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Indonesia: Caution Called For

joko widodo

Although the election of Joko Widodo as president of Indonesia is good news, because of the obstructive power of various forces, it would be wise for investors to assume he will only be able to make limited progress in addressing major problems hampering economic growth. [Read more…]

Syrian Rebels Gas Civilians

chemical weapons

Evidence is emerging that in Syria chemical weapons were not used by forces of the Assad government, but by rebel units seeking to trick the Americans into military strikes against the Assad regime, blaming it for breaching President Obama’s so-called “red line” against use of such weapons. [Read more…]

CAR names new leader

Samba-Panza

Central African Republic (CAR) lawmakers have chosen Catherine Samba-Panza, mayor of Bangui, to become the interim president in a vote in parliament on Monday. [Read more…]

Turkey democratisation package

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Istanbul – Turkey

Ankara – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan has unveiled a number of reforms on issues regarding political rights, such as election threshold, party organisation and propaganda in non-Turkish languages. [Read more…]