Iraqi police fired live shots into the air as well as rubber bullets and dozens of tear gas canisters Friday to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters, sending young demonstrators running for cover and enveloping a main bridge in the capital Baghdad with thick white smoke.
Guatemala’s government on Wednesday declared a state of siege in five northeastern provinces in an effort to regain control after three soldiers were killed by suspected drug traffickers, authorities said.
Floods and landslides have killed more than 270 people in India this month, displaced one million and inundated thousands of homes across six states, authorities said on Wednesday after two weeks of heavy monsoon rains.
Heavy monsoon rains have caused wall collapses that have killed at least 30 people in western India, and bad weather continues to disrupt road, rail, and air traffic in the financial capital, Mumbai, prompting officials to shut schools and offices.
A bomb attack that killed seven people at a military base in the southern Philippines was likely a suicide bombing, said the army in their latest update on Saturday, June 29, another blow to government efforts to rein in militants inspired by Daesh.
At least 95 people were killed in an overnight attack on an ethnic Dogon village in central Mali, local officials said on Monday, the latest bout of ethnic violence fueling the country's security crisis.