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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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Canada Parliament gunman ‘aimed to go to Saudi’

The Canadian citizen who police contend shot dead a soldier at the nation's war memorial before charging into Parliament had intended to travel to Saudi Arabia, not Syria, his mother said in a letter to a news agency published on Saturday.

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Attack on Canada parliament, one killed

A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital. The gunman in the pa

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Parliamentary elections set for Nov 22 in Bahrain

Bahrain's parliamentary elections will be held on November 22 and a second round, if needed, will be held on November 29. His Majesty King Hamad issued a decree in this regard last night (September 22), said a report in the Gu

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Libya's ex-parliament reconvenes, picks new PM

The former Libyan parliament replaced in national elections in June reconvened on Monday to elect an Islamist-backed deputy as prime minister, challenging the authority of the turbulent country's new legislature. The old Gener

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Libya parliament agrees direct presidential election

Libya's new parliament agreed on Tuesday that the next president would be elected by popular vote as lawmakers sought to overcome a confrontation between two armed factions. Western partners hope the new parliament will open s

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Bahraini businessmen plan parliament push

Bahrain’s business leaders want to form a greater proportion of MPs in the next parliament, to boost its stock of economic knowledge and business acumen. Around 30 prominent members of the country's business community, i

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Iraq govt talks delayed again as fighting rages

Iraq's parliament failed on Sunday to break a damaging political deadlock which is holding up the formation of new government to tackle an Islamist-led insurgency raging less than 50 miles (80 km) from Baghdad. After a brief s

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Iraq in political limbo as no Maliki replacement named

Sunnis and Kurds walked out of the first session of Iraq's new parliament on Tuesday after Shi'ites failed to name a prime minister to replace Nuri al-Maliki, dimming any prospect of an early national unity government to save Iraq from c

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New building rule changes approved in Bahrain

Parliament has approved Shura Council's amendments to a new building regulation law that gives Bahrain's municipalities the power to demolish buildings in violation of the regulations without a court order.  

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