Showing Archived Posts

  • Page 2 of 2
  • <
  • 1
  • 2

Somali Lawmakers Trade Punches, Kicks in Speaker Dispute

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A fistfight erupted in the Somali parliament Wednesday, a day after a group of lawmakers voted to oust Speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan. The fighting began after the anti-Adan lawmakers tried to elect a replacement for the speaker, who is in Italy. The speaker’s supporters shouted objections and soon, the sides were trading punches and […]

Tags: , , Posted in Africa

Opposition Protests Force Indian Parliament to Adjourn

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

India’s parliament has adjourned minutes after opening its winter session. Opposition lawmakers disrupted the proceedings Tuesday with renewed protests against corruption and rising prices. The 21-day session is expected to focus on an anti-corruption bill that would create an ombudsman to investigate top politicians and senior officials. Last year’s winter session was paralyzed by protests. […]

Tags: , Posted in South Asia

Iran Parliament Starts Impeachment Against Economy Minister

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Iran’s Parliament has launched an impeachment process against the country’s economy minister for his poor handling of banks and his appointment selections. Iranian news agencies said Sunday enough Parliament members have signed a motion to start impeachment proceedings against Shamseddin Hosseini. They say he hired unqualified people for important positions in his ministry. They also […]

Tags: , Posted in Economy, Middle East

Corruption Uproar Derails New Session of Indian Parliament

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The opening of India parliament’s new session Monday was put on hold after opposition lawmakers caused a commotion over the issue of corruption. The so-called “monsoon session” — set to be one of the most ambitious in recent history — began with dignified ceremony. But it quickly degenerated into a free-for-all shouting match when members […]

Tags: , , , Posted in South Asia

Indian Parliament Adjourns Hours after Starting New Session

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

India’s parliament shut down hours after reopening Monday when opposition lawmakers caused a commotion shouting angry anti-corruption slogans. Monday was the first day of the new legislative session, which has the passage of sweeping new laws on food security and government transparency at the top of its agenda. However, the session was adjourned just before […]

Tags: , Posted in South Asia
  • Page 2 of 2
  • <
  • 1
  • 2

Calendar

December 2019
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Archives

Categories