Thursday 31 July 2014

Crisis over Mursi's powers reveals political split

Youths clashed with police in Cairo on Saturday as protests at new powers assumed by President Mohamed Mursi stretched into a second day, confronting Egypt with a crisis that has exposed the split between newly empowered Islamists and their oppo


Ahmadinejad press adviser arrested

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's media adviser was arrested on Monday in his office by the judiciary, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported, without giving a reason for his arrest. "A few minutes ago Ali Akbar Javanfekr was ar


Iran judiciary chief sacks hardline prosecutor

Iran's new judiciary chief has replaced a hardline prosecutor who played a key role in the mass trials of leading reformers arrested over unrest that erupted after a disputed presidential election in June. The move by judiciary chief Ayato


Iran president acts to ensure reporter's rights

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on Iran's judiciary to ensure that an Iranian-American journalist jailed for espionage enjoys her legal right to defend herself, the official IRNA news agency said on Sunday. The letter from Ahmadinejad


Abu Dhabi plans major judicial reforms

The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department has released its first five-year strategic plan aimed at developing a modern and efficient judicial system. The ’Strategic Plan 2008 – 2013,’ reflects the vision of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed


Bahrain seeks judiciary watchdog

An independent body should be set up to monitor Bahrain's judicial system, human rights activists have said. Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS) adviser Abdulnabi Al Ekri said the watchdog should have the power to select and dismiss judge

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