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Nepal to elect new parliament after years of instability

Nepal to elect new parliament after years of instability

The two-phase election is also expected to determine the path Nepal takes in balancing ties with China and India, both of whom are pushing hard to expand influence in the buffer state.

Mugabe resigns as president, ending four decades of rule

Mugabe resigns as president, ending four decades of rule

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe clung on for a week after an army takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party.

Zimbabwe's parliament to vote on Mugabe impeachment

Zimbabwe's parliament to vote on Mugabe impeachment

The midday deadline set for President Robert Mugabe to resign passed on Monday with no word from the 93-year-old leader.

Australian politicians told to prove their citizenship

Australian politicians told to prove their citizenship

Australian politicians will have to prove they are not foreign citizens under plans proposed on Monday as the conservative government grapples with a constitutional crisis that has cost it a majority in parliament.

Emir accorded an official reception in Malaysia

Emir accorded an official reception in Malaysia

The ceremony started with both Qatari and Malaysian national anthems before His Highness the Emir reviewed the guard of honour.

Mongolia names new PM after ousting previous leader

Mongolia names new PM after ousting previous leader

Mongolia named a new prime minister Wednesday, weeks after the previous leader and his cabinet were voted out over corruption allegations.

EU's Barnier says Brexit progress insufficient

EU's Barnier says Brexit progress insufficient

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that Brexit talks had not made enough progress to unlock the next phase as MEPs prepared to vote on a motion criticising Britain.

Abe dissolves parliament ahead of tough election battle

Abe dissolves parliament ahead of tough election battle

Members of the lower house raised their arms and shouted "Banzai" three times -- the Japanese equivalent of "three cheers" -- after the speaker read out a letter from Shinzo Abe officially dissolving the chamber.

Merkel tries to build coalition after vote that puts far right in parliament

Merkel tries to build coalition after vote that puts far right in parliament

Germany's Angela Merkel began the tough task of trying to build a government on Monday after securing a fourth term as chancellor, urging the centre-left Social Democrats ...

Zuma's ex-wife named MP ahead of ANC leadership vote

Zuma's ex-wife named MP ahead of ANC leadership vote

The National Assembly confirmed in a statement that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a former African Union chief, was sworn in as a member of parliament for the governing African National Congress.

May's Brexit battle returns to parliament

May's Brexit battle returns to parliament

A landmark bill intended to smooth Britain's exit from the European Union faced a rocky first ride in parliament on Thursday, as the EU's chief Brexit negotiator voiced scepticism about British proposals.

Iran parliament clears oil, foreign ministers for new cabinet

Iran parliament clears oil, foreign ministers for new cabinet

The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to keep the oil and foreign ministers, two of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani's key members of cabinet, in their posts.