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President Joe Biden's first call to a foreign leader will be to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Through a raft of executive orders, President Joe Biden committed the United States to tackling the climate crisis.

World leaders congratulate US President Biden

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World leaders congratulate US President Biden

World leaders extended their congratulations to US President Joe Biden.

Kremlin dismisses calls to free Navalny, warns against protests

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Kremlin dismisses calls to free Navalny, warns against protests

The Kremlin dismissed Western calls to release top opposition politician Alexei Navalny and deplored his cries for mass demonstrations.

Algeria announces repatriation of students stranded in Morocco

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Algeria announces repatriation of students stranded in Morocco

Algeria will repatriate over a dozen students who have been stranded in neighbouring Morocco since 11 January,

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Kremlin critic Navalny decries 'mockery of justice' at hearing

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday his treatment was beyond a 'mockery of justice' during a court hearing.

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Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

The award-winning NGO will produce millions of pieces of personal protective equipment to protect volunteers, healthcare workers and displaced ...

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UK company cancels Turkey exports over Karabakh drone use

A number of Western companies have been pressured not to supply parts to Turkish drone giant Baykar.

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US to block cotton from China's Xinjiang region

The US government will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from China's Xinjiang region over Beijing's treatment of the country's Uighur ...

Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

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Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

Ten years after the Tunisian revolution toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, few of his relatives have faced justice.

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Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

In-depth: Researchers are exploring the correlation between mental and physical health to provide adequate care to refugees, but with the data ...

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

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Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

Victims' governments demand justice on anniversary of plane downing

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Victims' governments demand justice on anniversary of plane downing

Canada, Britain, Ukraine and other nations have called on Iran to facilitate a 'transparent' investigation into a Ukrainian passenger ...

Iran can't set compensation for downed plane victims: <em>Canada</em>

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Iran can't set compensation for downed plane victims: Canada

Canada has said Iran could not make decisions unilaterally about how families should be compensated over the Ukrainian flight shot down ...

Questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

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Questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

For the families of those who lost loved ones on Flight PS752, a lack of transparency and accountability is making the grieving process even ...

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Canadian Muslim's 'first Christmas' with housemates goes viral

A Muslim-Canadian has amused Twitter with his Christmas commentary.

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State Department 'considering MbS immunity request' in Al-Jabri lawsuit

Immunity for the crown prince in the alleged assassination plot against Saad Aljabri could provide the legal basis for full protection from the ...

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Canada announces aid for Palestinian refugee agency

Canada will distribute CAN$90 million in aid to UNRWA over a period of three years, authorities announced on Monday.

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'Like Xanax': In Lebanon, crisis comedy combats trauma

Comedians have found plenty of material in the many mishaps of Lebanon, a multi-confessional country still deeply divided after the 1975-1990 ...

Netanyahu gets Covid-19 vaccine to kickstart Israel's rollout

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Netanyahu gets Covid-19 vaccine to kickstart Israel's rollout

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday, kicking off a national rollout over the coming days, though ...

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Pompeo blames Russia for massive US cyberattack

US Secretary of State Pompeo has blamed Russia for a massive cyberattack on several US government agencies.

New York Times admits 'institutional failing' over 'Caliphate' podcast

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New York Times admits 'institutional failing' over 'Caliphate' podcast

A recent podcast by the New York Times has come under fire for failing to corroborate a Canadian's claim that he executed people for IS.

<em>Canada</em> opposes Iran-led probe on downed Ukrainian plane

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Canada opposes Iran-led probe on downed Ukrainian plane

Iran "investigating itself" on the accidental downing of a Ukraine airlines passenger plane failed to "inspire confidence or trust", the ...

Saudi Arabia kicks off coronavirus vaccination campaign

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Saudi Arabia kicks off coronavirus vaccination campaign

Saudi Arabia is rolling out its coronavirus vaccination programme, starting with the elderly.

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