Poland opposition proposes parliamentary delay

By Lidia Kelly and Pawel Sobczak WARSAW, Jan 11 : Poland’s opposition Civic Platform proposed to delay parliament’s return from its winter break today by a week to allow time for talks aimed at ending a sit-in by opposition lawmakers protesting a vote on the 2017 budget. Senior parliament officials convened an emergency meeting, but […]

Pakistan’s Imran Khan backs off from threat to shut down capital

By Asad Hashim and Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD, Nov 1 : Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan backed down from a threat to paralyse the capital tomorrow, a move likely to ease tension that has spilled over into violence in the run-up to the planned protests. Khan’s vow to “shut down” Islamabad to press a demand […]

Syrian opposition says to reject any US/Russia deal unlike own plan

By William JamesLONDON, Sep 7 : Syria’s main opposition negotiating group would reject any deal struck by Russia and the United States on Syria’s fate that was very different from its own proposed transition plan, the group’s general coordinator Riyad Hijab said today. The High Negotiations Committee, which is backed by Saudi Arabia and Western […]

Turkey ruling, opposition parties to rally together after coup

By Gareth Jones ISTANBUL, Jul 24 : Supporters of Turkey’s ruling and main opposition parties, usually bitter foes, were set to rally together today in support of democracy following a failed military coup as President Tayyip Erdogan tightens his grip on the country. In another demonstration of unity after the coup, which was staged by […]

US sues to seize 1 bln dollars in assets tied to Malaysian state fund

By Julia Edwards and Praveen Menon Washington/Kuala Lumpur, Jul 21 : US prosecutors are trying to seize more than 1 billion dollars in assets they said were tied to money stolen from the Malaysian state fund, overseen by the prime minister, and used to finance “The Wolf of Wall Street” film and to buy property […]

Republican convention in turmoil as anti-Trump delegates protest

By Ginger Gibson CLEVELAND, Jul 18 : The Republican National Convention was in an uproar today after opponents of presumptive US presidential nominee Donald Trump failed in their effort to hold a roll-call vote in opposition to his candidacy. The anti-Trump forces at the Cleveland convention started shouting “Roll Call” after the party leaders approved […]