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China announced sanctions on more than two dozen officials and members of former president Donald Trump's cabinet.

President Donald Trump came under pressure to step down or face impeachment.

Trump to skip Biden inauguration after presidency implodes

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Trump to skip Biden inauguration after presidency implodes

In one of the first tweets since he has had his account unblocked, Trump has vowed not to attend the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden.

Protesters swarm to Capitol, halt session on Biden victory

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Protesters swarm to Capitol, halt session on Biden victory

Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol, forcing a halt to congressional deliberations over Joe Biden's Electoral College ...

Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America

Rising to power by claiming to fix the US, Donald Trump has left a turbulent legacy.

James Reinl

Can the defunct Quartet keep Palestinian hopes alive?

Abbas laid out his roadmap for peace with the Israelis, calling for the reinvigoration of a defunct Quartet with new members to broker a deal, now Washington cannot be trusted.

The New Arab & agencies

US anti-IS envoy resigns following Trump's Syria decision

The US special envoy to the anti-Islamic State group coalition has resigned capping a week that saw the departure of the defense secretary and ...

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Egypt hotel couple's deaths 'inconclusive' after autopsy

British holidaymakers John and Susan Cooper died last month after falling ill suddenly during an all-inclusive stay at a plush hotel in ...

The New Arab & agencies

UK investigation into Egypt hotel deaths 'could take months'

A senior coroner has said that an investigation into the deaths of a British couple in Egypt could take 'several months' as a UK Home Office ...

Trump denies claims he wanted to assassinate Syria's Assad

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Trump denies claims he wanted to assassinate Syria's Assad

A new book claims that Trump told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that he wanted to have Assad killed after he carried out a chemical attack last ...

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Water, food tested at Egypt hotel, where couple died

Investigators into the deaths of a British couple on holiday in Egypt, have tested food and water at the Sinai hotel they stayed at.

Tourists to sue Egypt hotel, where British couple died

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Tourists to sue Egypt hotel, where British couple died

Around 20 holidaymakers who said they felt unwell after staying in an Egyptian resort where two British tourists died, said they are the hotel ...

Trump, Tillerson and the State of disarray

Andrew Leber

Trump, Tillerson and the State of disarray

Comment: Rex Tillerson's departure leaves Secretary of Defense James Mattis as the lone, relative voice of restraint on US policy in the Middle ...

State of disarray

Andrew Leber

State of disarray

Comment: Rex Tillerson's departure leaves Secretary of Defense James Mattis as the lone, relative voice of restraint on US policy in the Middle ...

Kushner-gate and the Qatar blockade: Scandal of the century?

Maryam Al-Khater

Kushner-gate and the Qatar blockade: Scandal of the century?

Comment: Could revelations that Kushner and other Trump associates are possibly colluding in the blockade of Qatar for financial gain be the ...

Maryam Al-Khater

Will Kushner-gate become the scandal of the century?

Comment: Could revelations that Kushner and other Trump associates are possibly colluding in key US political decisions for financial gain be the scandal of the century?

Nicholas Morley

Trump's military parade shows he's an insecure autocrat

Comment: Any counter-protest to Trump's military parade must directly and peacefully interfere with the event, writes Nick Morley.

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Obama 'protected Hizballah from drug-smuggling investigation to appease Iran'

US former President Barack Obama deliberately shielded Iranian-backed militant and political group Hizballah from a major anti-narcotics ...

Sam Fouad

On the perils of an empty State Department

Comment: The US State Department is one of the most understaffed and dysfunctional in modern history, writes Sam Fouad.

White House considers replacing Secretary of State Tillerson White House considers replacing Secretary of State Tillerson

The New Arab & agencies

White House considers replacing Secretary of State Tillerson

The White House is 'discussing a plan' to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA director Mike Pompeo.

Imad K. Harb

The cracks are beginning to show in Trump's administration

Comment: Some of Trump's top officials have made concerted efforts to distance themselves from him and his policies, writes Imad K. Harb.

America first, everywhere else second, Afghanistan last

James Snell

America first, everywhere else second, Afghanistan last

Comment: The White House has finally announced a strategy in Afghanistan, but the risk of an outsourced, mercenary approach is not off the ...

Trump mulls new US strategy in Afghanistan

The New Arab & agencies

Trump mulls new US strategy in Afghanistan

In-depth: Trump has assembled his national security team at Camp David as the administration remains split over what stance to adopt on the ...

Steve Bannon out as Trump chief strategist: White House

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Steve Bannon out as Trump chief strategist: White House

The White House has confirmed that Donald Trump's controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon left the White House on Friday.

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