Syrian Kurds give women equal rights, snubbing jihadists

The local government in a majority Kurdish area of Syria has passed a decree granting women equal rights in what a monitoring group called "an affront" to discriminatory jihadist moves.

Nov 10, 2014, 02:16 AM IST

Business group fights Uruguay`s marijuana rules

A business group in Uruguay, the first country to legalize the production and sale of marijuana, is challenging a decree barring employers from punishing employees who come to work high.

May 30, 2014, 01:18 AM IST

Taliban-style curbs for women in Afghanistan again?

An eight article decree, issued late in June, bars women from leaving home without a male relative, while shutting cosmetic shops on the pretext they were being used for prostitution - an accusation residents and police reject.

Jul 21, 2013, 10:12 AM IST

Haiti signs decree to create body for elections

Haiti`s government has taken an initial step to solve a problem that has frustrated Haitians and foreign donors alike: the failure to hold local and legislative elections on schedule.

Apr 13, 2013, 22:21 PM IST

Karzai to ban Afghan troops from seeking foreign airstrike help

Afghan security forces will be banned from calling for NATO air strikes in residential areas to help in their operations, President Hamid Karzai has said.

Feb 17, 2013, 15:24 PM IST

Another clash between pro and anti-Mursi group expected in Egypt

After Egypt’s opposition rejected an offer of compromise by President Mohammed and called for mass protests, now the Muslim Brotherhood had again urged Islamists to come out in support of Mursi.

Dec 10, 2012, 14:32 PM IST

Egypt’s opposition calls Mursi’s compromise ‘empty show`

Egypt’s opposition has rejected an offer of compromise by President Mursi to end the country’s crisis over a new constitution ‘as an empty show’.

Dec 10, 2012, 11:27 AM IST

Mursi orders military control in wake of anti-referendum protests

In a dramatic U-turn, Egypt`s Islamist President Muhammed Mursi on Sunday annulled a controversial decree that had granted him Pharaoh-like powers.

Dec 10, 2012, 09:04 AM IST

Egyptians gather for `Ultimatum Friday` as Mursi stays defiant

Egypt`s main opposition coalition, the National Salvation Front, said it would not take part in the dialogue proposed by Mursi last night, a senior member of the group said.

Dec 07, 2012, 09:08 AM IST

Islamists clash with anti-Mursi group in Egypt

Clashes broke out between Muslim Brotherhood members and opposition supporters in front of the high-security Egyptian presidential palace.

Dec 05, 2012, 21:10 PM IST

Power games, clashes, chaos and drama in Egypt

With Mohammad Mursi cornered by a massive group of protesters camping just outside his palace, the Muslim brotherhood called for a pro Mursi rally.

Dec 05, 2012, 21:00 PM IST

Confrontation intensifies in Egypt

Egyptian media Monday joined hands with the mostly secular Opposition against Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

Dec 03, 2012, 18:39 PM IST

Muslim Brotherhood to rally in support of Mursi

Party spokesperson Mahmud Ghozlan said the Brotherhood will be joined by supporters in massive protests in support of the recent constitutional declaration by President Mursi.

Nov 29, 2012, 11:44 AM IST

Mursi decree: Hillary Clinton calls Egyptian counterpart

State Department spokesperson, Victoria Nuland said the US is unfolding the political situation in Egypt very closely.

Nov 27, 2012, 10:48 AM IST

Maldives Parl accepts proposal against Nasheed

The decree was proposed by MP Abdulla Jabir of the Jumhooree Party and accepted by a vote of 39 MPs.

Jun 27, 2012, 22:06 PM IST

Venezuela grants Chavez power to rule by decree

Venezuelan President can govern the country by decree for the next 18 months.

Dec 18, 2010, 09:55 AM IST

Chavez seeks power to rule by decree for 1 year

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez asked congress Tuesday to grant him special powers to enact laws by decree for one year, just before a new legislature takes office with a larger contingent of opposition lawmakers.

Dec 15, 2010, 10:42 AM IST

HC hearing on final decree on Ayodhya verdict on Dec 10

The preliminary decree on the
Allahabad High court verdict on Ram Janm Bhoomi-Babri Masjid title suits has been prepared and the parties have been asked to file their objections or suggestions within six working days from today.

Nov 29, 2010, 15:37 PM IST

HC refuses decree of divorce to a Muslim woman who married a Hindu

The Delhi High Court on Friday
declined to grant decree of divorce to a Muslim woman, married
to a Hindu, after she failed to prove her conversion from
Muslim to Hinduism under the Hindu Marriage Act.

Aug 13, 2010, 21:19 PM IST

Now a fatwa against women judges

Islamic seminary Darul Uloom
Deoband has issued an edict saying that Muslim women should
not become judges as it is forbidden in the religion.

Aug 06, 2010, 23:38 PM IST