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Jul 30, 2014

Tower Hamlets Muslim mayor Lutfur Rahman accused of promising houses for votes

Lutfur Rahman, 48, is accused of using illegal tactics to win the mayoral election in Tower Hamlets, East London, in May...

Jul 28, 2014

Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president

(AP) -- Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai said on Monday that his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor. In a speech marking the start of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr h... #Afghanistan #Hamid Karzai #Palestine #Hamas #Taliban #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah

Jul 28, 2014

Syria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high toll

(AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday amid reports of an unprecedented high death toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists. The military casualties came as fighting... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Iraq #United Kingdom #Al-Qaeda

Jul 24, 2014

US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

(AP) -- President Barack Obama's quick congratulation for Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta and support democracy in Southeast Asia. ... #White House #Vietnam #Barack Obama #John Kerry #Indonesia #Malaysia #Cambodia #Thailand #Southeast Asia #Jakarta #Laos #Myanmar #Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono #Suharto #Prabowo Subianto

Jul 18, 2014

Barkey: Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia can't be free

Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq. If Kurdistan goes ahead with such a... #Saddam Hussein #Iraq #United Kingdom #Mosul #Alex Salmond #Kirkuk #Massoud Barzani #Nouri al-Maliki

Jul 27, 2014

Gaza: No innocent victims?

In 1894, a young anarchist left a bomb outside the offices of a mining company in Paris. Before he met the guillotine, Emile Henri claimed that his very humanity compelled him to act the way he did, in defence of the starving and exploited men workin... #Israel #Paris #Hamas #Osama bin Laden #Hiroshima #The Jerusalem Post #U.S. Congress #Israel Defense Forces

Jul 25, 2014

Boy (10) loses arm after long-running feud with farmer over cows

Pakistani police have arrested the son of a landowner for an assault on a 10-year-old boy which resulted in his injured arms being amputated, the latest case highlighting harsh treatment of villagers by so-called feudal families. A tiny number of fam... #Pakistan #World Bank #Muhammad Iqbal #Nawaz Sharif

Jul 25, 2014

Iraq parliament elects Kurd president

BAGHDAD -- Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. The 76-year-old Fouad Massoum, one of the founders of t... #Jalal Talabani #Iraq #Syria #Saddam Hussein #Baghdad #Al-Qaeda #Mosul #Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

Jul 23, 2014

Iraq president vote after bombing

Iraq's parliament has convened to vote for a new president as the extremist Islamic State group claimed a suicide bombing in Baghdad last night that killed 31 people, mainly civilians. The bomber rammed his explosives-packed car into a checkpoint nea... #Iraq #Baghdad #Jalal Talabani #Mosul #Kirkuk #Nouri al-Maliki

Jul 22, 2014

Ex-general withdraws from election

Former Indonesian general Prabowo Subianto has rejected the presidential election process as "unfair" and has withdrawn from the contest as nearly complete results showed his opponent leading with 52% of the vote. The announcement came as the Electio... #Indonesia #Jakarta #Suharto #Prabowo Subianto
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