Tens of thousands of people in Iraq have fought pitched battles with police, as they blocked major roads in the centre of capital city Baghdad.
Huge democracy demonstrations in Algeria, north Africa, last week came on a particularly important date.
A series of unofficial rail strikes in France have shown the potential for massive resistance to president Emmanuel Macron.
People are becoming frustrated at the lack of change, reports Charlie Kimber
Mass demonstrations across Lebanon have entered their second week
US president Donald Trump gloated after the alleged killing of Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Protesters in Iraq have defied violent attacks to stay on the streets against unemployment, poverty and corruption