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Zimbabwe president urges court to toss opposition challenge

Lawyers representing Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa have filed papers urging the country’s Constitutional Court to throw out an opposition challenge to his election.


With opposition silenced, Cambodia’s Hun Sen coasts to win

Cambodia’s ruling party has won Sunday’s general election, the chief government spokesman said, a widely expected outcome in an election slammed by rights groups as illegitimate, and which ensures that …


EPA proposal to limit science studies draws opposition

Democratic lawmakers joined scores of scientists, health providers, environmental officials and activists Tuesday in denouncing an industry-backed proposal that could limit dramatically the scientific studies the Environmental Protection Agency considers …


Mahathir Malaysia’s leader again after ruling party booted

Malaysia’s former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad, who in a stunning political comeback led opposition parties to their first election victory in six decades, was sworn in as prime minister on …


Ethiopia’s new leader makes rare outreach to opposition

Ethiopia’s new prime minister is making a rare outreach to opposition parties, calling on them to prepare for “peaceful dialogue and negotiations” in an effort to broaden the political space.


Sierra Leone declares opposition leader the new president

Sierra Leone’s election commission declared main opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio as the West African nation’s new president Wednesday, giving the opposition party its first presidency in 10 years.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Kenyan opposition figure deported to Dubai, lawyers say

Acting in the middle of the night, Kenyan authorities handcuffed and deported an opposition politician whose attempt to enter the country led to him being detained in an airport toilet …


Opposition erupts as Iceland eyes banning most circumcisions

Icelandic lawmakers are considering a law that would ban the circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons, making it the first European country to do so.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Venezuela’s Maduro calls for early Congress vote as well

President Nicolas Maduro is doubling-down on plans to concentrate power by calling Wednesday for early congressional elections to coincide with a presidential vote in April that opponents hours earlier said …


Kenyan opposition politician charged over mock inauguration

Kenyan police on Tuesday charged a politician over witnessing the mock inauguration last week of opposition leader Raila Odinga, an event the government considers treason, while the passports of more …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 11 a.m.

Maldives high court annuls its own order freeing prisoners

Three Maldives Supreme Court justices on Tuesday annulled their own order to free a group of imprisoned opposition politicians after two of the court’s justices were arrested amid a political …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 9:23 a.m.

Kenya’s High Court orders government’s TV shutdown to end

Kenya’s High Court on Thursday ordered the government to end its shutdown of the country’s top three TV stations after they tried to broadcast images of the opposition leader’s mock …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Russian opposition leader arrested amid election protests

Protesters gathered across Russia on Sunday to support opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s call to boycott the March presidential election, and Navalny himself was arrested while walking to the Moscow demonstration.


Kenya opposition claims ‘authentic’ results show Odinga won

Kenya’s opposition released what it called “authentic” election results showing its leader Raila Odinga won the August vote, but it refused to say Friday how it obtained the information from …


Zimbabwe leader meets opposition but rules out sharing power

Zimbabwe’s new president on Friday visited the country’s main opposition leader who is battling cancer, but immediately ruled out sharing power.


Opposition leader says he could beat Putin in fair election

As the most serious challenger during Vladimir Putin’s 18 years in power, Alexei Navalny has endured arrests, show trials and facefuls of green antiseptic that damaged his vision.


Albania opposition protesters in clashes outside parliament

Albanian police clashed with opposition supporters who tried to force their way into parliament Monday to disrupt a vote on the appointment of an interim prosecutor general.


Rahul Gandhi takes over India’s opposition Congress party

Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s most famous political dynasty, took over as president of the main opposition Congress party on Saturday while facing a stiff challenge from Prime Minister …


Opposition blocks highways after Honduras presidential vote

Thousands of supporters of opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla blocked highways with flaming barricades Friday to protest Honduras’ disputed presidential election, in which incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez holds a slim lead …


Syria’s government team won’t talk with opposition in Geneva

Syria’s government team at the U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Geneva said on Thursday that there will be no dialogue with the opposition as long as it insists on the removal …


Venezuela’s mayoral elections reveal opposition turmoil

Venezuelans will choose hundreds of mayors on Sunday in elections pitting candidates backed by President Nicolas Maduro against a fractured opposition still bruised by a poor showing in recent gubernatorial …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 4:32 p.m.

Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings

President Donald Trump forged ahead Tuesday with plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Government restarts vote count in Honduras despite protests

The sound of bottle-rockets, clanging pots and chants echoed through Tegucigalpa late Saturday, and the opposition planned new protests against alleged vote fraud against opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla, who is …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 9:37 a.m.

Clashes continue between rival factions in Yemen’s capital

Violent clashes between rival factions in Yemen’s rebel-held capital continued Saturday for the fourth straight day as forces loyal to a former president and Iran-backed Shiite rebels known as Houthis …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

Syria gov’t envoy blasts ‘irresponsible’ opposition comments

The head of Syria’s government delegation on Friday blasted the opposition for statements made ahead of the current round of talks in Geneva, saying there can be no progress in …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 8:26 p.m.

Leftist challenger leads in Honduras presidential vote count

Early results from Honduras’ presidential election Monday showed leftist challenger Salvador Nasralla with a surprise lead over incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

U.N. envoy to Syria invites opposition to upcoming peace talks

The U.N. Special Envoy for Syria said Saturday he will be inviting the Syrian opposition delegation to Geneva for the intra-Syrian talks beginning next week as his deputy held talks …


Opposition calls for direct talks with Syria government

Syria opposition representatives meeting in the Saudi Arabian capital called Thursday for direct and unconditional negotiations with the Syrian government over the more than 6-year civil war that would lead …


Five killed as Kenya police clash with Odinga supporters

At least five people were killed Friday in confrontations between Kenyan police and supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as tensions over the disputed presidential election continued.


Trump EPA nominee opposed by GOP senators from N.C.

North Carolina’s two Republican senators say they oppose President Donald Trump’s pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting Michael L. Dourson’s nomination at serious risk.