Graft, economy crank up pressure on Brazil ruling party

Twelve years after surging to power in Brazil, the Workers` Party (PT) is at a crossroads, struggling to deal with a tanking economy and a ballooning graft scandal that has implicated members and close allies.

Obama seeks to block immigration ruling

President Barack Obama`s administration will seek to block a court ruling that has frozen landmark immigration reform and called into question his strategy of bypassing Congressional stalemate.

Obama vows to fight immigration ruling

US President Barack Obama`s tactic of using executive orders to bypass a hostile Congress and drive through controversial immigration reform has run into legal trouble.

Ruling on detained Americans by late August: Iran

Iran`s official news agency says the country`s judiciary expects to make a final decision in the case of three Americans charged with espionage by late August.

Oil and sand mafia are ruling Maharashtra: Munde

Oil and sand Mafia have spread their
tentacles all over Maharashtra and government officers are not
secure, senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde said here on Thursday.

SC ruling on Dara `lenient`: Congress

Congress on Friday described as
"lenient" the Supreme Court`s decision rejecting CBI`s plea
for death penalty to Dara Singh, convicted for burning alive
Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two minor sons.

Allahabad HC wrong ruling irks SC no end

Rebuking Allahabad High Court
for its "casual approach" in acquitting a rapist, the Supreme
Court has said such a serious crime has been handled without
application of mind.

Malaysia ruling coalition wins electoral tests

Malaysia`s ruling coalition celebrated impressive victories in two special elections on Thursday, signalling an apparent fall in support for the opposition that might embolden PM Najib Razak to call early national polls.

SC`s ruling on conviction for "common intention"

The Supreme Court has held that
a person can be convicted for murder even if he/she is merely
standing with the other accused to prevent any assistance to
the victim.

Egypt top court overturns Coptic remarriage ruling

Egypt`s highest judiciary body on Wednesday
overturned a ruling ordering the Coptic church to allow its
faithful to remarry, the official MENA news agency said, in a
move welcomed by the church.

Supreme Court`s ruling on eviction of tenants

A tenant cannot be evicted if
the original owners, for whose bonafide personal needs the
rented premises is sought, subsequently die during pendency of
the dispute, the Supreme Court has held.

Myanmar court to rule tomorrow on Suu Kyi appeal

Myanmar`s Supreme Court will rule
Friday on detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi`s
appeal against an 18-month extension to her house arrest, a
court notice said.

SC`s ruling on cruelty in matrimonial rows

The Supreme Court has held
that in matrimonial disputes "cruelty" can be in various forms
including subtle gestures and words.