Turkey's parliament on Thursday extended for one year a mandate that would allow Ankara to send troops to war-ravaged Syria if necessary.
Ireland votes on Friday on whether to abolish its upper house of parliament, a historic move that Prime Minister Enda Kenny argues will save money but which critics say is a power grab.
Guineans will on Saturday vote in the first parliamentary elections in the troubled west African nation in over a decade, after months of delays and a campaign plagued by deadly unrest.
Askar Beissenbayev has been elected Vice Speaker of the Kazakhstan Senate.
Iran's parliament approved on Thursday most of President Hassan Rowhani's cabinet picks, allowing the government to start work.
Greece's parliament early on Thursday narrowly approved a sweeping bill of reforms tied to the country's next tranche of EU-IMF loans.
An angry crowd of Bulgarian demonstrators, some throwing eggs and tomatoes, blockaded parliament on Wednesday on the 13th straight day of anti-government protests.
Kuwait's top court on Sunday scrapped last December's parliamentary election, which was boycotted by the opposition, but approved the controversial electoral law that sparked the boycott.
Chairman of Kazakhstan’s Majilis Nurlan Nigmatulin has met with Turkish President Abdullah Gül during TÜRKPA events in Ankara.
Kazakhstan political expert Dossym Satpayev believes that dissolving the parliament should follow the dismissal of Labor Minister Serik Abdenov.
The Greek parliament voted late Sunday to adopt a law that provides for the dismissal of 15,000 civil servants as part of austerity measures imposed by the country's international creditors.
France's parliament will finally approve a bill to legalise gay marriage on Tuesday after months of protests that have shown no sign of abating in the run-up to the historic vote.
Germany's opposition will force a parliamentary vote to require big companies to boost the number of women on their boards.
Majilis chairman Nurlan Nigmatulin had a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Finland to Kazakhstan Mikko Kinnunen.
China's parliament installed bureaucrat Li Keqiang as premier Friday, putting him in charge of running the world's second-largest economy in a final step of a landmark power transition.
Xi Jinping was named president of China Thursday after a vote at the nation's parliamentary meeting in Beijing, four months after he took charge of the ruling Communist Party.
Italy headed for gridlock and financial markets tumbled with a stalemate in parliament between right and left after critical elections in which the real winner might be a new protest party calling for a referendum on the euro.
Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei warned of chaos in the troubled nation if parliamentary polls go ahead in April, as protesters demonstrated in Cairo against Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.
Ailing Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance in Havana Sunday to vote in parliamentary polls, expressing confidence in the revolution despite a decades-long US trade embargo.
For weeks, Iraqi MPs have been locked in a political crisis that has stalled progress on key decisions including one affecting their own offices in a future parliament complex.
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