A Pakistani court’s decision to continue banning a key opposition figure from politics, and nullify the election of his brother – has drawn angry crowds to the streets. Nawaz Sharif called for demonstrations after Wednesday’s ruling, a move that threatens to reignite long-standing political tensions. Al Jazeera’s Iram Khan reports.
Trade ministers meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos have agreed to step up efforts to support international free trade talks and to guard against protectionism in a bid to counter the world economic crisis.
They vowed that completing the World Trade Organisation’s long-running Doha round to open up global trade was their top priority and pledged to resolve outstanding issues this year.