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US President Joe Biden overturned Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military, saying "all Americans" qualified to serve should be able to do so.

In-depth: Further from the aspirations of the 2011 revolution than ever before, will the demand for 'bread, freedom and social justice' ever be realised in Egypt?

Egypt buries a decade of hope and tyranny

Sam Hamad

Egypt buries a decade of hope and tyranny

Comment: Sisi has all but extinguished Egyptian dissent. Whether a new US president can force him into reforms he doesn't want to make remains to be seen, writes Sam Hamad.

Russia welcomes US offer to extend nuclear pact

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Russia welcomes US offer to extend nuclear pact

Russia and the US are conducting diplomacy, with President Joe Biden at the helm.

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Stasa Salacanin

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts ...

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US charges Indonesian extremist in 2002 Bali bombings

US military prosecutors filed charges against an Indonesian Islamic extremist and two others in the 2002 Bali bombings and 2003 Jakarta attacks.

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Cool welcome for Biden in Gulf amid uncertainty

Gulf nations congratulated President Biden on his inauguration, but are waiting to see what steps he will take regarding Iran.

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Biden bets big on immigration changes in opening move

In his first day in office, President Biden has overturned the unpopular ban on immigration from Muslim majority countries.

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Biden's first foreign leader call will be to Trudeau

President Joe Biden's first call to a foreign leader will be to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Biden signs multiple orders, including to end Muslim ban

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Biden signs multiple orders, including to end Muslim ban

US President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders to reverse decisions by his predecessor Donald Trump, including the ban on entries ...

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France's Macron welcomes Biden back to Paris climate accord

French President Emmanuel Macron praised new US President Joe Biden's decision to return to the Paris climate accord.

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Biden may have no choice but to make difficult decisions against the backdrop of Ethiopia's civil war, the Nile Dam dispute, as well ...

Biden becomes 46th US president, vowing 'new day'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden becomes 46th US president, vowing 'new day'

Joe Biden has delivered a speech promising unity and a fight against racism and division in the US.

Joe Biden to end Muslim ban hours after inauguration

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Joe Biden to end Muslim ban hours after inauguration

Joe Biden is set to issue new orders on key issues, including an end to the Muslim ban, hours after he assumes the US presidency.

Iran's Rouhani hails departure of 'tyrant' Trump

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Iran's Rouhani hails departure of 'tyrant' Trump

The leader of Iran welcomes the end of Trump's presidency.

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'Pray' for Biden team, says Trump on last day

Outgoing President Donald Trump for the first time wished success to President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration.

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Iran asks watchdog not to publish 'unnecessary' nuke details

Iran's nuclear department has reportedly asked the UN's nuclear watchdog to abstain from publishing details on its nuclear program which could ...

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Iran threatens to sue Washington for 'illegal measures'

Iran’s Foreign Minister Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the Islamic Republic sent a warning to the US for its 'illegal' measures against ...

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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.

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Sam Hamad

Islamic State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

Comment: The root causes of Islamic State in Syria were never adequately addressed, and now, as the world is distracted, a resurgence seems ...

Trump adds Israel to CENTCOM to increase Iran pressure

The New Arab Staff

Trump adds Israel to CENTCOM to increase Iran pressure

In one of his final acts as president, Donald Trump has moved Israel from the US European military command to the Central Command (CENTCOM).

Trump impeachment trial looms over Biden's first 100 days

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Trump impeachment trial looms over Biden's first 100 days

President-elect Joe Biden's first 100 days agenda is being overshadowed by the looming Senate trial of his soon-to-be predecessor Donald Trump.

Turkey urges dialogue with US after missile sanctions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey urges dialogue with US after missile sanctions

Turkey's defence minister told foreign reporters in Ankara that Turkey was in discussions to receive a second batch of the advanced S-400 ...

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