Archive for May 14th, 2008

The Ukrainian president,Viktor Yushchenko, has criticised his parliamentary coalition allies, after they blocked him from taking the podium for his annual address to the legislature.

Loyal to the prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, parliament members encircled the podium on Tuesday, and one of them occupied the speaker’s chair.

This incident reflects growing tensions between the president and his prime minister (photo). (more…)

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To disarm gunmen and restore order accross the country, the Lebanese army has said it is prepared to use force.

This declaration follows a week of clashes, between supporters of the Western-backed government and the Hezbollah-led opposition (photo, from Boston.com). (more…)

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Nine ministers, from PML-N, have handed in their resignations from Pakistan’s new government coalition, which plungs the country into political uncertainty.

Nawaz Sharif (photo, from muslimmedianetwork.com), ex-prime minister, decided to pull his PML-N out of the government after it had failed to reinstate judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf, as promised. (more…)

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