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Analysis: With Joe Biden leading in the polls for US presidential elections, a victory for the Democratic candidate could have major policy implications for the Middle East.

Comment: The rapid growth of the progressive vote in America over the past four years reveals how voting patterns will continue to change in 2020 and beyond, writes Yousef Munayyer.

Barack <em>Obama</em> to hold first in-person event for Biden

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Barack Obama to hold first in-person event for Biden

Barack Obama will host his first in-person campaign event for Joe Biden on Wednesday.

Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

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Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

Donald Trump's election was a shock to the US and the international community. Here's how each presidency may affect the international community.

US election 2020: Two weeks to go

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US election 2020: Two weeks to go

A look at what's going on on the American campaign trail on Tuesday, two weeks before Election Day on November 3.

Yousef H. Alshammari

Young Arab American voters aren't a monolithic bloc

US Election 2020: Sharing a diverse range of social, political and economic concerns, young Arab Americans are dispelling the myth of a single-issue voting bloc.

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Russia offers US one-year freeze on nuclear warhead numbers

Russia's foreign ministry announced it was ready to offer the United States a mutual one-year freeze on the number of nuclear warheads.

Rabyaah Althaibani

How a Biden White House can end Yemen's war

Comment: If Biden is serious about ending Yemen's war, he must listen to Yemeni-Americans' calls for ending US support for Saudi Arabia and ...

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As US vote looms, Gulf powers count Trump blessings

Donald Trump's Middle Eastern policy has emboldened many Gulf Arab monarchies.

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Bahey el-Din Hassan

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking ...

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US condemns Turkey over reported test of Russian system

The US criticised NATO ally Turkey after Ankara reportedly tested its Russian-made advanced air defence missile system.

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Sam Hamad

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Comment: Only a Biden administration would be capable of holding Sisi's regime accountable. But whether it would is another matter, writes Sam ...

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

China backs Iran nuclear deal, calls for MidEast forum

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China backs Iran nuclear deal, calls for MidEast forum

Iran and China reaffirmed their commitment to the 2015 deal in an implicit rebuke of the United States.

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US government shuts down Iran-linked 'fake news' sites

The US Justice Department said it had blocked nearly 100 news sites surreptitiously run by the Iranian government.

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Trump sanctions Iran banks, seeking crippling blow

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 ...

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Iran to export more oil if Biden wins presidency

Joe Biden's win at next month's presidential election could have a major effect on the world oil market.

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Europe's pushback of migrants 'shameful': UN refugee chief

Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said migrants and refugees around the world were continuing to take dangerous routes ...

German widow of IS rapper jailed on terror conviction

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German widow of IS rapper jailed on terror conviction

Hamburg-born Omaima A. was also found guilty of failing to take care of her children, weapons violations and involvement in the enslavement of a ...

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Trump hospitalised for coronavirus treatment, campaign grounded

Donald Trump announced he and his wife are self-isolating after they tested positive for covid-19

Biden must pledge to do better than his record

James Snell

Biden must pledge to do better than his record

Comment: If Biden does not acknowledge the failures of the past, and tasks his team with reinstating the status quo, a better result can hardly ...

Trump administration considers imposing new Iran sanctions

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Trump administration considers imposing new Iran sanctions

The Trump administration is considering imposing new sanctions on Iran to isolate its economy 'from the world'.

Arab leaders voice alarm at UN over Iran tensions

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Arab leaders voice alarm at UN over Iran tensions

Arab leaders expressed their concerns in the virtual affair sessions of the General Assembly.

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