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Trump says US gets nothing out of ties with Saudi

Republican front-runner Donald Trump has said that the US is not getting anything out of its relationship with Saudi Arabia and advocated a change in the partnership. “Like it or don’t like it, people have backed Saudi

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Bahrain’s election to UN session vice-presidency hailed

Bahrain’s election to the vice-presidency of a UN General Assembly session was hailed yesterday (July 7) as a major diplomatic achievement and international recognition. Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa sa

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Bahrain election saboteurs to face jail time and fines

Anyone trying to sabotage Bahrain's national elections could be jailed for two years and fined up to BD2,000 ($5,303) under new rules proposed by the Shura Council. Civil servants would face a tougher punishment of up to three

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Buhari claims victory in historic Nigerian vote

Nigeria's opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) declared an election victory on Tuesday for former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and said Africa's most populous nation was witnessing history with its first democratic transfer of p

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Hard right shift gives upset win for Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a come-from-behind victory in Israel's election after tacking hard to the right in the final days of campaigning, including abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. In a p

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Sri Lankan president concedes defeat after decade in power

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat to his opposition challenger on Friday after a presidential election, ending a decade of rule that critics say had become increasingly authoritarian and marred by nepotism and corruption.

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Pro-West parties secure big win in Ukraine polls

Pro-Europe parties secured a big win in an election in Ukraine, a partial vote count showed on Monday, with President Petro Poroshenko hailing people's support for his plan to end a separatist war and pursue democratic reforms sought by the

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Tunisians vote for new parliament

Tunisians voted on Sunday in parliamentary elections that bring full democracy finally within their reach, four years after their uprising cast out autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Tunisia has fared better than its neighbours who

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Tunisians vote for new parliament today

Tunisians elect a new parliament on Sunday as the prospect of a full democracy finally comes within their reach, four years after they cast out autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Tunisia has fared better than neighbours who also ou

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Bahrain plans nationwide drive to spur voting

A nationwide campaign has been launched to encourage Bahrainis to cast their ballots in the upcoming national elections. It includes setting up social media networks, 12-hour hotlines, SMS services and an interactive website ahead

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