World Bulletin / News Desk
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Wednesday warned he will call for early elections if other political parties refuse to negotiate to end a deadlock over power-sharing that has crippled the government.
Iraq's Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish political blocks have been locked in a crisis since the last American troops left the country in December, and Maliki's critics are fighting to organize a vote of no confidence against the Shi'ite leader.
"If the other party refuses to sit at the negotiating table and insists on creating crises after crisis..., then the prime minister finds himself compelled to call early elections," a statement from the prime minister's office said.
A government spokesman told Reuters news agency, it was not an immediate call for early elections, but a signal from Maliki to other political parties to negotiate over the crisis or face an early ballot.
Residents said the man was found shot dead on a sandy football pitch in the town of Shahr in Hadramout province.
There has been no rain in the Thar desert for the last two years.
S. Arabia designates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist organisation, Arabiya TV reports citing royal decree
Putin's close ties with the Church, an alliance he fostered in his third presidential term through Kirill, are now playing an increasing role abroad.
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus demands 2 seats out of the 6 Greek Cypriots have in the European Parliament, as proposed by the `Annan plan' in 2004.
Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey seeks preservation of Ukraine's territorial integrity and inclusive political structure in Kiev.
Syrian opposition bloc Ahmed Jarba was punched three times as he tried to separate rivals as a heated argument over the dismissal of commander Salim Idriss turned violent.
Vladimir Putin's justification for intervening in Ukraine to protect Russian speakers there has alarmed many in the Baltics
Moscow has cited the need to protect the rights of the ethnic Russian minority in Ukraine as the official reason for its military intervention
His scarce appearances have prompted doubts about how he will campaign, what happens if he falls ill and who succeeds him if his health forces him to step down in his fourth term.
International Criminal Court judge said that without Katanga's aid in procuring firearms, the attack would not have been as bloody.
American ambassador shakes hands with Modi recently, who is accused of turning blind eye to deadly religious riots in 2002 that killed hundreds of Muslims
The walls surrounding Ceuta and Melilla have been called 'Europe's wall of shame' by many critics.
Russia's upper house of parliament will support their decision, the assembly's speaker said, as West and China differ on sanctions against Russia
The survey suggests public support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's stance. She has been cautious about imposing anything but symbolic sanctions on Russia
The protesters have scaled back action over the past week, lifting the occupation of several main intersections, but several thousand are camping out in Bangkok's Lumpini Park, where shooting erupted