Iraq security kill Baghdad protesters with live rounds
Security forces in Bagdad opened fire on protesters who crossed a bridge over the Tigris river into a high-security area. The protests show no sign of stopping.
Bahrain executes Shiite activists on terrorism charges
The executions come amid tensions with Iran. Bahrain accuses the country of fomenting Shiite armed opposition groups that have carried out attacks on security forces.
Three dead as Sudan police try to disperse protest
Security forces have used live rounds in an operation to disperse peaceful protesters in Khartoum. Demonstrators are demanding civilian rule, after a military council took over from ousted President Omar al-Bashir.
Somali security forces kill at least six people in Mogadishu
A rickshaw driver and his passenger were shot dead by Somali security forces, who killed another four people protesting against the shootings, witnesses and lawmakers said.
Sudan protesters, police clash as anti-Bashir unrest widens
Stone-throwing protesters clashed with Sudanese security forces in the capital Khartoum and three other cities on Thursday (January 17) and a child and a doctor were reported killed in the latest spasm of unrest over price rises and cash shortages that flared a month ago.
Venezuelans brace for unrest ahead of Sunday vote
The Venezuelan government is preparing to hold a controversial election on Sunday, and security forces are out on the streets of Caracas trying to keep the peace before the vote.
Resort outside Mali's capital under attack
Security forces rescue dozens of guests from a Mali resort under attack by gunmen, according to a security ministry spokesman.
Nigeria cracks down on illicit oil refineries
In Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta, security forces are targeting illicit refineries, which the military says funds the operations of militants.