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New US President Joe Biden got to work on tackling the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in power.

Comment: The Home Office has finally admitted most child grooming gangs are made up of white men, but for British Muslims the damage has already been done, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

Twitter blocks Chinese embassy account over Uighur tweet

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Twitter blocks Chinese embassy account over Uighur tweet

Twitter has blocked the account of the Chinese embassy in the US after its post about Uighur women.

How Greece is silencing NGOs to hide refugee abuses

Keira Dignan

How Greece is silencing NGOs to hide refugee abuses

In-depth: A new law prohibiting NGOs from reporting accounts of abuse in refugee camps is part of a wider crackdown since the New Democracy ...

Lebanon to receive Covid vaccine aid from World Bank

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Lebanon to receive Covid vaccine aid from World Bank

The World Bank has approved a reallocation of US$34 million to support Lebanon's vaccination programme.

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Lebanon extends virus lockdown

With the infection rate continuing to rise and hospitals reaching maximum capacity, Lebanon has decided to extend its nationwide lockdown.

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Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases

Dubai has announced that entertainment venues are to close amid a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, which is pushing healthcare services to their ...

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World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

World leaders have sent messages of congratulations to President Biden, with many hoping that a change in attitudes and approach will follow his ...

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Biden to remake US role in climate crisis

Through a raft of executive orders, President Joe Biden committed the United States to tackling the climate crisis.

Tunisians protest against mass arrests in nighttime clashes

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Tunisians protest against mass arrests in nighttime clashes

Tunisians took to the streets to demand the release of hundreds of young demonstrators arrested during protests.

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Democrats control US Senate after Georgia pair sworn in

Georgia Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were sworn in as the US Senate's newest members, handing their party control of the chamber.

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 ...

World leaders congratulate US President Biden

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World leaders congratulate US President Biden

World leaders extended their congratulations to US President Joe Biden.

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 ...

Rashida Tlaib deplores 'racist' Israel for not vaccinating Palestinians

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Rashida Tlaib deplores 'racist' Israel for not vaccinating Palestinians

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has lashed out at Israel for refusing to vaccinate Palestinians against coronavirus, saying this is proof that ...

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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.

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Racist hashtag says Lebanese should get vaccine before refugees

A hashtag calling for Lebanese people to get vaccines before refugees has sparked renewed debate in Lebanon about racism, prejudice, and the ...

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Trump leaves White House, skipping Biden inauguration

Donald Trump has left the White House, breaking with tradition as he finally leaves Washington.

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China dismisses Pompeo Uighur genocide claim as 'outrageous lies'

China has clapped back at growing backlash over its maltreatment of Uighur Muslims.

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.

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Trump pardons 73 people, including Steve Bannon

On his last day in office, Trump pardoned several people including controversial former aide Steve Bannon.

Sudan approves first budget since US terror delisting

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Sudan approves first budget since US terror delisting

Sudan approved its first budget since being removed from a crippling US blacklist.

Israel extends Covid lockdown despite vaccination drive

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Israel extends Covid lockdown despite vaccination drive

The Israeli government extended the country's coronavirus lockdown as infections soar despite a rapid vaccination campaign.

Thousands of Syrian refugees affected as storms hit camps

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Thousands of Syrian refugees affected as storms hit camps

A child has been killed and tens of thousands of refugees in Lebanon and northern Syria are at risk as winter storms and floods hit makeshift ...

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