Tag Archive | Law

Zimbabwe’s army holds talks with Mugabe on plan that may leave him in office

Zimbabwe’s army holds talks with Mugabe on plan that may leave him in office

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s defense forces appeared to open the door Monday to the possibility that 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe could stay in power, after both sides offered “several guarantees” nearly a week after the military detained him, according to a top army commander. Although Mugabe’s fate remained murky, the prospect that he might have survived […]

With U.S. scholar’s conviction, power struggle escalates between Iran’s president and hard-liners

With U.S. scholar’s conviction, power struggle escalates between Iran’s president and hard-liners

[…]“Using the institutions of the state that they control — primarily the judiciary — they are sending a message to Rouhani and his supporters that they are in control of the political system,” Hashemi said. “And that they will oppose his attempts to engage with the Western world and promote more freedoms at home.” […]

Poland gets official warning from EU

Poland gets official warning from EU

The EU executive has given Poland an official warning that changes to its constitutional court endanger the rule of law, in an unprecedented decision that could lead to sanctions against the country. Frans Timmermans, the vice-president of the European commission, said he had written to the Polish government warning that recent alterations to the workings […]

Lebanese citizenship law strips women of identity

Lebanese citizenship law strips women of identity

When her teenage daughter – a talented soccer player – was selected for a national Lebanese team, Nadine Moussa could not have been more proud. But the celebrations were short-lived. Under a 91-year-old law, women like Moussa, who are married to foreigners, cannot pass their Lebanese nationality on to their husbands or children – nor […]

Migrants stranded as Panama closes its border

Migrants stranded as Panama closes its border

Had Andy tried to cross into Panama a few days earlier, he might be in the United States by now. Instead, Andy, a 46-year-old Cuban computer technician, is holed up in a warehouse with more than 100 other migrants in the small Colombian town of Turbo, unsure how to continue his journey to the United […]

175 countries sign Paris climate accord

175 countries sign Paris climate accord

As 175 world leaders signed the Paris Agreement at United Nations Headquarters today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the next critical step is to ensure that the landmark accord for global action on climate change enters into force as soon as possible. “Today is an historic day,” Mr. Ban told reporters at a press conference following […]

Syria reject Israel’s vow to control Golan “forever”

Syria reject Israel’s vow to control Golan “forever”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has for the first time held his weekly cabinet meeting in the occupied Golan Heights, amid criticism from local Syrian activists.  Speaking in the Jewish-only settlement of Maaleh Gamla on Sunday, Netanyahu declared that the 70 percent of the Golan, which Israeli forces occupied during the 1967 Middle East war, […]