Pakistan Presidential Election To Take Place August 6
The Election Commission of Pakistan announced on Tuesday that presidential elections would take place before Eid-ul-Fitr on August 6, as the tenure of President Asif Ali Zardari comes to an end in the first week of September.
From DAWN http://bit.ly/1aqbssT
President Appoints New Permanent Representative To The UN
President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has appointed Foreign Secretary Durga Prasad Bhattarai Nepal´s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.From Republica http://bit.ly/18lCiVZ
Four Dead In Fresh Violence In Bangladesh
Fresh violence over the conviction of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami’s 91-year-old supremo Ghulam Azad left at least four persons dead, even as machete-wielding protesters went on the rampage enforcing a country-wide strike on Tuesday.From The Hindu http://bit.ly/13gHQfy
Myanmar Promises To Free All Political Prisoners
Myanmar President Thein Sein promised on Monday to free all political prisoners by the end of the year and said he thought a nationwide ceasefire was possible in the coming weeks.
By Jill LangloisFrom Global Post http://bit.ly/13qW9dp
Maldives Seeks $300 Million Credit Facility From Saudi Arabia
Maldives has requested a $300 million credit facility from Saudi Arabia in order to settle budgetary requirements as the current interest rates of 7-8 percent are a burden on the budget, said , President Mohamed Waheed Hassan.
From Haveeru Online http://bit.ly/12DzLSx
Afghanistan`s Only Olympian Bows Out Over Accusation