A huge crowd gathered in Hong Kong on Wednesday for an annual New Year’s Day protest march as the months-long pro-democracy movement extended into 2020.
Hong Kong police arrested 336 people over the Christmas period as the city’s protest movement continues to simmer, an official has said.
Clashes are continuing in Hong Kong between police and anti-government protesters.
India’s main opposition party has staged a silent protest in the capital against a contentious new citizenship law.
Three people have died during new clashes between demonstrators and police in northern India, raising the nationwide death toll in protests against a new citizenship law to 17.
Police banned public gatherings in parts of the Indian capital and other cities for a third day and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests against a new citizenship law that have left at least 14 people dead and more than 4,000 detained.
Riot police have fired tear gas against demonstrators in Hong Kong, ending a short lull in protest-related violence.
Thousands of Lebanese protesters have defiantly returned to rally outside Parliament in Beirut, hours after security forces chased them out using tear gas and rubber bullets.
Several thousand people, some making heart signs with their hands, have turned out in Hong Kong in an unusual display of support for the police force.
Hundreds of protesters waving red Chinese flags have packed a Hong Kong park to denounce what they say is a reign of terror being imposed by rioters who have smashed shops and other targets during months of anti-government demonstrations that have shaken the city.
Gunmen in cars opened fire in central Baghdad, leaving at least 15 people dead and 60 wounded, Iraqi security and medical officials said.
The Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still and several thousand people protested in Paris as unions launched nationwide strikes over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system.
NHS workers and anti-war activists have led a protest targeting US President Donald Trump and Nato in central London.
Hong Kong police have said that they will enter a blockaded university to clean up hazardous material before lifting a 10-day siege, after civilian search teams found no evidence of any protesters still holding out.
Iraqi security forces have fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse crowds of protesters, killing two people, in a third day of fierce clashes in central Baghdad, officials said.
Dozens of Hong Kong families with young children have chanted “no more tear gas” as they marched to oppose the government’s handling of pro-democracy protests, on the eve of keenly contested local elections.
Hong Kong schools have reopened after a six-day shutdown, but students and commuters faced transport disruptions as the last anti-government protesters remained holed up on a university campus, surrounded by police.
Days of protests over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across Iran, Amnesty International said.
Police in Hong Kong have tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city.
Hong Kong police have used tear gas and batons to fight off protesters as they tried to break through a cordon that is trapping hundreds on a university campus.
Hong Kong’s high court has struck down a face mask ban aimed at protesters trying to hide their identity to avoid arrest.
An anti-government protester in Iraq has died after suffering a direct hit to the head from a tear gas canister amid fresh clashes on a strategic Baghdad bridge.
Police have launched a late-night operation to try to flush about 200 protesters out of a university campus in Hong Kong.
Protesters who barricaded themselves in to a university in Hong Kong have partially cleared a road they were blocking and demanded the government commit to holding local elections on November 24.
Hong Kong residents endured a fourth day of traffic chaos and mass transport disruption as protesters closed some main roads and rail networks while police skirmished with students at major universities.
Protesters in Hong Kong have battled police on multiple fronts, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night stand-off at a prominent university, as the five-month anti-government movement took an increasingly violent turn.
Hong Kong’s leader has pledged to “spare no effort” in bringing an end to anti-government protests that have hit the city for more than five months, following a day of violence in which one person was shot and another set on fire.
A Hong Kong student who fell from a parking garage after police fired tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters has died, fuelling more outrage against authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
Masked men have attacked anti-government protesters in the Iraqi city of Basra, killing five and wounding scores more, state TV and medical officials said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has held a surprise meeting with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam.