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Scottish unionists a nose ahead as vote approaches

Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a tiny lead over separatists less than a week before Scots vote in an independence referendum that is balanced on a knife edge, opinion surveys showed on Friday.

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Bahrain manpower agencies to vote on strike

A vote on whether manpower agencies in Bahrain will go on strike could be taken next week.   The Bahrain Recruiters Society (BRS) is due to hold a general assembly meeting on

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Kuwait vote boost for government

Kuwaiti voters have elected pro-government candidates to replace five opposition MPs, who resigned two months ago, in by-elections that saw one of the lowest turnouts in the nation's history. The results will boost the grip of

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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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Afghans vote again in final test as Taliban threats loom

Afghans headed back to the polls on Saturday for a second round of voting to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai in a decisive test of Afghanistan's ambitions to transfer power democratically for the first time in its tumultuous hist

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Sisi asks PM Mehleb to form new govt

Egypt's new President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi kept Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb in his post on Monday and asked him to form a new government, state TV said, signaling his desire for continuity as he sets out to fix the economy and heal politic

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The poor long for help as Sisi is sworn in

A few hundred metre from the fluttering flags, patriotic songs and dancing crowds outside the constitutional court where Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi was sworn in as Egypt's president on Sunday, the mood was decidedly downbeat. In the

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Sisi sweeps to victory in presidential vote

Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt's first freely elected leader, swept to victory in a presidential election, provisional results showed on Thursday, joining a long line of leaders drawn from the military. Bu

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Lower voter turnout threatens Sisi mandate

Egyptians cast their votes in a presidential election on Wednesday that is certain to install former army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as president, but his call for an overwhelming mandate did not appear to have been heeded by voters.

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Vote or else, Egyptian media warns public

Egyptian media castigated the public for a low turnout in a presidential election which former army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is expected to win, with one commentator saying those who failed to vote should be shot. Many journalis

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