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China extends national anthem ‘disrespect’ law to Hong Kong

China extends national anthem ‘disrespect’ law to Hong Kong

China's largely rubber-stamp parliament formally extended a law banning disrespect of the national anthem on Saturday to cover Hong Kong, a move that critics have said undermined the Chinese-ruled city's autonomy ...

Singapore prepares for first female president

Singapore prepares for first female president

Singapore's elections department said it had issued only one certificate of eligibility among the three presidential candidates.

Venezuela opposition rally to coincide with start of new assembly

Venezuela opposition rally to coincide with start of new assembly

Venezuela's opposition will hold a protest rally Thursday to coincide with the expected inauguration of a new assembly that will rewrite the constitution in what has been decried ...

Putin yet to decide whether to run for president again

Putin yet to decide whether to run for president again

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he had not yet decided whether to run for re-election in 2018, but promised not to change the constitution to allow him to keep on running for Russia's top political post indefinitely.

India's biometric ID plan provokes court battle over privacy rights

India's biometric ID plan provokes court battle over privacy rights

Legal challenges to the Indian government's ambitious biometric ID programme spurred the country's Supreme Court on Wednesday to debate whether privacy was a fundamental right under the constitution.

Venezuela opposition steps up pressure on Maduro

Venezuela opposition steps up pressure on Maduro

Thousands of Venezuelans cast ballots in a symbolic vote on Sunday seen likely to reject plans by President Nicolas Maduro to rewrite the constitution, upping pressure on the beleaguered leader.

Ethnic parties withdraw from Nepal government

Ethnic parties withdraw from Nepal government

Political parties from southern Nepal withdrew support from the government on Thursday, weakening an already fragile administration and throwing long overdue elections further into doubt.

Boosting Erdogan powers will make 'strong Turkey': PM

Boosting Erdogan powers will make 'strong Turkey': PM

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim urged Turks to approve constitutional changes to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers on Saturday, saying it would make Turkey stronger.

Algeria to hold parliamentary election on May 4

Algeria to hold parliamentary election on May 4

Algeria will hold parliamentary elections on May 4, the presidency said on Thursday, starting the countdown to the first ballot since the legislature's powers were boosted by amendments to the country's constitution.

New Turkey constitution bill submitted to Erdogan

New Turkey constitution bill submitted to Erdogan

A bill to expand Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers has been submitted to the head of state for his approval ahead of a referendum possibly in April, the prime minister said on Wednesday.

Thai parliament approves changes to interim charter

Thai parliament approves changes to interim charter

Thailand's constitution came one step closer to completion on Friday - a prerequisite for promised elections - as the country's parliament approved an amendment requested by the king's office.

Nepal names new head of earthquake reconstruction

Nepal names new head of earthquake reconstruction

Nepal fired the head of its earthquake reconstruction agency and named his predecessor to the job in a game of musical chairs that critics say is only making conditions worse for the survivors of the 2015 disaster.