Latin America

Colombia protests: Anger over education funding

Colombian students lead nation-wide protest over higher-education budget cuts.


Fresh clashes in Kashmir after four killed in gunfight

Clashes erupt in India-administered Kashmir following the killing of two rebels and a civilian in Srinagar.

Fresh clashes in Kashmir after four killed in gunfight


Taiwan to hold mass independence rally in challenge to Beijing

Organisers aim to draw 100,000 people to large-scale protest calling for an outright independence vote from China.

Taiwan to hold mass independence rally in challenge to Beijing

Middle East

Basra unrest tops new Iraqi government agenda

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and Iraq's new government face major challenges to pacify angry residents in the oil-rich south.


Attacks on journalists increase during Nicaragua protests

Assaults, harassment and death threats have come to characterize the working conditions for many independent journalists in Nicaragua.

Hong Kong

Protests in Hong Kong over high-speed rail link to China

Passengers will clear Chinese immigration at the line's newly built terminal, where Chinese law will also be applied.

Latin America

Thousands of Guatemalans demand president's resignation

Guatemalan protesters march against Morales's decision to end the work of a UN-backed anti-corruption body.

Guatemala: Thousands demand President Jimmy Morales resign


Bobi Wine vows freedom fight after police 'escort'

Authorities in the East African country deny opposition legislator was arrested and say he was just 'escorted' home.

Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine arrested on arrival


Russian official calls for election rerun over vote fraud

Head of the Central Election Commission said fraud had been identified in a gubernatorial race in eastern Russia.

Russian official calls for election rerun over vote fraud


Togo elections and referendum set for December

Local elections and a constitutional referendum will be held on December 16 while legislative polls are four days later.

Togo announces referendum, legislative election dates


Concern as Guatemala defies ruling on anti-graft chief

Officials say they'll defy top court's ruling ordering anti-corruption chief Ivan Velasquez be allowed back in country.

Guatemala faces 'litmus test' after ruling on anti-graft chief


Thousands protest after deadly Ethiopia ethnic violence

At least 200 people have been arrested by police in connection with the violence over the weekend that saw 23 killed.

Ethiopia: Thousands protest after deadly ethnic violence


Guatemalans protest against Morales' annulment of CICIG

Thousands take to the streets against president's decision to not renew anti-corruption body mandate.


Thousands protest end of anti-graft body in Guatemala

Thousands block highways in first of week-long actions against president's decision to not renew anti-graft body mandate

Guatemala: Indigenous protest against Morales' CICIG decision


In Basra, PM Abadi condemns 'unacceptable' Iran consulate attack

Protests demanding jobs and an end to corruption broke out in July in Basra before spreading to other parts of Iraq.