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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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Sheikh Salman positions as safest option in Fifa vote

In a Fifa presidential election where all candidates are presenting themselves as reformers, Asian soccer boss Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is making his pitch as the safest option to officials beleaguered by the organisation's crisi

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Saudi Arabian women vote in landmark polls

Saudi Arabian women voted for the first time on Saturday in local council elections and also stood as candidates, a step hailed by some activists in the Islamic patriarchy as a historic change, but by others as merely symbolic. &q

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Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on nuke deal with powers

Iran's Supreme Leader has said he favoured a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported. &n

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Rajapaksa comeback bid fails in Sri Lankan vote

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's attempt to stage a comeback in Sri Lanka's general election has ended in defeat as results on Tuesday showed the alliance that toppled him making decisive gains. The ruling United Natio

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Rajapaksa falling short in Sri Lanka vote

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's bid to stage a political comeback in Sri Lanka appeared destined to fail as early general election results on Tuesday showed the alliance that toppled him making gains. If initial trends ar

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UN to vote on MH17 tribunal, Russia likely to block

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on July 29 on a bid for an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a passenger airliner last year in Ukraine, but Russia said on Friday it was likely to block the move.

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Samsung C&T shareholders back key $8bn merger plan

Samsung C&T Corp shareholders have approved an $8 billion takeover offer from sister firm Cheil Industries in a close-run vote, marking a key win for Samsung Group's founding family as it seeks to pave the way for a leadership transfer a

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UN to vote on endorsing Iran deal on July 20

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday (July 20) on a resolution that would endorse a deal placing long-term curbs on Iran's nuclear programme but would retain an arms embargo and ban on the supply of ballistic missile

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Europe moves to restore funding to Greece after bailout

Europe has moved to re-open funding to Greece's stricken economy after the parliament in Athens approved a new bailout programme in a fractious vote that left the government without a majority. The European Central Bank increa

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