Security forces in Egypt have boosted their presence across the country, sealing off Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the birthplace of a revolution in 2011, amid calls for protests against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over corruption allegations.
Turkish security forces have killed a prominent member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group during a counter-terrorism operation in the country’s Kurdish-populated southeastern province of Diyarbakir.
Amnesty International says soaring violence in Sudan calls for “urgent international response”, three days after security forces launched a bloody crackdown on a peaceful sit-in in capital Khartoum, killing scores of people.
Security forces have fired teargas to disperse hundreds of protesters who marched and chanted anti-government slogans following Friday prayers at a major mosque near the Sudanese capital, eyewitnesses say.
A group of up to 100 Papua New Guinea (PNG) security personnel have forced their way into parliament to demand unpaid wages, just days after world leaders attended a regional summit in the impoverished island nation.
Members of the Iraqi federal police have carried out a counter-terrortism operation in the oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk, killing four high-profile commanders of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the process.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has strongly denounced the use of violence against the country’s police force, reacting to the deaths of five security forces during clashes between the security forces and members of the Gonabadi Dervishes on Monday.