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US President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed at making it easier for Americans to vote.

Comment: Palestinians are keener than ever to vote, but it's not yet clear whether persistent obstacles can be overcome, or the extent of change elections might bring, writes Jonathan Kuttab.

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Khalil E. Jahshan

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Comment: These elections finally present Abbas with the ultimate challenge: Balancing his standing with the US, while delivering Palestinians the fresh leadership they so desire, writes Khalil E. Jahshan.

93% of Palestinian eligible voters sign up for polls

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93% of Palestinian eligible voters sign up for polls

Registration for the upcoming election in Palestine has passed 93 percent, as excitement runs high for first election in 15 ...

US vows to help Iraq promote stability

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US vows to help Iraq promote stability

The US is determined to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State and create a stable atmosphere in Iraq.

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US Capitol riot probe planned, Trump's legal woes mount

Most Republicans in the US Senate voted to acquit Donald Trump in last week's impeachment trial, but the former president's woes are far from over.

Mitchell Plitnick

AIPAC wants to decide who runs in Palestinian elections

Comment: America's Israel lobby has no right to dictate who is or is not eligible and legitimate to run in Palestinian elections. Doing so is ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

What's next for Trump, the Republican Party and Biden?

Trump's acquittal by the US Senate poses questions about a possible 2024 run for president and the future of the Republican Party.

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Trump returns to spotlight in trial

The house impeachment managers have continued to present their case against former president Donald Trump, who they accuse of inciting a violent ...

After Myanmar's coup

Shashi Tharoor

After Myanmar's coup

Comment: The compromises Suu Kyi made with her uniformed political partners and defended so staunchly, have now cost Myanmar its fragile ...

Dalal Yassine

Abbas's rigged court system has already undermined Palestinian elections

Comment: Abbas's manipulation of courts, laws, and institutions will only serve to keep Palestinians from their goal of genuine ...

Trump faces new criminal investigation over Georgia <em>election</em> interference

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Trump faces new criminal investigation over Georgia election interference

A prosecutor’s office in the US state of Georgia has confirmed that it is opening a criminal investigation into ‘attempts to influence’ the ...

Trump incited insurrection and 'revelled' in violence: Democrats

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Trump incited insurrection and 'revelled' in violence: Democrats

The chief Democratic impeachment prosecutor said former US President Donald Trump incited insurrection and "revelled" in violence by supporters ...

Palestinian unity talks enter second day

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Palestinian unity talks enter second day

The Palestinian factions have met to discuss points of division between the sides and plans for the upcoming elections.

Trump's journey from <em>election</em> defeat to second impeachment

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump's journey from election defeat to second impeachment

Former US president Donald Trump has doggedly denied he lost the November election, and faces a second impeachment trial next week on ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump refuses to testify in 'unconstitutional' impeachment trial

Former president Donald Trump has refused to testify in his impeachment trial.

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Biden demands Myanmar military 'relinquish power'

US President Joe Biden called on Myanmar's generals to "relinquish power" following the military coup that ousted the elected civilian ...

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Trump 'singularly responsible' for riot, impeachment trial brief claims

Donald Trump has been blamed for the Capitol Hill riots in January.

The New Arab Staff

Fears for Rohingya Muslims after Myanmar coup

Myanmar's sanctioned military chief, accused of directing the Rohingya 'genocide', is now the country's de-facto ruler.

Myanmar lawmakers say they're under house arrest after coup

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Myanmar lawmakers say they're under house arrest after coup

Hundreds of lawmakers have been barricaded in their government housing complex in Myanmar's capital, a day after the military seized power in a ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump names defense lawyers as historic trial looms

Former US president Donald Trump announced he had picked two lawyers to head his defense team days before his historic second impeachment trial.

West Bank settlers pressure Netanyahu ahead of March vote

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West Bank settlers pressure Netanyahu ahead of March vote

Illegal settlers in the West Bank are pushing a right-wing Israeli government agenda in an effort to legalise settlements.

Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

Ibrahim Husseini

Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

In-depth: Amid political infighting and public mistrust, Palestinians are sceptical as to whether the first national elections in 15 years will ...

Israel's vaccine success due to Netanyahu's 'data sharing agreement'

The New Arab Staff

Israel's vaccine success due to Netanyahu's 'data sharing agreement'

Israel is leading the world in vaccinating its population, but the programme has been snagged by major controversies regarding data sharing and ...

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