Thousands flee Syrian cities ahead of election

Thousands of people have fled government-held Syrian cities after opposition fighters warned they will attack during next week`s presidential election to disrupt the vote, opposition activists said Friday.

70 activists, ex-MPs acquitted of storming Kuwait parliament

Kuwait`s lower court today acquitted 70 opposition activists including nine former MPs of charges of storming the parliament building in the oil-rich Gulf state two years ago.

Iran`s supreme leader pardons opposition activists

The activists pardoned included novelist and journalist Javad Mahzadeh.

Bus crash kills 11 opposition activists in Bangladesh

Eleven activists of the opposition
Bangladesh Nationalist Party were killed and 35 others were
injured Saturday as a bus carrying them collided head on with a
truck in southwestern Khulna.