Thousands of Islamists rally near the Pakistani capital to denounce Israeli strikes in Gaza

Thousands of supporters of a Pakistani radical political party have rallied near Islamabad, denouncing Israeli strikes in Gaza and urging the government to send more aid to the Palestinians

Peaceful pre-Olympic protest in Paris honors fallen Ukrainian athletes

In a powerful tribute to the hundreds of Ukrainian athletes who have perished since the Russian invasion of their homeland, the Union of Ukrainians of France led a peaceful march of several hundred people in Paris on Saturday

Kenya police boss resigns in latest fallout from deadly protests

Kenya’s police boss has resigned in the latest development resulting from deadly protests

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announces re-election campaign

Abdelmadjid Tebboune has announced that he is running for a second term as president of Algeria

Kenyan president dismisses all Cabinet ministers after weeks of protests

Kenyan President William Ruto has dismissed all of his Cabinet ministers and promised to form a new government that will be lean and efficient following weeks of protests over high taxes and poor governance

McGill University says pro-Palestinian encampment at downtown campus is being dismantled

McGill University has closed its downtown campus as Montreal police descended in large numbers to help clear a pro-Palestinian encampment

Belarusian authorities are depriving Nobel Peace Prize laureate of medicine in jail, his wife says

The wife of an imprisoned Belarusian Nobel Peace Prize laureate says that the Belarusian authorities are depriving her husband of medicine

Kenya's president warns of huge consequences after his effort to address an $80 billion debt fails

The ballooning debt in East Africa’s economic hub of Kenya is expected to grow even more after deadly protests forced the rejection of a finance bill that President William Ruto said was needed to raise revenue

Kenya's president warns of huge consequences after his effort to address an $80 billion debt fails

The ballooning debt in East Africa’s economic hub of Kenya is expected to grow even more after deadly protests forced the rejection of a finance bill that President William Ruto said was needed to raise revenue

Belarusian authorities are forcing political prisoners to publicly repent to be freed, activists say

Human rights activists say Belarusian authorities are setting unacceptable conditions for the release of political prisoners, including writing a public statement of repentance

Iran detains outspoken lawyer who criticized 2022 crackdown following Mahsa Amini's death

An outspoken Iranian lawyer who has publicly criticized how the government handled the 2022 protests has been arrested, state media reported

Israeli protesters block highways, call for cease-fire to bring back hostages as war marks 9 months

Marking nine months since the war in Gaza started, Israeli protesters blocked highways across the country calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down and pushing for a cease-fire that could bring back hostages held by Hamas

US envoy to Japan expresses regret over alleged sex crimes by military personnel in Okinawa

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel expressed regret for the handling of two cases of sexual assaults allegedly committed by American military personnel on Okinawa, which have again stoked resentment of the heavy U.S. troop presence on the...

Kenya's president apologizes for arrogant officials and promises to act against police brutality

Kenya’s President William Ruto has apologized for the “arrogance and show of opulence” by legislators and ministers from the ruling party

The US and EU welcome the release of some Belarusian political prisoner

The United States and the European Union are welcoming Belarus’ release of some political prisoners, freed since the country's authoritarian president earlier this week promised to release those seriously ill who are behind bars and those...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong asks for a lesser sentence in landmark security case

Prominent activist Joshua Wong has asked for a lesser sentence in court after he earlier pleaded guilty in Hong Kong’s biggest national security case

Iran holds runoff presidential vote pitting hard-line former negotiator against reformist lawmaker

Iranians have begun voting in a runoff election to replace the late President Ebrahim Raisi, killed in a helicopter crash last month, as public apathy has become pervasive in the Islamic Republic after years of economic woes, mass protests and...

Mexico's incoming president announces top posts but her new cabinet includes familiar faces

Mexico’s incoming president has announced her appointees for top posts, but hopes for a fresh approach were dashed by the re-appearance of old faces in the new cabinet

Belarus rights group says 10 ill political prisoners have been freed

A Belarusian human rights group says at least 10 political prisoners have been freed since the country's authoritarian president this week promised to release seriously ill people who were put behind bars in connection with massive protests nearly...

Pro-Palestinian protesters breach security at Australia's Parliament House

Pro-Palestinian protesters have breached security at Australia’s Parliament House to unfurl banners from the roof as a senator quit the government over its direction on the Gaza war

Ahead of Iran's presidential runoff, a floated rise in gasoline prices may spark new protests

Comments suggesting that Iran's reformist presidential candidate could increase government-set gasoline prices have raised fears of a repeat of nationwide protests