Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives are set to govern Britain for another five years after an unexpectedly strong showing, but may have to grapple with renewed calls for Scottish independence after nationalists surged.
Qatar is spending massively to modernise its capital ahead of the 2022 World Cup, leading conservative Qataris to worry about how this will affect the Islamic nature of the Gulf state.
Trucks can be seen speeding around Doha's
Britain is to abolish, merge or reform 481 semi-independent state agencies to cut spending and help reduce its deficit, under a plan that will cost thousands of jobs and change the way many services are delivered.
The overhaul of what the
Britain's ruling Labour party will remain the largest in parliament, but fall short of an overall majority after an election expected on May 6, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday.
The daily poll in the Sun newspaper indicated the oppositi
Conservatives have consolidated their grip on Iran's parliament after run-off votes for undecided seats, state radio reported on Saturday, but reformists said the election process was biased against them.
Conservatives won a majority of th
Conservatives claimed a clear victory in Iran's parliamentary election on Sunday, but the new legislature may still give President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a tougher time ahead of next year's presidential poll.
The hardline president's reformis