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Waspada-class fast attack craft

The Waspada class is a class of fast attack craft that was built for the Royal Brunei Navy by Vosper Thornycroft in the late 1970s. Three vessels were built, and as of 2009 all three remain in service. In 2011 it was announced that Brunei would d ...

Bolkiah

Bolkiah was the 5th Sultan of Brunei. He ascended the throne upon the abdication of his father, Sultan Sulaiman, and ruled Brunei from 1485 to 1524. His reign marked the Golden Age of Brunei and saw the Sultanate become the superpower of the Mala ...

Sharif Ali

Sharīf Alī ibn Ajlān ibn Rumaithah ibn Muhammad was the third Sultan of Brunei, and son-in-law of the second Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Ahmad. He was also a scholar of Arab descent, originating from Taif in the Hejaz.

Prince of Tarnovo

Prince of Tarnovo is the title held by the first-born son of the Bulgarian monarch. This title is held only by the heir to the throne. Tarnovo Veliko Tarnovo was an old Bulgarian capital and the strongest Bulgarian fortification of the Middle Age ...

Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights

Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights prohibits torture, and "inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment". There are no exceptions or limitations on this right. This provision usually applies, apart from torture, to cases of seve ...

Bulgarian cosmonaut program

The Bulgarian cosmonaut program refers to human spaceflight efforts by the Peoples Republic of Bulgaria. The idea of a Bulgarian manned space mission predated the launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite. An informal proposal for the S ...

List of Bulgarian Air Force bases

Dobroslavtsi Air Base used to house a fighter squadron flying Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 of the 18th Fighter Air Regiment - an integral part of the 1st Air Defence Division. Later, as 1st Fighter Air Base it was put under the newly established Air D ...

Bulgarian–American Joint Military Facilities

Bulgarian–American Joint Military Facilities were established by a Defence Cooperation Agreement signed by the United States and Bulgaria in April 2006. Under the agreement, U.S. forces will train at these bases, which remain under Bulgarian comm ...

Chayka Naval Air Base

Chayka Naval Air Base is a Bulgarian Navy base. It may be spelled Tchaika and is sometimes known as Varna-Chaika. Chaika means seagull in Bulgarian. It is located on the northern edge of a river estuary south of the city of Varna on the Black Sea ...

Dobrich Air Base

26th Reconnaissance Air Base Dobrich is a former Bulgarian military installation near the City of Dobrich in the northeastern part of the country. It was of significant importance for the nations security, as it housed the air forces sole air rec ...

Novo Selo Range

The Novo Selo Training Area is a major Bulgarian military training facility established in 1962, presently used by other NATO nations as well. The range has a surface area of 144 km 2, and is situated 45 km from Bezmer Air Base, and 70 km from th ...

Armimex

Armimex was a state–owned Bulgarian company with a full license for export, import and re–export of all types of weapons, ammunition and special products for the army and the police. Armimex was established in 1992 as a specialised company for tr ...

Bulgarian Peoples Army

The Bulgarian Peoples Army was the military of the Peoples Republic of Bulgaria. It comprised the Bulgarian Land Forces, Air Force and Air Defence, Navy and supporting arms. Bulgaria was one of the signatories of the Warsaw Pact. Along with troop ...

Medieval Bulgarian army

The medieval Bulgarian army was the primary military body of the First and the Second Bulgarian Empires. During the first decades after the foundation of the country, the army consisted of a Bulgar cavalry and a Slavic infantry. The core of the B ...

First Lady of Bulgaria

First Lady of Bulgaria is an unofficial honorific applied to the wife of the president of Bulgaria. Officially, her term as first lady is concurrent with her husbands term in office. The first lady often accompanies the head of state during state ...

Military history of Cambodia

The earliest traces of armed conflict in the territory that constitutes modern Cambodia date to the Iron Age settlement of Phum Snay in north-western Cambodia. Sources on Funans military structure are rare. Funan represents the oldest known regio ...

Tirailleurs indochinois

The Tirailleurs indochinois were soldiers of several regiments of local ethnic Indochinese infantry organized as Tirailleurs by the French colonial authorities, initially in Vietnam from 15 March 1880. The most notable, and first established, of ...

Bafut Subdivision

The Bafut Subdivision or the Kingdom/Chiefdom/Fondom of Bafut is a commune in the Mezam Department of Northwest Province, Cameroon. It is located in the Western Grassfields region - a name for the Northwest Province and surrounding grassland area ...

Lekie

Lekie is a department of Centre Province in Cameroon. The department covers an area of 2.989 km² and as of 2001 had a total population of 354.864. The capital of the department lies at Monatele. It is named after the Lekie River.

Mbam-et-Inoubou

Mbam-et-Inoubou is a department of Centre Province in Cameroon. The department covers an area of 7.125 km² and as of 2001 had a total population of 153.020.The capital of the department lies at Bafia.

Nyong-et-Kelle

Nyong-et-Kelle is a department of Centre Province in Cameroon. The department covers an area of 6.362 km² and as of 2001 had a total population of 145.181. The capital of the department lies at Eseka.

Bank of Canada Building

It was built from 1937-1938 by architect Sumner Godfrey Davenport of Montreal, Quebec, and completed by the Toronto-based firm of Marani, Lawson and Morris. The Bank of Canada Building replaced the Victoria Building to the east of this building o ...

C.D. Howe Building

The C.D. Howe Building is an office tower in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, that is the home of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, the Office of the Auditor General and other smaller tenants. It was built by Olympia and York. The fede ...

Carling Campus

National Defence Headquarters Carling, or NDHQ Carling, is a 148.79-hectare site containing federal government buildings near Crystal Bay area in the west end of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The site, located at the intersection of Carling Avenue and ...

Connaught Building

The Connaught Building is a historic office building in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, owned by Public Services and Procurement Canada. It is located at 555 MacKenzie Avenue, just south of the American Embassy. To the east, the building looks out on th ...

Constitution Building

The Constitution Building is an eleven-story office building in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Located at 305 Rideau Street at the corner of King Edward, the building was used by the Department of National Defence DND. As of 2015, the building has been ...

East and West Memorial Buildings

Construction started in 1949 to house the rapidly growing Department of Veterans Affairs. The buildings were thus originally named the Veterans Memorial Buildings. They were designed by George Roper Gouinlock son of architect George Wallace Gouin ...

Lesplanade Laurier

Lesplanade Laurier is an office complex in downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It consists of two 23-storey towers, a three storey underground parking garage and a podium containing a two-storey shopping mall. The entire structure is clad in white ...

National Press Building (Ottawa)

The National Press Building in Ottawa, Canada is a building on Wellington Street, just across from the West Block of the Parliament Buildings, that houses the Parliamentary Press Gallery. The building is owned by the federal government. Originall ...

Thomas DArcy McGee Building

The Thomas DArcy McGee Building, at 90 Sparks Street, is an office building in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the south side of Sparks Street, east of Metcalfe. The building was opened in 1981 with the Royal Bank of Canada as its main ...

Tunneys Pasture

Tunneys Pasture is a 49-hectare campus in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada that is exclusively developed for federal government buildings. It is bordered by Scott Street to the south, Parkdale Avenue to the east, the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway to the n ...

Wellington Building

The Wellington Building is a Beaux-Arts architecture office building in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It was built between 1924 and 1927 as Canadian headquarters of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. The original structure was designed by D. Eve ...

D Division

The D Division is one of 15 divisions of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and is headquartered in Winnipeg. The division is commanded by Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody and consists of 1089 police officers and 438 support staff D Division c ...

Pest Control Products Act

A version that was in place from at least 1985 of the legislation, which was largely limited to praxis, combined with the approval features of the Canada Agricultural Products Act to govern the sphere. The most recent legislation under this name ...

British North America Acts

The British North America Acts 1867–1975 are a series of Acts at the core of the constitution of Canada. They were enacted by the Parliament of the United Kingdom and the Parliament of Canada. In Canada, some of the Acts were amended or repealed ...

Calgary Declaration

The Calgary Declaration, also known as the Calgary Accord, was an agreement made between most premiers of the provinces and territories of Canada regarding how to approach future amendments to the Constitution. It was signed in Calgary, Alberta, ...

Canadian constitutional law

Canadian constitutional law is the area of Canadian law relating to the interpretation and application of the Constitution of Canada by the courts. All laws of Canada, both provincial and federal, must conform to the Constitution and any laws inc ...

Constitution Act, 1871

The Constitution Act, 1871, 34 & 35 Vict, c 28, is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and forms part of the Constitution of Canada. It was originally known as the British North America Act, 1871, but it was renamed by the Constitution ...

Constitution Act, 1886

The Constitution Act, 1886, 58 & 59 Vict, c 35, is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and forms part of the Constitution of Canada. It was originally known as the British North America Act, 1886, but it was renamed by the Constitution ...

Constitutional debate in Canada

The Constitutional debate of Canada is an ongoing debate covering various political issues regarding the fundamental law of the country. The debate can be traced back to the Royal Proclamation, issued on October 7, 1763, following the signing of ...

Distinct society

Distinct society is a political term especially used during constitutional debate in Canada, in the second half of the 1980s and in the early 1990s, and present in the two failed constitutional amendments, the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottet ...

Electoral district (Canada)

An electoral district in Canada, also known as a "constituency" or a "riding", is a geographical constituency upon which Canadas representative democracy is based. It is officially known in Canadian French as a circonscription, but frequently cal ...

Fulton–Favreau formula

The Fulton–Favreau formula was a proposed formula of amendment of the Constitution of Canada developed by federal justice minister E. Davie Fulton and Quebec Liberal Guy Favreau in the 1960s. The Fulton–Favreau formula would have achieved the pat ...

Preamble to the Constitution Act, 1867

The Preamble to the Constitution Act, 1867 provides: This has had a significant impact on constitutional jurisprudence concerning the nature of Canadian Confederation and the independence of the Canadian courts.

Section 125 of the Constitution Act, 1867

Section 125 of the Constitution Act, 1867 provides that: This affects the taxation powers of both levels of government, and has received a broad interpretation in the Canadian courts.

Triple-E Senate

The Triple-E Senate is a proposed variation of reform to the current Canadian Senate, calling for senators to be elected to exercise effective powers in numbers equally representative of each province. This is in contrast to the present arrangeme ...

Unsuccessful attempts to amend the Canadian Constitution

Since the Constitution of Canada was patriated, in 1982, only ten minor Amendments to the Constitution of Canada have been passed. There have, however, been a number of unsuccessful attempts to amend the Constitution in accordance with its amendi ...

Law enforcement in Canada

Law enforcement in Canada are public-sector police forces that are associated with and commissioned to the three levels of government: municipal, provincial, and federal. In addition, many First Nations Reserves have their own police forces estab ...

Auxiliary constable

Auxiliary constables or reserve constables are unpaid citizens in Canada who volunteer their time and skills to a police force. They are uniformed, unarmed members who perform a similar role to their UK counterparts in the Special Constabulary. T ...

Justice Institute of British Columbia

Justice Institute of British Columbia is a public, post-secondary educational institution in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, that is focused on training professionals in the justice, public safety and social services fields. JIBC also ...