arrest two suspects.
Prominent Saudis held in what Riyadh dubbed an anti-corruption campaign were subjected to coercion and physical abuse, the New York Times reported on Monday, describing fear and uncertainty even after their release.
Kenya on Friday arrested an opposition lawyer and defied a court order to lift a ban on three private television stations that had covered the symbolic presidential inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga.