UN Says Political Impasse Threatens Security, Human Rights In Libya

UN Political Affairs Chief, Rosemary DiCarlo said that despite UN efforts political, economic and security deadlock continues in Libya and human rights have also deteriorated there significantly. “We are concerned that the protracted political impasse is having an increasingly negative …

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Sinn Fein Wins Election, Call for United Ireland

Fourth EstateSinn Féin Office - Karim Cherif

Sinn Fein, the Irish nationalist party that wants to liberate Northern Ireland from British authority to create a united Ireland, won the most seats in the Belfast legislature. “Sinn Féin is ready to work with others to deliver real change …

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Macron Rebrands Party as ‘Renaissance’ Ahead of Parliamentary Elections

French President Emmanuel Macron rebrands his ruling centrist party La République en Marche as “Renaissance” as he attempts to a ruling majority in the June parliamentary elections. Stanislas Guérini, the party’s secretary-general, announced in a press conference in Paris on …

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Sri Lanka Opposition Bands Together to Ask President to Step Down Amid Mass Protests

Fourth EstateSri Lankan Parliament - Nigel Swales

The divided opposition in Sri Lanka came together on Sunday to demand that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa quit over the country’s worst-ever economic crisis. Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), the biggest opposition party, staged a large rally in Colombo’s Independence Square in …

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Investigation Starts for Tory MP Who Allegedly Watched Pornography on Phone in Commons

Fourth EstateHouses of Parliament, London, UK - Jeff Xia

The UK government has started an investigation amid reports that a male Conservative MP watched pornography in the House of Commons. Female Tory MPs met Chris Heaton-Harris on Monday night to complain about sexism in parliament, with one alleging that …

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Turkey Cuts Power to Opposition Leader’s Home After Refusing to Pay Bills

Fourth EstateTurkish opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu

The Leader of Turkey’s main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said Thursday that electricity in his home was cut off after he refused to pay the bill in protest of price increase. “I just received the news from my wife that …

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Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi Admits Political Crisis in Iraq

Fourth EstateMustafa al-Kadhimi. Prime Minister of Iraq - The Media Office of the Prime Minister of Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on Tuesday admitted that Iraq is going through a political crisis and the failure to form a new government is hampering normal life in the country. In his speech, marking the 41st anniversary of the …

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Republican Party Pulls Out of Commission on Presidential Debates

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The Republican National Committee announced it has withdrawn from the Commission on Presidential Debates and accused them of being biased and anti-reformist. “Debates are an important part of the democratic process, and the RNC is committed to free and fair …

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French Voters Barred from Voting in Shanghai

French nationals in Shanghai were reportedly unable to participate in overseas voting due to the ongoing lockdown in the city. Due to the strict COVID-19 measures, Chinese authorities have not allowed the opening of the polling stations inside Shanghai’s French …

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Pakistan’s Khan Nominates Ex-Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed as Caretaker Prime Minster

Fourth EstateFormer chief justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed (file photo)

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday nominated former chief justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed for the post of caretaker of Prime Minister Fawad Chaudhry, a member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) said that the decision was made after consultations and …

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