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The president's nominees were confirmed with 62 votes in favour.
Guardian visas were pledged for parents and grandparents of Maldivian students.
The row erupted when Pakistan's deputy speaker raised the issue of Kashmir.
The speaker of parliament criticised demands for government jobs by activists.
The books were confiscated from an annual book fair.
Both countries will offer a free 90-day visa on arrival.
The group recruits locals to fight in Syria.
The annual gathering focuses on Sustainable Development Goals.
Cannabis and heroin were the most used drugs.
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