Women in Sudan bear scars of physical and sexual abuse by security forces during anti-government protests
Iran has seen its largest anti-government protests since the disputed presidential election in 2009, with thousands taking to the streets in several cities.
A group of farmers on Sunday raised anti-government slogans in support of complete loan waiver demand, during a programme of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at Lasalgaon, police said.
Ethiopia declared a state of emergency on Sunday following months of violent anti-government protests, according to an official statement.
More than 400 people have been killed in Ethiopia since November in a crackdown on anti-government protests, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today criticised his political rivals for going ahead with their plans to hold anti-government protests and promised that he will resist any move to topple his government formed through people's mandate.
He told neighbors, television reporters and the Internet. Once, on the phone with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, he threatened to "start shooting people."
Later, the military summoned ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and 22 associates including powerful relatives and ministers in her government, to a meeting at an army facility at 10 a.m. on Friday.
Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha called on all parties involved to end the current unrest in Thailand through legal means and not to resort to violence, Xinhua reported.
"We are here to show that we don't agree with the anti-government protesters' mission to install their own unelected prime minister," Thanawut Wichaidit, a spokesman for pro-government activists known as red shirts, told Reuters.
Rocked by its worst unrest in a decade, the rising violence in Venezuela has already drawn comments from singers Madonna and Cher who criticized the President on social media.
The protests have already taken a toll on the economy, on tourism in particular, with arrivals in Bangkok sharply down.
Thailand's embattled PM Yingluck Shinawatra today offered to dissolve Parliament and hold fresh elections within 60 days, opposition MPs decided to resign and join protests.