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Tajikistan's Islamic opposition party faces ban amid crackdown

Dushanbe - Tajikistan on Friday demanded that the country's largest opposition party halt its "illegal activities" in a move widely seen as an effective ban on the group.

Organiser of liberal Russian MP's murder jailed for 17 years

Sanktpeterburg - A Russian court on Friday sentenced the organiser of the 1998 killing of prominent opposition politician Galina Starovoitova to 17 years in prison.

Freed Belarus opposition leader unbroken after 'slow murder' in jail

Minsk - Jailed for daring to stand against authoritarian Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko in 2010 elections, Mikola Statkevich walked free this month after five years behind bars, most of it in solitary confinement.

Belarus leader frees jailed opposition to appease West

Minsk - Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko has released six opposition leaders, including a former presidential rival, less than two months before presidential elections in a move hailed Sunday by the European Union.

Belarus leader frees jailed opposition to appease West

Minsk - Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko has released six opposition leaders, including a former presidential rival, less than two months before presidential elections in a move hailed Sunday by the European Union.

Daughter of slain Kremlin critic Nemtsov wants Chechen leader grilled

Moscow - The daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Netmsov has filed a complaint over investigators' refusal to question Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov over her father's murder, her lawyer said on Wednesday.

Russia probes Kremlin critic ally after nixing vote registration

Moscow - Russian investigators on Wednesday questioned a top ally of opposition leader Alexei Navalny after excluding his coalition from a regional election.

Russia bars anti-Kremlin coalition from upcoming polls

Moscow - A Russian opposition coalition co-led by leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has had nearly all its candidates barred from September regional and local elections, a representative told AFP on Monday.

Nemtsov's daughter receives million-euro Polish rights prize

Varsovia - The journalist daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday received a million-euro ($1.1 million) Polish prize for championing democracy and human rights.

Russia bars coalition headed by protest leader from poll

Moscow - Russia on Friday barred a coalition co-led by top opposition activist Alexei Navalny from participating in a major regional poll, the party said on its website.

Nemtsov's daughter to receive million-euro Polish rights prize

Varsovia - Poland on Friday awarded the journalist daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov a million-euro prize for championing democracy and human rights.

Suu Kyi says opposition to contest Myanmar election

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday said her opposition would participate in historic polls set for November 8, vowing the party would amend the constitution that bars her from the presidency if it wins.

Suu Kyi party to decide 'soon' on contesting Myanmar polls

Yangon - Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Saturday her party would shortly decide whether to contest crucial elections, as it battles to change the constitution barring her from the presidency.

Burundi opposition denounces election commission

Bujumbura - Burundi's opposition late Friday slammed the election commission for steering the country towards a controversial presidential vote next month, branding it a tool of President Pierre Nkurunziza and his ruling party.

Russia opens fraud probe into MP who opposed Crimea annexation

Moscow - Russia has opened a criminal probe into the only lawmaker who voted against Moscow's annexation of Crimea, accusing him of embezzlement, authorities announced Tuesday.

Nemtsov's daughter quits Russia amid climate of 'terror'

Moscow - The eldest daughter of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has left Russia, slamming the climate of hatred whipped up by pro-Kremlin propaganda in an apparent "farewell letter" published Tuesday.

Turkish opposition's 'Mr Clean' takes on Erdogan

- Battered and bruised by succesive defeats by the election machine of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Turkey's main opposition party faces another uphill struggle in legislative polls on Sunday.

Turkey opposition vows to build new 'mega-city' in Anatolia

Istanbul - Turkey's main opposition party on Thursday unveiled a plan to build a new mega-city in the centre of the country, in a bid to outflank the ambitious infrastructure projects of the ruling party ahead of elections.

Anwar's wife Wan Azizah takes helm of Malaysian opposition

Kuala Lumpur - Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was sworn into Malaysia's parliament as opposition leader on Monday after winning the seat vacated by her husband Anwar Ibrahim when he was jailed on a sodomy conviction, media reports said.

Exile or repression — Russian opposition faces tough choice

Moscow - The slogans on the placards ranged from the innocuous to the obscure but the response from the Russian authorities was swift and harsh.

At least 19 injured in Macedonia anti-government protest

Skopeia - At least 19 people were injured Tuesday, including 15 police officers and a photographer, when an anti-government protest in Macedonian capital turned violent.

Macedonian opposition leader charged in wiretapping scandal

Skopeia - Macedonian opposition leader Zoran Zaev and four other people were Friday charged over a wiretapping scandal that has seriously shaken the rule of conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.

Russia removes Navalny-led opposition party from approved list

Moscow - Russia has withdrawn the opposition Progress Party led by arch Putin foe Alexei Navalny from the list of authorised parties, the justice ministry announced on Tuesday.

'Army of Conquest' rebel alliance pressures Syria regime

Birut - A new rebel alliance calling itself the Army of Conquest has seized key positions in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib in recent weeks, including the provincial capital.

Navalny vows to challenge Putin in parliamentary polls

Moscow - Russia's opposition led by the charismatic activist Alexei Navalny vowed Wednesday to contest next year's parliamentary elections as liberals firm up plans to close ranks amid an intensifying Kremlin crackdown.

Turkey opposition leader promises 'first-class democracy'

Ankara - Turkey's main opposition leader pledged on Sunday to introduce a "first-class democracy" and eradicate poverty as he announced a election manifesto ahead of the June legislative poll. "You have my word.

Russian opposition parties link up ahead of 2016 polls

Moscow - The marginalised Russian opposition parties of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov and arch Putin foe Alexei Navalny have announced they will form an alliance for legislative polls in 2016.

Syria opposition figures seek to form alternative body

Damascus - A group of Syrian opposition figures is seeking to form an alternative to the National Coalition body and open negotiations with President Bashar al-Assad to end their country's conflict.

Thai 'Red Shirts' cancel 2010 crackdown anniversary

Bangkok - Thailand's anti-coup "Red Shirts" on Thursday cancelled a religious ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of a deadly military crackdown, accusing security forces of surrounding a temple where the memorial was due to take place.

Venezuela formally charges Caracas mayor

Caracas - Prosecutors in Venezuela formally charged Caracas mayor and opposition politician Antonio Ledezma Tuesday with staging a US-funded attempted coup against President Nicolas Maduro.
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