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After assuming office, the incoming president should not stand in the way of professional prosecutors seeking to hold Donald Trump to account for various crimes, HRW urged.

Nancy Pelosi, the only woman to serve as US Speaker of the House, was narrowly re-elected to the position Sunday in a deeply divided new Congress.

The fear inspired by Blackwater, US military in Iraq

Elijah J. Magnier

The fear inspired by Blackwater, US military in Iraq

Though Nisour Square was 13 years ago, the release of the Blackwater guards from prison opened up old wounds for the families of those killed, writes Elijah J. Magnier.

'Tony Blair' musical to be staged in London

The New Arab Staff

'Tony Blair' musical to be staged in London

A new musical charting the life of former British prime minister Tony Blair will be staged in London, featuring 'special appearances' from ...

Biden must do what Obama didn't and close Guantanamo

Mobashra Tazamal

Biden must do what Obama didn't and close Guantanamo

Comment: Guantanamo has now been open for almost two decades, impacting the lives of hundreds of Muslims, their families, and communities as a ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

CIA officer killed in Al-Shabaab car bomb attack: report

The unnamed officer was taking part in a raid alongside Somali and US special forces when a car bomb was detonated.

Sam Hamad

Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

Comment: Maradona was a hero not just to football fans, but Palestinians, leftists and people across the Global South alike, writes Sam Hamad. ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Refugees from Ethiopia conflict scratch a living in Sudan

Ethiopian refugees are restarting their lives in Sudan, saying 'they have nothing more to do' in their home country.

Milica Cosic and Nick McAlpin

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community ...

MuslimPro's 'data sale' is not just an outrageous betrayal

Mobashra Tazamal

MuslimPro's 'data sale' is not just an outrageous betrayal

Comment: MuslimPro's sharing of private data with brokers who passed it on to US military exposed its Muslim users to the lethal consequences of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump tries to leverage power to subvert Biden win

Donald Trump remains defiant in the face of Biden's recent presidential victory.

Trump advisor says Israel lobby 'pushes US into wars'

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Trump advisor says Israel lobby 'pushes US into wars'

The new Trump appointee says Israel pushed the US into war after 911.

Biden won the election... now what?

Dalia Mogahed

Biden won the election... now what?

Comment: America's deep-rooted structural challenges will not go away with the inauguration of President Biden, and correcting these ...

Russia to set up strategic naval base in Sudan

The New Arab Staff

Russia to set up strategic naval base in Sudan

Russia has plans to set up a naval base in Sudan, as the country expands its reach further into Africa.

Trump defies election loss, Biden ignores him

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump defies election loss, Biden ignores him

The formal process of Joe Biden's transition is being blocked by Donald Trump as he attempts to overturn the election results in court over ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden begins transition as Trump refuses to concede

US President-elect Joe Biden took the first steps Sunday towards moving into the White House in 73 days, as Donald Trump again refused to admit defeat.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Can Trump challenge the election verdict?

Trump has little chance of reversing Biden's win, without having provided the evidence of widespread vote fraud, experts say.

The New Arab Staff

Biden victory will not change Syria policy: US envoy

There will be no divergence of US policy regarding Syria, even under a Joe Biden presidency, a US envoy said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US Election 2020: Joe Biden wins the presidency

Joe Biden and running mate Kamal Harris have won the 2020 US election after cinching the all-important battleground state of Pennsylvania.

Trump faces battle in getting Supreme Court to intervene

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump faces battle in getting Supreme Court to intervene

President Trump has said he intends to take the election results to the Supreme Court, but getting a case before the court may not be possible.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US removes group blamed by China from terror list

The US announced its removal of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, which China regularly blames for its crackdown on the Xinjiang region, from ...

Biden takes stride to winning presidency, Trump claims fraud

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden takes stride to winning presidency, Trump claims fraud

As Democrat Joe Biden made significant gains towards winning the US presidency, President Donald Trump alleged mass fraud and mounted challenges ...

Explainer: No winner in US elections but that's OK

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Explainer: No winner in US elections but that's OK

While US elections have failed to produce a result so far, this is only to be expected amid the coronavirus pandemic and it’s not the first time ...

GOP manoeuvres to challenge battleground absentee ballots

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

GOP manoeuvres to challenge battleground absentee ballots

The GOP already has laid the groundwork at the Supreme Court for an effort to exclude ballots that arrive after polls close in the US on Tuesday.

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