Algerian protesters surround members of the security forces as they chant slogans during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Algiers. Agence France-Presse
Thousands of protesters gathered in central Algiers on Friday, piling pressure on President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika to resign days after the country's powerful military called for his removal.
Algeria’s magistrates, who play a key role overseeing the country’s elections, said on Saturday they would boycott a July 4 presidential election in support of the protest movement.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday urged the government to ensure stringent punishment for crimes against women and said the new Modi government's main objective was to build a secure nation.
Tehran's response to the drone was "a clear message" from the "defenders of the borders" of Iran, said Hossein Salami, quoted by Tasnim news agency.
Fighting raged in northwest Syria on Thursday with clashes between regime forces and extremist-led fighters killing 130 combatants in two days, a war monitor said. The Idlib region, home to some three million people,