We wrap up our coverage of today's pro-Morsi and pro-Sharia law demonstrations, as the upwards of one hundred thousand supporters, still gathered at Cairo University in Giza, begin to withdraw.
El presidente egipcio Mohamed Mursi ha anunciado que el referéndum constitucional será el 15 de diciembre. Mursi lo ha comunicado durante el acto en el que los miembros de la Asamblea Constituyente le han entregado el proyecto de Constitución aprobado el viernes.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has offered to postpone discussions at Parliament’s Constitution Reconciliation Commission on its proposal for a presidential system to avoid obstructing the body’s work after the three opposition parties backed the continuation of the parliamentary system.
The AKP has also suggested that their presidential system proposal for Turkey’s new Constitution could eventually be drafted with red lines from opposition parties, in other words, with reservations and parentheses.
El presidente de la Autoridad Palestina, Mahmud Abbas, ha felicitado este viernes al pueblo palestino por la decisión de la Asamblea General de Naciones Unidas de elevar el estatus de Palestina en la organización de entidad observadora a Estado observador no miembro y ha subrayado que esta decisión "es una victoria para la paz, la libertad y la legitimidad internacional", según ha informado la agencia estatal de noticias palestina, WAFA.
DOHA QATAR Leadership Centre (QLC) held an orientation day for 35 participants of the newly launched current and future executive leaders programme 2012-2013. The orientation session was held at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Doha, recently, where Sheikh Dr Abdulla bin Ali al Thani, board member and executive director of QLC outlined the programme goals, structure and QLC vision to the new participants.
La aprobación de la nueva Constitución del Egipto post-revolucionario ha sido un proceso accidentado y tortuoso. La primera Asamblea Constituyente, rechazada por los laicos por contener una aplastante mayoría islamista, fue disuelta por los tribunales en abril. Inmediatamente, el Parlamento aprobó un nuevo comité, algo más equilibrado, pero aún dominado por los islamistas. En consecuencia, el contenido de la nueva Carta Magna responde a los designios de esta corriente, y en concreto, de los Hermanos Musulmanes.
Sources at Baabda Palace said the next National Dialogue session, the last round of which was held in September, was scheduled for Jan. 7 of next year. This week’s session had been scheduled for Thursday.
The Election Organizers Ethics Council (DKPP) decided on Tuesday that the 18 political parties that failed to pass the first part of the verification process still have a chance to contest the 2014 elections.
At least 200 people were injured as Tunisians demanding jobs and economic development clashed with police, medical sources said, in the latest unrest to hit the country that spawned the Arab uprisings.
Officers on Wednesday fired teargas and birdshot to disperse crowds who rallied for a second day in Siliana, a city in Tunisia's economically deprived interior on the edge of the Sahara desert, witnesses said.
A divisive panel boycotted by liberals and Christians was set to rush out a draft new Egyptian constitution as protests mounted over the political future nearly two years after Hosni Mubarak's overthrow.
President Mohamed Morsi had just last week given the constituent assembly an additional two months until February to complete its work.
But as protests mounted over his decision to grant himself sweeping powers until the text is ratified in a referendum, the panel wrapped up its deliberations on Wednesday and readied for a vote on Thursday.
Kyrgyzstan, the closest thing Central Asia has to a working democracy, just held municipal elections. The results are generating tension within the national governing coalition, fueling complaints that new voices are being stifled and causing some observers to raise the specter of a possible repeat of recent history.
Voters in five key municipalities in Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek, Batken, Jalal-Abad, Naryn and Talas – cast ballots November 25 to select new city councils, which choose mayors and make decisions on municipal spending.
Muscat: The Majlis Al Shura yesterday voted its approval of the Economic and Financial Committee's report on the State Draft Budget for the fiscal year 2013.
Earlier, discussions were held between Majlis Al Shura members and Darwish bin Ismail Al Balushi, Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs.
Une coalition de candidats aux élections locales de jeudi prochain dans la commune d’Alger-Centre, membres de différents partis politiques, a organisé, hier, un sit-in à la place Emir Abdelkader d’Alger.
KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry yesterday issued a permit to the organizers of the opposition demonstration on Friday, one day before the Dec 1 election. The opposition has decided to stage the demonstration in protest against holding the election on the basis of the amended electoral law. Interior Ministry spokesman Col Adel Al-Hashash told a press conference yesterday that the ministry issued the permit after it found that the application submitted by the organizers met the conditions set by the ministry, mainly that the demonstration must be peaceful.
Sixteen ministries and 17 government departments failed to spend half of their developmental budgets during the outgoing financial year, the Wolesi Jirga Finance and Budget Commission said on Monday.
Under Article 98 of the constitution, the government has to present to the lower during the last quarter of each financial year the budget for the next year. A precise account of the previous year budget will be presented to the assembly during the next six months.
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Tuesday expressed satisfaction that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed arrangements for holding the general election in the country.
The Prime Minister made these remarks while talking to Secretary Election Commission Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan here at the PM House.
The Secretary Election Commission informed the Prime Minister that a code of conduct has also been prepared by the Election Commission prohibiting display of weapons during election campaign.
The Prime Minister appreciated the decision.
As Egypt gears up for further protests, divisions over President Mohamad Morsi's recent decrees to solidify his power have had a polarising effect on the judiciary, one of the country's most sacred institutions.
Morsi's declaration has led to a judicial boycott by some judges, while others say what the president is doing is justified, and those refusing to hear cases are playing politics.