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Tunisians vote for new parliament

Tunisians voted on Sunday in parliamentary elections that bring full democracy finally within their reach, four years after their uprising cast out autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Tunisia has fared better than its neighbours who

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Bahrain makes major reform strides

Bahrain has made major reform strides and achieved a lot in the fields of democracy, liberty and human rights, the Premier said yesterday (September 14). Upcoming elections will also open a new chapter of national action, he said

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Democracy 'vital pillar of Bahrain's development'

Individual rights and enhanced democracy are vital pillars in the Bahrain's programme of reform and development, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier said.

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Massive voter turnout for HK 'democracy poll'

Nearly 600,000 votes have been cast in three days of an unofficial referendum on democratic reforms in Hong Kong, part of a civil campaign that has been branded illegal by the former British colony and by Communist Party authorities in Beijing.

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Better to 'die standing like tree' says Mursi

A spokesman for Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi said he believed it would be better to die "standing like a tree", defending the electoral legitimacy of his office, than to go down in history as having destroyed Egyptians' ho

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Labour Markets: A new perspective on change

Cliff Oswick is a professor in Organisation Theory at Cass Business School and Cass Dubai Centre. In 2011, the Arab Spring swept across parts of the Mena region. Many western nations were quick to support the social activ

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China Communists mull democratic reforms

China's outgoing leader and his likely successor are pushing the ruling Communist Party to adopt a more democratic process this month for choosing a new leadership, sources said, in an attempt to boost its flagging legitimacy in the eyes of

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Islamic world, West face deepening divide

  For those who believe in a clash of civilizations between the Islamic world and Western democracy, the last few weeks must seem like final confirmation of their theory.   Even those who reject the

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Bahrain 'proud of its democracy'

Bahrain is proud of its democracy and the kingdom has emerged stronger after passing through a risky and dangerous phase, said Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa after meeting top officials in London. Bahrain is recover

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Suu Kyi makes historic debut in parliament

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi took her place in Myanmar's parliament on Wednesday, ushering in a historic new political era after nearly a quarter-century fight against military dictatorship. The 66-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laure

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