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Honduras opposition demands 'rigged' vote be canceled

Tegucigalpa - Honduras's leftwing opposition is demanding a presidential election held two weeks ago be voided and its results annulled, alleging it was "rigged" in favor of incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Honduras opposition demands 'rigged' vote be canceled

Tegucigalpa - Honduras' leftwing opposition is demanding a presidential election held two weeks ago be scrapped and its results annulled, alleging it was "rigged" in favor of incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Turkey probes opposition chief accused of insulting Erdogan

Ankara - Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday launched an investigation into the main opposition party leader on accusations of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media reported.

Russian opposition campaign chief jailed over rally

Moscow - The campaign chief of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was jailed on Friday for 30 days over an unauthorised rally earlier this year, the activist and his lawyer said.

Syria opposition picks head of unified delegation for peace talks

Riyadh - Syria's opposition on Friday selected a chief negotiator for a unified delegation to next week's UN-brokered peace talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Geneva.

Syrian opposition agrees to send united delegation to Geneva talks

Riyadh - Syria's disparate opposition groups announced an agreement early Friday to send a united delegation to next week's UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva, as international diplomatic efforts intensify to end the six-year conflict.

Chief of mainstream Syria opposition group resigns

Birut - The head of Syria's umbrella opposition movement announced his resignation Monday, two days before a key conference aimed at forming a new delegation to upcoming peace talks in Geneva.

Last man standing: Cambodia opposition MPs brace for dissolution

Phnom Penh - Dozens of their fellow MPs have fled into exile and the prime minister has warned they face "hell", but a handful of Cambodian opposition politicians are standing firm ahead of a court ruling almost certain to dissolve their party for good.

Russian police detain over 400 at anti-Putin protests: monitors

Moscow - Russian police detained more than 400 activists across the country on Sunday for holding unauthorised protests against President Vladimir Putin, a monitoring group said.

260 detained at Moscow anti-Putin protest: police

Moscow - Russian police said they detained 263 activists gathering in central Moscow on Sunday for an unauthorised protest against President Vladimir Putin.

Belarusian poet gets 10 days in jail for calling protest

Minsk - A Belarusian court on Wednesday sentenced opposition politician and poet Vladimir Nekliayev to 10 days in prison for urging supporters to protest against the rule of President Alexander Lukashenko.

For Kenya's opposition supporters, Odinga is 'our messiah'

Kisumu - In western Kenya, where thousands hit the streets to block polling in last week's divisive vote, the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta means nothing. For them, there can be only one president.

Freed Russia opposition leader Navalny back on campaign trail

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walked free on Sunday after a 20-day jail term for organising protests against President Vladimir Putin.

Russian opposition chief Navalny says released from jail

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Sunday he had been released from the Moscow detention centre where he had served a 20-day term for organising protests against President Vladimir Putin."Hi.

'Three killed' in Togo opposition clashes

Lom - Togo's opposition on Thursday said three people were killed and dozens more injured as gangs of youths clashed with security forces trying to prevent the latest anti-government protest in the capital.

Venezuela opposition governors refuse to be sworn in

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition said its newly-elected governors would refuse to participate Wednesday in a swearing in ceremony before the pro-government Constituent Assembly, which it does not recognize.

Kremlin foe Navalny can run for president 'after 2028'

Moscow - Vladimir Putin's top critic Alexei Navalny will only be able to run for president after 2028, the head of the Russian Central Election Commission said on Tuesday.

Turkish MP to be retried over espionage conviction

Ankara - A Turkish court on Monday ordered the retrial of an opposition lawmaker whose 25-year jail sentence sparked one of the biggest opposition protests in years, a party spokesman said.

Russian police detain 66 anti-Putin protesters: monitors

Sanktpeterburg - Russian police on Saturday violently broke up an opposition rally in Saint Petersburg and detained more than 60 people protesting against President Vladimir Putin on his birthday, a monitoring group said.

Top filmmaker slams Putin for 'revolting' moves to block Navalny

Moscow - Acclaimed Russian filmmaker Andrei Zyvagintsev on Friday slammed President Vladimir Putin for hindering opposition leader Alexei Navalny's bid to run for the Kremlin next year.

Police raid Open Russia opposition group

Moscow - Russian police on Thursday raided the Moscow offices of opposition movement and website Open Russia, which is financed by exiled former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Half of Cambodia's opposition have fled crackdown, MP says

Phnom Penh - Nearly half of Cambodia's opposition parliamentarians have fled abroad in the past month to escape a government crackdown that has battered their party with legal cases ahead of crunch polls, an MP said on Wednesday.

Russian court sentences Putin foe Navalny to 20 days in jail

Moscow - A Russian court on Monday sentenced opposition politician Alexei Navalny, who wants to unseat President Vladimir Putin in next year's election, to 20 days in jail on charges of repeatedly violating a law on organising public meetings.

Security tight in Cameroon anglophone region as toll rises

Buea - Police maintained a tight grip in English-speaking Cameroon on Monday a day after the anglophone minority declared symbolic independence, as the toll from weekend clashes rose to at least 17 dead, according to an unofficial tally.

Seven killed in Cameroon as anglophones declare 'independence'

Buea - At least seven people were killed in Cameroon's restive anglophone belt at the weekend as a separatist group made a symbolic declaration of independence.

Russian opposition leader Navalny detained, faces month in jail

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who aims to unseat Vladimir Putin in presidential elections next year, was detained by police ahead of a rally on Friday and could face up to a month in jail.

Russian opposition leader Navalny detained in Moscow

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said he was detained by police on Friday as he left his home in Moscow, hours before he was to hold a banned rally."They have detained me in my building's entrance hall.

Cameroon sets travel clamp in troubled anglophone region

Yaound - Authorities in an English-speaking region in southwestern Cameroon on Thursday announced temporary curbs on travel and public meetings, adding to a curfew imposed in the northwest after protests by the country's anglophone minority.

Japan opposition unites in election bid to topple Abe

Toukyo - Japan's main opposition Thursday decided not to run candidates in the upcoming election, effectively joining forces with a new party formed by popular Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike in a bid to topple Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Northern Togo: an unlikely place for a protest movement

Kara - With its dirt roads of red earth, children playing with old tyres and succession of dilapidated mosques, northern Togo is an unlikely home for a movement that's challenging Africa's longest-ruling political dynasty.
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