Monday, Dec 05, 2022



Philippine referendum to give minority Muslims control over land, resources

January 21, 2019 3:50 pm

"This is a very significant vote that will lead to a participatory government that will ensure everyone is heard, and no one is left out," said Rufa Cagoco-Guiam, a conflicts specialist at the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Foundation.

Mauritania votes to abolish Senate by referendum

August 07, 2017 7:30 am

While turnout was 53.73 per cent, 85 percent of voters on Saturday declared "Yes" to changes put to a referendum when they were defeated in the Senate in March, despite fierce criticism from a boycott movement that called mass protests during campaigning.

Amid low turnout, Puerto Rico votes in favor of US statehood in referendum

June 12, 2017 7:15 am

Those in favor of statehood for the mainly Spanish-speaking Caribbean island hope the new status would put the territory on equal standing with the 50 US states, giving them more access to federal funds and the right to vote for US president.

A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears

September 17, 2014 2:06 pm

Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.

Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

September 14, 2014 2:39 pm

If Scots vote yes to separation on Thursday, a clock starts ticking down to March 24, 2016.

British PM urges Scottish voters to not break up 'British family'

September 10, 2014 3:26 pm

Cameron told Scots: "We desperately want you to stay; we do not want this family of nations to be ripped apart."

US ready to impose sanctions on Russia, Obama warns Putin

March 17, 2014 7:12 am

Sanctions could include bans on travel to the US and Europe, and a freeze on bank accounts and other assets.

Crimeans vote to leave Ukraine, join Russia

March 17, 2014 9:39 am

As the votes were counted, a crowd gathered in the center of Simferopol to celebrate with song and dance.

Ukraine's Crimea seeks to become an independent state

March 11, 2014 6:34 pm

Crimea's regional legislature on Tuesday adopted a "declaration of independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea".

Egypt's military will share power with civilians

February 15, 2011 12:06 pm

While urging Egyptians to end strikes,military says Constitution will be reformed by popular referendum.


Greece referendum says 'No' to bailout

July 06, 2015 11:35 am

GREECE REFERENDUM: More than 60 percent of voters in a hastily called referendum have rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans.


South Sudan becomes the youngest country

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

On this day in 2011, South Sudan gained independence and became the youngest country in the world.