Amnesty International claim credible reports suggest at least 106 were killed in Iran protests. Tehran has officially confirmed only five deaths so far.
Protesters retook control of half of Ahrar Bridge, which leads to the other side of the Tigris River near the heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq’s government.
Protesters complain of widespread corruption, a lack of job opportunities and poor basic services. In Baghdad, security forces opened fire on protesters marching in downtown's Rashid street.
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.
Hong Kong has been battered by 18 consecutive weekends of unrest, with widespread public anger over Chinese rule and the police response to protests.
More than 100 people were injured during Tuesday's turmoil, the hospital authority said, as angry demonstrators took to the streets across the territory and police fired tear gas and water cannons to try to disperse them.
Yellow Vests have marched through Paris and other cities in protest against high living costs and the perceived indifference of President Emmanuel Macron.
The number of protesters demonstrating in Paris keeps going down sharply as appeal for sixth straight Saturday protest across the country appeared to fall on deaf ears.
Opposition supporters clashed with security forces in Togo's capital during protests boycotting the polls because of alleged irregularities in its organisation.
As France braces for another wave of potentially violent "yellow vest" protests over the weekend, the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) issued a safety advisory for journalists who want to be on the field in France and Belgium.
Police unions and local authorities held emergency meetings on Thursday to strategise — while disparate groups of protesters were sharing plans on social networks and chat groups.
Latest demonstrations against fuel prices were staged in several regions across France igniting clashes with police, but their intensity appeared to be diminishing as compared to the protests held a day earlier.
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