Open International Auction to obtain the License on Exploration and Exploitation of Kerogene (Oil Shale)

Dear all, I would like to inform you that the Government of Georgia represented by the Agency of Natural Resources of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Georgia, acting in accordance with the Georgian Law on Oil and Gas is announcing an Open International Auction to obtain the License on Exploration and Exploitation [...]

One day after Saleh’s return government troops kill at least 40 in Sana’a

  Government troops on Saturday killed at least 40 people in one of the bloodiest days of Yemen’s uprising, so far, AP reported..Many were killed during an attack on a protest camp. The street were literally littered with bodies. It  seemed to reflect an attempt by president Ali Abdullah Saleh and his loyalists to crush [...]

Police overwhelm Bangladesh opposition from street violence

Thousands of baton-wielding Bangladeshi riot police overwhelmed opposition protestors Thursday, forestalling street violence during a countrywide dawn-to-dusk shutdown. A massive presence of riot police and mobile magistrate courts frustrated the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) from holding street agitation. Political partners sympathetic to the BNP, including Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami, were visibly absent in the [...]

Winds of Change or Gambit by Embattled Prime Minister? Malaysia, reform of the Internal Security Act and Political Scandal

Personally I am not convinced that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has had a Damascene conversion that has led him to embrace political reform. While I welcome the announcement on September 15th that the Internal Security Act, the Printing Presses and Publications Act, and other laws will be abolished oramended, the announcement suggests that [...]

Bangladesh opposition to enforce shutdown after clashes with Islamist activists

 Bangladesh opposition alliance has called for a countrywide shutdown on Thursday after hundreds of leaders and activists, mostly from an Islamist party, were arrested after violent protests. On Tuesday a demonstration by Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami turned violent when the activists clashed with riot police in the capital. The Islamists marched in the city center [...]

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