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Kate’s first-born could inherit British throne


April 16th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) The first born of British royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton could inherit the throne, irrespective of whether it is a boy or a ... Read more...

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Prince William, Kate Middleton’s daughter could become Queen


April 16th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16 (ANI): If plans to alter "discriminatory" rules governing the line of succession go through then Prince William and Kate Middleton's eldest daughter would become Queen ahead of her ... Read more...

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Pak Army responsible for country’s existential confusion: Mira Sethi


March 14th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14(ANI): Pakistan's existential confusion is the outcome of the "grand strategic designs" of its army, which advocates an anti-India ideology, shelters jihadists and cows liberal civilian politicians, Mira Sethi, ... Read more...

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One killed in Yemen protests


March 12th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 12 (IANS) Yemeni police opened fire at anti-government protesters Saturday in Sana'a, killing at least one person and injuring many, a media report here said.Police fired live rounds ... Read more...

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Referendum on amending Egypt’s constitution March 19


March 5th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt will hold a national referendum March 19 on amendments to its constitution, the ruling military council said on its Facebook page.The council, which ... Read more...

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Protesters storm security office in Egypt


March 5th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 5 (IANS) Protesters in the Egyptian city of Alexandria stormed the headquarters of the state security agency after there were reports that officers were destroying key documents, according ... Read more...

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‘Slow Egyptian constitution revision needed to avoid Mubarak-like successor to stay indefinitely’


February 26th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): The Egyptian military might be planning to submit a revised constitution to a referendum within two months, but a constitutional democracy expert has warned that Egyptian people should ... Read more...

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Thousands march in Moroccan cities


February 21st, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Rabat, Feb 20 (IANS) Thousands of people marched in Moroccan cities Sunday demanding King Mohammed VI give up some of his powers. In Moroccan capital Rabat, police allowed protesters, raising slogans ... Read more...

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Recent uprising in Cairo ‘not an Islamic Revolution’: Egypt expert


February 19th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Indiana School of Law-Indianapolis Professor Frank Emmert, an expert on Egyptian politics, has said that the recent protests in Cairo that ousted President Hosni Mubarak is an 'uprising ... Read more...

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Eight injured in Jordan protests


February 19th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, Feb 19 (IANS) At least eight people were injured in clashes between pro and anti-government demonstrators in Jordan's capital Amman, a media report said Saturday. Anti-government protests continued Friday as Jordanians ... Read more...

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‘Egyptian military accused of using divide and conquer strategy in run up to reform’


February 17th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 17(ANI): The Egyptian military, which took direct control of the country for what it insists will be a maximum of six months before restoring civilian rule, has been accused of ... Read more...

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Australia calls for election timetable to steer new Egypt


February 12th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd Saturday said Egypt must now have a clear timetable for free and fair elections, following the resignation ... Read more...

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Egypt government, opposition agree to push constitutional reform


February 7th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 6 (IANS) The Egypt government and opposition Sunday agreed to push constitutional reform after Vice President Omar Suleiman Sunday held talks with representatives of political parties including the outlawed Muslim ... Read more...

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Egypt panel ‘to study constitutional reform’


February 6th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 6(ANI): Egypt's government and opposition have reportedly agreed to set up a committee to study constitutional reform to put the country on a path toward greater democracy.According to the ... Read more...

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Egypt Government still unconvinced over West demand for Mubarak ouster


February 6th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb.6 (ANI): The Egyptian leadership apparently seems unconvinced about asking President Hosni Mubarak to quit his post immediately, even though the United States and leading European nations called for his ... Read more...

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Assassination attempt on Egypt vice president: Report


February 5th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) An assassination attempt on Egypt's Vice President Omar Suleiman has failed, but it left two of his bodyguards dead, a media report said.The attempt to kill Suleiman ... Read more...

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US plans for Mubarak’s immediate exit


February 4th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) The US is holding discussions with Egyptian officials on a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately and hand over power to a transitional government that ... Read more...

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US, high-level Egyptian officials mulling interim govt headed by VP Omar Suleiman


February 4th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4(ANI): The United States is reportedly discussing with Egyptian officials a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately and hand power to a military-backed interim government headed by Vice ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan main opposition to oppose constitutional reform


June 21st, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) said Monday it will oppose a proposed move to change the country's constitution. UNP spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake told reporters that the ... Read more...

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Democracy in Pakistan can help resolve Kashmir issue: Mufti


April 3rd, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 3 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Saturday hailed the move to strengthen democracy in Pakistan and saw a "silver ... Read more...

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British Govt. tables law to protect Prince Charles from public scrutiny


March 21st, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 21 (ANI): In order to protect Prince Charles from public scrutiny, the British Government is trying to amend a law that would lead to a blanket ban on anyone ... Read more...

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Pak constitutional reform committee cuts President’s ’sweeping’ powers


January 15th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan. 15 (ANI): Reducing the powers of the President further, Pakistan's constitutional reform committee has agreed to transfer the authority of appointing services chiefs from the head of the state ... Read more...

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Leading Chinese dissident charged with inciting subversion, faces up to 15 years in prison


December 13th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec.13 (ANI): One of China's leading dissidents has been charged with "inciting subversion", and faces a possible 15-year jail sentence.Liu Xiaobo was one of 300 democratic activists in China to ... Read more...

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Regulate tourism, say Easter Island residents


October 26th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Oct 26 (EFE) Easter Island residents approved by a resounding 96.3 percent majority a constitutional reform to control tourism in that tiny territory. Easter Island is 163.6 square km in size and ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan using new legal system to sustain its socio-economic advancement (Part I)


September 18th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.17 (ANI): Almost two decades after acquiring independence with the break-up of the erstwhile Soviet Union, Kazakhstan appears keen to maximize the benefits from globalisation and to meet the emerging ... Read more...

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Honduran government rejects accord to reinstate Zelaya


July 19th, 2009 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, July 19 (EFE) The Honduran government led by Roberto Micheletti has rejected an immediate accord proposed by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias on the conditional reinstatement of ousted President Manuel Zelaya. As ... Read more...

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Pak coalition partners drafting a special package to check judicial activism


August 20th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Aug 20 (ANI): The top hierarchy of the ruling federal alliance in Pakistan is said to be working to evolve a special constitutional reform package ensuring that there was ... Read more...

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HRW warns against exempting ISI, Pak military under PPPs constitutional package


July 2nd, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, July 2 (ANI): The constitutional package proposed by the PPP-led government, ostensibly to restore the Supreme Court judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf, should not exempt the Pakistan military and ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ruling party vows to slash Musharraf’s authority (Lead)


June 8th, 2008 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Islamabad, June 8 (DPA) Pakistan's ruling party has said it will pursue the proposed constitutional amendments to curb the powers of President Pervez Musharraf, who can also be sent home democratically, media ... Read more...

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EU observers commend Nepal on successful elections


April 16th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Apr.16 (ANI): The European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) has praised the way the Constituent Assembly elections were held in Nepal, saying the poll represents a crucial step towards introduction ... Read more...

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EU says Nepal polls met international standard


April 13th, 2008 - 2:45 am ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Apr 12 (ANI): Describing the Constituent Assembly election in Nepal as a crucial step towards an inclusive democracy, European Observation Mission on Saturday said that so far the election has ... Read more...

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