The government and anti-Iran lawmakers in Britain’s ruling Conservative Party have targeted opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for his comments on Iran and the fact that he urged London not to rush to rush to conclusions on the case of explosions affecting two tankers in the Persian Gulf waters.
Turkey arrested nine people, including a member of the ruling AK Party, after the country’s main opposition leader was punched and his car was stoned at a soldier’s funeral at the weekend, the interior minister said on Monday.
Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in on Thursday as Democratic Republic of Congo’s president, succeeding Joseph Kabila in the vast central African country’s first transfer of power through an election in 59 years of independence.
More than 30 independent rights groups have called on the Bahraini regime to drop all charges against prominent Shia and opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman as the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty does not shy away from its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was barred on Monday from running in next year’s presidential election after officials ruled he was ineligible to take part due to a suspended prison sentence he says was trumped up.
The head of Republican People's Party (CHP), the main opposition party in Turkey, is due to address a mass rally in Istanbul at the end of an almost month-long protest march held in order to voice dissent against the detention of a party’s lawmaker, in a rare challenge to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Two suspects were arrested over the killing of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in a brazen assassination that shocked the country, the state security agency said Saturday.