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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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New centre to educate parliament staff in Bahrain

A New centre for parliamentary training and education is set to open in Bahrain by next year, it has been revealed. Parliament chairman Ahmed Al Mulla told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, that plans for the new Inte

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Egypt loyalists take the lead in parliament election

A political alliance loyal to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has scooped all 60 list seats up for grabs in the first round of a parliamentary election in which opposition parties were all but absent, official results showed on Wednesday

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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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