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Monday 21 January 2013
Soldiers with tanks laid siege to the information ministry in the capital, Amara, and forced state media to call for political prisoners to be freed.
Monday 14 January 2013
One of Azerbaijan’s most prominent opposition figures has been assaulted while police apparently stood to one side and did not intervene.
Government of Belarus using 'new tools' to silence dissent on internet, says Index on Censorship report
Friday 04 January 2013
Researchers also highlighted concerns that western technology giants may have sold equipment or software to Belarus that could be used to stifle or monitor dissent
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Rebels in Central African Republic said today they had halted their advance on the capital and were ready to start peace talks, averting a clash with regionally backed troops in the mineral-rich nation.
Monday 31 December 2012
A foiled attempt to murder a police officer in Northern Ireland was carried out by dissident republicans who could also have killed his family, police said.
Sunday 30 December 2012
A booby trap bomb placed under the car of a policeman in Northern Ireland was clearly intended to kill, a police commander said tonight.
Thursday 20 December 2012
Two men have appeared in courts on both sides of the Irish border in connection with the murder of a prison officer in Northern Ireland.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
The trial of Maria Afiuni, who has been in detention for three years, could begin today
Friday 16 November 2012
Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant whose flat-pack offerings grace homes from Bolton to Bangkok, has admitted that East German political prisoners had been used to make its goods for as long as three decades.
Friday 16 November 2012
Just days before the arrival of US President Barack Obama, the authorities in Burma were yesterday giving buildings the usual new coat of paint, and granting amnesty to around 450 prisoners. But according to campaigners, none of those set free were dissidents.
Friday 09 November 2012
A man arrested in connection with the murder of prison officer David Black in Northern Ireland has been released unconditionally.
Saturday 03 November 2012
High-profile republican questioned over killing as arrests made both sides of border
Friday 02 November 2012
In January Colin Duffy, now under arrest for questioning about the killing this week of the prison officer David Black, was acquitted of the murders of two soldiers outside Massereene Barracks in Antrim who were about to leave for duty in Afghanistan.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Dozens of his backbenchers are preparing to back a rebel call for EU spending to be cut in 2014-2020
Friday 26 October 2012
If you're interested in the direction of the 21st century, clearly the biggest political event taking place over the next few weeks is happening on November 8th. Not, not the American election. That's November 6th. We're talking about the ascension of Xi Jinping to the position of chief of China's ruling Communist Party, which means that he'll be President of China come March. That's a big deal. In their top leader this week, the super-brains of the Economist - where the average staff age, by the way, is 28 - explain why.
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
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