At least six protesters were killed and more than 20 injured during a second day of clashes with security forces in Iraq's main southern city Basra. The violence erupted during the funeral of 26-year-old activist Mekki Yasser.
Francis Zaake is on his way to the airport to travel to India for treatment, his lawyer said. Ugandan capital Kampala was on Friday rocked by protests after Zaake and another opposition lawmaker were prevented from leaving the country.
A study by the National Council of Women found about 1.5 million Egyptian women report being subjected to domestic violence each year.
Three members of a "commando" cell who were planning attacks in capital Bamako this weekend have been arrested, say Mali's security forces.
One of the attackers died early in the operation after detonating a suicide bomb but a second held out for several hours before being killed, said a provincial government spokesman.
All signs pointed towards violence ahead of elections in Pakistan, but little had been done to protect election candidates. On the contrary, many were stripped of protection.
A suicide bomber hit a political gathering in Mastung district of Balochistan killing at least 128 people, including BAP candidate Mir Siraj Raisani, and wounding more than 200 others.
Meanwhile, a court refused pre-arrest bail to three church priests in a separate rape case filed by a woman in southern India's Kerala state.
A UN investigation revealed that South Sudanese troops and aligned forces killed at least 232 civilians and raped 120 women and girls in opposition-held villages in Unity state between April 16 and May 24.
The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, although the military has denied its soldiers raped any Rohingya women. Now, the babies conceived during those assaults have been born.
President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged to decrease violence when he comes into office but the factors compounding the volatility in Mexico may make it a hard task to shoulder.
Crowds holding placards and chanting "death to the rapist" called for the man arrested over the assault to be hanged in several demonstrations across the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh state.
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