Thursday 21 June 2018
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Russia opposition leader shot dead in Moscow

Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and Russia's involvement in the war in Ukraine, was shot dead steps from the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday. Nemtsov, 55, w


Bahrain opposition leader cleared of terror charges

A senior member of Bahrain's Shi'ite opposition said he was cleared of terrorism charges on Wednesday, a move that could help stalled talks with the government to try and end months of sporadic unrest. Khalil al-Marzouq fr


Violence mars funeral of Tunisian leader

Tens of thousands of Tunisians turned out on Friday to mourn secular opposition leader Chokri Belaid, whose assassination has deepened a political crisis and led to violent protests against the Islamist-led government. Teargas and


Gunmen open fire at Iran opposition leader

Unidentified men opened fire this week on leading Iranian opposition figure Mehdi Karoubi in the city of Ghazvin, 124 km west of Tehran, according to a report by opposition website. Karoubi, a defeated candidate in presidential elections l

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