Thousands of supporters of leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny have been detained during massive protests across Russia.
Anton Zverev and Andrew Osborn
Ugandan peacekeepers say they killed 189 al-Shabaab fighters in attack on one of their camps in Somalia.
Syrian media reports say an attack by Israeli warplanes has killed a family of four and wounded four other people in Hama.
Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue
Supporters of a splinter group in Nepal's ruling party have protested in Kathmandu against their prime minister dissolving the country's parliament.
Iraq has suffered its worst suicide attack in years, with Islamic State claiming responsibility for a Baghdad market bombing that killed at least 32 people.
Protesters have held rallies in Tunisia, with protesters chanting "the people want the fall of the regime".
Militants have attacked a military facility and killed at least 20 soldiers in Afghanistan's volatile northern Kunduz province.
Dozens of protesters have gathered in central Tunis after several nights of demonstrations in cities across the country.
Russia is under fire from governments across the world following the arrest in Moscow of opposition leader and Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny.
Tribal violence in the West Darfur region that has so far claimed 83 lives must be brought to a swift end by Sudanese authorities, the United Nations says.
The Israeli military says it launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip in response to two rockets fired from the Palestinian territory.
In one of the last actions of Donald Trump's presidency, the US military says its troop withdrawal from Somalia is complete.
Cara Anna, Associated Press
Facebook has extended a ban on weapons ads to accessories like holsters and vests until at least two days after US President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated.
Violent protests over a police beating in Tunisia have marred national celebrations marking 10 years since the repressive Ben Ali regime was toppled.
Congressional panels are looking into why law enforcement didn't pay more attention to an FBI warning about extremists planning to get violent in Washington.
US President Donald Trump has rejected responsibility for his part in fomenting a violent insurrection at the Capitol.
By Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Iran of having secret ties with the al-Qaeda network.
The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington before Joe Biden's inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed.
Facts about Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement which has been battling a Saudi-led military coalition since 2015.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Washington plans to designate Yemen's Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organisation.
Aziz El Yaakoubi and Jonathan Landay and Matt Spetalnick
A delegation of South Korean diplomats and bank representatives is in Iran to try to resolve a stand off that's led to the seizure of a tanker and its crew.
Six rangers have been killed by gunmen in Virunga National Park, a sanctuary for endangered mountain gorillas in eastern Congo.
An airstrike by Afghan forces has killed several civilians in the country's south-west, officials say.
China called for the swift return of a soldier it says is being held by Indian authorities after disappearing along the border.
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