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The ruling last week includes a travel ban and freeze on assets for three years. The decision may be appealed within 60 days.

Pollard served 30 years in prison for giving away classified US documents, and had been confined to the US since 2015, despite Israeli pressure for him to leave.

Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

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Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

Moscow reportedly said it wants more evidence of civilian killings before it agrees to the sanctions.

Brother of Saudi reformist cleric sentenced to five years

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Brother of Saudi reformist cleric sentenced to five years

A leading human rights platform corroborated the development in several posts to Twitter.

Iraqis working with US fear reprisal from Iran-backed militias

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Iraqis working with US fear reprisal from Iran-backed militias

There are serious concerns among translators who worked with US coalition forces in Iraq over their personal information being made available to ...

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Russia to set up strategic naval base in Sudan

Russia has plans to set up a naval base in Sudan, as the country expands its reach further into Africa.

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Biden begins transition as Trump refuses to concede

US President-elect Joe Biden took the first steps Sunday towards moving into the White House in 73 days, as Donald Trump again refused to admit ...

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Biden intends to scrap 'Muslim ban' upon taking office

US president-elect Joe Biden intends to lift Trump's controversial 'Muslim ban' when he takes office in January.

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Joe Biden set to roll back controversial Trump policies

The Democratic president-elect plans major changes in immigration, healthcare and climate policy.

Harris becomes first Black woman, South Asian elected VP

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Harris becomes first Black woman, South Asian elected VP

Black, South Asian and a woman: Kamala Harris has made history with her appointment as VP.

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Arrest warrant issued for Beirut Port customs chief

The customs chief was accused of lifting a travel ban on a Saudi Prince after he was inprisoned for smuggling two tonnes of an ...

Egyptian singer turns Mubarak-era song into ode to Trump

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Egyptian singer turns Mubarak-era song into ode to Trump

Singer Wissam Magdy has recorded a bizarre English-language version of a 1999 song praising former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, turning it ...

It's here: What to watch on US Election Day

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It's here: What to watch on US Election Day

The candidates hold distinctly different views on everything from climate change to taxes to racial injustice.

Muslims face election-day anxiety over Trump's <em>travel</em> <em>ban</em>

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Muslims face election-day anxiety over Trump's travel ban

In-depth: For Muslims in America and around the world, the 2020 US election could very well determine their life trajectories.

US seeks lifting of Darfur sanctions amid Sudan reconciliation

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US seeks lifting of Darfur sanctions amid Sudan reconciliation

The promise is another sign that the United States is eager to reward Sudan after it agreed to recognise Israel.

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Why some American Muslims are choosing to vote Republican

In-depth: Small but growing support for Trump among America's Muslims shows that the Democratic Party takes the Muslim vote for granted at its own peril.

Mobashra Tazamal

In Trump's America, Muslims feel the impact of Islamophobia

The New Arab Meets: CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad to discuss the Muslim community's fight against Islamophobia in Trump's America.

Brooke Anderson

Arab and Muslim candidates take on local US politics

In-depth: Aside from winning their races, Arab and Muslim politicians also have to win over sceptics.

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Tunisia imposes tough new Covid-19 restrictions

Tunisia is imposing a nationwide curfew in new coronavirus restrictions.

Meet the Arab American volunteers rallying voters for Biden

Brooke Anderson

Meet the Arab American volunteers rallying voters for Biden

In the hotly contested 2020 election, local organisers are mobilising Arab and Muslim communities in key swing states to make sure their votes ...

Sarah Alaoui

This election holds special importance for Arab Americans

Comment: Arab Americans must overcome their disenchantment with US politics as their vote in this year's tightly contested election could make ...

Arab-Americans, it's time to flip Ohio blue

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Arab-Americans, it's time to flip Ohio blue

Comment: As Arab-Americans, we feel the sting of both Republican and Democrat foreign policy failures personally. But now is no time for voter ...

EU takes Tunisia off virus-safe <em>travel</em> list

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EU takes Tunisia off virus-safe travel list

A rise in Covid-19 cases in Tunisia has prompted the European Union to remove it from its list of countries exempt from its coronavirus ...

Families hit by Trump’s Muslim <em>ban</em> speak out

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Families hit by Trump’s Muslim ban speak out

Families forced apart by Donald Trump’s ban on citizens of Muslim countries travelling to the US have spoken out about their suffering

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