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US President Donald Trump has imposed sweeping sanctions on Iranian banks, seeking to deal a further blow to Iran’s economy as it struggles to deal with coronavirus.

Comment: Despite both candidates attempting to appeal to a broad base of voters, the gulf between their parties was clear for all to see, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Trump to spend 'next few days' in hospital

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Trump to spend 'next few days' in hospital

US President Donald Trump is being sent out of the White House to a military hospital as he reports being 'fatigued' just shortly after being tested for coronavirus.

Presidential elections: US wildfires ignite climate change row

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Presidential elections: US wildfires ignite climate change row

Trump was due to visit California for a briefing on record wildfires that have killed 35 people, as political opponents accused him of being in ...

Fighting for MENA recognition in the US census

Brooke Anderson

Fighting for MENA recognition in the US census

Advocates from Middle Eastern and North African communities have fought for decades to get their own check box on US census forms.

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Trump accuses rivals of undermining confidence in Covid-19 vaccine

Trump again hinted a coronavirus vaccine will be available before November's election, as he accused his Democratic rivals for the White House of undermining public confidence in the immunization.

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Biden slams Trump over alleged mocking of war dead

Biden described as 'deplorable' the alleged comments by Trump described fallen soldiers as 'losers' and 'suckers'.

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Biden's 'partnership plan' receives mixed response from Arab-Americans

Biden's plan touches issues from the Muslim ban, no-fly lists, refugee resettlement, census representation, to foreign policy pledges including ...

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Biden administration would provide Israel aid without condition: Harris

Harris appeared to dismiss attempts by fellow Democrats to have aid to Israel withheld over rights violations against Palestinians.

Trump revives racist 'birther' conspiracy theory for Kamala <em>Harris</em>

Mobashra Tazamal

Trump revives racist 'birther' conspiracy theory for Kamala Harris

Comment: Just as they did for Obama, Republicans and right-wing media will level their attacks not against Harris's policy positions, but ...

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US prepares controversial Iran sanctions 'snapback'

Diplomats at the UN have revealed the United States will trigger the so-called "snapback" sanctions on Iran on Thursday, reports said.

Palestine and the Democratic Party platform: A strategic regression

Nour Odeh

Palestine and the Democratic Party platform: A strategic regression

Despite growing support for a more progressive position on Palestine, the establishment wing has reverted to mainstream policies which ignore ...

Turkey condemns Biden's criticism of 'autocrat' Erdogan

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Turkey condemns Biden's criticism of 'autocrat' Erdogan

Turkey has condemned Joe Biden's remarks in which he described President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an 'autocrat'

Joe Biden welcomes 'historic' Israel-UAE peace deal

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Joe Biden welcomes 'historic' Israel-UAE peace deal

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden welcomed the deal as a 'brave act of statesmanship'.

What a Biden-<em>Harris</em> ticket means for the Middle East

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Mitchell Plitnick

Pro-Palestine Democrat wins reveal weakening influence of Israel money

Comment: A string of defeats for pro-Israel candidates shows that Israeli support is not enough to overcome the progressive wave taking over the Democratic party, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate

Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the potentially first Black woman Vice President.

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Desperation, misery in Kashmir a year after Indian clampdown

India has reimposed a curfew on the Muslim-majority region ahead of the first anniversary of the decision to strip Kashmir of its autonomy.

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Friday's 'Covid Eid' takes another bittersweet turn for Muslims

Comment: Covid-19 has revealed the vulnerability, resilience and generosity of the UK's disproportionately impacted Muslim community, writes ...

UN announces start of Libya Central Bank audit

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UN announces start of Libya Central Bank audit

The audit approval follows months of international pressure.

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Trump cancels controversial 'Juneteenth' rally

The event has been postponed "out of respect" for the June 19 "Juneteenth" holiday.

Biden clinches Democratic nomination for 2020 race against Trump

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden clinches Democratic nomination for 2020 race against Trump

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden says he has enough votes to win the Democratic nomination and take on Donald Trump at the 2020 US ...

Saudi sheikh leads prayers outside Auschwitz Holocaust memorial

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Saudi sheikh leads prayers outside Auschwitz Holocaust memorial

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Issa, the secretary-general of the Saudi-based Muslim World League, led prayers inside the former Nazi-German concentration ...

Saudi religious leader set for historic visit to Auschwitz

The New Arab

Saudi religious leader set for historic visit to Auschwitz

Mohammed al-Issa, an ally of Mohammed bin Salman, will visit Auschwitz alongside a delegation of American Jewish Committee officials and Islamic ...

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