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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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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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UK votes in closest election in decades

British voters get to decide on Thursday who they want to rule the world's fifth-largest economy in a tight election that could yield weak government, propel the UK towards a vote on EU membership and stoke Scottish desire for secession.

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Opposition calls for polls boycott ignored in Bahrain

Many voters living in areas considered opposition strongholds in Bahrain ignored boycott calls again as they cast their ballots in the second round of polls yesterday (November 29), a report said. They headed to 12 polling station

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Second round of voting begins in Bahrain

Thousands of Bahrainis and expatriates will go to the polls again today for the second round of voting in parliament and municipal council elections, a report said. Voting will take place in 34 constituencies nationwide where parl

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US jobless rate hits six-year low

US employers ramped up hiring in September and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low, bolstering bets the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in mid-2015. Friday's report on employment is the most significant gauge of t

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Bahrain’s poll code violators warned of action

Anyone trying to interfere with or scupper elections in November will face severe consequences, a top Bahraini government official has warned. In a media briefing held at Isa Cultural Centre yesterday, Justice, Islamic Affairs and

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Reminders of Syrian war on the dinner table

As Syria approaches a surreal presidential election in the midst of civil war, the capital has avoided the worst of the conflict but reminders are increasingly coming out of the water taps and appearing on the dinner table, to the dismay of Dama

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Mubarak-era leaders banned from contesting elections

An Egyptian court on Tuesday banned the leaders of former president Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party from running in any coming elections, the court judge said. Judge Karim Hazem did not specify the number, names or t

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