Russia elections: Kremlin-backed parties take a hit
Parties tied to ruling United Russia have though retained their majority in Moscow despite flagging support, local media says. Protests and the exclusion of opposition candidates put the poll under intense scrutiny.
Hong Long leader Lam to stay in power despite leaked audio
Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, has denied she considered resigning over months of protests. She has addressed reporters after an audio recording emerged of her saying she wanted to quit.
Serbia: Protesters surround state TV building
Anti-government protests in Serbia have entered a fourth month, as thousands gathered in Belgrade. Demonstrators have called for an end on what they call President Aleksandar Vucic's stranglehold of the media.
France suspends fuel tax hike for 6 months to quell protests
France has suspended a planned fuel tax hike which has sparked violent protests. In a televised address, the prime minister called for an end to violent protests, saying "no tax deserves to risk unity of the nation."
Afghan forces lock down Kabul the day after protest clashes
Streets in Kabul have been blocked and people have been advised by authorities not to attend protests.
Gabon TV shows chaos after election
Gabon Television releases video of gunfire and a blast at the National Assembly as demonstrators protested against the election results.
Indonesia to execute 14 drug convicts despite protests
Indonesia is set to execute 14 people including foreigners, all convicted for drugs offences. President Joko Widodo has adopted a tough stance on drugs crimes, and has rejected international appeals to cancel the executions.