Turkish parliament approves contentious constitutional reform bill

Turkish parliament approves contentious constitutional reform bill

Turkey’s parliament on Saturday approved a contentious constitutional reform package, paving the way for a referendum on a presidential system that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office. The decision marks a victory for Erdogan, a polarizing but overall popular figure, who critics view as increasingly autocratic. In an all-night session […]

Saudi warns of ‘serious consequences’ over US 9/11 bill

Saudi warns of ‘serious consequences’ over US 9/11 bill

Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry condemned the passage of a U.S. law that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue the kingdom for damages, calling it a matter of “great concern” in a statement on Thursday. “The erosion of sovereign immunity will have a negative impact on all nations, including […]

US Congress overrides Obama’s veto of Saudi 9/11 victim bill

US Congress overrides Obama’s veto of Saudi 9/11 victim bill

Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his presidency, just four months before it ends. The House of Representatives voted 348-77 against the , hours after the Senate rejected it 97-1, meaning […]

Obama vetoes bill that would allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Obama vetoes bill that would allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Setting up a potential override by Congress, President Barack Obama vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. Obama cited the potential for the popular bipartisan bill to backfire against the U.S., its diplomats and military personnel. The bill sailed through both chambers […]

Louvre Museum reopens as France flood damage bill tops €1bn

Louvre Museum reopens as France flood damage bill tops €1bn

 The world-famous Louvre and d’Orsay museums reopened their doors to the public on Wednesday as French insurance companies announced their initial estimates for the cost of the natural disaster. Visitors once again flocked to see the Mona Lisa and the Nike of Samothrace in the Louvre, five days after flood waters forced an emergency shutdown […]

Govt to table bill to stop horse-trading on Monday

Govt to table bill to stop horse-trading on Monday

ISLAMABAD: No consensus could be reached on Friday on a constitutional amendment to prevent horse-trading for the upcoming Senate elections, during an All Parties Conference (APC) chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today. However, the government will still move ahead and present the amendment on March 2, with the support of the parties that agreed […]

Senate passes five bills with unanimous support

ISLAMABAD: The Upper House on Wednesday passed five bills unanimously including the Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and the Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill, 2014 to amend the Anti-terrorism Act, 1997.

Senate passes five bills with unanimous support

The Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill, 2014, moved by Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, will be helpful to counter the terrorist organisations and their supporters who are involved in financing the terrorism and money laundering inside Pakistan. Earlier, the senators condemned the suicide attack in Fateh Jang near Attock district in which five people […]