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Multiple dead in UK parliament terror attack

At least four people were killed as a knife-wielding assailant driving a sport utility vehicle mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a police officer outside the British Parliament on Wednesday, according to media sources. London pol

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Indian panel calls for cap on inflated Gulf airfares

A parliamentary panel is pushing the Indian government to put a cap on the "artificially created exorbitant airfares" charged by Indian airlines operating between India and the Gulf, said a report. The move comes amid gr

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Kuwait parliament dissolved

Kuwait's Amir His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah has issued a decree dissolving the country's parliament, the state news agency said. He earlier received the Crown prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al

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Japan PM Abe posts big win in parliament vote

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a landslide victory on Sunday in an election for parliament's upper house, despite concerns about his economic policies and plans to revise the nation's post-war pacifist constitution

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Cameron warns parliament against bid to block Brexit

Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday there should be no attempt in parliament to block Britain's departure from the European Union (EU) following the country's vote to leave the bloc. The Scottish National Party'

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Protesters storm Baghdad's Green Zone, enter parliament

Hundreds of supporters of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada Al Sadr stormed Baghdad's Green Zone on Saturday and entered the parliament building after lawmakers failed to convene for a vote on overhauling the government, two Reuters witnesse

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Egypt parliament convenes after three years

Egypt's new parliament convened its opening session on Sunday, state television reported, more than three years after the old Islamist-dominated chamber was dissolved.   The new parliament, which will be domi

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British bombers take off from Cyprus after MPs vote

British fighter jets took off from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus early on Thursday shortly after Britain's parliament voted to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, a Reuters witness said. Four jets left in pairs within about an hour

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Bahrain MPs propose blanket ban on pork

A blanket ban on pork has again been put forward by Bahrain’s MPs, less than a year after a similar plan was shot down by the Shura Council. Parliament yesterday voted on a fresh proposal to ban pork in the country and criminalise its sa

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Bahrain parliament to discuss new law to regulate debt

Bahrain’s parliament will discuss a new draft law to regulate public debt at its weekly meeting today (November 17). The draft law focuses on six key objectives for managing public debt, which includes funding the state budget and subsid

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