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Venezuela's Maduro wants 'mega-election' amid opposition boycott

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has proposed holding a “mega-election” after the opposition coalition said it would boycott a planned presidential poll in April. Mr Maduro said he wanted to add legislative, state and municipal votes to provide “democratic renewal”. Opposition ...

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Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies aged 65

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died in South Africa, a senior official in his MDC party has said. Mr Tsvangirai, 65, a former prime minister, had reportedly been suffering from colon cancer. “He died this evening. The family ...

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Bahraini king receives Qatari opposition figure

Related Articles MANAMA: Bahrain’s King Hamad on Sunday received Qatari opposition figure Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani and his delegation at Al-Rawdah Palace in Manama.Sheikh Sultan tweeted that it was an “honor” to meet with the king. During their meeting, ...

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Ukraine deports opposition leader Saakashvili to Poland

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili was deported to Poland on Monday, the Ukrainian border service said, after he was detained in a Kiev restaurant by law enforcement agents in camouflage. Poland’s border service confirmed that he had ...

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Aid group warns of crisis in Syrian opposition enclave

Related Articles BEIRUT: Relentless bombardment by the Syrian military of the opposition enclave of Eastern Ghouta is hampering vital relief operations, an international aid group warned on Friday.The intensity of the airstrikes, which have killed more than 220 civilians in ...

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Egypt opposition slams El-Sisi’s warning

Related Articles CAIRO: A political coalition including several high-profile Egyptians sharply criticized President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Friday for a speech in which he warned off anyone seeking to challenge his rule, amid growing calls for a boycott of presidential ...

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Syrian opposition OKs initiative, with caveat

ANKARA: The Syrian opposition’s Higher Negotiations Committee says it is ready to back a Russian-brokered constitutional reform initiative for Syria, so long as it’s lead by the United Nations.Nasr Al-Hariri, who heads the committee that represents the Syrian opposition in ...

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Aides to Russian Opposition Leader Sentenced to Jail

Advertisement MOSCOW — Two associates of the Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny were sentenced to jail on Wednesday after hosting a webcast about nationwide protests in Russia. The two activists, Ruslan Shaveddinov, a spokesman for Mr. Navalny’s campaign, and ...

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