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Riots continued into the early hours of Tuesday, with hundreds of protesters clashing with security forces in cities across Tunisia.

The US Capitol temporarily locked down during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

FBI vetting troops in DC amid fears of attack

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FBI vetting troops in DC amid fears of attack

US defense officials are worried about an insider attack involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the National Guard to deploy 25,000 troops.

Tunisian rioters clash with <em>security</em> forces for third night

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Tunisian rioters clash with security forces for third night

Clashes broke out for a third consecutive evening in several Tunisian cities, pitting stone-throwing youths against security forces ...

Biden plans swift action on coronavirus

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Biden plans swift action on coronavirus

Joe Biden has promised quick action to address the coronavirus pandemic and boost the ailing US economy once he takes office.

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Biden aide slams Trump move on Yemen rebels

Jake Sullivan, Joe Biden's pick for national security advisor, tweeted that designating the Iran-aligned Houthis as terrorists would "impede diplomacy critical to end the war".

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Biden to scrap 'Muslim ban' on first day

Shortly after taking office in 2017, Donald Trump imposed travel restrictions barring entry to US for nationals from seven Muslim-majority ...

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Iran deal architect named for Biden State Department

Wendy Sherman will serve as deputy secretary of state in the Biden administration.

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Trump considering presidential pardon for former aide Steve Bannon

Donald Trump is reportedly considering a presidential pardon for Steve Bannon, who has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire ...

Trump to leave town early Wednesday before Biden inauguration

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Trump to leave town early Wednesday before Biden inauguration

Outgoing President Donald Trump plans to leave town before his successor Joe Biden's inauguration.

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Pompeo hits Iran, China, Cuba in last-minute sanctions push

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed sanctions on China, Iran and Cuba in a last-minute push aimed at boxing in President-elect Joe Biden.

China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Muslims, says report

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China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Muslims, says report

A new report on China commissioned by the US found that the Asian country may have committed genocide against its Uighur Muslim population.

UN chief Guterres set to name new Libya envoy

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UN chief Guterres set to name new Libya envoy

A letter sent to the UN Security Council has named former Slovakian foreign minister Jan Kubis as new UN envoy to Libya

Israel hits 2 million vaccinated as Palestinians await inoculation

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Israel hits 2 million vaccinated as Palestinians await inoculation

As Israel celebrated its two million inoculation threshold, human rights groups called on the Jewish state to fulfil its obligation in providing ...

US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

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US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

The move reflects outgoing President Donald Trump's flurry of last minute pressure on Beijing as his days in office wind down.

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Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a small elite.

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Israel raids on Syria 'followed US intel, Pompeo-Mossad meeting'

A senior US intelligence official said the strikes, which reportedly killed 57 pro-Syrian regime fighters, targeted warehouses serving as a ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

Analysis: While the GCC summit constituted a historic breakthrough, it merely addressed a symptom of the Gulf crisis without resolving its root ...

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Troops on Washington streets to begin carrying arms

Social media chatter among extremists and Trump supporters about holding armed marches and threatening violence in the US capital has reportedly ...

Egyptian TikTokers acquitted of 'violating family values'

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Egyptian TikTokers acquitted of 'violating family values'

Two Egyptian bloggers and TikTokers have been acquitted of 'violating family values' following a campaign to free them.

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One person killed as explosions target Baghdad alcohol store

Two explosions targeting a liquor store in Baghdad killed at least one person and injured another, local news reported.

Afghan forces foil IS plan to assassinate US envoy

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Afghan forces foil IS plan to assassinate US envoy

Intelligence officers dismantled a four-member IS cell in the eastern province of Nangarhar that had planned to murder Ross Wilson

Pompeo to accuse Iran of Al-Qaeda links

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Pompeo to accuse Iran of Al-Qaeda links

Pompeo has fired a long list of warnings to Iran, as he sees out his final days as Secretary of State.

Trump shores up Pence ties as Democrats attempt impeachment

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Trump shores up Pence ties as Democrats attempt impeachment

Trump and Pence met for the first time since rioters stormed the US Capitol last week, signaling a united front as Democratic efforts to impeach ...

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