Syrian opposition says Kerry applies pressure over peace talks

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Báo Thanh Niên English 18 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The lead negotiator in the Syrian opposition says it is coming under pressure from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to attend upcoming peace talks despite the opposition's stand that it will not attend negotiations until certain humanitarian conditions are met.

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Syrian opposition to meet government for talks in early January

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Báo Thanh Niên English 20 month(s) ago 1 related news

Syrian opposition to meet government for talks in early January

A joint team of Syria's political and armed opposition will meet the government next month for talks seeking a political solution to nearly five years of conflict, the chairman of a Saudi-hosted opposition conference said on Friday.

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Allegations of plot against Thai government unfounded: opposition

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Báo Dân Trí English 20 month(s) ago

Allegations by Thailand's prime minister that members of the opposition planned to attack senior officials are baseless and designed to deflect attention from a corruption investigation, one of the main opposition groups said on Friday.

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Cambodian PM calls on opposition to end NA boycott

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Cambodian PM calls on opposition to end NA boycott

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on January 15 urged the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to end its boycott of parliament, saying that the door is still open for talks with the opposition to resolve the post-election dispute.

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Bahrain's rulers start dialogue with opposition

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Bahrain's rulers start dialogue with opposition

A Bahraini opposition figure said reconciliation talks between the Sunni monarchy and the Shiite opposition started Tuesday for the first time since anti-government protests erupted in the Gulf kingdom.

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Opposition parties to ask speaker to directly put scandal probe bill to vote

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SaiGon GP English 4 month(s) ago

South Korea's four opposition parties Tuesday decided to request National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun exercise his authority to directly call a vote on a bill to arrange an extended special investigation into a scandal involving President Park Geun-hye.

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Cambodian appeals court upholds sentence against opposition lawmaker

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SaiGon GP English 6 month(s) ago

Cambodia’s appeals court on December 23 upheld the conviction against opposition lawmaker Um Sam An for incitement to commit crimes causing turmoil for social security and incitement to cause racial discrimination, source from Vietnamnews.

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Court fines opposition leader, but allows her to keep parliamentary seat

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SaiGon GP English 6 month(s) ago

A Seoul court on Friday slapped Rep. Choo Mi-ae, the leader of the main opposition Democratic Party, with a fine of 800,000 won (US$665) for illegal electioneering, but allowed her to retain her parliamentary seat, source from the Yonhap.

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Opposition presidential hopefuls call for ouster of Park loyalists

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SaiGon GP English 6 month(s) ago

Potential presidential contenders from the opposition bloc on Thursday said South Korea must step up efforts to embrace political reform and cooperation and remove extreme conservatism, apparently citing the loyalists of President Park Geun-hye at the ruling party, source from the Yonhap.

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Opposition parties rule out Park's voluntary retreat

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SaiGon GP English 7 month(s) ago

Opposition parties said Monday they will focus on securing enough votes to pass their impeachment motion against President Park Geun-hye, saying that her voluntary retreat in April as proposed by the ruling party cannot be an option, source from the Yonhap.

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Ruling party calls for talks over scandal, opposition demands Park's immediate resignation

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SaiGon GP English 7 month(s) ago

South Korea's ruling party called for dialogue to ease public anger over an influence-peddling and corruption scandal that is rocking the country, while the opposition demanded the immediate resignation of President Park Geun-hye on Sunday, source from the Yonhap.

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Opposition parties to vote on Park's impeachment on Dec. 9

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SaiGon GP English 7 month(s) ago

South Korea's three opposition parties agreed to propose the impeachment motion for President Park Geun-hye on Friday, adding the vote will take place on Dec. 9 even if the presidential office announces a plan outlining the chief executive's early resignation, source from the Yonhap.

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Ruling, opposition parties agree over independent counsel probe into Choi scandal

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SaiGon GP English 8 month(s) ago

Ruling and opposition parties agreed Monday to enact an independent counsel probe into an influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye's close confidante, according to the Yonhap News.

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Vietnamese students assemble in opposition to overtime classes

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Vietnamese students assemble in opposition to overtime classes

Students in the Central Highlands Province of Dak Lak gathered at their school gate earlier this week in a show of opposition to the school’s forced overtime classes.

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Vietnam’s buffalo fighting fest still on despite public opposition

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Vietnam’s buffalo fighting fest still on despite public opposition

The decades-old Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival in the northern city of Hai Phong still held its 27th edition on Friday, despite widespread public opposition for its brutality.

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