The government's reluctance to ban congregational prayers carries within it the fraught tensions of Pakistan's identity.
As early as 1948, the legal advisor to the British Foreign Office questioned the validity of New Delhi's Kashmir treaty and argued that Kashmir's temporary accession to India would not settle the status of the disputed region.
Congressional elections are held every five years and are not scheduled until December 2020.
The lawmaker, who was identified as Tomas Lucena, a member of the ruling Constituent Assembly, was shot dead when travelling by car with his wife in the city of Valera.
The Maduro government is considering ejecting Canadian and Brazilian envoys who have been accused of meddling in local Venezuelan politics.
The move comes after pro-President Maduro candidates unexpectedly won 18 of 23 gubernatorial seats in the October 15 state elections.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed “emphatic victory” in Sunday’s regional elections after winning 17 out of 23 states. But the opposition has rejected the results.
In defiance of a new legislative body, elected last month at the behest of President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's National Assembly called the Constituent Assembly "null."
Colombian migration authorities confirmed that Luisa Ortega Diaz and her husband German Ferrer landed in Bogota aboard a private plane from Aruba.
Latin American countries alarmed at the potential return of US military intervention in Venezuela are fearful of the dark old days of the Monroe Doctrine. Regional mediation—not threats from the White House—is the key to solving the crisis.
President Nicolas Maduro says he "subordinates" himself in front of the constituent assembly which he recognises as the country's most powerful institution amid opposition protests and US concern.
Its 500-plus-members, who include Maduro's wife and son, are led by Delcy Rodriguez, Maduro's former foreign minister.
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