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Trump, Clinton draw even in White House poll

Republican Donald Trump pulled even with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, in a dramatic early sign that the Nov. 8 US presidential election might be more hotly contested than first thought. While m

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Assad holds election as peace talks resume

Syrians voted in a parliamentary election in government-held areas of the country on Wednesday in what they called a show of support for President Bashar al-Assad, while his opponents and Western powers denounced the poll as illegitimate.

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Trump aims for big US primary wins

US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump hunted for votes in three states on Monday before a crucial round of nominating contests, and dismissed outbreaks of violence at his campaign events as "a little disruption."

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Iran votes in contest likely to shape post-sanctions era

Iranians go to the polls to vote for the first time since last year's nuclear deal in elections that could determine whether the Islamic Republic continues to emerge from diplomatic and economic isolation after years of sanctions.

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Sharjah council urges voters to take part in polls

The Sharjah Consulative Council has urged voters to take part in its electoral and political process in order to have a say in the decision-making and development agenda of the emirate.   Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed

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Saudis elect 17 women in landmark council polls

Saudi Arabians voted 17 women into public office in municipal elections in the Islamic kingdom on Saturday, the first to allow female participation, a state-aligned news site reported. The election was the first in which women cou

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Saudi women voters head to historic polls

A total of 1,486,477 Saudis head to polls today (December 12) to take part in the third session of the municipal elections in Saudi Arabia. Polling stations will remain open from 8 am to 5 pm for people to cast their votes in the

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Turnout low in Egypt's parliamentary election

Egyptians turned out in low numbers on Sunday to vote in the first phase of an election hailed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as a milestone on the road to democracy but shunned by critics who say the new chamber will rubber stamp his decisio

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Egypt president signs elections law

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed into law election-related legislation, the official gazette said on Sunday, opening the way to setting a date for long-delayed parliamentary polls. The election law allocates 4

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Erdogan suffers setback in Turkey elections

Kurds thwart Erdogan's ambitions with Turkey poll advance Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's hopes of assuming greater powers suffered a major setback on Sunday when the ruling AK Party he founded failed to win an outright

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