Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to resign before his mandate ends on April 28 is a step in the right direction. A peaceful and democratic transition that addresses the genuine concerns of the Algerian people will be the best way forward.
For roughly 25 years, the movement against abortion has been predominantly incrementalist. Its focus has been on restricting abortion in relatively modest ways rather than on amending the Constitution to prohibit it altogether.
The signing of a hard-won constitutional declaration on Sunday by Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders is a hugely significant and positive development that will pave the way for a peaceful transition to civilian rule after several months of demonstrations and violence.
This should have been a boring summer in Moscow as far as politics were concerned. Moscow city council, with elections scheduled for 8 September, is not an especially important or influential body.
Dozens of unidentified men charged onto a road where protesters had been walking and attacked them with long wooden poles on Monday night.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday the country was considering an approach to the United Nations Security Council after India stripped its portion of contested Kashmir of special status.
Thousands of Russian opposition protesters were expected to try and rally again in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections despite a sweeping police crackdown and ban on the event.
Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a mass rally later on Saturday as they face down increasingly stern warnings from China over weeks-long unrest that has plunged the city into crisis.
Russian investigators on Tuesday launched a probe into “mass unrest”, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison, after thousands took to the streets at the weekend to demand fair elections.