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US President-elect Joe Biden held his first talks since his victory with the prime ministers of Israel and India.

'We respect the choice of the American people. We express our congratulations to Mr Biden and Ms Harris', said China's foreign minister.

Trump fires defence chief Esper

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Trump fires defence chief Esper

Trump is also believed to be considering dismissing FBI Director Chris Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel, angered that they did not support his battle for reelection.

Twitter bans Steve Bannon's account over death threat

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Twitter bans Steve Bannon's account over death threat

Twitter has banned an account created by Steve Bannon which called for execution of federal officials.

Biden at 253/264 electoral votes, Trump at 214: reports

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Biden at 253/264 electoral votes, Trump at 214: reports

Five states are still left uncalled, including major prizes such as Pennsylvania, and key small state Nevada -- meaning both Trump and Biden ...

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Biden at 248 electoral votes, Trump at 214

Joe Biden has so far won 248 electoral votes while Donald Trump has captured 214, as six states remain uncalled.

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Biden at 238 electoral votes, Trump at 213

Donald Trump has so far won 213 electoral college votes while his challenger Joe Biden has won 238. Seven states are still uncalled.

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Trump Jr mocked for geographically wrong election prediction map

Donald Trump Jr has been mocked for tweeting a map of his election predictions, with the whole world coloured red for his father - except ...

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Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into force

Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the treaty, drawing praise from human rights groups around the world.

Trump, Biden trade blows in 'civil' final debate

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Trump, Biden trade blows in 'civil' final debate

Foreign policy issues took a backseat as US President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden sparred for the final time on Thursday.

Marcus Montgomery

US Electoral College 2020: Current projections and future uncertainty

Can Joe Biden swing the Electoral College system in his favour? What the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the 2020 election could mean ...

Inheriting an Arab American citizenship

Zaina Ujayli

Inheriting an Arab American citizenship

Comment: Contrary to Trump's claims, Arab and Muslim Americans have centuries-long experience of fighting to be included in US society, just ...

Covid vaccine trial halted as participant becomes ill

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Covid vaccine trial halted as participant becomes ill

Johnson & Johnson said it had temporarily halted its Covid-19 vaccine trial because one of its participants had become sick.

The future of medical tourism in Turkey

Edna Mohamed

The future of medical tourism in Turkey

Turkey has become the go-to destination for self-improvement, but the pandemic has devastated one of the country's fastest growing industries.

Rights group slams Egypt's 'execution' of Palestinian fishermen

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Rights group slams Egypt's 'execution' of Palestinian fishermen

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights has strongly condemned the killing of two brothers that were fishing along the Egypt-Palestine maritime ...

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India's vaccine capacity will help 'all humanity': Modi

In his address to the virtual UN General Assembly, Modi said India will use its resources for "all humanity" to battle the spread of Covid-19.

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both ...

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Sudan's 'silent death' from flesh-eating cuts

Mycetoma disease, which leaves almost 60 percent of its victims with deformed limbs, acts as a life sentence for workers depending on manual ...

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FIFA sends condolences to Iraq for footballer Nazem Shaker

Nazem Shaker was announced dead earlier this week after contracting the novel coronavirus.

Egypt tries plasma treatment to fight pandemic

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Egypt tries plasma treatment to fight pandemic

Egypt is trialling a plasma treatment to find a potential cure for the deadly coronavirus.

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Steve Bannon says he is 'political hit job' victim

Bannon, who is credited with orchestrating Donald Trump's 2016 presidential bid, on Thursday denied one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud ...

Ex-Trump aide Steve Bannon arrested over border wall fraud

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Ex-Trump aide Steve Bannon arrested over border wall fraud

Bannon allegedly received over $1 million of donations to a Mexico border wall fundraising campaign, funneled through a non-profit in ...

Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN

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Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN

While the coronavirus has led warring parties to take steps to de-escalate, many have failed to cease hostilities or agree to a permanent ...

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

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Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries and restore ...

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