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Palestine: Gaza casualty toll on the rise, Israeli strikes continue on day 20

Palestine: Eight Palestinians killed, dozens wounded Sunday

Eid moon sighting possiblities, Muslims in South Africa have declared Eid

Pakistan: More rain with thunder, lightening forecast in next 24 hours in Rawalpindi

Libya: US embassy evacuated after heavy violence

Palestine: List of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces between July 8 to July 27

Palestine: Two Palestinians beaten by Jewish mob in Jerusalem

Palestine: Reports show murder of 3 Israeli teenage settlers was not carried out by Hamas

Palestine: Remains of 85 Palestinians located under rubble of bombarded homes

Palestine: Ten Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in West Bank

Palestine: At least 15 kidnapped by Israeli forces from West Bank

Palestine: Palestinians pull over 140 bodies from under Gaza rubble, total killed 1000

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Israel on a path towards “suicide” in Gaza

Palestine: Two Palestinians killed as tens of thousands protest Israeli assault across West Bank

Palestine: Amid Gaza ceasefire calm, at least 40 dead bodies are found

Palestine: Entire 20 members of one family in Gaza killed prior to ceasefire, as death toll tops 940

Palestine: Seventeen killed in early morning hours of Friday

Palestine: Israeli forces invade Azzun in W Bank, use Palestinian civilians as human shields

Palestine: 931 Palestinians from Jerusalem & inside Israel taken captive in 3 Weeks

Saudi Arabia behind effort to disarm the Palestinian Resistance

Jammu & Kashmir: Police arrests more than 500 before elections in Indian-controlled Kashmir
29th Apr 2014

Jammu & Kashmir: Police arrests more than 500 before elections in Indian-controlled Kashmir

  SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, (Xinhua): More than 500 youth were arrested across Muslim majority areas of Indian-controlled Kashmir ahead of the fourth phase of Indian general elections, local police said. The massive crackdown on youth has been taken as part … Continued

Afghanistan heads for presidential runoff
27th Apr 2014

Afghanistan heads for presidential runoff

  KABUL, (Xinhua): Afghan presidential elections would go into the second round after the preliminary result showed Saturday that none of the candidates obtained an outright victory. “Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was ahead with 44.9 percent of the votes, followed by … Continued

Iraq: Deadly car bombs kills 31at political rally in Baghdad
26th Apr 2014

Iraq: Deadly car bombs kills 31at political rally in Baghdad

   [This image made from video shows a car bomb at the moment of impact] Two car bombs at an election rally in Baghdad for a political party killed at least 31 people Friday, officials said, just days before nationwide parliamentary … Continued

India: Stopping Modi key to voting in Bihar’s Muslim hub
20th Apr 2014

India: Stopping Modi key to voting in Bihar’s Muslim hub

  By Aditya Nath Jha/Anirban Guha Roy   Araria/Kishanganj, (Hinudstan Times):  Defeating Narendra Modi, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, is the main concern of the Muslim population in Seemanchal region of eastern Bihar. An air-balloon in the shape of lotus … Continued

India: Lok Sabha elections: 25% votes cast in Assam till 10am
7th Apr 2014

India: Lok Sabha elections: 25% votes cast in Assam till 10am

    [Poll officials collect Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) at a distribution center in Jorhat. (PTI Photo)]   New Delhi, (Hindustan Times & Agencies):  The battle for supremacy between BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and Congress’ GenNext leader Rahul … Continued

EU: German Chancellor Merkel speaks tough on Russia sanctions
6th Apr 2014

EU: German Chancellor Merkel speaks tough on Russia sanctions

    Angela Merkel says the EU is ready to hit Russia with harsher sanctions should it further violate Ukrainian sovereignty. Her words come as her party begins its campaign for the European parliamentary elections.  Merkel used her speech to … Continued

5th Mar 2014

India votes in longest Lok Sabha polls on April 7

  New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): The Election Commission on Wednesday announced the schedule for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections saying they will be held in nine phases from April 7, 2014 to May 12, 2014. Chief election commissioner VS Sampath … Continued

4th Mar 2014

India: A 20-fold chance to win the Muslim vote in Uttar Pradesh

By Sunita Aron Lucknow, (Hindustan Times):  The “T-20 match” in Uttar Pradesh may just be as entertaining as cricket. At stake are 20 seats – to be decided by 20% of the electorate, the minorities – and in the fray … Continued

6th Jan 2014

Bangladesh ruling party glides to easy victory in unopposed election amid deaths

Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League have won an easy victory in national elections after opposition groups boycotted the polls. Violence gripped the country on election day, leaving at least 18 dead. Results from Sunday’s polls gave a … Continued

5th Jan 2014

Bangladesh goes to the polls amid protests, violence

Polls have opened across Bangladesh as sometimes deadly violence continues to plague the country. The major opposition parties are boycotting the elections and have called on voters to stay home. At least four people, including an election official, have died … Continued

28th Dec 2013

India: Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi chief minister; keeps crucial home, power, finance ministries

New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal sought the help of commoners to root out corruption after he was sworn in as the seventh chief minister of Delhi at a packed Ramlila Maidan on Saturday. After … Continued

16th Dec 2013

Mali: Low turnout in second-round election

  Mali’s second round parliamentary election has ended with low voter turnout possibly due to attacks earlier in the week. Jihadists claimed responsibility for the killings in Kidal of two UN peacekeepers from Senegal.   Polling began slowly in Mali’s … Continued

16th Dec 2013

Chile: Bachelet returns to presidency with overwhelming win in run-off

Former President Michelle Bachelet has won the run-off election in Chile to make her return to power. She plans to launch ambitious reforms aimed at redressing steep income inequality. With 90 percent of the votes counted after Sunday’s poll, Bachelet … Continued

9th Dec 2013

Thailand: PM Yingluck Shinawatra pledges dissolution of parliament, elections

Thailand’s prime minister has appeared on television, saying she would dissolve parliament and hold elections “as soon as possible.” Yingluck Shinawatra was responding to prolonged protests from opposition supporters. Yingluck Shinawatra issued a televised address on Monday, as thousands of … Continued

8th Dec 2013

India’s extreme nationalist BJP party makes gains in state elections

India’s ruling Congress party has found itself sidelined in key regional elections seen as a test ahead of next year’s general election. The Hindu nationalist opposition has made big gains. Preliminary results showed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had … Continued

29th Nov 2013

Mali parliamentary elections inconclusive, headed for second round

  No party has won an absolute majority in Mali’s parliamentary elections, triggering a second round of voting. The polls were to mark Mali’s transition to democracy, but the low turnout has left many disappointed.  Provisional results released Wednesday show … Continued

27th Nov 2013

Germany: Christian and Social Democrats agree on grand coalition government

Leaders from Germany’s two largest parties have reached a provisional deal on forming a coalition government after all-night talks in Berlin. This concludes weeks of negotiations following September elections. The last negotiating session lasted some 17 hours in Berlin, concluding … Continued

25th Nov 2013

Mali polls marred by low turnout and unrest

Parliamentary polls in Mali have taken place, marred by apathy and unrest. The vote is seen as key in restoring political stability, following a military coup and an insurgency in the north of the country.   Heavy security surrounded the vote … Continued

7th Nov 2013

Tajikistan: Rakhmon wins fourth presidential term

  Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rakhmon has secured a fourth term. The results of Wednesday’s election were never really in doubt, especially after officials disqualified the only real opposition candidate.  Rakhmon (right in photo) won over 83 percent in Wednesday’s election … Continued

27th Oct 2013

Czech voters opt for leftist Social Democrats and novice populist

Czech voters angered by years of political graft and budget cuts have handed the opposition Social Democrats a weak mandate to form a government. A media magnate who heads a new centrist party has emerged as kingmaker. Preliminary counts put … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013


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