The Turkish parliament has stripped a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) of her status for a second time as the Ankara government presses ahead with a clampdown on members of the opposition party.
Two Ugandan lawmakers were dragged away and detained when they tried to enter Parliament on Wednesday, as a divisive debate on extending President Yoweri Museveni’s rule was marred by violence for a second day.
The Shadow Chancellor of the British Cabinet called on the Queen of England to release her financial information in the wake of the Paradise Papers leak, after the monarchy’s private estate was shown to be connected to offshore tax havens.
A court in Turkey has sentenced a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) to ten years in prison on charges of membership in the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group and spreading propaganda as the Ankara government presses ahead with a clampdown on members of the opposition party.
The head of the Iranian delegation to the 136th assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has dismissed as “surprising and ridiculous” the allegation that the Islamic Republic has links with Taliban and is supporting the militant group.