The South Korean government and auto industry voiced opposition to the US' proposed tariffs on imported cars, saying Korean cars do not pose a threat to US security and such measures could undermine the benefits of the recently revised bilateral trade deal.
A court in Turkey has sentenced a journalist of the center-left and opposition daily newspaper Cumhuriyet to more than two years in prison on charges of purportedly making people potential targets for militant outfits through her reporting.
Nicaraguan government forces have established control over a key opposition stronghold near the capital, Managua, following a long battle with anti-government protesters there who demand the ouster of President Daniel Ortega over an alleged violent crackdown on dissent.
A Turkish court has ordered the arrest of a former lawmaker from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) on several charges, including aiding a movement led by US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara government accuses of having masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
International observers have denounced the lack of "equal" conditions for candidates to campaign in Turkey's twin presidential and parliamentary elections that were swept by incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party.
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition applied on Tuesday for its jailed presidential candidate to be released before next month’s snap election, saying the detention of Selahattin Demirtas jeopardized voter freedom.
Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan on Monday was formally nominated for the post of prime minister by his supporters, inching closer to victory after two weeks of protests that transformed the country's political landscape.
The Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, met the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, in public for the first time since last year’s disputed elections, with the pair promising to heal the country’s divisions.
A Bahraini Arabic-language daily newspaper affiliated to the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty has claimed that the three pro-democracy campaigners recently shot dead by regime forces in the Persian Gulf waters were killed in Eastern Ghouta near the Syrian capital city of Damascus.