Tag Archive | Democracy

Rohingya crisis may be driving Aung San Suu Kyi closer to generals

Rohingya crisis may be driving Aung San Suu Kyi closer to generals

Criticism of the Nobel laureate in the west is angering – and mobilising – her supporters at home. On the top floor of the Myanmar Traditional Artists and Artisans Association in Yangon, the organisation’s vice-president stands behind his latest creation. It is a towering portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi, robed in pink and white, a concerned expression […]

Oposição avisa May de que irá bloquear ‘brexit’ sem acordo

Oposição avisa May de que irá bloquear ‘brexit’ sem acordo

A primeira-ministra britânica levantou a possibilidade de o país ter de sair sem acordo. O parlamento britânico irá bloquear qualquer saída da União Europeia sem acordo com Bruxelas, avisou hoje um responsável do Partido Trabalhista britânico. Com as negociações entre o governo de Theresa May e a União Europeia sobre o “divórcio” num impasse, a […]

Syria war: ‘Final assault’ launched to recapture Raqqa

Syria war: ‘Final assault’ launched to recapture Raqqa

US-backed forces have launched their final assault on the remaining Islamic State (IS) militants in Raqqa. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says it began the offensive on Sunday, after a convoy of IS fighters and their families left the city, along with hundreds of civilians. No foreign fighters were allowed to join them, and now […]

Pakistan senators reject raising marriage age as ‘un-Islamic’

Pakistan senators reject raising marriage age as ‘un-Islamic’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani senators have rejected a bid to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 16 to 18, a senator told AFP, declaring it “un-Islamic” in a decision condemned by human rights activists. The senate body tasked with examining the amendment decided against it unanimously earlier this week, government senator Muhammad Javed Abbasi told AFP […]

Venezolanos participan con calma en elecciones regionales este domingo

Venezolanos participan con calma en elecciones regionales este domingo

Casi 20 millones de venezolanos están convocados a votar por vez número 22 en un nuevo duelo electoral entre el Gobierno y la oposición venezolana. Más del 95 por ciento de los centros de votación ya están abiertas en toda Venezuela para los comicios regionales que se celebran este domingo, informó la presidenta del Consejo Nacional […]

Maduro wants to rewrite Venezuela’s constitution. That’s rocket fuel on the fire.

Maduro wants to rewrite Venezuela’s constitution. That’s rocket fuel on the fire.

When your house is burning and smack in the path of a Category 5 hurricane, it’s probably not the best time to tear down the frame and jackhammer the foundation.

Rodrigo Duterte: A new era in the Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte: A new era in the Philippines

“The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born,” Italian thinker Antonio Gramsci once said. Three decades after the downfall of the Marcos dictatorship, which left deep and lasting wounds on an impoverished nation, the Filipino people are once again clamouring for “change”. Amid a zeitgeist of “grievance politics“, a significant […]