Photo of the Day: Flood victims scramble for drinking water at Pluit district in Jakarta on January 20. Severe floods in Jakarta eased on Friday, a day after unusually heavy monsoon rains swamped parts of the Indonesian capital in waist-deep water and left more than 18,000 people homeless. (Photo: REUTERS/Beawiharta)
Photo of the Day: A supporter of Sufi cleric and leader of Minhaj-ul-Quran Muhammad Tahuril Qadri leans against a container blocking a road to the parliament building in Islamabad.
After four days of protests, Pakistan’s coalition government opened talks on Thursday with a Muslim cleric whose calls for the administration to resign have electrified thousands of camped out protestors.
A spokesman for the cleric, Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, said a delegation was holding discussions in a bid to defuse a political crisis that erupted after he led a convoy of buses carrying protesters into the capital on Monday. (Photo: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
Photo of the Day: Supporters of Yemen’s separatist Southern Movement stand on the roof of a building during a rally of ‘reconciliation and tolerance’ in the port of Aden. The rally was held to call for the secession of the south and to mark the anniversary of a civil war that erupted in 1986 between factions of the then-ruling regime of South Yemen. (Photo: REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)
Photo of the Day: Nepalese women take part in a protest against what they say is an increase in violence against women, outside the Prime Minister’s official residence in Kathmandu.
The women demand the government to implement stronger laws and take firm action against violence on women, after a series of rapes and assaults were reported over the past couple of weeks from all over Nepal. (Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)
Photo of the Day: A man smokes a cigarette as he chews qat, a mild stimulant, at a market place in the Old Sanaa city. Qat dominates life in Yemen, where most men spend half the day chewing it, even at work. Experts say it is ravaging Yemen’s frail economy and sucking up precious water. (Photo: REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)
Photo of the Day: A woman holds a child in Marka’s main hospital in Somalia. Responding to several reported cases of cholera and dengue fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF sent medical personnel to Marka to assess the main hospital’s facilities and general health needs. (Photo: REUTERS/Tobin Jones/AU-UN IST)