Scores of Ecuadorians have staged a protest rally outside the main government building in the nation’s capital of Quito to oppose a decision to let American military forces use an airstrip on the Galapagos Islands.
Thousands of protesters readied in Hong Kong on Thursday for more potential clashes with police over a planned extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at unarmed demonstrators.
Violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong on Wednesday as police tried to stop protesters storming the city's parliament, while tens of thousands of people blocked key arteries in a show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned against the risk of a conflict in the Middle East amid heightened tensions between Iran and the United States, calling on all parties to exercise “maximum restraint” to prevent further escalation in an already volatile region.
Sudan’s ruling generals and opposition leaders behind the protests that drove president Omar al-Bashir from power last month said Wednesday they have made significant progress in negotiations and have agreed on the length of the country’s transition period.
Protesters calling for the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have gathered outside a London court, where a request by the United States to extradite him for one of the biggest-ever leaks of classified information was being heard.
Police in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday broke up a sanctioned May Day opposition rally and detained more than 60 people after protesters chanted slogans critical of President Vladimir Putin, a monitor said.