30 detained as xenophobic attacks simmer in South Africa

South African police detained more than 30 people overnight as xenophobic violence simmered around the economic hub Johannesburg, officials said on Saturday.

Canadian pastor held by North Korea: Officials

A Canadian pastor who went missing in North Korea is being held by the pariah state`s authorities, his church and Canadian consular officials said Thursday.

Turkey detains 14 people seeking to join Islamic State

 Turkish security forces detained 13 foreigners and a Turk seeking to cross the border into Syria to join Islamic State militants on Monday, the General Staff said on Wednesday.

Turkey detains 26 security officers over illegal wiretapping

Turkish police detained 26 security officers on Tuesday on suspicion of illegally wiretapping politicians, civil servants and businessmen, Dogan News Agency reported.

Cuban police detain protesters outside prison, dissidents say

Cuban police detained up to a dozen dissidents who had gone to a Havana prison to demand that fellow opponents of the government be released, dissidents said on Thursday.

Russians, French detained in Nigeria over air cargo

The Nigerian authorities have said they had detained a Russian cargo plane carrying military equipment in the north Nigerian city of Kano.

Thai junta releases activist detained for almost a month

The military junta governing Thailand has said it has released an opposition activist who had been in detention since May 28 this year, media reported Wednesday.

Malaysian police detain Australian activist

Malaysian police were holding an Australian activist in custody after she was arrested together with 15 others protesting against a rare earth plant accused of producing radioactive waste.

Detained British monk freed on bail in Myanmar

A senior British monk stripped of his clerical status and accused of defaming Buddhism was released from custody in Myanmar on bail Friday, his lawyer said, several days after he was detained in a controversial monastery raid.

Dozens held in Taiwan as tensions over China pact flare

Dozens of people were detained in Taipei on Sunday after violent clashes erupted between police and protesters, following the Taiwanese president`s refusal to scrap a contentious trade agreement with China.

84-member international group held in Jalpaiguri

A 84-member international group was today detained by the police in West Bengal`s Jalpaiguri district and 22 satellite phones were recovered from them.

Manipal gang-rape case: Police detain four people

Two days after a medical student was gang-raped in Manipal, police on Sunday have detained four people for questioning. The crime has triggered a public outcry.

Two teenagers raped, three detained in UP

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a neighbour last night on the outskirts of the capital while another teenager claimed that she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted.

J&K power dept employees detained during protest

Over half a dozen casual employees of Jammu and Kashmir PDD were detained by police after they staged protests accusing the state govt of failing to fulfill its promises.

Don`t detain women after sunset: Bombay HC tells DGP

Bombay HC has directed the Maharashtra DGP and City Police Commissioner to issue instructions to all police stations to not arrest or detain any woman after sunset.

Two detained under Goondas Act in TN

IP Yesudoss and his associate, who allegedly cheated several crores of rupees by floating Aphro Trust were Wednesday detained under the "Goondas Act",

BJP demands release of detained Kishtwar youth

BJP Wednesday demanded that two youths from Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, arrested on charges of posting objectionable content on Facebook.

Six terrorists detained in Moscow

Moscow police have detained six suspected members of the banned Islamic Revival Party for recruiting volunteers.

TN: Over 500 detained in storming operations

Over 500 persons were detained during a storming operation conducted in the city late on Saturday night, the police said.

‘Iran `detaining` relatives of journalists’

The Iranian government has arrested
relatives of Persian-language journalists working abroad for
the BBC.