Category: opposition

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What is left of the Syrian opposition?

On January 29, Russia will host what it calls the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi. It claims that this meeting will emphasise the “necessity of a speedy political settlement of the Syrian crisis based on UN Security Council Resolution 2254.” While Russia’s current air offensive on the Idlib province is in direct contradiction to…

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Is Sisi anxious about political opposition?

On January 23, Sami Anan, former Chief of Staff of the Egyptian armed forces, who had announced his intention to run in Egypt’s upcoming presidential elections, was detained. His arrest was the latest in a string of detentions of political figures designed to clear the way for incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to run unopposed…

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Anti-government protests in Lahore unify opposition

Islamabad, Pakistan – In a rare show of unity, major opposition groups in Pakistan have brought thousands of people into the streets of Lahore in a massive rally to increase pressure on the country’s government. Wednesday’s demonstration in the eastern city, considered the political heartland of the ruling PML-N party, was called by Tahir-ul-Qadri, a religious scholar and…