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The White House said President Donald Trump may still meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, despite the US accusing Iran of masterminding drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

Donald Trump plans to tackle an opioid crisis in the US with tough new anti-drug laws including the death penalty for some dealers.

American democracy under threat: Fake news, alternative facts

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

American democracy under threat: Fake news, alternative facts

Comment: Freedom of the press is one of the pillars of American democracy. In casting criticism as fake news, Trump is playing a very dangerous game, writes Tamara Kharroub.

Trump butt of Twitter jokes, again, after 'Sweden massacre'

Paul McLoughlin

Trump butt of Twitter jokes, again, after 'Sweden massacre'

An invented massacre in Sweden was used by President Trump to justify his controversial Muslim ban as he spoke to supporters on Saturday.

Assad adopts Trump's 'fake-news' defence to dismiss war-crimes accusations

Karim Traboulsi

Assad adopts Trump's 'fake-news' defence to dismiss war-crimes accusations

How Assad insults the intelligence of his audience, but also his own.

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Trump adviser invents 'terror massacre' to justify Muslim ban

Kellyanne 'Alternative Facts' Conway attracts social media mockery after citing a terror attack at a 'Bowling Green' that never occurred in a live television interview.

Karim Traboulsi

#AlternativeFacts: Top five euphemisms to expect from Trump's people

After Alternative Facts, we predict five possible euphemisms-cum-oxymorons the Trump White House might come up with next, to soften the impact ...

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian president writes to Trump opposing embassy move

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has written to US President-elect Donald Trump urging him not to move the American embassy to Jerusalem, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump appoints 'Zionist hardliner' as ambassador to Israel

Donald Trump has appointed a 'hardliner' with ties to Israel's far-right as the US ambassador to the controversial state, in a move that could ...

Team Trump expands search for Secretary of State

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Team Trump expands search for Secretary of State

Donald Trump's search for a secretary of state is set to continue after a senior advisor said on Sunday that his team was looking beyond the ...

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US polls narrow as Clinton grapples with email fallout

The race for the White House narrowed noticeably on Sunday as Hillary Clinton sought to shake off a renewed FBI probe of her emails

Clinton donors, including Bahrain royal, 'paid for political access'

The New Arab

Clinton donors, including Bahrain royal, 'paid for political access'

An AP report found that more than half of those who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state donated money to the Clinton ...

Donald Trump campaign manager quits amid Ukraine funding controversy

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Donald Trump campaign manager quits amid Ukraine funding controversy

Paul Manafort, the campaign chairman for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has resigned after coming under fire over ties to Russian ...

Trump hires right-wing figure as Clinton dominates polls

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Trump hires right-wing figure as Clinton dominates polls

Donald Trump on Wednesday hired the executive chairman of the right-wing website Breitbart News as his campaign CEO, signalling an unwillingness ...

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