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An Iranian man counts his banknotes after Iran's currency, the rial, crashed to a record low Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA The Economist this week describes the intensifying suffering of 75 million Iranian citizens as a result of the sanctions
They were supposed to be a "reality check for a deluded multimillionaire monarch", providing "irrefutable evidence that it is time to step aside and make way for the people of Swaziland to govern themselves". But in reality last week's protests,
Fang Lizhi, one of China's best-known dissidents who spent 13 months in hiding in the U.S. Embassy, has died in the United States where he fled after China's 1989 military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement. He was 76. Fang'
Vladimir Pastukhov is visiting fellow at St Anthony's College, Oxford and advisor to the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. Twenty years ago I made my debut' as Russian political commentator with a text on Russia's
January 20, 2012 When a pro-democracy movement took to the streets of Morocco last February, King Mohammed VI, who's been on the throne for more than decade, responded swiftly. Within weeks, the king proposed a new constitution and snap elections.
Morocco (AP) — Morocco's powerful Islamist organization said it is suspending its support for the country's pro-democracy movement, dealing a severe blow to the group that once put tens of thousands people on streets. The
Morocco's powerful Islamist organization said it is suspending its support for the country's pro-democracy movement, dealing a severe blow to the group that once put tens of thousands people on streets. The Islamist al-Adl wal-Ihsane (Justice and
Cuba's government is indignant over an exile flotilla that plans to sit off the coast of the island and protest the country's human rights record by lighting up the skies with fireworks. Foreign Ministry official Rene Mujica
Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president called Friday for a halt to construction of a controversial Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam in the country's north, a move that had been called for by the country's pro-democracy movement.
48 editor On this 8 August, 2011, democracy-longing Burmese people around the globe will hold the 23rd Anniversary of the 1988 People's Democracy Revolution. On the contrary, no remembrances will be allowed to mark the 8888 anniversary in Burma,