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The Iranian people have committed to a revolution, so where is the West?

Huge changes have occurred in Iran's political landscape since the start of the protests two months ago. Western governments, however, need to unequivocally and immediately back the movement instead of playing lip-service to vague notions of solidarity and outrage.

UN Security Council agrees to condemn violence in Myanmar

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously agreed to condemn the violence against pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar, calling for a reversal of the military...

Pope Francis condemns Myanmar junta ahead of landmark visit to Iraq

Pope Francis on Wednesday reiterated his call on Myanmar's military junta to release all political prisoners and allow the country to continue its journey...

EU threatens to sanction Myanmar military junta

Europe's foreign ministers warned they could impose sanctions on Myanmar military, according to a joint statement released after their meeting in Brussels on Monday."The...

EU foreign ministers likely to approve new sanctions against Russia

European Union foreign ministers are likely to approve on Monday new sanctions against Russia over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and the...

Female Belarusian journalists given two-year prison sentences for live coverage of pro-democracy protests

A court in Belarus on Thursday sentenced two female Belarusian journalists to two years in prison on charges of violating public order after they...

Lukashenko angers pro-democracy opposition with the creation of Soviet-style ‘All-Belarusian People’s Assembly’

Belarus' Aleksander Lukashenko's has created an "All-Belarusian People's Assembly" to discuss reforms and the country's development for the next five years, prompting an outcry...

Germany, Poland, Sweden expel Russian diplomats in tit-for-tat move

Germany, Poland and Sweden on Monday announced a coordinated expulsion of Russian diplomats in their countries, in response to a similar move by Moscow...

EU tells Turkey pandemic not an excuse to ‘silence critical voices’

Efforts to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic should not be used as an excuse to "silence critical voices", Europe's top diplomat, Josep...

Russia reportedly expels three EU diplomats amid Borrell-Lavrov talks

Russia has expelled three European diplomats, from Germany, Poland, and Sweden, on grounds they attended illegal rallies in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei...

Coronavirus curfew sparks protests across the Netherlands

Police and protesters clashed for the third consecutive day across the Netherlands after the government imposed a nationwide 9pm to 4.30 am curfew to...

EU to debate sanctions on Russia after Navalny protest arrests

The Foreign Ministers of the European Union could consider fresh sanctions on Russian individuals on Monday, after more than 3,000 people were arrested across...

EPP’s McAllister says EU should ‘reassess’ relations with Russia after Navalny’s arrest

Addressing MEPs on Tuesday, the head of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, David McAllister said the EU needs to "reassess" its "already strained"...

Navalny calls for street protests after 30-day sentence

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has urged Russians to take to the streets to protest against the government and salvage their future, as the...

Mass anti-lockdown protest in Amsterdam

Thousands held an unauthorised protest in Amsterdam on Sunday against a nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of Coronavirus, set to remain in...

Turkish students stage mass protest over appointment of Erdogan loyalist as university rector

The appointment of Melih Bulu, a person with close ties to Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), as the rector of Bogazici University has...

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