North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.
Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike on Monday following a call from leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian Authority official said.
Bangladesh police fired riot guns and tear gas Wednesday as a protest by bus drivers and truckers turned violent, with several injured in clashes that saw a low-grade bomb hurled at officers.
A Kenyan judge on Monday ordered that officials from the national doctors' union be jailed for one month amid an ongoing strike over pay and conditions in public hospitals.
Arabs across Israel closed businesses and schools on Wednesday in a one-day strike to protest against the demolition of Arab homes built without the required, but hard-to-get, permits.
Strikes at German low-cost airlines Eurowings and Germanwings led to the cancellation of nearly 400 flights Thursday, stranding some 40,000 passengers, a spokesman for the two companies said.
Air France expects a further decline in bookings over the coming months as a result of Islamist militant attacks and a cabin crew strike during the summer, the airline's boss Jean-Marc Janaillac said.
European airlines say hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled on Thursday due to a strike by air traffic controllers in France.
Offices, stores and educational establishments were closed in India's southern state of Karnataka and its capital Bengaluru during a day-long strike on Friday.