As the Pakistan government and protesters were locked in an intense standoff in the capital, pitched battles were also being fought on the social media with 'IamNawaz' and 'GoNawazGo' trending on Twitter.
Police in the Liberian capital Monrovia fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd agitating to leave a neighbourhood placed under quarantine because of the Ebola virus, witnesses said.
Thousands of Pakistani protesters tried to blockade parliament on Wednesday after an anti-government cleric told them not to allow anyone in or out, with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inside at the time, but the lawmakers left by a back entrance.
President Barack Obama looks forward to welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US next month, despite an online petition by a Sikh rights group seeking cancellation of his meeting at the White House, a top American official has said.
The phone call from President Barack Obama to Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his massive electoral victory "set the tone" for ending a frosty relationship between the US and the BJP leader, said America's interim Ambassador Kathleen Stephens today.
Wednesday August 20, 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan
An anti-government Pakistani cleric told his protesting supporters camped outside parliament on Wednesday not to allow anyone in or out of the assembly, which is in session with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in attendance.
Wednesday August 20, 2014, Gaza City, Gaza Strip
Israeli air strikes killed 11 Palestinians in Gaza, including the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, in what the group said on Wednesday was an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.
The Afghan attorney general's office called in a New York Times correspondent for questioning Tuesday, and later banned him from leaving the country, after The Times published a story about discussions among some officials of imposing an interim government.