Register for our free newsletter

 
 
Latest News

parliament

kuwait-parliament

Kuwaitis protest after elected parliament thrown out

Thousands of Kuwaitis protested on Tuesday against a court ruling that effectively dissolved a parliament dominated by opposition Islamists and reinstated the previous, more government-friendly, assembly.

June 27, 2012 9:57
 
kuwait-parliament

More than half Kuwait’s parliament resigns

Lawmakers resign in protest at election annulment; Parliamentarians had called for more cabinet posts; Gulf oil exporter in political tangle, says analyst

June 24, 2012 10:25
 
Egypt’s Brotherhood claims majority in parliament vote

Egypt’s Brotherhood claims majority in parliament vote

The Muslim Brotherhood claimed in its own newspaper on Friday it had scored an outright majority in an election for Egypt's upper house of parliament after having emerged as the top party in an earlier lower house vote.

February 25, 2012 12:11
 
Egypt court rules parliament vote system unconstitutional

Egypt court rules parliament vote system unconstitutional

An Egyptian court has ruled that the voting system that elected the new parliament was unconstitutional, creating a fresh source of uncertainty as Egypt tries to set up a governing system a year after Hosni Mubarak was toppled.

February 22, 2012 12:51
 
Tunisian Parliament bloc proposes Islamic constitution

Tunisian Parliament bloc proposes Islamic constitution

The third-largest party in Tunisia's constituent assembly, charged with writing a new constitution, proposed on Monday a draft document based on Islamic law which will likely alarm the country's secularists.

February 21, 2012 4:39
 
Kuwait markets steady after Islamist election win

Kuwait markets steady after Islamist election win

Kuwaiti financial markets were steady on Sunday after the Islamist-led opposition won control of parliament in an election, a victory which could worsen political tensions but conceivably also lead to fresh government spending measures.

February 5, 2012 1:07
 
Iraq’s Sunni-backed bloc to end parliament boycott

Iraq’s Sunni-backed bloc to end parliament boycott

Bloc's move eases political crisis; Decision on return to cabinet pending; Crisis stirred fears of return to sectarian violence

January 30, 2012 3:19
 

September: The FNC Elections and the small voter turn out

The one thing we remember September 2011 for is the FNC elections. Unlike the first election in 2006 when just…

December 27, 2011 9:57
 

Kuwait PM, govt resign after protests

Kuwait's prime minister and his government resigned on Monday, bowing to escalating demands by protesters and opposition deputies that he step down over corruption allegations.

November 29, 2011 12:56
 
Politicians in Lebanon get physical, fighting on live TV

Politicians in Lebanon get physical, fighting on live TV

As the world marvels at two politicians in Lebanon getting into a fight, here are some clips to remind you that a sucker punch knows no bounds, even among officials.

November 16, 2011 4:18
 
12