Iraqi police have opened fire to break up crowds of demonstrators who had gathered near the southern oil hub of Basra to protest against a shortage of jobs, electricity, water and a number of other basic services, killing and wounding several demonstrators, local officials say.
The French government called for calm Wednesday after the killing of a 22-year-old man by police sparked riots in the western city of Nantes, highlighting the simmering tensions between youths and security forces in deprived urban areas.
At least one person has been killed and over a dozen others sustained injuries during one of several intense clashes that erupted between police forces and pro-independence protesters in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police say.
Interpol of Law Enforcement Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran (NAJA) is to send some teams to participate in keeping security and order during FIFA World Cup 2018 and to exchange experiences with the Russian Police, said NAJA Interpol chief on Thursday.
Turkish police forces have arrested at least 61 people across the country on suspicion of affiliation to a movement led by the US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara government accuses of having masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Indonesian police on Wednesday shot dead four sword-wielding men who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer, the latest in a spate of terrorist attacks across the Muslim-majority country.