An Afghan policeman holds a gun on his sholder a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city of Kunduz. Afghanistan on Tuesday, mobilised reinforcements for a counter-offensive to take back Kunduz, a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001
A Thai soldier ropes off the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on Monday killing scores of people and wounding more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital
Police officers patrol along a street in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on Friday, ahead of the visit of US President Barack Obama
An Afghan policeman reacts at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan June on Tuesday. A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops serving with NATO on the main road running between Kabul’s airport and the U.S. embassy
An Italian police officer stands next to rescued migrants after they disembarked from the Swedish Coast Guard ship KBV 001 Poseidon at Messina harbor Italy on Tuesday
Egyptian policemen secure Egypt’s national police academy, where on Tuesday an Egyptian criminal court sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and 12 Muslim Brotherhood leaders and Islamist supporters to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012 in Cairo.
Police remove a protester holding a sign as US Secretary of State John Kerry testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on “The President’s Request for Authorisation to Use Force Against Isis: Military and Diplomatic Efforts” on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday
A Palestinian Hamas policeman reads a copy of the Al-Ayyam newspaper in Gaza City. The Palestinian daily, which is edited and printed in the West Bank city of Ramallah, has been allowed by Hamas to be distributed in the Gaza strip for the first time in seven years
An anti-government protester kisses a police officer during a rally inside the compound of the Thai Royal Police Club in Bangkok on Friday
A policeman, centre, tries to stop Ukrainian protesters as they seize police headquarters in Lviv, western Ukraine. The violence on Tuesday was the worst in nearly three months of anti-government protests that have paralysed Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, and the worst in the country’s post-Soviet history.
A traffic policeman signals to drivers during a smoggy day in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province. The second day of heavy smog forced the closure of schools and highways on Monday, according to Xinhua News Agency.
A Ukrainian opposition activist holds a riot policeman as protesters try to enter Kiev’s city council building on Wednesday. Several hundred people rallied to try to break a council hearing and demanded elections, claiming the session was illegal.
A policeman helps a resident away as a fire engulfs a shanty town in the financial district of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, leaving more than 1,000 people homeless, according to city officials. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the blaze.
An Afghan policeman on Tuesday talks to a civilian standing behind a door near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. Taliban insurgents including a suicide bomber in a truck killed six people in the attack on a foreign logistics and supply company in the city.
A North Korean traffic policeman stands at an intersection in Kaesong, North Korea.