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For first time ever, Saudi King appoints 30 women to Shura Council

(abdullah decision friday name 30 women the 150seat shura council, allowing women members the kingdom shura council, members the saudi shura council including 30 women for the first time history, discussed issues regarding women, king abdullah swore the country first female members the shura council 19 february, ...

Blogs Roundup - 16/01/2013 - 06:00 - comment 0

Top Egyptian court rules Shura Council illegal

Top court in Cairo rules Shura Council was illegally ... The ruling said the upper house, or Shura Council, would be dissolved once the new parliament is elected. ... near the building, AFP reporters said.The case against the Shura Council is based on several challenges ...

02/06/2013 - 12:35 - comment 0

Historic moment for Saudi as King swears in Shura Council's first female members

Members of the Saudi Shura Council, including 30 women ... Members of the Saudi Shura Council, including 30 women for the first time in history, were sworn ... of the Shura Council Sixth Term, the first term in which a woman participates,” King Abdullah said in his ...

20/02/2013 - 10:29 - comment 0

Saudi misogynistic clerics protest to keep the Shura Council estrogen-free

changes in the country and these latest appointments in the Shura Council that do not represent ... on Friday to name 30 women to the 150-seat Shura Council. The group called for clerics to be granted ... to the Shura Council." Abdullah's decrees marked a breakthrough in the conservative kingdom ...

Editor's Choice - 17/01/2013 - 16:37 - comment 0

IMF negotiations straining Egypt's parliament and Shura council relations

to parliamentary and government sources. One source of tension is a request by the Cabinet to the Shura Council ... sources.One source of tension is a request by the Cabinet to the Shura Council withdrawing the draft general ...

15/04/2013 - 04:01 - comment 0

Egypt’s Shura Council to Answer Mubarak’s Call for Study of New Elections Law

The general committee of Egypt’s newly elected Shura Council  has asked the other council committees ... Mubarak made the appeal in a speech before the parliamentary committee of the Shura Council this week, calling for a careful study to prepare a new law to regulate Parliament and Shura Council elections.   ...

18/05/2010 - 19:20 - comment 0

Oman’s Shura Council Goes Online

Oman’s Shura Council has set up a website providing information on its activities and functions. Oman’s Shura Council has set up ... (ONA).  The site was inaugurated on Monday.  The website, www.shura.om , will be continuously ...

18/05/2010 - 19:17 - comment 0

NDP Wins 14 of 19 Seats in Egypt's First-Stage Shura Council Elections

seats in the Shura Council run-off mid-term elections in five governorates last Wednesday. The National Democratic Party (NDP) won 14 out of 19 seats in the Shura Council run-off mid-term elections ... the NDP and 20 independent candidates.  The 264-seat Shura Council is a consultative body that serves ...

18/05/2010 - 19:29 - comment 0

Egypt’s First Lady Praises Female Shura Council Candidates

the female candidates in next week's Shura Council mid-term elections, and lauded their role in support Egypt’s First Lady Suzanne Mubarak has praised the female candidates in next week's Shura Council ... in the Shura Council elections, and “this underlines that Egyptian public opinion trusts women ...

18/05/2010 - 19:32 - comment 0

Egypt's parliament hangs in the balance: court puts off Shura decisions another day

the Shura Council dissolution case hanging for a bit longer until it gets reviewed by a panel, and postponed ... Court has ruled to refer the Shura Council dissolution case to its panel of experts for a detailed ... court referred the Shura Council case to the commissioners’ authority since the status of the upper ...

15/01/2013 - 22:27 - comment 0