Abducted Pakistani lawmaker rescued

A provincial lawmaker was today rescued by Pakistani authorities from an area bordering Afghanistan, six months after he was kidnapped by armed men.

For Manohar Parrikar, becoming a lawmaker is like 'cocaine'

Becoming a parliamentarian or a legislator is like "a cocaine", said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who backed high salaries for lawmakers.

Mexico shock as kidnapped lawmaker killed, burned

A Mexican federal lawmaker was killed and burned after being abducted in broad daylight, authorities confirmed Wednesday, shocking his ruling party amid government assurances that violence is down.

Georgia charges ex-leader for brutal beating of opposition lawmaker

Georgian prosecutors on Tuesday filed criminal charges against former president Mikheil Saakashvili for allegedly ordering a savage beating of an oppostion lawmaker who suffered traumatic brain injury and broken bones.

British MP calls for English Premier League boycott

A British lawmaker called on Tuesday for fans to boycott English Premier League football matches in protest at the high number of foreign players taking part in the competition.

Lawmaker kidnapped in Nigeria

Nigeria`s police in the southeastern state of Rivers Wednesday confirmed the abduction of a member of the state house of assembly by unidentified gunmen.

Pakistan woman lawmaker succumbs to bullet injuries

A Pakistani woman parliamentarian, who was critically injured in a gun attack by unidentified men two days ago, succumbed to her injuries early today at a hospital here.

Road accident leaves 13 dead, 10 injured in Haiti

A lawmaker`s car crashed into a transport van in northern Haiti, killing 13 people and injuring 10.

Chinese lawmaker in ``honey trap`` sex scandal probed

A Chinese legislator at the centre of a honey trap sex scandal in the country` Chongqing City is being investigated by China`s top party disciplinary watchdog.

Nepal lawmaker arrested over deadly blast: Police

Nepalese police have arrested a lawmaker for allegedly masterminding a bomb attack that killed four people and injured dozens of others in 2012, an officer told AFP on Monday.

Supreme Court sets deadline for completion of trial of MPs, MLAs

In a move towards the process of decriminalisation of politics, the Supreme Court set a deadline of one year for lower courts to complete the trial in cases involving MPs and MLAs.

Top Chinese legislator gets suspended death sentence for graft

China on Thursday sentenced a former top legislator to death with a two-year reprieve for taking a bribes of over USD 2 million.

Argentine lawmaker killed in helicopter crash

An Argentine lawmaker was killed and four others were injured, including the governor of the western province of San Juan, Jose Luis Gioja, when the helicopter in which they were travelling crashed shortly after take-off.

Ordinance aimed at protecting dignity of Constitution: Congress

Under attack over government`s decision to bring an ordinance on convicted lawmakers, Congress said it aimed at "protecting the dignity of the Constitution".

SAD lashes out at UPA on Ordinance to protect lawmakers

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and SAD president Sukhbir Badal said that the decision was taken "despite clear directions of Supreme Court that elected representatives facing convictions cannot contest elections."

Chinese lawmaker expelled for "disciplinary violations"

A member of the national legislature of China has been expelled
for "serious disciplinary violations", a government body said on Saturday.

Suspected Islamist radicals kill Nigerian lawmaker

Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the bombing of the United Nation’s headquarters on August 26.

Fugitive former lawmaker returns to Indonesia

Muhammad Nazaruddin, the governing Democratic Party`s former treasurer, was captured last week in Colombia after fleeing Indonesia three months ago.

Bangladesh lawmaker booked for graft

A corruption case has been filed against a lawmaker of the ruling Awami League.

Iraqi lawmaker escapes assassination attempt

Arshad al-Salehi and his family were in the house but suffered no injuries.