Turkey said that courts have placed 32,000 suspects under arrest on charges of links to a group run by the US-based preacher.
Kazakhstan has arrested 21 members of radical groups plotting terror attacks in public places.
Saudi Arabia has stripped its frequently criticised religious police of their powers to arrest, urging them to act "kindly and gently" in enforcing Islamic rules.
Kazakhstan arrested the influential head of the country's Union of Journalists and former presidential spokesman Seitkazy Matayev.
Saudi authorities have arrested nine American citizens and one Kazakhstani among 33 'terror' suspects.
Ukraine dramatically arrested two top officials on graft charges at a televised cabinet meeting hours after the president sacked a powerful oligarch as regional governor.
An Istanbul court issued an arrest warrant for US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen who President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regards as his top enemy.
Italian police placed 12 doctors under house arrest on suspicion of promoting baby milk formula over breastfeeding in exchange for kickbacks including luxury holidays.
Kazakhstan has changed its legislature to huminize the justice system by differentiating between crimincal misdemeanor and criminal offence. The first is supposed to be punished by arrest but there are no detention homes in Kazakhstan. Even more, the courts will gain the right to order arrest for misdemeanors only starting January 1, 2017. That is, two years from now.
Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan has sent a request to Germany asking to send back two Kazakhstani diplomats convicted in the country.
Russian authorities said they had placed a top billionaire, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, under house arrest, accusing him of money-laundering.
Chinese President's anti-graft campaign is turning its focus to the power base of his predecessor , announcing a former official's arrest.
More than 30 police officers have been arrested in Mexico for alleged organized crime ties and possible involvement in the killing of fellow cops, authorities said.
A military court in Cameroon has handed down prison sentences of up to 20 years to 14 Boko Haram members, the country's state broadcaster Crtv reported.
Tehran's chief justice Gholamhossein Esmaili on Friday confirmed the arrest of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and his wife, also a journalist, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Three women were arrested, in the United States and Netherlands, for allegedly giving financial help to Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, authorities said.
Turkish authorities arrested 55 senior police officers in a criminal probe over alleged corruption and abuse of office, the latest apparent crackdown on opponents of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of presidential polls.
A Spanish couple was arrested trying to leave Colombia with a five-week-old girl they allegedly bought from her parents, Colombian authorities said.
A son of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, who was sentenced to a year in prison for possession and use of hashish, was arrested early Friday at a train station south of Cairo, security officials said.
A Canadian teacher has been arrested in Indonesia for alleged child sex abuse, police said Tuesday, in a scandal that has rocked one of the country's most prestigious international schools.