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Syrian president orders for new constitution


October 16th, 2011 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Oct 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has signed a decree to draft a new constitution within four months to meet the opposition's prime demand, the SANA news ... Read more...

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Karnataka pontiff backs Hazare’s anti-graft bill


August 18th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 17 (IANS) Karnataka pontiff Vishvesha Tirtha Wednesday defended the Jan Lokpal bill drafted by activist Anna Hazare and his team to check the menace of corruption."I feel the ... Read more...

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Latvian President dissolves parliament


May 29th, 2011 - 3:58 am ICT by IANS
Riga, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Latvian President Valdis Zatlers announced Saturday a dissolution of the country's parliament (Saeima), the country's TV and radio stations reported.Zalters accused the parliament of lying ... Read more...

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AV voting system will be profoundly un-British: Historians


March 12th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Historians have warned that introduction of an Alternative Vote system in Britain, which will be put to a national referendum on May 5, would be 'profoundly un-British' and ... 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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Government in spot as apex court strikes down CVC appointment (Roundup)


March 3rd, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday struck down the appointment of P.J. Thomas as head of India's top anti-corruption watchdog, pushing the government deeper into crisis ... Read more...

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Five states go to polls in April-May


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry will elect new assemblies in April-May in the biggest national referendum since the 2009 Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan to hold early presidential elections


January 31st, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by BNO News
ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Monday announced that his country will hold presidential elections earlier than expected, RIA Novosti reported.The announcement was made after the Kazakh Constitutional ... Read more...

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Palestinian negotiator rejects claims of back door deals with Israel


January 27th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.27 (ANI): The Palestine Liberation Organization's chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, has described the leak of confidential memos documenting a decade of Middle East peace talks as a "slander campaign".He also insisted ... Read more...

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Israel considers referendum on peace deal with Palestinians


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 22 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he is considering to put any possible peace agreement with the Palestinians to a national referendum. "It is clear to me ... Read more...

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Turks vote on proposed constitutional reforms


September 12th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Sep 12 (DPA) Turks began voting Sunday morning in a national referendum on a package of constitutional amendments that has polarised the country and has the potential for far-reaching changes to ... Read more...

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Kenyan president signs new constitution into law


August 27th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 27 (DPA) Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki Friday signed into law a long-awaited new constitution, weeks after it was passed in a national referendum. A massive crowd gathered to watch the president ... Read more...

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Plans for mosque near New York’s ‘Ground Zero’ intensifying national debate


July 31st, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 31 (ANI): Plans for building a Islamic center and mosque two blocks north of "Ground Zero" (the 9/11 attack site) in Lower Manhattan, has intensified the national debate ... Read more...

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India advised Nepal king to destroy Maoists: Report


June 1st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 1 (IANS) Nine years after the massacre of Nepal's royal family, an aide of the slain king said the Maoists were not averse to an ornamental king while neighbour India ... Read more...

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Russia, Ukraine agree on naval base lease extension


April 22nd, 2010 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow and Kiev have agreed to extend the lease of a Russian naval base in Crimea in exchange for a 30 percent cut in gas prices for ... Read more...

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16 new parties seek to participate in Myanmar polls


April 9th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 9 (IANS) Sixteen new political parties in Myanmar have sought registration with the Union Election Commission for the upcoming general election in the country, Xinhua reported Friday. Of the 10 parties ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi’s party not to take part in Myanmar polls


March 29th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon (Myanmar), March 29 (IANS) Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party decided Monday not to take part in the government-sponsored multi-party general election planned for ... Read more...

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Arab states urge Switzerland to reconsider minarets ban


December 30th, 2009 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 30 (RIA Novosti) The League of Arab States has called on Switzerland to reconsider its decision on banning the construction of new minarets in the country. "We wish the people of ... Read more...

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UN cancels election aid to Honduras


September 13th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations has decided to cut off a previously announced aid to Honduras for its upcoming elections, as a new action against the putschists who ... Read more...

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Five killed in Algeria attacks


August 30th, 2009 - 4:42 am ICT by IANS
Algiers, Aug 30 (Xinhua) Five people have been killed and three wounded in two separate attacks in Algeria, a media report said Saturday. Three people including two military forces were killed in ... Read more...

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UN envoy fails to change Myanmar junta’s stance (Lead)


February 3rd, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 3 (DPA) UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari left Myanmar Tuesday after failing to persuade the country's junta to alter its set roadmap to "discipline flourishing democracy".Gambari departed on a Silk ... Read more...

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Myanmar journalist jailed for covering cyclone relief protest


November 14th, 2008 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Nov 14 (DPA) A young female journalist who attempted to cover a protest by a group of Myanmar's Cyclone Nargis victims was sentenced to two years in prison Friday, sources confirmed.Eine ... Read more...

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Polish leftists seek referendum on US missile base


September 8th, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Sep 8 (RIA Novosti) Poland's Alliance of the Democratic Left (SLD) has called for a national referendum on the deployment of a US missile defence base in the country, according to ... Read more...

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Bolivian president sets date for constitution referendum


August 29th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz (Bolivia), Aug 29 (DPA) Bolivian President Evo Morales has set Dec 7 for a national referendum on a controversial new constitution, which threatens to further split the country.The draft ... Read more...

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Myanmar’s monks urge EU to bring junta chief to court


June 18th, 2008 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Yangon, June 18 (DPA) The European Union (EU) should use their meeting in Brussels Thursday to back a call to bring Myanmar's junta chief to be tried in the international court for ... Read more...

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Myanmar adopts new pro-military constitution


May 29th, 2008 - 10:52 pm ICT by admin
DPA Yangon, May 29 (DPA) Myanmar Thursday adopted a new constitution that guarantees military control over future elected governments after a heavily-criticised national referendum approved the charter with a more than 90 percent ... Read more...

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Myanmar junta claims cyclone-hit areas endorse pro-military charter


May 26th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by admin
DPA Yangon, May 26 (DPA) Some 92.94 percent of the population in 47 Myanmar townships hard-hit by Cyclone Nargis supposedly voted "yes" over the weekend for a new constitution that promises to consolidate ... Read more...

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Referendum held in Myanmar’s cyclone hit areas


May 24th, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by admin
DPA Yangon, May 24 (DPA) Residents of 47 Myanmar townships hard hit by Cyclone Nargis earlier this month went to the polls Saturday to vote in a referendum on a new constitution that ... Read more...

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Myanmar allows detained Suu Kyi to vote at home


May 23rd, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by admin
DPA Yangon, May 23 (DPA) Myanmar authorities Friday allowed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to cast an "advance vote" at her home, where she has been under house arrest for the past ... Read more...

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A divided UN challenged by Myanmar’s obstinacy


May 10th, 2008 - 11:21 am ICT by admin
By J.T. Nguyen New York, May 10 (DPA) It took a natural disaster the size of Cyclone Nargis for the UN to find that it cannot work easily with an authoritarian regime like ... Read more...

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At least 15,000 killed in Myanmar cyclone (Third lead)


May 5th, 2008 - 10:02 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Yangon, May 5 (Xinhua) At least 15,000 people have been killed in two divisions of Yangon and Irrawaddy in Cyclone Nargis that swept Myanmar's five divisions last Friday and Saturday, according to ... Read more...

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Cyclone claims nearly 4,000 dead in Myanmar (Second lead)


May 5th, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by admin
DPA Yangon, May 5 (DPA) The toll in Cyclone Nargis that devastated central Myanmar over the weekend has risen to nearly 4,000, with some 3,000 missing, state run media said Monday. Altogether 3,030 ... Read more...

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Hamas offers conditional peace plan


April 22nd, 2008 - 5:04 am ICT by admin
DPA Damascus, April 22 (DPA) Hamas announced Monday that it would accept a Palestinian state on land seized by Israel in the 1967 war but would not recognize Israel. The Syria-based leader of ... Read more...

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Myanmar military to hand over power after 2010 election


March 27th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), March 27 (Xinhua) The Chief of the Myanmar Defence Services General Than Shwe Thursday said the military would be able to hand over power to a civilian government ... Read more...

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Myanmar says draft constitution not to be amended


March 7th, 2008 - 11:51 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Yangon, March 7 (Xinhua) Myanmar Friday told the visiting UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari that the draft constitution will not be amended and the government is committed to continue its seven-step roadmap ... Read more...

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