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Senator Mitch McConnell, the powerful leader of the Republican majority in the Senate, scheduled a vote to override the president's veto of the defence bill for Wednesday.

In-depth: Amid large-scale grassroots campaigning and growing political influence, Minnesota's Somali community has become a key voting bloc in the swing state.

US voter casts ballot for Haifa Wehbe in election

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US voter casts ballot for Haifa Wehbe in election

A US voter has cast a ballot for racy Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe in the hotly contested US presidential election.

Arab Americans await Michigan result with hope and trepidation

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Arab Americans await Michigan result with hope and trepidation

The state of Michigan, where Arab Americans comprise more than five percent of the vote, has yet to declare its election result.

Muslim <em>Congresswomen</em> Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar win re-election

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Muslim Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar win re-election

Minnesota's Ilhan Omar and Michigan's Rashida Tlaib comfortably beat their Republican opponents.

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In Trump's America, Muslims feel the impact of Islamophobia

The New Arab Meets: CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad to discuss the Muslim community's fight against Islamophobia in Trump's America.

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US congresswoman Ilhan Omar calls Trump a 'racist tyrant'

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar says the right vilified her Muslim and refugee identity.

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US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary

US Representative Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian American woman in Congress, is on her way to retaining her seat following a victory in ...

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Biden would drastically change relations with Saudi, Egypt: adviser

Biden's foreign policy advisor laid out the presidential candidate's intention to curb support for Saudi Arabia, but failed to outline a clear ...

AOC threatens Israel with aid cuts over annexation plans

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AOC threatens Israel with aid cuts over annexation plans

US Democratic Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib have called on Washington to ditch military aid to Israel in the ...

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Trump claims Ilhan Omar wants to corrupt 'our country'

US President Donald Trump has made yet more racist attacks against Somali-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar loses father to coronavirus

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US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar loses father to coronavirus

Her father came to the US from a refugee camp in Kenya in 1995.

Sanders, Omar, AOC call for lifting sanctions on Iran

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Sanders, Omar, AOC call for lifting sanctions on Iran

US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, along with congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, led dozens of lawmakers in ...

G20 financial leaders tackle coronavirus epidemic at Saudi meeting

The New Arab

G20 financial leaders tackle coronavirus epidemic at Saudi meeting

Financial leaders from the world's top 20 economies are attending a meeting in the Saudi capital on Saturday to discuss the global economy and ...

Israel lobby AIPAC is 'helping fund' anti-Sanders ad campaigns

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Israel lobby AIPAC is 'helping fund' anti-Sanders ad campaigns

Pro-Israel lobby AIPAC is reportedly encouraging its members to give to a Super PAC launching an anti-Sanders advertisement campaign in Nevada.

The New Arab

Rashida Tlaib brushes with police during airline workers’ protest

The Palestinian-American congresswoman took part in a sit-in at Detroit airport, accompanying participants to the police station as they were arrested for protesting ‘unimaginable’ working conditions for airline catering staff.

The New Arab

US congresswoman slams 'hate group' AIPAC following attack ads

After AIPAC ran Facebook ads labelling three US congresswomen "radicals in the Democratic Party", one slammed the organisation for ...

The New Arab

Rashida Tlaib wears Palestinian thobe to Trump's SOTU speech

Tlaib has used her unique political platform to speak out against Donald Trump.

Mobashra Tazamal

As election cycle begins, Trump supersizes his favourite tactic

Comment: President Trump has made Islamophobia one of the defining features of his presidency, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

Palestinian Authority hails US House resolution for two-state solution

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Palestinian Authority hails US House resolution for two-state solution

Saeb Erekat re-emphasised the US role for supporting a two-state solution as Netanyahu edges closer to annexing parts of the West Bank with ...

The New Arab

Muslim US congresswomen targeted by Israeli fake news campaign

An Israel-based operation has targeted the Muslim US congresswomen by publishing over 1,000 fake news posts per week to over 1 million ...

What Labour's women can learn from Tlaib and Omar

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What Labour's women can learn from Tlaib and Omar

Comment: Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar's responses to smear campaigns are good examples for Labour's Salma Yaqoob and ...

US Representative visits to occupied West Bank village

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US Representative visits to occupied West Bank village

US Democratic Representative Andy Levin visited a village in the south of the occupied West Bank, where he witnessed Israel cutting the water ...

Omar criticised for refusing to back Armenian genocide vote

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Omar criticised for refusing to back Armenian genocide vote

Democratic lawmaker Ilhan Omar justified her controversial decision not to vote for a resolution recognising the Armenian genocide, saying her ...

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