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Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, writes Shashi Tharoor.

While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame for Iraq's endemic insecurity.

Libya submits candidates for unified executive authority

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Libya submits candidates for unified executive authority

Candidates have put themselves forward for positions in Libya's upcoming Presidency Council and the offices of prime minister.

Tunisia mothers decry wave of 'arbitrary' arrests after unrest

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Tunisia mothers decry wave of 'arbitrary' arrests after unrest

"Some were arrested without even having taken part in the demonstrations," said Bassem Trifi of the Tunisian League of Human Rights.

IS claims Baghdad twin bombing that killed 32

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IS claims Baghdad twin bombing that killed 32

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing that killed 32 people and wounded 110 in Iraq's capital Baghdad.

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12 murdered in Syria camp in two weeks: UN

Twelve murders took place in just over two weeks at a displaced camp in northeast Syria.

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UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab visits Sudan

Raab met with Sudan's civilian and military leaders to discuss the country's ongoing democratic transition and other issues.

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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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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.

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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Death toll from Sudan's Darfur clashes rises above 200

The death toll from recent violence in Sudan's Darfur region has risen above 200.

Tunisia's Defence Minister pressed by lawmakers on riots

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Tunisia's Defence Minister pressed by lawmakers on riots

Ibrahim Al-Bartaji appeared to break the silence of Tunisia’s divided political leadership on the protests in a formal statement to ...

Trump's end may be just the beginning

Khaled A. Beydoun

Trump's end may be just the beginning

Comment: The racism and white rage that Trump came to symbolise are deeply entrenched. Biden must commit to ending America's institutionalised ...

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.

The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

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The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

It is Donald Trump's last official day as President of the United States, and his departure is a good time to look back on his problematic ...

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Tunisia seeks to stem wave of night-time street riots

Tunisia is bracing for protests after hundreds were arrested in four nights of street clashes between riot police and disaffected youths

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Trump decorates Bahrain king on last day in office

Donald Trump announced his bestowal of the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, on King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

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Sudan troops deployed in Darfur after clashes kill 155

A heavy Sudanese troop presence helped restore calm Tuesday in the Darfur region, after three days of inter-ethnic violence claimed at least 155 ...

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Kremlin dismisses calls to free Navalny, warns against protests

The Kremlin dismissed Western calls to release top opposition politician Alexei Navalny and deplored his cries for mass demonstrations.

Riots rock Tunisia for fourth consecutive night

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Riots rock Tunisia for fourth consecutive night

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

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Tunisia must 'immediately' shun violence against protesters: Amnesty

Online footage shows police beating and dragging individuals who were arrested, while eyewitnesses have shared testimony indicating the ill ...

47 killed in Sudan South Darfur fighting: local leader

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47 killed in Sudan South Darfur fighting: local leader

At least 47 were killed during clashes between rival ethnic groups in South Darfur.

Kremlin critic Navalny decries 'mockery of justice' at hearing

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Kremlin critic Navalny decries 'mockery of justice' at hearing

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday his treatment was beyond a 'mockery of justice' during a court hearing.

Tunisia arrests over 600, deploys troops after riots

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Tunisia arrests over 600, deploys troops after riots

Over 600 people have been arrested and troops have been deployed after a third consecutive night of riots in various Tunisian cities.

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