Violence erupts at major US hip-hop concert

Riot police were hastily called in and officers used mace when a major hip-hop concert in New Jersey erupted into violence on Sunday, US media and authorities said.

May Day rallies in Asia as South Koreans clash with police

South Korean workers clashed with riot police at a May Day rally in Seoul on Friday, vowing to wage an "all-out general strike" if the government pushes through with planned labour reforms.

Kuwait riot police break up opposition protest

 Kuwaiti riot police dispersed hundreds of opposition protesters who rallied Monday to demand the release of political prisoners and press for democratic reforms in the oil-rich Gulf state.

Riot police raid Japan university

ToScores of fully-clad riot police raided a dormitory at a leading Japanese university Thursday, reports said, in an apparently heavy-handed response to a left-wing movement that may involve students.

Singapore to double riot police after Little India riot

Singapore will double the size of its frontline anti-riot forces and step up surveillance after the country witnessed its worst street violence in 40 years during the Little India riot last year.

France on security alert for World Cup showdowns

Hundreds of riot and other police were deployed in French towns and cities on Monday as authorities braced for possible unrest linked to World Cup showdowns involving France and its former colony Algeria.

Eight dead as police, religious party workers clash in Pakistan

Eight people were killed Tuesday when Pakistani riot police armed with assault rifles clashed with followers of a prominent preacher and anti-government critic in the eastern city of Lahore.

Kiev protest camp in flames as police continue assault

Fires raged in Kiev`s main protest camp on Independence Square as riot police tried to force demonstrators out following the bloodiest clashes in three months of protests.

Turkish protesters battle riot police at Istanbul park

Riot police fired water cannons and tear gas as they drove protesters out of Istanbul`s Taksim Square.

Turkish riot police chase protestors away from Taksim Square

Turkish riot police on early Tuesday moved past the barricades erected by the protesters at Taksim Square in Istanbul even as PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to meet the demonstrators.

Turkish police break up Istanbul park protest

Turkish riot police used tear gas and water cannon in a dawn raid on Friday to end a peaceful sit-in by hundreds of people trying to prevent trees from being uprooted at an Istanbul park.

Bahrain: Clashes between riot police, anti-govt protesters

Riot police in Bahrain have fired tear gas and stun grenades in clashes with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the capital of the restive Gulf kingdom.

Riot police guard Greek Assembly from protesters

Riot police shielded Greece`s national parliament as demonstrators gathered to protest against austerity measures.

Romanian protesters clash with riot police

Protesters gathered peacefully in several large cities across Romania, calling for the resignation of President Traian Basescu.

Greek riot police clash with tax protesters

Public sector unions representing about half a million workers plan to halt work for two hours on Thursday in protest against the austerity measures.

Egypt riot police drive protesters out of square

A small number of protesters spent night in the square following massive demonstrations on Friday.

Bahrain riot police fire tear gas at protesters

Riot police in Bahrain fired tear gas at anti-govt protesters denouncing reconciliation talks between the rulers and the Shiite-led opposition.

Bahrain riot police fire tear gas at protesters

Washington has encouraged dialogue in the island nation, home to the US Navy`s 5th Fleet.

Thousands overwhelm riot police in Armenia

The demonstration was the largest in Armenia since the protests in 2008.

Riot police fire tear gas to disperse Kuwait rally

Protesters were demanding greater rights in the oil-rich Gulf nation.