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PHILIPPINE: Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Seeks Amnesty Political Prisoners

PHILIPPINE: Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Seeks Amnesty Political Prisoners 0

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said there is an “urgent need and expressed desire” to extend amnesty to political prisoners “as an instrument of reconciliation.”

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AUSTRIA: Pakistani To Be Extradited Over Paris Attack Links

AUSTRIA: Pakistani To Be Extradited Over Paris Attack Links 0

“The extradition of the Pakistani man was declared admissible,” a spokesman for a regional court in the Austrian city of Linz said, declining to give any further details.

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USA: Judge Frees President Reagan’s Would-Be Killer John Hinckley Jr.

USA: Judge Frees President Reagan’s Would-Be Killer John Hinckley Jr. 0

John Hinckley Jr., was found not guilty by reason of insanity in 1982 for the attack on Reagan, which also badly wounded presidential press secretary James Brady, outside a Washington hotel.

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BAHRAIN: Ayatollah Isa Qassim On Trial For Money Laundering

BAHRAIN: Ayatollah Isa Qassim On Trial For Money Laundering 0

A prosecution statement said Ayatollah Isa Qassim and two others accused in the same case did not appear in court despite having been informed of the trial.

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NIGERIA: Illegality Of The Injunction Obtained By Akwa Ibom Government Against EFCC, ICPC And Others

NIGERIA: Illegality Of The Injunction Obtained By Akwa Ibom Government Against EFCC, ICPC And Others 0

It is apparent that the ex-parte order(s) made by Justice Ntong is illegal, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.

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INDIA: Court Defers Rahul Gandhi Defamation Case Hearing To August 23

INDIA: Court Defers Rahul Gandhi Defamation Case Hearing To August 23 0

Rahul Gandhi: “RSS people killed Gandhiji and today their people (BJP) talk of him… They opposed Sardar Patel and Gandhiji.”

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USA: Trump Brings Some Refreshing New Foreign Policy

USA: Trump Brings Some Refreshing New Foreign Policy 0

What Trump ultimately offers is an American foreign policy more focused on narrow American national interests than previously pursued by the United States.

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PAKISTAN: Petition Filed Against Narendra Modi For Genocide Of Kashmiris

PAKISTAN: Petition Filed Against Narendra Modi For Genocide Of Kashmiris 0

Petitioner-lawyer Rana Abdul Hameed submitted that since July 9 Indian forces had shot dead at least 45 people in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK).

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PHILIPPINE: Gloria Arroyo To Aquino: Respect Supreme Court Ruling

PHILIPPINE: Gloria Arroyo To Aquino: Respect Supreme Court Ruling 0

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo supporters viewed the dismissal of the case as vindication that the case was politically motivated.

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ANGOLA: Parliament Approves Amnesty Bill By 142 Votes In Favour

ANGOLA: Parliament Approves Amnesty Bill By 142 Votes In Favour 0

It provides pardon to detainees and convicts sentenced until 11 November 2015, who will benefit from this measure until next August.

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PAKISTAN: Court Orders To Seize Pervez Musharraf’s Bank Accounts

PAKISTAN: Court Orders To Seize Pervez Musharraf’s Bank Accounts 0

Justice Mian Mazhar Alam heard the high treason case against the former president and army chief for imposition of emergency in 2007 on November 3.

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PHILIPPINE: Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Wins Supreme Court Verdict

PHILIPPINE: Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Wins Supreme Court Verdict 0

Philippine Supreme Court clears ex-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of plunder charge, orders her release from years of detention.

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GHANA: Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings Wins Court Verdict

GHANA: Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings Wins Court Verdict 0

Supreme Court has cleared the Klottey Korle National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary nominee, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings, to contest the seat.

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GHANA: Supreme Court Says Zanetor Rawlings Did Nothing Wrong

GHANA: Supreme Court Says Zanetor Rawlings Did Nothing Wrong 0

By 4-1 decision, the judges ruled Dr Rawlings did nothing wrong in contesting for Korle Klottey Parliamentary seat even though she was not registered voter.

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BAHRAIN: Sheikh Isa Qassim Charged With Corruption

BAHRAIN: Sheikh Isa Qassim Charged With Corruption 0

“No one is above the law,” the senior government source said. “We will ask him to come to court and he will be arrested if he does not show up.”

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NIGERIA: My Traumatic, Depressing 67 Days In Detention – Femi Fani-Kayode

NIGERIA: My Traumatic, Depressing 67 Days In Detention – Femi Fani-Kayode 0

Femi Fani-Kayode: “It was quite an ordeal. It was an ordeal. But I thank God that I am free.”

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TURKEY: 188 Arrest Warrants Issued For Members Of Supreme Courts

TURKEY: 188 Arrest Warrants Issued For Members Of Supreme Courts 0

Earlier on Saturday, Turkish authorities relieved 2,745 judges of duty.

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NIGERIA: EFCC Seizes Shalewa Obanikoro’s Passport

NIGERIA: EFCC Seizes Shalewa Obanikoro’s Passport 0

EFCC probed Shalewa Obanikoro, the daughter of a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, over a transaction of N800m she allegedly made.

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INDIA: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh To Impact Education Policy

INDIA: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh To Impact Education Policy 0

“The new education policy should be nationalist in its character,” Mukul Kanitkar, organising secretary of the BSM, said.

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CHINA: Beijing Responds Over South China Sea Court Verdict (Full Text Statement)

CHINA: Beijing Responds Over South China Sea Court Verdict (Full Text Statement) 0

China opposes and will never accept any claim or action based on those awards.

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