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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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Iran's Guardian Council passes nuclear bill into law

Iran's Guardian Council ratified a bill approving the nuclear deal reached by Tehran and six world powers, state news agency IRNA and other agencies said, allowing the government to implement the agreement.  

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Bahrain’s parliament set to overhaul staffing

Bahrain’s parliament is planning a major overhaul, with more than 30 per cent of its permanent staff deemed to be unqualified for their positions. It means employees could lose their jobs as the elected chamber seeks to

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Six women voted to power in Bahrain polls

Six women have been voted into public service in this year's national polls, the most female winners since elections started in 2002, a report said. They include three female MPs and three municipal councillors, reported the G

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