B’desh to lift ban on indoor political activity
Bangladesh’s Election Commission is considering
partially lifting a ban on political activity by allowing parties to
hold indoor rallies.
Musharraf to seek fresh presidential term from outgoing
Gen. Pervez Musharraf will seek election to
another term as president from Pakistan’s current legislature rather
than wait until after elections due by the end of the year, his
prime minister said.
Russia rebuffs US overtures on missile shield
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates offered Russia
cooperation on missile defence activities but was rebuffed by Moscow
who said a planned US missile shield was “seriously destabilising”.