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October 28, 2017 12:07 AM National or technocrats govt unconstitutional,says Bilawal

| Salutes Kashmiri people for their struggle to self-determination ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Friday said the PPP does not support national or technocrats government as it was against the constitution. Speaking to media persons after visiting journalist Ahmed Noorani at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences – who was attacked 80

October 27, 2017 3:21 PM Catalans declare independence as Madrid imposes direct rule

The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, while the Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had told senators direct rule was needed to return "law, democracy and stability" to Catalonia. The crisis began earlier this month when Catalonia held a controversial 72

October 21, 2017 9:50 AM President Kenyatta, Odinga call for peace on Election Day

In the capital Nairobi, Kenyatta oversaw a celebration full of pomp and ceremony for the annual Heroes Day, using the opportunity to push his campaign for re-election and warn his rival against disrupting next Thursday’s vote. The president, whose August victory was overturned by the Supreme Court, accused the opposition of abusing hard-fought democratic 100

October 21, 2017 7:14 AM Aden Duale: With the poll boycott, Raila’s political career could end prematurely

The curtains look like they are finally falling on Raila Amolo Odinga’s political career. By boycotting the elections, he is simply saying he has thrown in the towel. There were really limited options after the August 8 General Election. There may have been mistakes here and there in the process of transmitting results. The electoral commission is not infallible 72

October 12, 2017 10:45 PM Liberia election: Weah leading in early count

Liberia’s electoral commission says football star George Weah leads in early election results, with Vice-President Joseph Boakai ahead in his home region. Supporters of a third candidate allege irregularities. National Election Commission chairman Jerome Korkoya warned that early results of the presidential ballot, showing Weah's Congress for Democratic 43

October 12, 2017 6:20 PM Soccer star and VP say heading for victory in Liberian vote

MONROVIA: Soccer star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai both signalled they were heading for victory in Liberia's presidential elections, as they waited for early results on Thursday. The parties behind three other candidates alleged fraud and vowed to contest the results. But international observers said they had seen no major problems in Tuesday's 48

October 11, 2017 4:16 AM Kenyatta: Elections will go ahead despite opposition leader’s withdrawal

The poll pitting President Uhuru Kenyatta against opposition leader Raila Odinga must be held by the end of October, according to a Supreme Court ruling. NAIROBI – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Tuesday that a re-run of August’s nullified presidential election would go ahead as planned on 26 October after opposition leader Raila Odinga said he was withdrawing 47

October 10, 2017 7:06 PM Plunging Kenya Into Crisis, Opposition Leader Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Raila Odinga, opposition leader for the National Super Alliance (NASA), has dropped out of the country's presidential election. A little more than two weeks before a re-run of a presidential election, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga dropped a bombshell. During a press conference in Nairobi, he said he could not be sure that the Oct. 26 poll would 46

October 7, 2017 3:33 AM Catalonia referendum: Call for pro-unity rallies in Spain

Rallies are expected in Spain against Catalonian independence, after Sunday's disputed referendum. Demonstrations are planned in the capital Madrid and other cities, with supporters calling for a similar rally in Catalonia's capital Barcelona. Meanwhile, Spain's government representative in Catalonia earlier apologised to those hurt during police efforts 57

October 7, 2017 12:02 AM Catalan crisis: Two views about independence

Tensions are running high in Spain in anticipation of a possible declaration of independence by the Catalan government. On 1 October, 43% of Catalans voted in a referendum, which the Spanish government declared illegal then tried to suppress by force. The final results from the outlawed poll show 90% of the 2.3m people who voted backed independence 50