California to Propose Amendment to Protect Abortion Rights

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California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that the state will propose an amendment to “enshrine the right to choose” in the state’s constitution, following a leaked draft on a possible U.S. Supreme Court moves to remove abortion rights in …

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Ousted Pakistani PM Imran Khan Calls on People Not to Accept Imposed Government

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan attended an anti-government rally in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday night, calling on his supporters not to accept an “imposed government.” Speaking to the thousands of supporters, Khan accused the country’s new …

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Shehbaz Sharif Elected as Pakistan’s New Prime Minster

Fourth EstateShehbaz Sharif Elected as Pakistan’s New Prime Minster

Pakistan’s parliament on Monday elected Shehbaz Sharif as the country’s new Prime Minister after his predecessor, Imran Khan, lost a no-confidence vote on Sunday. Sharif, who is the president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and former chief minister of Pakistan’s …

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Pakistani Protesters Take to Streets In Support of Ousted Imran Khan

Fourth EstateMen prostest the ouster of Imran Khan on roads of Islamabad, Pakistan on April 10

Tens of thousands of people marched in several cities around Pakistan, pledging support for the ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan, demanding his return back to power. Protests were staged in the Pakistani capital Islamabad and many other cities, including Karachi, …

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Kuwait Government Submits Resignation to Emir

Fourth EstateKuwait National Assembly Building in an undated file photo

The Kuwaiti Prime Minister has officially submitted the resignation of the government to the Emir, local media reported, a move following months of confrontations with Parliament. Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah met with Kuwait’s Crown Prince Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber …

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Kenya’s Supreme Court Blocks President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Push for Constitution Change

Kenya’s Supreme Court on March 31 blocked an initiative by President Uhuru Kenyatta to make fundamental changes to the constitution. The judges in Nairobi ruled that the reforms called Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) were unconstitutional on the grounds that Kenyan …

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Iraqi Parliament Fails to Elect President for Third Time

Fourth EstateIraqi Parliament Chamber (file photo)

Iraq’s lawmakers failed again for third time to elect a new president for the country due to a lack of quorum, further deepening a political crisis spurred by internal strife following general elections five months ago. Iraqi politicians have so …

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