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Pakistan SC summons Imran Khan, Tahit ul-Qadri after parliament blockade

Aug 20, 2014

Pakistan SC summons Imran Khan, Tahit ul-Qadri after parliament blockade

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahir ul-Qadri to appear in court the following day #World #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Nawaz Sharif #Imran Khan #Democracy #Protests #Tahir-ul-Qadri
Ukraine Fifteen bodies recovered from rubble of convoy attack

Aug 19, 2014

Ukraine Fifteen bodies recovered from rubble of convoy attack

The Kiev military blamed the attack on the rebels, but they have denied responsibility. At least one rebel leader suggested no attack had occurred. #White House #US #NewsTracker #Russia #European Union #Sanctions #Ukraine #Eastern Europe #Petro Poroshenko #2014 Crimean crisis #MH17 #US-Russia relations #Western Democracy
Pro-govt Hong Kong law society prez resigns amid democracy debate

Aug 19, 2014

Pro-govt Hong Kong law society prez resigns amid democracy debate

Lam came under fire for repeatedly defending a policy document published by China's State Council that said "loving the country" was a basic requirement for city administrators, including judges. #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities #House News

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Not appealing against formation of Modi govt, says petitioner

May 15, 2014

Not appealing against formation of Modi govt, says petitioner

Petitioner Tabish Khair said the petition to political parties only appealed to them to stick to their promises made on secularism and did not attack the idea of democracy. #Narendra Modi #Democracy #LetterstoFP #horse trading
Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

May 10, 2014

Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

This idea of not voting to be neutral is a claim to false neutrality. If it were to ensure that he was not accused of taking sides in government formation when no party of no pre-poll alliance won a majority, it appear a logic stretched too far #India #ToTheContrary #Pranab Mukherjee #Congress #BJP #Democracy #President #Rashtrapati Bhavan #Lok Sabha elections 2014

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Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

Aug 15, 2014

Outgoing Indonesian President Praises Democracy Momentum

Outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono praised the strides of his country's young democracy and said it has shown that "democracy, Islam, and modernity" can coexist...
Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

Aug 18, 2014

Sinosphere Blog: Macau Scholar Says He Lost His Job Over Pro-Democracy Activism

The move raises concerns about academic freedom in Macau, where professors have little formal protection if they espouse ideas that are unpopular with academic and political leaders... #China #Hong Kong
Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

Aug 17, 2014

Thousands in Hong Kong Rally in Support of China

Thousands of people, many with connections to mainland China, expressed their opposition to a planned sit-in by pro-democracy activists who call themselves Occupy Central With Love and Peace... #China #Hong Kong