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Kazakhstan bans anonymous bank accounts

A new law that prohibits opening of anonymous bank accounts has been adopted in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan bans anonymous bank accounts
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Kazakhstan Majilis approves Joint Air Defense bill

The Lower Chamber of the Kazakhstan Parliament has approved ratification of the Kazakhstan-Russia Joint Air Defense Agreement.

Kazakhstan Majilis approves Joint Air Defense bill
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Mohamed Sheikh Biadillah. Photo of Press Office of Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan and Morocco discuss cooperation

Senate Speaker Kassym-Jomart Tokayev meet Morocco delagation to discuss prospects of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Morocco.

Kazakhstan and Morocco discuss cooperation
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
All orphanages to close down in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan plans to introduce major changes to its orphans and disadvantaged children programs.

All orphanages to close down in Kazakhstan
Protesters consider ending occupation of Taiwan's parliament
Protesters consider ending occupation of Taiwan's parliament

Protesters said Monday they were considering ending their three-week occupation of Taiwan's parliament, after its Speaker intervened to try to end the standoff over a contentious services trade pact with China.

Protesters consider ending occupation of Taiwan's parliament
 Karim Massimov. Photo courtesy of flickr. com
Parliament votes for Massimov as new PM

The Parliament has voted for Karim Massimov as the new Head of the Kazakhstan Government.

Parliament votes for Massimov as new PM
Polygamy bill poses dilemma for Kenya
Polygamy bill poses dilemma for Kenya

The adoption by Kenya's parliament of a controversial bill that legalises polygamy has provoked a fierce national debate pitting modern secular values and Christianity against local traditions.

Polygamy bill poses dilemma for Kenya
Protesters occupying Taiwan's parliament issue ultimatum
Protesters occupying Taiwan's parliament issue ultimatum

Protesters barricaded themselves inside Taiwan's parliament for a third straight day, threatening "further action" if the government pushes ahead with its plans to ratify a contentious trade pact with China.

Protesters occupying Taiwan's parliament issue ultimatum
Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich. ©Reuters/Konstantin Chernichkin
Ukraine ushers in new era as president flees

A new era dawned in Ukraine on Sunday as parliament appointed a pro-Western interim leader after ousted president Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev to escape retribution for a week of deadly carnage.

Ukraine ushers in new era as president flees
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Kazakhstan vests EBRD with immunity and tax privileges

Kazakhstan Majilis has ratified the agreement between Kazakhstan and European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.

Kazakhstan vests EBRD with immunity and tax privileges
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UN rights body urges Uganda leader to shun anti-gay bill

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday called on Uganda's president not to sign a harsh anti-gay draft law that sailed through parliament last week.

UN rights body urges Uganda leader to shun anti-gay bill
US 'concern' over Uganda anti-gay bill
US 'concern' over Uganda anti-gay bill

The United States voiced concern on Tuesday over a draconian anti-homosexuality bill passed by Uganda's parliament.

US 'concern' over Uganda anti-gay bill
Mauritania ruling party wins absolute majority
Mauritania ruling party wins absolute majority

Mauritania's ruling UPR party has won a ruling majority in parliament after a second round of legislative elections.

Mauritania ruling party wins absolute majority
Uganda adopts tough anti-gay bill
Uganda adopts tough anti-gay bill

Uganda's parliament on Friday adopted an anti-homosexuality bill that will see repeat offenders jailed for life, sparking an international outcry as lawmakers hailed it as a victory against "evil".

Uganda adopts tough anti-gay bill
Italy's Letta wins parliament vote, vowing to fight 'chaos'
Italy's Letta wins parliament vote, vowing to fight 'chaos'

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Wednesday won a parliamentary confidence vote triggered by the fall of Silvio Berlusconi, promising to push through a pro-European reform agenda and fight populism.

Italy's Letta wins parliament vote, vowing to fight 'chaos'
Japanese parliament passes controversial secrets law
Japanese parliament passes controversial secrets law

Japan's parliament on Friday adopted a law on protecting state secrets despite a public outcry, with strong opposition from the media and academics who fear it will infringe on the right to information and free expression.

Japanese parliament passes controversial secrets law
Vote looms to expel Italy's Berlusconi from parliament
Vote looms to expel Italy's Berlusconi from parliament

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi is in for a tumultuous week that will likely see him booted out of parliament and shift into opposition to a government where he is still formally a coalition partner.

Vote looms to expel Italy's Berlusconi from parliament
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Ukraine to debate Tymoshenko bill to save EU deal

Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday was set to debate a bill to let jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko go abroad for treatment in a last-ditch attempt to save a crucial deal with the European Union.

Ukraine to debate Tymoshenko bill to save EU deal
Crisis-hit Maldives hold new presidential vote
Crisis-hit Maldives hold new presidential vote

The Maldives on Saturday voted in a run-off presidential election held under intense international pressure to elect a new leader and end months of political unrest.

Crisis-hit Maldives hold new presidential vote
Greece suspends state aid to neo-Nazi party
Greece suspends state aid to neo-Nazi party

The Greek parliament has adopted a measure suspending state aid to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, after six of its lawmakers faced charges in a high-profile probe of the group's alleged criminal activities.

Greece suspends state aid to neo-Nazi party