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Turkish MPs extend possible troop dispatch mandate in Syria conflict
Turkish MPs extend possible troop dispatch mandate in Syria conflict

Turkey's parliament on Thursday extended for one year a mandate that would allow Ankara to send troops to war-ravaged Syria if necessary.

Turkish MPs extend possible troop dispatch mandate in Syria conflict
Ireland set to vote on abolishing upper house of parliament
Ireland set to vote on abolishing upper house of parliament

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.

Ireland set to vote on abolishing upper house of parliament
Guinea to elect parliament as ethnic tensions simmer
Guinea to elect parliament as ethnic tensions simmer

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.

Guinea to elect parliament as ethnic tensions simmer
Askar Beisenbayev. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Vice-Speaker of Kazakhstan Senate elected

Askar Beissenbayev has been elected Vice Speaker of the Kazakhstan Senate.

Vice-Speaker of Kazakhstan Senate elected
Rowhani govt cleared to start work in Iran
Rowhani govt cleared to start work in Iran

Iran's parliament approved on Thursday most of President Hassan Rowhani's cabinet picks, allowing the government to start work.

Rowhani govt cleared to start work in Iran
Greek deputies approve reform bill tied to EU-IMF loans
Greek deputies approve reform bill tied to EU-IMF loans

Greece's parliament early on Thursday narrowly approved a sweeping bill of reforms tied to the country's next tranche of EU-IMF loans.

Greek deputies approve reform bill tied to EU-IMF loans
Egg-throwing protesters blockade Bulgaria parliament
Egg-throwing protesters blockade Bulgaria parliament

An angry crowd of Bulgarian demonstrators, some throwing eggs and tomatoes, blockaded parliament on Wednesday on the 13th straight day of anti-government protests.

Egg-throwing protesters blockade Bulgaria parliament
Kuwait court dissolves parliament, upholds electoral law
Kuwait court dissolves parliament, upholds electoral law

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.

Kuwait court dissolves parliament, upholds electoral law
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Nigmatulin meets Turkish president in Ankara

Chairman of Kazakhstan’s Majilis Nurlan Nigmatulin has met with Turkish President Abdullah Gül during TÜRKPA events in Ankara.

Nigmatulin meets Turkish president in Ankara
Dossym Satpayev. Photo courtesy of quorum.kz
Kazakhstan parliament called to resign

Kazakhstan political expert Dossym Satpayev believes that dissolving the parliament should follow the dismissal of Labor Minister Serik Abdenov.

Kazakhstan parliament called to resign
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Greece adopts bill to cut 15,000 civil servant jobs

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.

Greece adopts bill to cut 15,000 civil servant jobs
France to approve gay marriage but debate to rumble on
France to approve gay marriage but debate to rumble on

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.

France to approve gay marriage but debate to rumble on
Merkel faces down challenge over female exec quota
Merkel faces down challenge over female exec quota

Germany's opposition will force a parliamentary vote to require big companies to boost the number of women on their boards.

Merkel faces down challenge over female exec quota
Majilis chairman Nurlan Nigmatulin. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan MPs interested in Finnish experience of countering corruption

Majilis chairman Nurlan Nigmatulin had a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Finland to Kazakhstan Mikko Kinnunen.

Kazakhstan MPs interested in Finnish experience of countering corruption
Li Keqiang named China's new premier
Li Keqiang named China's new premier

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.

Li Keqiang named China's new premier
Xi Jinping named president of China: parliament
Xi Jinping named president of China: parliament

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.

Xi Jinping named president of China: parliament
Split vote throws Italy into political gridlock
Split vote throws Italy into political gridlock

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.

Split vote throws Italy into political gridlock
Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei. ©REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Egypt vote could be 'road to total chaos': ElBaradei

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.

Egypt vote could be 'road to total chaos': ElBaradei
Fidel Castro makes surprise appearance in Cuba
Fidel Castro makes surprise appearance in Cuba

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.

Fidel Castro makes surprise appearance in Cuba
New Iraq parliament up in air amid political row
New Iraq parliament up in air amid political row

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.

New Iraq parliament up in air amid political row