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Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on nuke deal with powers

Iran's Supreme Leader has said he favoured a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported. &n

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Rajapaksa comeback bid fails in Sri Lankan vote

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's attempt to stage a comeback in Sri Lanka's general election has ended in defeat as results on Tuesday showed the alliance that toppled him making decisive gains. The ruling United Natio

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Rajapaksa falling short in Sri Lanka vote

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's bid to stage a political comeback in Sri Lanka appeared destined to fail as early general election results on Tuesday showed the alliance that toppled him making gains. If initial trends ar

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UN to vote on MH17 tribunal, Russia likely to block

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on July 29 on a bid for an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a passenger airliner last year in Ukraine, but Russia said on Friday it was likely to block the move.

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Samsung C&T shareholders back key $8bn merger plan

Samsung C&T Corp shareholders have approved an $8 billion takeover offer from sister firm Cheil Industries in a close-run vote, marking a key win for Samsung Group's founding family as it seeks to pave the way for a leadership transfer a

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UN to vote on endorsing Iran deal on July 20

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday (July 20) on a resolution that would endorse a deal placing long-term curbs on Iran's nuclear programme but would retain an arms embargo and ban on the supply of ballistic missile

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Europe moves to restore funding to Greece after bailout

Europe has moved to re-open funding to Greece's stricken economy after the parliament in Athens approved a new bailout programme in a fractious vote that left the government without a majority. The European Central Bank increa

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UAE Exchange voted a ‘Superbrand’ in the Emirates

UAE Exchange, a leading global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, has been voted as ‘Superbrand’ in UAE for the seventh consecutive year. The international brand was recognised among 1,500 leadin

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Proposal for Bahrainis abroad to vote in council polls

Councillors have urged authorities to draw up legislation that would allow Bahrainis living abroad to vote in municipal council elections. Members of the Northern Municipal Council yesterday voted in favour of the proposal, which

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Qatar ‘ready for summer or winter World Cup’

Qatar will be ready to deliver a World Cup no matter when it is played, the Gulf state's 2022 organising committee chief Hassan Al Thawadi assured on Thursday. With Fifa set to vote March 19 on a recommendation for a World Cup

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