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World 27 Jun 2019 | 3:12 AM

Liberal wins Budapest primary to face Orban's Fidesz in mayoral election

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The first formal primary in Hungary's history, for Budapest's mayoral election, wrapped up on Wednesday as the opposition joined forces to try to wrest political leadership in the capital from Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party.

World 18 Sep 2017 | 8:18 PM

Macau opposition gains in election after deadly typhoon

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Macau's mostly pro-democracy opposition made slight gains in legislative elections, as critics saw signs of public dissatisfaction with the pro-Beijing government after a deadly typhoon battered the Asian gambling hub a month ago.

AseanPlus News 26 Jun 2017 | 12:34 AM

Official results confirm Cambodian opposition gains

Phnom Penh (AFP) - Cambodian election authorities on Sunday released final results from this month's local polls, confirming that the opposition to the country's strongman leader made significant gains.

World 08 Jun 2017 | 6:57 AM

Using clandestine tactics, Venezuela opposition gains ground with poor

CARACAS (Reuters) - While the streets of the affluent east of the Venezuelan capital Caracas overflowed with protesters during a recent anti-government march, no-one demonstrated in the west side's 23 de Enero slum.

AseanPlus News 06 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Cambodia opposition gains in polls

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s embattled opposition made significant gains in this weekend’s local elections, early results showed, a vote closely watched for signs of vulnerability in one of the world’s longest serving leaders.

World 11 Aug 2016 | 4:49 PM

Fighting in Aleppo persists despite Russia ceasefire announcement - rebels

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fighting persisted in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday more than an hour into a three-hour ceasefire announced by Russia, two rebel groups and a witness in the city said, as government forces tried to reverse last week's opposition gains.

World 06 Mar 2016 | 10:18 AM

Slovak PM leads election but opposition gains - partial result

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico's leftist Smer party looked poised to win the country's parliamentary election, after taking 29.3 percent of the votes, results from 50.4 percent of the voting districts showed on Sunday.

World 11 Feb 2016 | 6:20 AM

Scant hope of Syria peace breakthrough as Russia pounds rebels

UNITED NATIONS/DAMASCUS/ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - World powers pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city and a Western official said Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce in three weeks' time.

World 11 Feb 2016 | 1:22 AM

Iraq PM says sending ground troops to Syria would be 'dangerous escalation'

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned on Wednesday of a "dangerous escalation" if ground troops were deployed to Syria, comments aimed at Sunni Arab countries that have said they are prepared to enter the fray.