Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, the presidential candidate representing the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and the People’s National Congress (PNC), has secured victory in the Maldives’ presidential election. In the first round of the election held on September 9, Dr. Muizzu emerged as the leading contender against seven others with 46.06 percent of the vote, while […]
A new vote is being held in the US House of Representatives among indications of a government shutdown beginning at midnight on Saturday. Faced with a rebellion by fellow hard-line Republicans, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is trying to secure agreement on a temporary 45-day respite. It’s not clear if the measure – stripped aid to […]
The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has raised concerns about Sri Lanka s new Online Safety Bill, which was published in the government gazette on Sept. 18, emphasizing that if adopted in its present form, the legislation would serve Âto crush free expression and further contract an already shrinking civic spaceÂ in the country.