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Stories with subject: Political assassinations
  • Outrage after Venezuela opposition leader killed 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 4:48 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - The slaying of a Venezuelan opposition leader at a campaign rally is becoming an international flashpoint a week before critical congressional elections.

  • Burundi: Presidential adviser survives attack by gunmen 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 1:16 pm

    KIGALI, Rwanda - An adviser to Burundi's president survived an apparent assassination attempt Friday when gunmen opened fire at his vehicle while he was being driven to work, highlighting the growing insecurity in the central African nation.

  • Dent on Kurdish party in Turkey raises fear of attack 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 4:11 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - A dent reported on the bullet-proof rear window of Turkey's pro-Kurdish party leader's vehicle has caused fears that the politician may have been targeted for assassination.

  • Palestinian leader discusses failed peace effort 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 2:01 pm

    JERUSALEM - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has shined new light on the breakdown of a potentially history-altering round of 2008 peace talks, saying that he rejected an offer from Israel's Ehud Olmert - which included placing Jerusalem's Old City under international control - because he was not allowed to study the map.