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 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.
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 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.
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.
Riot police fired water cannons and tear gas as they drove protesters out of Istanbul`s 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 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.
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 shielded Greece`s national parliament as demonstrators gathered to protest against austerity measures.
Protesters gathered peacefully in several large cities across Romania, calling for the resignation of President Traian Basescu.
Public sector unions representing about half a million workers plan to halt work for two hours on Thursday in protest against the austerity measures.
A small number of protesters spent night in the square following massive demonstrations on Friday.
Riot police in Bahrain fired tear gas at anti-govt protesters denouncing reconciliation talks between the rulers and the Shiite-led opposition.
Washington has encouraged dialogue in the island nation, home to the US Navy`s 5th Fleet.
The demonstration was the largest in Armenia since the protests in 2008.
Protesters were demanding greater rights in the oil-rich Gulf nation.
Riot police used rubber bullets to drive out demonstrators from Pearl Square.
Riot police clashed with protesting workers barricading the ancient Acropolis on Thursday, using tear gas to clear the entrance to one of Greece`s most famous landmarks.
Riot police on Thursday stormed the Acropolis, Greece`s best-known monument, to break up a blockade by protesting culture ministry staff.
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