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Russian opposition activist seek asylum in Ukraine


August 14th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An activist of the Other Russia unregistered opposition movement and his wife have applied for political asylum in Ukraine.According to Russian human rights group Agora, ... Read more...

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Syrian state TV station bombed in Damascus, PM fired


August 6th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Damascus, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian state television and radio building in Damascus was Monday rocked by a powerful bomb blast, even as Prime Minister Riyad Hijab was dismissed ... Read more...

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EU concerned over jailed Russian opposition leaders


May 12th, 2012 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union is concerned over the arrests of Russian opposition movement leaders during the recent protest rallies in Moscow, EU foreign policy chief Catherine ... Read more...

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Syria on brink of civil war: Russia


April 21st, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria faces a catastrophic civil war if both sides in the crisis fail to take advantage of the current ceasefire there, Russia's foreign ministry said."A ... Read more...

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UN finds human rights violations by Syria opposition


April 19th, 2012 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A UN commission has found serious human rights violations committed by Syria's opposition movement, a Russian minister has said."The chair of the Independent International Commission ... Read more...

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Russian opposition to stage ‘March of the Millions’


March 18th, 2012 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian opposition has decided to stage -- March of the millions -- protest May 6 before the inauguration of president-elect Vladimir Putin.Members of the opposition, ... Read more...

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20 protesters held in Moscow


March 9th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police have detained at least 20 activists in Moscow as they attempted to hold an unsanctioned rally, the interior ministry said.The protesters were detained Thursday ... Read more...

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Yemeni leader Saleh ready to step down within 30 days


April 24th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Saana, Apr 24 (ANI): Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has finally agreed to step down within 30 days, and hand over power to his deputy on the condition of being given immunity ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood in deal with military for big role in post-revolutionary Egypt?


March 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo (Egypt), Mar 25(ANI): The Muslim Brotherhood, the banned Islamic group that is considered as Egypt's main political opposition, is reportedly poised to be at the forefront of post-revolutionary Egypt, having reached ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe opposition activists forced out of homes and beaten


March 13th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Mar.13 (ANI): Opposition activists in Zimbabwe have said that they were forced out of their homes and beaten for refusing to support President Robert Mugabe, claiming that the attacks are 'state ... Read more...

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Seven men found buried alive in Gadaffi’s East Libya compound


February 28th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): A disturbing new evidence of the barbarity of Libyan despot Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime in East Libya has emerged. Seven prisoners rescued by the opposition movement after they ... Read more...

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Protesters remain in Manama’s Pearl Square


February 20th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, Feb 20 (IANS) Thousands of anti-government protesters camped out in Manama's Pearl Square, as opposition parties are expected to hold talks with regime of Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, a ... Read more...

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`Egyptian uprising portends fundamental change in Mideast’


February 12th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) The non-violent Egyptian revolution bringing the Mubarak era to an end may trigger fundamental changes in the Middle East with some experts even predicting the end ... Read more...

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End of an era: Hosni Mubarak forced out after 30-year rule


February 11th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) He survived six attempts on his life, but Egypt's president Hosni Mubarak finally quit Friday evening after a powerful people's movement that saw millions take to the streets ... Read more...

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Wary of Egypt crisis repeat, Cuba cracks down on Internet opposition movements


February 11th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
Miami (US), Feb.11 (ANI): The Government of Cuba is reported to be concerned about the burgeoning opposition movement in Egypt, and believes a similar situation could arise in Havan and other ... Read more...

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Iranian opposition recruiting disgruntled Revolutionary Guard to cripple Ahmadinejad


February 7th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Feb.7 (ANI): Disgruntled elements of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard are being recruited by the country's opposition party in a bid to cripple President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's regime from within.According to The Telegraph, ... Read more...

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U.S. reexamining its relationship with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.3 (ANI): The Obama administration is rapidly reassessing its tenuous relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, an opposition movement in Egypt whose fundamentalist ideology has long been a source of distrust in ... Read more...

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Young Egyptian political organizers leading Old Guard in anti-government protests: NYT


January 31st, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Jan.31 (ANI): In the midst of the ongoing unrest in Egypt, an informal clique of Internet-savvy young political organizers could become the effective leaders of a decades-old opposition movement previously dominated ... Read more...

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Omar Suleiman Becomes VP In Trouble Torn Egypt


January 30th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facing growing civilian unrest in country and facing increasing political pressure from the allies. The president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak appointed the intelligence chief Omar Suleiman ... Read more...

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Egypt president’s son, family flee to Britain (Lead)


January 26th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 26 (IANS/AKI) Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's son, who is considered as his successor, has fled to Britain along with his family, a US-based Arabic website reported.The plane with Gamal Mubarak, ... Read more...

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Egypt president’s son, family flee to Britain


January 26th, 2011 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 26 (IANS/AKI) Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's son who is considered as his successor has fled to Britain along with his family, US-based Arabic website Akhbar al-Arab reported.The plane with Gamal ... Read more...

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Olonga, Zimbabwe’s first black cricketer, for renewing sports ties


August 16th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Aug. 16 (ANI): Henry Olonga, Zimbabwe's first black cricketer, has called for renewing sporting and cultural ties with his homeland ahead of a proposed match there with the Scottish team.Olonga, ... Read more...

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Political turmoil has prompted Iranian officials to defect


April 25th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): The political turmoil in Iran has prompted a growing number of the country's officials to defect or leak information to the West, creating a new flow of intelligence ... Read more...

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Iran’s ex-president barred from travelling abroad


March 9th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 9 (IANS) Iran has barred former president and reformist leader Seyed Mohammad Khatami from leaving the country, sources said. Executive Secretary of Tehran's Vo'az (preachers) community Hojjatoleslam Abbas Amirifar announced that ... Read more...

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IMF restores Zimbabwe’s voting rights after seven years


February 20th, 2010 - 4:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (DPA) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday elected to make Zimbabwe a full voting member, seven years after suspending its voting rights over a failure to pay back loans. But ... Read more...

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Thousands turn out for Iran revolution anniversary


February 11th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 11 (IANS/AKI) Tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets to mark the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution Thursday. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacked western powers in an address ... Read more...

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U.K. and Canada react to the executions of protesters in Iran


February 4th, 2010 - 1:33 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO News) – As Iran announced new executions of post-election 'rioters', international disapproval was generated on Wednesday.An additional nine people will be executed after two had been hung last Thursday, ... Read more...

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Moscow police detain about 100 protesters


February 1st, 2010 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 1 (RIA Novosti) About 100 people, including several prominent opposition leaders, have been detained during a demonstration in the Russian capital, police said. Moscow police spokesman Viktor Biryukov said about 300 ... Read more...

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Iran hangs two protesters, sentences nine to death


January 29th, 2010 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 28 (DPA) Two opposition protesters were hanged in Iran Thursday and nine more were sentenced to death, the ISNA news agency reported. The 11 had been arrested during rallies against President ... Read more...

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Death of Grand Ayatollah Montazeri sparks off protests in Iran


December 21st, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Dec. 21 (ANI): Iran has sent riots squads into the holy city of Qom to quell protests over the death of Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, the Islamic Republic's most senior dissident cleric, ... Read more...

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Thai opposition supporter arrested for possessing bombs and guns


November 26th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 26 (DPA) An alleged member of Thailand's opposition movement was arrested Thursday after police reportedly found 6,000 small bombs and eight guns in his house in Chiang Mai ahead ... Read more...

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German parliament commemorates fall of the Berlin Wall


November 9th, 2009 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Nov 9 (DPA) The German parliament Sunday celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, commemorating the efforts of European civil rights activists which helped end the divide ... Read more...

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Iran afraid of own people: Hillary


August 7th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IBNS
Nairobi (Kenya), Aug 7 (IBNS) Iran's trial of more than 100 people who it has linked to post-election unrest is a "sign of weakness" and shows that the Islamic republic "is afraid ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe vice-president Msika dies at 85


August 5th, 2009 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 4 (DPA) One of Zimbabwe's vice-presidents, Joseph Msika, has died at the age of 85 after a battle with illness, the South African public radio reported Tuesday. Msika died Tuesday in ... Read more...

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Maoists give Nepal government 72 hours to quit


August 3rd, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 3 (IANS) Nepal's former guerrilla party, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), Monday warned that if new Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal did not dissolve his coalition ... Read more...

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