Politics & Corruption

Medvedev wants to stay on as Russian president, says leading MP

President Dmitry Medvedev is pushing to extend his tenure in the Kremlin against the wishes of Russia's powerful prime minister, Vladimir Putin, a senior politician from the country's ruling party has told the Guardian.

Muslim Brotherhood Urges Protests In Syria

The banned Muslim Brotherhood has called on Syrians to take to the streets to protest against the regime ahead of Friday prayers.

Iran's president and supreme leader in rift over minister's reinstatement

A rift is emerging between Iran's president and its supreme leader, prompting several members of the parliament to call for the impeachment of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has not been seen in public for days.

Hundreds quit Syrian ruling party in protest over crackdown

Another 203 members of Syria's ruling Baath party announced their resignation Wednesday in protest at the deadly crackdown on protesters, raising the number to 233, according to lists seen by AFP.

France and Italy in call to close EU borders in wake of Arab protests

France and Italy have thrown down the gauntlet over Europe's system of passport-free travel, saying a crisis of immigration sparked by the Arab spring was calling into question the borderless regime enjoyed by more than 400 million people in 25 co...

Poll: Most Egyptians want Quran as source of laws

A majority of Egyptians believe laws in their country should observe the teachings of Islam's holy book, the Quran, according to the results of an opinion poll by a U.S.-based research center.

Syrian activists vow largest protests to date

BASSEM MROUE Yahoo! News 22.04.2011
Syrian activists vow largest protests to date

Ahead of what could turn out to be a decisive day for Syria, protesters took credit Thursday for forcing President Bashar Assad to lift the country's 50-year state of emergency and brushed off his attempts to placate the monthlong uprising against...

Egypt orders "pharaoh" Mubarak's name stripped off

Miral Fahmy Yahoo! News Canada 22.04.2011
Egypt orders "pharaoh" Mubarak's name stripped off

Egypt Thursday took another step toward erasing the legacy of deposed president Hosni Mubarak by ordering his name, and that of his family, removed from public institutions across the nation.

Christian governor must go, south Egypt protesters say

Yasmine Saleh Reuters Africa 22.04.2011
Christian governor must go, south Egypt protesters say

Protesters in a southern Egyptian city insisted on Thursday their new Christian governor resign, stepping up a week-long challenge to his appointment by the country's military rulers.

Cuba Lays Foundation for New Leader

The New York Times 20.04.2011
José Ramón Machado, left, was applauded by Fidel Castro after being given the second-highest position in the Communist Party.

Cuba on Tuesday made the most significant change to its leadership since the 1959 revolution, naming someone other than the Castro brothers for the first time to fill the second-highest position in the Communist Party and possibly setting the stag...

Riots break out in north as Jonathan wins by landslide

Deadly rioting erupted across Nigeria's largely Muslim north on Monday as youths torched churches and homes in anger at President Goodluck Jonathan's election victory.

Donald Trump's Solution on Gas Prices: Get Tough With Saudi Arabia; Seize Oil Fields in Libya and Iraq?

I had a feisty 35 minute sit-down with Donald Trump today in which he dug in on the "birther" controversy, answered Club for Growth’s charge that he is a “liberal,” talked about a possible independent run and answered your questions.

Arab Spring may turn into Iranian winter: Israel PM

The pro-democracy uprisings sweeping through the Arab world are in danger of being manipulated by Iran's Islamic Republic, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu warned in an interview with AFP.

Nationalist True Finns make gains in Finland vote

A nationalist party has taken nearly a fifth of votes in Finland's general election, the electoral commission says.

Historic visit by President of Russia to Hong Kong

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has completed the first part of his visit to China and has arrived in Hong Kong from the town of Boao. This Special Administrative Region of China is being visited by the president of Russia for the first time in ...

Raw Video: Czech President Steals Pen

Global-Report.org 15.04.2011

Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus found a world class souvenir during an official signing ceremony last week in Chile – a pen that was stolen from Chile’s billionaire president, encrusted with semiprecious Chilean lapis lazuili stones.

Hillary Clinton urges Arab leaders to move faster on reform

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed for Arab leaders to embrace a "spirit of reform" that has swept the region and move swiftly to respond to the growing demands of their citizens.

U.S. plans new push on Arab-Israeli peace: Clinton

Arshad Mohammed Reuters 14.04.2011
U.S. plans new push on Arab-Israeli peace: Clinton

The United States plans a new push to promote comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday, suggesting a stronger U.S. hand in trying to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Mubarak has heart attack during questioning

FORMER Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak suffered a heart attack during questioning by prosecutors investigating graft and abuse allegations which prompted his admission to the hospital overnight, state television said.

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo held after French troops move in

Ange Aboa and Loucoumane Coulibaly Reuters Africa 12.04.2011
Ivory Coast's Gbagbo held after French troops move in

Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo was arrested on Monday after French armoured vehicles closed in on the compound where the self-proclaimed president had been holed up in a bunker.

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