CIA-funded paramilitaries are wreaking havoc in Afghanistan.
Government supporters took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong after a chaotic working week saw hardcore anti-Beijing activists cause widespread disruption in the city and stretch police resources.
Iraqi authorities reportedly cut off Internet access for nearly all of Baghdad and the southern part of the country on Tuesday as the latest wave of protests resulted in casualties.
Anti-government protesters continue to shut down roads and government offices in the Iraqi capital, escalating a month-long string of rallies demanding political change.
It was not immediately clear who was behind the overnight attack, and protesters said they did not know whether the masked gunmen were riot police, special forces or militias. Around 240 anti-government protester have been killed this month.
Renewed protests began on Thursday evening in a month of deadly unrest that has claimed more than 200 lives.
Anti-Beijing protesters plan to hold demonstrations on Thursday evening in support of Catalan protests, which re-started over jail sentences handed out to nine separatist leaders.
The Saudi-Iran feud risks spilling over into Afghanistan as both countries push for greater influence with competing groups in the war-torn country.
Taliban representatives said the militant group released three Indian engineers they had held captive. No confirmation from New Delhi and Afghan government as yet.
Turkish and US forces conducted their third joint ground patrol on Friday within a planned safe zone in northern Syria, along the Syrian-Turkish border.
A crop of dedicated security chiefs hold the keys to Afghanistan's future, not the Taliban.
A US drone strike that left more than 30 farmers dead is another untold tragedy that rarely gets covered.
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