EU calls on Cambodia to reconsider banning main opposition party

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Oct 9 : The European Union called on Cambodia’s government on Monday to reconsider its decision to seek the dissolution of the main opposition party after its leader was arrested and charged with treason. Government lawyers filed a lawsuit on Friday to get the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) […]

Despite by-election loss, Pakistan opposition claims momentum for 2018

By Mubasher Bukhari and Asif Shahzad LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 18 : Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan’s party said on Monday it had built momentum in a by-election for ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s parliamentary seat, despite finishing second, but the biggest inroads were made by two new Islamist groupings. Sharif’s wife Kulsoom won the by-election […]

Cambodia’s parliament votes to prosecute opposition leader

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Sept 11 : Cambodia’s parliament voted on Monday to allow the prosecution of opposition leader Kem Sokha on treason charges that have been criticised by Western countries and are dismissed by his party as nonsense. Kem Sokha’s arrest on Sept. 3 marked an escalation in a crackdown on critics […]

Opposition leader warns Zambia faces violence if talks with president fail

By Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN, Aug 31 : Zambia faces violence if a national dialogue brokered by the Commonwealth between the government and the opposition fails to reconcile the two sides, the main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema said on Thursday. Hichilema was freed from prison in August after the state dropped charges of plotting to […]

Iran’s two top opposition leaders in poor health, one in hospital

By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT, Jul 26 : The two opposition leaders who disputed the results of Iran’s 2009 presidential election, triggering mass protests, are in poor health and one has been hospitalised after a heart attack, news outlets cited family members saying. Mirhossein Mousavi and fellow reformist Mehdi Karroubi became figureheads for Iranians who took […]

Opposition protesters in South Africa’s capital urge Zuma to quit

By Ed Stoddard PRETORIA, Apr 12 : Several thousand people gathered in South Africa’s capital today to protest against President Jacob Zuma following a much-criticised cabinet reshuffle, days after the opposition called countrywide marches to demand his resignation. The protesters plan to march through the city’s streets to hold a rally at a field outside […]