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Afghan MPs Approve ‘The Child Protection Act’

Afghan MPs Approve ‘The Child Protection Act’

KABUL – Afghan MPs have approved the Law on Protection of Child Rights – The Child Protection Act – on Monday after years of wrangling over the legal age of boys and girls, TOLOnews reported. Now, according to the law, boys and girls under the age of 18 are considered …

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High-Profile Criminal Cases Are Not Pursued: MPs

High-Profile Criminal Cases Are Not Pursued, MPs

KABUL – Lawmakers on Monday accused the government of corruption, saying major criminal cases involving high-profile government and non-government suspects are not being investigated seriously by the Attorney General’s office, ToloNews reported. According to ToloNews report, the lawmakers cited dozens of large-scale corruption and embezzlement cases that are not pursued …

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India’s Major Parties Field Few Women in Race to Parliament

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NEW DELHI – Women running for India’s parliament are barely a blip in the world’s biggest democratic exercise, which began last week and will play out in seven rounds, with results expected on May 23, Reuters reported Thursday. Women now make up just 11.8 per cent and 12.8pc of the …

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Eight Brexit Options on Table As MPs Cast Indicative Votes

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LONDON – British MPs will cast indicative Brexit votes for the second time on Monday in an attempt to find a way out of the European Union, CGTN reported Monday. The first round of votes indicated a preference for a softer exit than Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal, but none …

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UK Parliament Set to Vote on the Next Move for Brexit

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LONDON – British MPs are due to hold votes this Wednesday on various Brexit options, as Prime Minister Theresa May comes under pressure to announce a departure plan and garner support for her unpopular divorce deal from the European Union, Reuters reported Wednesday. Three years after a referendum in which …

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Brexit: We Need Extra Time, Not Just Indicative Votes

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LONDON – Today’s Cabinet will not see a coup against the British prime minister, as some papers had speculated over the weekend. That scheme failed when the plotters could not agree who should replace her. Instead, ministers will discuss two key issues: whether to try to get the government’s deal …

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