Turkey's prime minister has ordered that "troublemakers" be removed from Istanbul's Taksim Square within 24 hours, while lashing out at the European Parliament over its planned resolution condemning the excessive use of force by the police.
Greece's two largest unions have called a 24-hour general strike for today to protest at the government's move to close state-run TV and radio, a decision that has shocked the public and triggered a political crisis.
French air traffic controllers have walked off the job at the start of a three-day strike, grounding hundreds of flights across the country in a protest against European Union plans to liberalise civil airspace.
Nearly 300 Cambodian garment workers who produce clothing for US sportswear company Nike have been dismissed for taking part in strikes seeking higher pay that turned violent, according to their union and dismissal notices.
Iranian reformists, led by former president Mohammad Khatami, endorsed the lone moderate contesting Friday's presidential election, seeking to mount a credible bid for the presidency after eight years of conservative control.
TURKISH riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters armed with rocks and fireworks as they tried to take back control of an Istanbul square at the heart of anti-Government demonstrations.
Former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela remained in a serious but stable condition in a Pretoria hospital yesterday after treatment for a lung infection, the government said.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has demanded Britain hands over more than 80 prisoners of war being held in a British base in the south within two weeks, saying the detention was against Afghan law and a breach of sovereignty.
Britain has said it and other countries were "very reluctant" to arm rebels in Syria even as it warned that success on the battlefield by forces loyal to President Bashar al Assad was undermining the chances of a Geneva peace conference.