Bahrain`s top Shiite opposition parties say they will boycott parliamentary and municipal elections slated for October.
Celebrities including Virgin group founder Richard Branson have vowed to boycott a hotel chain linked to Brunei`s sultan after he introduced a controversial Islamic penal code in his country.
Algerian opposition parties are to boycott the inauguration Monday of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika after his re-election in a campaign he was too sick to participate in, an opposition leader said.
Finland`s sports and culture minister will boycott the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month due to concerns over Russia`s human rights violations.
Drunkards and dowry seekers in eastern states will find it difficult to get their marriage solemnised with a group of Muslim clerics deciding to boycott such people.
Rapper Kanye West has urged his fans not to purchase anything from the French fashion house Louis Vuitton as the head of the company Yves Carcelle reportedly refused to meet him.
Mauritania holds nationwide elections on Saturday overshadowed by a boycott of the "radical" opposition -- apart from an Islamist party that calls its participation a struggle against "dictatorship".
Congress MLAs today boycotted the session of Goa State Legislative Assembly, drawing criticism from Speaker Rajendra Arlekar who termed the move as "politicising of the legislative functioning".
The US on Wednesday criticised attempts by some political parties in Nepal to boycott and obstruct the November 19 elections.
Doctors across hospitals in the city, who had boycotted their work since last week in protest against the arrest of their colleagues, on Saturday rejoined duties.
Opposition Congress has decided to boycott the Monsoon Session of Chhattisgarh Assembly starting from July 15.
Kuwait`s top court on Sunday scrapped last December`s parliamentary election, which was boycotted by the opposition, but approved the controversial electoral law that sparked the boycott.
Leaders of a growing Palestinian movement to boycott Israel oppose any peace talks, even if they include a freeze of Jewish settlements on Palestinian land.
B`desh`s party BNP has returned to the Parliament after an 83-day abstention, ending the boycott demanding restoration of govt. system for overseeing elections.
Some 200,000 members of Pakistan`s minority Ahmadi community will boycott next month`s election in protest at their treatment by the authorities, a spokesman said Monday.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa also made a similar demand later.
Egypt`s main opposition umbrella group - the National Salvation Front - announced that it would boycott the upcoming parliamentary polls.
The decision by Pakistani religious scholars not to attend a conference of Afghan and Pakistani Ulema here in March has all but scuttled the meeting, reports Xinhua.
Maldives` main Opposition party will boycott a presidential election scheduled in September unless it is held under a transitional government, a party spokesman said on Tuesday.
Amid unfurling of the tricolour and colourful parades, the Republic Day was on Saturday celebrated across the country peacefully with a boycott call by Naxal and northeastern militant outfits failing to evoke response.
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