"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
the global conversation
The bitter dispute over Afghanistan’s presidential election is expected to be settled on Sunday (21 September) with the announcement of the final
Despite a UN-led audit of votes from June’s disputed presidential election, the threat of further turmoil in Afghanistan hangs over this week’s
Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan has pulled out of talks with the government, vowing to stay with thousands of protesters outside parliament
Afghanistan is marking 95 years of full independence.
But amid the pomp and ceremony in Kabul where President Hamid Karzai laid a wreath at the
Protesters are staging a sit-in and sleep-in within Pakistan, saying they won’t budge from Islamabad until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Afghanistan’s feuding presidential candidates – Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah – have in agreed in writing to work together to form a unity
After meetings with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates have agreed to work together on forming a
Around ten thousand protesters flooded the streets of Kabul to support candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s allegations of fraud in the presidential
Eleven Afghan civilians have had a finger cut off by the Taliban as a punishment for voting in this weekend’s presidential run-off.
More than 40
The count is underway in Afghanistan in the second round of the presidential election, the result of which should be known in 18 days.
Candidates and voters alike have defied the Taliban to return to the polls for the second round run-off in Afghanistan’s presidential
Voting is underway in Afghanistan in a crunch run-off election to decide who will succeed president Hamid Karzai.
In power since a US-led invasion
Afghans are preparing to head to the polls on Saturday to elect their new president.
Former foreign minister, Abdullah Abdullah, is one of two top
In the first round of Afghanistan’s presidential elections (held on April 6), Afghans went to the polls in defiance of threats from the Taliban to
The Afghan presidential election has come down to a two-horse race after no single candidate secured an absolute majority in the first round
Nearly 70 percent of Afghanistan’s population is under the age of 25.
They expect their new president to improve sports facilities.
After Afghanistan’s presidential election, trucks delivered ballot boxes to the Independent Election Commission in Kabul as vote counting got
The polling stations are now closed in Afghanistan and the voter turnout to elect the country’s new president was reportedly around 58%.
Seven million people turned out to vote in Afghanistan’s landmark presidential election. That’s about 58 percent of the electorate.
Afghanistan’s historic presidential election drew to a close on Saturday amid relief that attacks by Taliban fighters were fewer than feared.