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World - International
6/9/2022 1:30:03 PM
Thailand made it legal to cultivate and possess marijuana as of Thursday, like a dream come true for an aging generation of pot smokers who recall the kick delivered by the legendary Thai Stick variety.

World - International
6/6/2022 10:23:48 AM
At least 10 people were killed and more than two dozen wounded in four shootings across the United States this weekend, as lawmakers struggle to respond to the country's long-running epidemic of gun violence.

World - Region
5/31/2022 12:35:38 PM
Lebanon's longtime parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, who has held the post for 30 years, was re-elected for a seventh four-year term Tuesday with a slim majority. His reelection was practically guaranteed, despite more than a dozen new lawmakers who won seats running on a reform platform.

War in Ukraine - Military
5/25/2022 10:48:31 PM
President Vladimir Putin issued an order Wednesday to fast track Russian citizenship for residents in parts of southern Ukraine largely held by his forces, while lawmakers in Moscow passed a bill to strengthen the stretched Russian army.

World - Region
5/25/2022 10:11:27 PM
The United States’ top negotiator for Iran nuclear talks made the case to lawmakers Wednesday for sticking with what may be a last try for a deal reimposing limits on Iran’s nuclear development, despite Iran closing in on completing a bomb-capable nuclear program.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/24/2022 5:34:31 PM
Russian lawmakers on Tuesday backed legislation allowing prosecutors to shut down foreign media outlets without a court order, in the latest move against the press during Moscow's military offensive in Ukraine.

World - Region
5/19/2022 12:39:04 PM
When Firas Hamdan was injured at a protest near Lebanon's parliament two years ago, the then activist never imagined he would one day return as a lawmaker.

World - Region
5/19/2022 10:25:12 AM
North Korea is ready to conduct a nuclear test at any moment, a South Korean lawmaker said Thursday, with the United States warning it could happen while President Joe Biden is in Seoul this week.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/17/2022 11:06:00 AM
Sweden on Tuesday signed a formal request to join NATO, a day after the country announced it would seek membership in the 30-member military alliance. In neighboring Finland, lawmakers are expected later in the day to formally endorse Finnish leaders' decision also to join.

World - Region
5/16/2022 9:31:08 PM
A lawmaker from the Iran-backed Hezbollah group on Monday warned rivals against becoming "shields for the Israelis", as Lebanon awaits election results likely to weaken the Shia group's bloc.

World - Africa
5/15/2022 8:18:15 PM
Somalia's presidential vote is proceeding to a second round Sunday after the first round of voting did not produce a decisive winner.

World - Region
5/14/2022 8:33:16 PM
An Iranian lawmaker says one person was killed in his city during recent unrest over price increases in the southwestern Khuzestan province, semi-official ILNA news agency reported Saturday.

War in Ukraine - Military
5/10/2022 8:25:13 PM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told Maltese lawmakers that despite pleas, Ukraine has not received the amount of weapons it would need to unblock the siege of Mariupol and free the city.

World - International
5/5/2022 7:14:54 PM
Spain's top spymaster was grilled behind closed doors by lawmakers on Thursday over mobile phone hacking revelations that have roiled the country's fragile coalition government.

World - International
4/16/2022 1:40:58 PM
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and visiting U.S. lawmakers reaffirmed their commitment to working together under a longstanding bilateral alliance on Saturday at a time of heightened global tensions including threats from China and North Korea.

World - Africa
4/16/2022 12:51:54 PM
Somalia inaugurated 290 new lawmakers, bringing the country a step closer to completing a prolonged electoral process marred by alleged corruption and irregularities.

World - International
4/15/2022 1:24:20 PM
China said its military staged exercises Friday to reinforce its threat to use force to bring Taiwan under its control, as US lawmakers visiting Taiwan made a pointed and public declaration of their support for the self-governing island democracy while issuing a warning to China.

World - International
4/11/2022 7:48:35 PM
Pakistan's parliament on Monday elected opposition lawmaker Shahbaz Sharif as the new prime minister, following a week of political turmoil that led to the weekend ouster of Premier Imran Khan.

World - International
4/11/2022 3:04:30 PM
A London jury on Monday unanimously found Ali Harbi Ali guilty of murdering UK lawmaker David Amess in a knife attack in October last year.

World - Region
3/30/2022 7:26:56 PM
Iraqi lawmakers Wednesday failed for a third time to elect a new national president for lack of a quorum, officials said, prolonging the war-scarred country's political crisis.

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