More than 51 per cent of Bahrain's electorate turned out to vote in yesterday's (Novemebr 22) parliamentary and municipal council elections, Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa said.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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