Maldives police arrested 193 people including the leader of an opposition party after clashes broke out late on Friday with protesters demanding the government free the Indian Ocean archipelago`s ex-president from prison.
Assailants wielding iron rods attacked the car of Bangladesh`s former prime minister and main opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Monday during an election rally and then shot at it as the vehicle sped away but she was unhurt, officials said.
Mourners for slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov prepared to gather for his funeral in Moscow Tuesday, as Polish and Latvian officials said they had been barred from entering Russia on the eve of the ceremony in retaliation for EU sanctions over Ukraine.
Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia's party has announced a 72-hour nationwide shutdown from tomorrow to intensify pressure on the government to hold fresh elections, raising tensions in the country already plagued by political standoff that has claimed over 100 lives.
Leader of the Syrian opposition Ahmad Jarba called on the "free world" to provide "the means to fight" the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and jihadist rebels, as the conflict entered its fourth year on Friday.
Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez re-emerged from days of hiding to address an anti-government demonstration and then surrendered to authorities on Tuesday in a move that he said will open the world`s eyes to the increasingly authoritarian bent of Venezuela`s socialist government.
Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, the target of a Venezuelan police manhunt for allegedly inciting violence at anti-government protests that ended with three deaths, has said that he will surrender himself after staging one more demonstration.
President Vladimir Putin`s chief political opponent walked free from a Russian court on Wednesday after it suspended his five-year sentence for theft, and said he could never be `hounded` out of political life.