EU should help push Iran out of Syria-opposition negotiator

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS, May 31 : The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal opens the way to raising pressure on Tehran to stop its military support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and leave the country, a Syrian opposition leader said on Thursday. Nasr Hariri of the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) spoke in the […]

East Timor opposition coalition wins election after months of deadlock

By Nelson de la Cruz DILI, May 28 : An East Timor opposition coalition, including a party led by independence hero Xanana Gusmao, won a majority of the seats in parliament in an election this month, a court said on Monday. The vote was called in a bid to end months of deadlock in the […]

Australia govt trails opposition after voter-friendly budget – polls

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, May 14 : Australia’s centre-right government trailed the opposition in two opinion polls released on Monday, suggesting that last week’s voter-friendly budget had not delivered a much-needed boost for the ruling coalition, an analyst said. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal-National government unveiled a package of personal income tax cuts for low […]

Cambodia’s former opposition leader calls for election boycott

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Apr 8 : Cambodia’s former opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, called on Sunday for Cambodians to boycott a general election set for July 29 if his dissolved party isn’t allowed to take part. The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was dissolved by the Supreme Court last November at the request […]

Albanian protesters block roads, demanding end to new highway tolls

By Benet Koleka TIRANA, April 5 : Protesters burned tyres and blocked four main highways in Albania on Thursday to demand that authorities scrap new toll fees on the main road linking the impoverished Balkan country with Kosovo. The two-hour protest followed the torching of toll booths on the highway on Saturday by demonstrators angered […]

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) […]