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maldives government thwarts opposition bid to oust speaker


colombo, sri lanka (ap) — a bid by the opposition to wrest control of the maldives’ parliament has failed after its lawmakers were either evicted or walked out from a vote on ousting the speaker following a dispute over problems with the electronic voting system. the government on tuesday defeated a motion to oust the […]






maldives government thwarts opposition bid to oust speaker


a bid by the opposition to wrest control of the maldives' parliament has failed after its lawmakers were either evicted or walked out from a vote on ousting the speaker following a dispute over problems with the electronic voting system.






maldives opposition party leader arrested for alleged plot


colombo, sri lanka (ap) — maldives police have arrested a leader of opposition political party on a charge of plotting to overthrow the government. a joint opposition statement said jumhooree party leader and lawmaker qasim ibrahim was arrested thursday evening on the charges of “attempting to influence no confidence motions against the speaker of parliament” […]






maldives opposition party leader arrested for alleged plot


maldives police have arrested a leader of opposition political party on a charge of plotting to overthrow the government.






maldives opposition party leader arrested for alleged plot


colombo, sri lanka (ap) — police in the maldives have arrested an opposition party leader on a charge of plotting to overthrow the government, a move the joint opposition condemned friday as intensifying the crackdown on political opponents. jumhooree party leader and lawmaker qasim ibrahim had signed an agreement with others last month to try […]






saudi king postpones visit to the maldives over swine flu


colombo, sri lanka (ap) — the maldives’ government said friday that saudi arabia’s king has postponed an official visit because of the spread of swine flu in the archipelago nation. king salman was scheduled to visit the maldives on saturday. the president’s office quoted foreign minister mohamed asim as saying that a new date will […]






maldives’ first democratic leader, ex-strongman sign pact


colombo, sri lanka (ap) — the first democratically elected president of the maldives says he has signed an agreement with his one-time archrival and former strongman to try to restore democracy in the archipelago state. former president mohamed nasheed said saturday that the immediate target of the agreement, which was also signed by two opposition […]






syria has been attacking civilians with poison gas for years


the syrian civil war began in march 2011 after anti-government protests against president bashar al-assad’s human rights abuses. but the rebels’ efforts to oust assad were unsuccessful, leading to a brutal war between government forces and opposition supporters. the war became even more ...






saudi king postpones visit to the maldives over swine flu


the maldives' government said friday that saudi arabia's king has postponed an official visit because of the spread of swine flu in the archipelago nation.






speaker defends gop health care bill in face of opposition


speaker paul ryan on wednesday defended the house republican health care plan as the only alternative to the obama-era law, even as opposition grew from conservatives and medical professionals.






jeanie buss thwarts attempt by brothers to take over the lakers


jeanie buss has thwarted an effort by her brothers, jim and johnny, to oust her as the lakers president and controlling owner as the behind the scenes battle for control of the franchise moved into the courtroom. attorneys for jeanie buss sought a temporary restraining order in los angeles county...






jeanie buss thwarts initial attempt by brothers to take over the lakers


jeanie buss thwarted an effort by her brothers, jim and johnny, that could oust her as the lakers president and controlling owner as the behind the scenes battle for control of the franchise moved into the courtroom. attorneys for jeanie buss sought a temporary restraining order in los angeles...






speaker ryan defends gop health care bill amid opposition from fellow republican


speaker paul ryan on wednesday defended the house republican health care plan as the only alternative to the obama-era law, even as opposition grew from conservatives and medical professionals. "this is the choice we face — are we going to stay with obamacare ... or are we going to do what we said...






jeanie buss thwarts initial efforts from brothers to take over the lakers


jeanie buss has thwarted an effort by her brothers, jim and johnny, to oust her as the lakers president and controlling owner as the behind the scenes battle for control of the franchise moved into the courtroom. attorneys for jeanie buss sought a temporary restraining order in los angeles county...






maldives' first democratic leader, ex-strongman sign pact


the first democratically elected president of the maldives says he has signed an agreement with his one-time archrival and former strongman to try to restore democracy in the archipelago state.






maldives' first democratic leader, ex-strongman sign pact


the first democratically elected president of the maldives said saturday that he has signed an agreement with his one-time archrival and former strongman to try to restore democracy in the archipelago state.






exiled former maldives leader wants to contest presidency


the maldives' former leader, who is living in exile in london, says he plans to contest next year's presidential election in his country despite an outstanding prison sentence.






exiled former maldives leader wants to contest presidency


the maldives' former leader, who is living in exile in london, said thursday he plans to contest next year's presidential election in his country despite an outstanding prison sentence.






polish opposition wants parliament vote against government


poland's main opposition party said friday it is seeking a parliamentary vote of no-confidence against the conservative government which, it said, is "demolishing" the country and wants to bring it out of the european union.






hungary: opposition blamed for decision to scrap olympic bid


the hungarian government and pro-government media are blaming the opposition for "shattering the olympic dream'" after authorities chose to withdraw budapest's bid to host the 2024 summer olympics.






speaker ryan downplays divisions over obamacare replacement


facing growing republican opposition, house speaker paul ryan is insisting that the white house and congress are working together on a plan to repeal and replace the health care law that will eventually attract unified support. the wisconsin republican told reporters on tuesday that there "aren't...






microsoft thwarts cyber-attacks with azure web application firewallmicrosoft thw


the azure web application firewall is now generally available, allowing customers to deflect cyber-attacks aimed at application hosted on microsoft's cloud.






exiled former maldives leader wants to contest presidency


colombo, sri lanka (ap) — the maldives’ former leader, who is living in exile in london, said thursday he plans to contest next year’s presidential election in his country despite an outstanding prison sentence. mohamed nasheed said he will seek his maldivian democratic party’s nomination later this year. nasheed was imprisoned in 2015 after receiving […]






exiled former maldives leader wants to contest presidency


colombo, sri lanka (ap) — the maldives’ former leader, who is living in exile in london, says he plans to contest next year’s presidential election in his country despite an outstanding prison sentence. mohamed nasheed said he will seek his maldivian democratic party’s nomination later this year. nasheed, who is currently visiting sri lanka, received […]






salman khan will fly down to maldives to celebrate nephew ahils first birthday


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trump says he backs house speaker even if healthcare bill fails


u.s. president donald trump said u.s. house speaker paul ryan should stay on as leader even if republicans’ healthcare plan to dismantle obamacare fails to pass the chamber later on friday. asked about the bill, which faces opposition from within the party, trump said to reporters at the white...






macedonia opposition leader finds support to form government


macedonia's left-wing opposition leader submitted signatures from three ethnic albanian parties on monday as proof he has secured enough support in parliament to form a government.






macedonia opposition leader finds support to form government


macedonia's left-wing opposition leader has submitted signatures from three ethnic albanian parties as proof he has secured enough support in parliament to form a government.






kosovo opposition urged to pass border deal with montenegro


the kosovo government has urged the opposition to approve a border demarcation agreement with montenegro, following an experts' report showing the country loses no territory, contrary to opposition claims.






kosovo opposition urged to pass border deal with montenegro


the kosovo government on wednesday urged the opposition to approve a border demarcation agreement with montenegro, following an experts' report showing the country loses no territory, contrary to opposition claims.






russian opposition leader navalny appears in court after day of rallies


russian opposition leader alexei navalny appeared in court on monday, a day after being detained at a major opposition rally against government corruption that he led the previous day.






russian opposition leader navalny appears in court


russian opposition leader alexei navalny appeared in court on monday, a day after being detained at a major opposition rally against government corruption that he led the previous day.






iraq: speaker voices concern over mosul airstrike


iraq's parliament speaker has expressed concern over reports of airstrikes that have allegedly killed more than 100 civilians in western mosul where u.s.-backed government troops are fighting the islamic state group.






opposition calls on polish gov't to drop judiciary change


poland's opposition is calling on the government to abandon its plan to reform a top judicial body, contending that it would violate the constitution and bring judges under political influence.






poland's opposition blasts govm't ahead of assessment vote


poland's main opposition leader has accused the government of cutting the nation's ties with the western world and leading it toward "dictatorship" and "bolshevism."