More than 1,300 people have been detained at protests nationwide, human rights monitor says.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained in Moscow at a demonstration against the inauguration of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to reports and a political ally.
Navalny, who organized the protest, was arrested by police after.. More
At least six people have been killed by an explosion in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian health ministry in the Hamas-administered territory.
At least three others were wounded by Saturday's blast, the cause of which remains unclear, the ministry said.
The explosion took place in Deir el-Balah, in central Gaza Strip, the Palestinian WAFA.. More
At least eleven people have been reported dead after armed men, including two suicide bombers, attacked Libya's electoral commission headquarters.
The attack on Wednesday in the capital, Tripoli, took place as officials were registering voters before elections expected later this year, news agencies reported.
Khaled Omar, the election commission spokesman,.. More
At least seven people have been reported dead after armed men, including two suicide bombers, attacked Libya's electoral commission headquarters.
The attack on Wednesday in the capital, Tripoli, took place as election officials were registering voters ahead of elections expected later this year, news agencies reported.
Khaled Omar, the election commission.. More
Morocco has announced it will cut diplomatic ties with Iran over Tehran's support for the Polisario Front, a Western Saharan independence movement.
Morocco's foreign ministry said on Tuesday it will close its embassy in Tehran and expel the Iranian ambassador in Rabat over Iran's support for Polisario.
Rabat accuses Tehran and Lebanese proxy Hezbollah.. More
Tens of thousands of people joined nationwide protests in Armenia, blocking roads and government buildings, after the parliament failed to elect opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as the country's interim prime minister.
The ruling Republican Party voted against Pashinyan during a special parliamentary session on Tuesday, deepening a political crisis.. More
Syrian regime air strikes continued on the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk on Sunday, prompting fresh concern about the humanitarian situation in the area.
Yarmouk over the past week has seen a dramatic increase of violence, as regime forces stepped up efforts against opposition forces said to be hiding in the camp, which is situated near the capital,.. More
Malaysian police have released facial composite sketches of two men suspected of killing a Hamas member in Kuala Lumpur.
Two men on a motorcycle fired at least 14 shots at Fadi al-Batsh, an engineering lecturer, in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, killing him on the spot.
Alerts have been put out for the suspects at all the country's exit points, police.. More
Inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog have not been able to enter Syria's Douma to examine the site of a suspected gas attack, the organization said, dismissing an earlier report circulated by Syrian state-run media.
The Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Wednesday that United Nations security officials entered.. More
Thousands of Indians have taken to the streets to join nationwide protests against continuing sexual assaults of women and girls, including that of an eight-year-old girl who was gang-raped and brutally murdered inside a temple in Jammu area of Indian-administered Kashmir.
"Punish the guilty" was the rallying cry on Sunday in New Delhi, Mumbai,.. More
257 passengers have been reported killed, after a military plane crashed near the Boufarik airbase outside the Algerian capital, Algiers, media reports said.
The plane, an Ilyushin Il-76, was carrying scores of military troops, according to the reports.
Algerie24, a local news website, said the plane was heading to the western Algerian city of Bechar.
Regime forces accused of dropping poisonous chemicals on last opposition stronghold in Eastern Ghouta.
A chemical attack in Douma, the last opposition-held stronghold near Syria's capital, Damascus, has killed at least 70 people and affected hundreds, rescue workers have told Al Jazeera.
The White Helmets, a group of rescuers operating in opposition-held.. More
A council member of Douma in Eastern Ghouta has said reports of a deal to surrender the opposition-controlled town to the Syrian regime are not true.
Iyad Abdelaziz was quoted as saying by The Associated Press news agency on Sunday that there was no agreement reached to have the Jaish al-Islam opposition group leave Douma for north Syria and hand over.. More
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his comments targeting Turkey's ongoing military operation in the northwestern Syrian region of Afrin.
His remarks on Sunday came in response to Netanyahu's earlier comments rejecting Ankara's "moral lessons" over the Israeli army's killing of.. More
A "huge" fire has broken out in Yemen's rebel-held Hudaida port, destroying large quantities of aid supply.
The blaze on Saturday engulfed warehouses full of cooking fuel and food supplies belonging to the United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP), the Houthi-run Saba news agency reported.
"The fire destroyed huge amounts of fuel and.. More