LAHORE: A radical Islamist party on Saturday (Oct 23) said five of its supporters have died in clashes with authorities in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, after two police officers were killed in the unrest. On Friday more than 1,000 people..
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday backed down from his threat to expel 10 Western ambassadors over their joint statement of support for a jailed civil society leader. He spoke after the United States and several of the other concern..
Security forces shot dead three people during nationwide protests in Sudan on Saturday, a doctors committee said, as hundreds of thousands of people demanded the restoration of a civilian-led government after a military coup. In Khartoum, security..
The United States on Friday urged Sudan's military coup leaders to refrain from violence against peaceful protesters ahead of planned demonstrations on Saturday opposing the takeover, saying how the army reacts will be a litmus test. "Tom..
Saudi authorities have freed a man who was sentenced to death for protest-related crimes as a child in a case that provoked an international outcry. Ali al-Nimr was 17 when he was detained in 2012 during anti-government protests by the kingdom'..
India has cut the taxes paid by consumers on petrol and diesel after the surging cost of crude oil pushed fuel prices to record highs. The decision aims to ease price rises and "further spur the overall economic cycle", the government sa..
Poland's Prime Minister has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind a migrant crisis at Belarus's border with Poland. Mateusz Morawiecki said that Belarus's authoritarian leader, a close ally of Mr Putin, is orchestrat..
Kuwait released a group of prisoners on Sunday pardoned by the emir in an amnesty intended to defuse a political row, including Shi'ite Muslim Kuwaitis convicted in 2016 for spying for Iran and Lebanon's Iran-allied Hezbollah. The amnesty,..
A further 700,000 people could die of Covid by March in Europe and parts of Asia, the World Health Organization has warned. The death toll already exceeds 1.5 million in the 53 countries of what the WHO terms as its Europe region. The WHO warne..
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