LIBERAL GLARUS: Ancient form of assembly rejects burka ban

// EMBED CODE MAY 8, 2017 – 11:18 By a traditional show of hands at an outdoor assembly, voters in Glarus on Sunday voted against a proposal to ban the burka in public places in the mountain canton. (SRF/ The plan was backed by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party, […]

Turkey’s Erdogan could govern until 2029 under plans to change constitution

 Reuters International NOV 16, 2016 – 12:46 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during his meeting with mukhtars at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, October 19, 2016. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS (reuters_tickers) By Ercan Gurses and Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan could govern Turkey […]

Separating politics from religion

Aug 24,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – DAOUD KUTTAB Colourful posters of smiling candidates are not new among election-related paraphernalia. But a certain orange-colour poster caught people’s attention because of the slogans it contained. One slogan read: “No to the exploitation of religion.” Another affirmed support “for a civilian state”. A […]

West Trying to Impose Its Own Brand of Democracy to Libya, Iraq: Pope Francis

Tuesday 17 May 2016 Alwaght- Pope Francis censured “cultural colonialism” of western powers, standing out against their efforts to export western brand of democracy to other countries. Criticizing Western’s ignorance about countrie’s culture in advancing its objectives, Pope Francis in an interview with Roman Catholic newspaper, La Croix said: “we […]

Britain’s enemy within

May 10,2016 – THE JORDAN TIMES – HAROLD JAMES Democracy everywhere is facing serious challenges. The United States is gripped by the most bizarre presidential primary campaign in living memory, with populist outsiders threatening to topple established party machines. Brazil is paralysed by constitutional crisis. Europeans trace their malaise to […]