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Sharjah citizens cast vote in first council elections

The first-ever historic elections to the Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) started today (January 28) with citizens turning up in droves with great enthusiasm to cast their votes at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club polling centre in the em

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In a first, five women elected to Saudi councils

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that at least five women had been elected to public office in the kingdom after winning seats on municipal councils in Saturday's election. The five women hail from vastly different parts of the country,

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Saudi municipal election campaign begins

Campaigning for the historic December 12 municipal elections in Saudi Arabia begins today (November 29). The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has taken many steps to ensure free, effective and convenient campaigning, Hamad

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Egyptians vote in second round of polls

Egyptians voted on Sunday in the second phase of elections that are meant to restore parliament after a more than three-year hiatus but which critics say have been undermined by widespread repression. The elections have been haile

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Egypt's poor poll turnout might strengthen Sisi's hand

Turnout was so low in the first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections, that satirist Bassem Youssef derided it as an ingenious strategy to show the world Egypt had rid itself of its notorious overcrowding. Empty polling sta

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Trudeau topples Canada PM Harper in shock election win

Canada's Liberal leader Justin Trudeau rode a late surge to a stunning majority election victory on Monday, toppling Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives with a promise of change and returning a touch of glamour, youth and chari

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Egypt begins long-awaited parliamentary election

Egyptians began voting in a long-awaited parliamentary election on Sunday, the final step in a process that was meant to put the country back on a democratic course but which critics say has been undermined by state repression. Eg

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Arab royals battle for Fifa leadership

Two Arab royals are set to face off for control of Fifa with the main battleground likely to be Europe, the home of world soccer's scandal-hit governing body. The election to replace Sepp Blatter at the helm of Fifa took a fre

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Trump says US gets nothing out of ties with Saudi

Republican front-runner Donald Trump has said that the US is not getting anything out of its relationship with Saudi Arabia and advocated a change in the partnership. “Like it or don’t like it, people have backed Saudi

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Bahrain’s election to UN session vice-presidency hailed

Bahrain’s election to the vice-presidency of a UN General Assembly session was hailed yesterday (July 7) as a major diplomatic achievement and international recognition. Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa sa

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