Three Iraqi protesters shot dead in clashes with security forces in the capital's Khilani square, officials say. Separately, roadside bomb kills two protesters in Tayaran square, about 500 meters from Tahrir square.
The most recent protests differ radically in their demands and the harsh government response has raised the stak.
Although Islamabad has always supported Kashmir's UN-sanctioned Right to Self Determination, it has also been wary of Kashmiri nationalism that envisions a state free from both India and Pakistan.
Saudi Arabia has failed to devise a long-term strategy in the region while decades of Iranian planning now bears fruit.
A member of the Zimbabwean minority Muslim community is challenging school regulations that ban beards for pupils, which he says are discriminatory and therefore unconstitutional.
The execution of 37 prisoners in Saudi Arabia is a scathing indictment of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's 'liberalising reforms'.
Part II: The Return - this is the second in a series of articles that looks at how the Iranian Revolution came to be in 1979, and where it has led Iran over the course of four decades.
Instead of following the bloodline, nine royal families use an electoral system to choose the next Malaysian monarch for a five-year term.
The country's new chief justice says the request to review her acquittal was rejected on merit. The Christian woman sentenced to death in 2010 in what swiftly became Pakistan's most infamous blasphemy case.
Three high-profile American visits to Iraq indicate a renewed importance of the nation for Trump’s foreign policy
Unknown attackers killed the prominent cleric, who runs an Islamic school in northwestern Pakistan, his deputy Yousaf Sha and nephew said.
Roman Catholic priests in northeastern US state sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through "the weaponisation of faith", says a report made public by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
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