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Is Netanyahu Readying the next Israeli Assault on Blockaded Gaza?

By: Ramzy Baroud | (Ma’an News Agency) | – – It is not true that only three wars have taken place since Hamas won parliamentary elections in 2006 in the Occupied Palestinian…

Opposition should respect convention and cease attacks on Burch

Conventions are regarded in Westminster parliaments as almost as sacrosanct as formal parliamentary procedures set out in such illustrious handbooks as that produced by Odgers and May. House and Senate Standing Orders are the “bible” and the “rule of law” in parliamentary procedures and govern everything from rules of debate to time limits for discussion, [...]

Iran’s election vetting body allows more candidates to context election

Iran’s powerful election vetting body, the Guardian Council, decided on Saturday to allow hundreds more candidates to take part in a parliamentary election this month, in a move that rekindled the hopes of reformists and moderates. A...Show More Summary

Hundreds more candidates allowed to contest Iran election

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's powerful election vetting body, the Guardian Council, decided on Saturday to allow hundreds more candidates to take part in a parliamentary election this month, in a move that rekindled the hopes of reformists and moderates.

Iran Elections: The Ten Commandments

Political satire by Ebrahim Nabavi “My opponents should definitely vote in the elections, but there’s no need for them to become candidates,” said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ahead of the Islamic Republic’s upcoming parliamentary elections. Show More Summary

US-Favored Forecast for Ukraine: Cabinet Reshuffle, Yatsenyuk Better Stay

The US private intelligence agency Stratfor has sounded the alarm over the political infighting in Kiev which may result in the breakup of the pro-Western parliamentary coalition; thus its forecast calls for a cautious need to change to secure the coalition, but recommends keeping prime minister in place as a "bulwark against Russian influence".

In Taiwan, Asia's oldest political party faces an identity crisis

The Chinese Nationalist Party or KMT suffered a crushing electoral defeat in January, losing both the presidency and its parliamentary majority. Some in the party believe the result is their worst since they lost mainland China to the...Show More Summary

Catholic cardinal refuses to compromise on euthanasia at Parliamentary hearing

'The strong message from the Supreme Court is unmistakeable: some lives are just not worth living. We passionately disagree.'

Turkish parties hold first meeting to draft new constitution

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish parliamentary commission is meeting in a fresh push to draft a new constitution that would replace the current charter which is a legacy of the 1980 military coup. The Constitutional Consensus Commission, comprised of legislators from all four parties in parliament, held its first meeting on Thursday. While all […]

Europe and the US are 'courting' one of the biggest contributors to Syria's civil war

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass is an independent member of the UK House of Lords and prominent member of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF), www.iran-freedom.org On Thursday, Chatham House will be hosting an event...Show More Summary

Austrian MP Launches Scathing Attack on 'Brutal and Undemocratic' Erdogan

Austrian MP Johannes Jarolim has left the Turkish-Austrian parliamentary friendship group in protest at the politics of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Der Standard reported.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi lauds choice of ethnic and army-backed parliamentary speakers

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi pushed the message of national reconciliation on Wednesday, lauding the choice of representatives from ethnic minorities and the army-backed party as parliamentary speakers in a chamber dominated by her allies.

Irish PM calls election, cites economy as launches campaign

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny set Feb. 26 as the date for parliamentary elections on Wednesday, highlighting the economic recovery his government has overseen as he kicked off campaigning for what promises to be a tight contest.

Russia to Resume Cooperation With PACE Only on Equal Footing

Moscow has not stopped cooperating with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) indefinitely but future cooperation will only be resumed after the working conditions have been made equal for all delegations, a senior Russian lawmaker said Monday.

10 things in tech you need to know today (GOOG)

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Monday. 1. The government’s investigatory powers bill lacks clarity over the extent to which "internet connection records" will be collected, a parliamentary report warns. Show More Summary

UK lawmakers say "vague" surveillance bill should not undermine encryption

The parliamentary committee's critical report suggested the draft bill caused "confusion" and had "vague" definitions..

Sweden's Parliamentary Committee May Question PM Over Migrant Influx

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and his predecessor Fredrik Reinfeldt may testify before the parliamentary Committee on the Constitution (KU) on the mismanagement of the country's recent refugee influx, local media said.

Federal Government: Legalised Marijuana Could Bring In $300 Million A Year

Is the legalisation of marijuana in Australia a pipe dream? Maybe not, if the government takes the Parliamentary Budget Office’s latest estimates under consideration. According to a new report from the PBO, GST on marijuana sales could bring in over $300 per year in revenue — at least to start with. More »      

Bargaining With PACE for Partial Return of Russian Credentials Unacceptable

Russia will resume its work in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) only when the country's delegation will see all its credentials returned without exception, speaker of the Russian lower house of parliament s...

Go, Look: Danish Parliament's Speaker Decries Steve Bell Cartoon

Such is the power of the Danish Cartoons Controversy that they're the initial point of reference for a story on Parliamentary Speaker Pia Kjaersgaard being upset the above Steve Bell cartoon for comparing Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke...Show More Summary

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