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Biden is set to announce his first cabinet picks on Tuesday and the names being floated signal the Democrat's overriding desire to lower the temperature in Washington.

Germany's navy conducted an "unauthorised" search on a Turkish-flagged vessel in a bid to enforce an arms embargo on Libya, turkey said.

US keeps 'all options' open for Yemen's Houthis

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US keeps 'all options' open for Yemen's Houthis

Speaking to reporters during a visit to the Philippines, Robert O'Brien criticised the Iran-backed Houthis of failing to engage in a "good-faith peace process" to end the conflict.

Gaza healthcare system facing collapse as cases surge

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Gaza healthcare system facing collapse as cases surge

A WHO official said that Gaza's hospital would be unable to care for critical cases 'within a week'.

UK Supreme Court to hear Shamima Begum case

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UK Supreme Court to hear Shamima Begum case

The case of Shamima Begum will be heard by the UK's Supreme Court on Monday.

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World must not turn away from Afghanistan: UN

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged the international community not to turn its back on Afghanistan.

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US senators urge Egypt to release detained Coptic activist

Senators Thom Tills and Chris Coons have called on Egypt to release Ramy Kamel or give him a free and fair trial.

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What Biden owes the Palestinians

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US ...

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Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

Scottish judge rules Lockerbie bombing documents to stay secret

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Scottish judge rules Lockerbie bombing documents to stay secret

Lawyers believe the intelligence documents are central to appealing the conviction of Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

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Afghanistan conference to set aid cuts, conditions amid pandemic

Donors could offer between 15% to 20% less than they did in the last pledging conference in 2016, according to a senior Western diplomat.

In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters

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In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters

Around 90 civilians have been referred to the military justice system so far, according to Legal Agenda, a human rights group based in ...

US surpasses 12 million Covid-19 cases: Johns Hopkins

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US surpasses 12 million Covid-19 cases: Johns Hopkins

The United States has officially surpassed 12 million Covid-19 cases

UN panel majority votes in favour of Palestinian statehood

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UN panel majority votes in favour of Palestinian statehood

The overwhelming majority of a UN panel backed the Palestinian right to self-determination.

'Foreigners leave': Mosque in Germany plastered with Islamophobic posters

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'Foreigners leave': Mosque in Germany plastered with Islamophobic posters

Right-wing extremists targeted a mosque in Germany on Friday, reports confirmed, amid heightened Islamophobia in Europe.

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Twitter to give presidential account to Biden once inaugurated

The presidential Twitter @POTUS account will be taken from President Donald Trump and given to Joe Biden on inauguration day, the social media giant said.

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Trump tries to leverage power to subvert Biden win

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

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Donald Trump's son Don Jr positive for Covid-19

The incumbent US president's son tested positive for coronavirus.

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G20: World leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Comment: Despite calls for boycotting the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this year, the world will send representatives. But this is not a ...

'Numbers don't lie:' Walls close in on defiant Trump

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'Numbers don't lie:' Walls close in on defiant Trump

The incumbent president is becoming more and more isolated as fellow Republicans seek to distance themselves from his rhetoric over Biden's win.

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Iran's allies on high alert during Trump's final weeks

Tehran has instructed its allies to be on high alert amid fears the outgoing Trump administration could launch attacks on Middle East targets.

Bahraini FM makes 'halal toast' with Israel's president

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Bahraini FM makes 'halal toast' with Israel's president

Bahrain Abdullatif Al-Zayani used a glass of water, instead of champagne, to toast his leader during a trip to Israel.

The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

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The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's ...

Afghan government, Taliban agree peace talk rules: officials

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Afghan government, Taliban agree peace talk rules: officials

The Afghan government and the Taliban are 'close' to initiating formal talks, a Taliban source said.

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