Posts Tagged ‘parliament’

Lebanon to end crackdown on unlicensed Palestinian workers: Parliament speaker

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says the Arab country will reverse recent measures against businesses hiring foreign workers without permits. Speaking at a parliamentary session in Beirut on Thursday, Berri said Palestinian laborers will return to the situation before the crackdown, urging Labor Minister Camille Abousleiman to convene a press conference and officially announce the latest decision, Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen […]

NATO Parliament Report Accidentally Reveals Locations Of US Nukes In Europe

Opposition politicians in Belgium are demanding answers from the government after a document published online drew attention to US nuclear weapons deployed in the country. The European sites where America’s nuclear weapons are stored was accidentally revealed in a document published by a Nato-linked body, according to reports in Belgian media. The nuclear weapons are […]

Member of Iranian Parliament’s Foreign Policy Commission: We’ll Force the West to Back Down

Mokhtar Haddad Tehran – The announcement by the Islamic Republic of Iran to increase its uranium enrichment rate beyond 3.67% has triggered various reactions worldwide. Al-Ahed News sat down with the second deputy chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mohammad Javad Jamali Nobandegani to discuss the issue. Nobandegani explained that […]

Thousands of anti-Russian Protesters try to storm Georgia parliament in Tbilisi

   Protesters have attempted to storm Georgia’s parliament building in the capital, Tbilisi, after thousands swarmed the building during an anti-government rally demanding the resignations of top officials. Around 5,000 people gathered outside the parliament in Tbilisi to protest the participation of the Russian delegation in a session of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. Tensions […]

Georgian Parliament speaker resigns amid mass protests – ruling party

Irakli Kobakhidze resigned on Friday, the head of the ruling Georgian Dream Kakha Kaladze announced, explaining that “this decision means being accountable to the people.” The party leader also accused some “reckless destructive forces” of igniting the unrest, adding that they are to be prosecuted for what he said was “organizing mass violence.” Also on […]

Photos: Iranian FM meets deputy speaker of Iraqi parliament

ISNA | Rouhollah Vahdati: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with Deputy Speaker of Iraqi Parliament Bashir Haddad in Tehran on Tuesday.   Source Article from Related Posts Lebanon to end crackdown on unlicensed Palestinian workers: Parliament speaker Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says the Arab country will reverse recent […]

And the band rolls on: Rocker, comedian, actor & vlogger run for parliament in Ukraine

This year life in Ukraine has had many moments of mixing politics with show business. Zelensky, a professional actor and comedian with no record of public service, ran an overwhelmingly successful presidential campaign against incumbent Petro Poroshenko. His landslide victory relied on bringing to life the plot of a TV series, in which he played […]

Parliament speaker warns Saudi Arabia, UAE against anti-Iran behavior

IRNA – Iranian Majlis (Parliament) speaker Ali Larijani said the recent meetings, especially Mecca summit, showed that some Arab countries are repeating the past experience of failure and defeat. “Behaviors of Saudis and Emiratis will harm them in long-term,” Larijani said in a meeting with Syrian Ambassador to Iran Adnan Mahmoud. The Iranian parliament speaker […]

Scottish Parliament votes to ban corporal punishment of children

   The Scottish parliament has voted by a significant majority in favour of banning the physical punishment of children. The bill, lodged by the Scottish Green party MSP John Finnie and supported by the Scottish National party government, is designed to give children equal protection from violence by removing the defence of “justifiable assault” in […]

Photos: Lawmakers vote for Parliament speaker, deputies

ISNA | Farzad Khabooshani: During an open session on Sunday, Iranian lawmakers re-elected veteran politician Ali Larijani as the speaker of the Parliament and voted for Masoud Pezeshkian and Abdolreza Mesri as his first and second deputies.   Source Article from Related Posts Lebanon to end crackdown on unlicensed Palestinian workers: Parliament speaker […]

Catalan separatists on trial take seats in parliament

Four Catalan separatist leaders who won election to the Spanish parliament last month were temporarily released from jail to be sworn in as lawmakers. But the men, who are on trial for their role in an October 2017 Catalonian secession attempt, could see their mandates quickly suspended by the assembly because of their legal […]

Iraqi Parliament to Vote on Bill That Would Ban US Military Troops From Iraq

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Iraq has spent the better share of the last 16 years under US military occupation. Despite this, time and again US-Iraqi relations have come to be defined by US hostility toward neighboring Iran, and Iraq’s desire to not get mixed up in that. So while Iraq’s parliament was already bristling under Pentagon talk […]

Polish parliament rejects abortion ban after mass protests

Polish parliament rejects abortion ban after mass protests       Source Article from Related Posts Appellate Court rejects Sandy Hook parents’ lawsuit against Newtown; families plan appeal to Supreme Court The lawsuit, brought by the parents of Jesse Lewis and Noah Pozner, claimed school Pelosi Rejects U.S. Sovereignty – U.S. Immigration Subject […]

‘Let down by establishment’: Voters’ anger may lead to dramatic change in European Parliament

40 years ago, in the first elections to the European Parliament, over sixty percent of people turned out to vote, but since then that number has declined to just barely 40 percent. Perhaps it’s because people don’t know what the European Parliament does or think it’s no more than just a talking shop, but the […]

Fists fly in Hong Kong parliament as debate over extradition law boils over

The Saturday skirmish started after lawmakers in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council faced off over a series of laws that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial. Video of the incident shows rival lawmakers pushing, shoving and jumping over one another as they tried to wrest control of the microphone. The […]

Why not make Parliament into a Holocaust Memorial?

May 08, 2019  /  Gilad Atzmon By Gilad Atzmon Five British Prime Ministers, some of them renowned war criminals, united yesterday in a call to build a Holocaust Memorial in proximity to Parliament.  “A sacred, national mission,” is how Theresa May described the idea and for once, I totally agree with this tragic, sad woman. I would take it further: don’t just build a holocaust […]

EU’s Parliament Signs Off on Disastrous Internet Law: What Happens Next?

By Danny O’Brien In a stunning rejection of the will of five million online petitioners, and over 100,000 protesters this weekend, the European Parliament has abandoned common-sense and the advice of academics, technologists, and UN human rights experts, and approved the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive in its entirety. There’s now little that […]

Strengthened hate speech laws pass NSW Parliament in ‘great day’ for Australia

Strengthened hate speech laws pass NSW Parliament in ‘great day’ for Australia By Meredith Griffiths Posted Thu 21 Jun 2018 at 1:56am Image There has been no successful prosecution under the Anti-Discrimination Act.(AAP: Julian Smith) Inciting violence against a community or person based on their race in New South Wales could result in three years […]

EU parliament urges member states to recognize Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president

The resolution, voted on Thursday, called on the EU leadership to adopt “a strong, unified stance,” and recognize Guaido as the “only legitimate” interim president of the South American nation until new elections are held to “restore democracy.” he MEPs also pledged “full support” for Venezuela’s opposition-controlled parliament, the National Assembly, urging the EU states […]

Irish parliament passes bill to ban Israeli settlement goods

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 24 January 2019 A bill to outlaw trade in goods from Israeli settlements has been passed by the lower house of Ireland’s parliament, a major step on its journey into law. On Thursday, the Dáil overwhelmingly approved the Occupied Territories Bill by a vote of 78-45, dealing a big defeat […]

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