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The French interior minister announced the closure of nine Muslim places of worship, one day before he met with French Muslim leaders to discuss a controversial new bill.

The announcement of May elections comes more than 15 years after Palestine's last polls.

Trump considering presidential pardon for former aide Steve Bannon

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Trump considering presidential pardon for former aide Steve Bannon

Donald Trump is reportedly considering a presidential pardon for Steve Bannon, who has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering.

Billionaire <em>right</em>-winger Adelson buried in Jerusalem

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Billionaire right-winger Adelson buried in Jerusalem

Billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson was buried in Jerusalem.

WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

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WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

WhatsApp delayed a data-sharing change as users fled the messaging service over privacy concerns.

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Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced dates for the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years.

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Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

The award-winning NGO will produce millions of pieces of personal protective equipment to protect volunteers, healthcare workers and displaced ...

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Israelis secretly participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

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Israelis 'secretly' participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

Capitol rioters sought to 'capture and assassinate' lawmakers: prosecutors

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Capitol rioters sought to 'capture and assassinate' lawmakers: prosecutors

"Strong evidence... supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States ...

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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.

Anti-terror chief says US needs new domestic terrorism laws

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Anti-terror chief says US needs new domestic terrorism laws

New York's anti-terrorism chief called on the US to introduce new domestic terrorism laws to cover

Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

Netanyahu offers Palestinian-Israelis a 'new era' despite 'racist incitement'

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Netanyahu offers Palestinian-Israelis a 'new era' despite 'racist incitement'

The prime minister has previously 'warned' Israeli voters of crowds of Palestinian citizens of Israel heading to the polls.

Twitter chief says Trump ban sets 'dangerous' precedent

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Twitter chief says Trump ban sets 'dangerous' precedent

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey said his platform's ban of US President Donald Trump sets a "dangerous" precedent.

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Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

Ten years after the Tunisian revolution toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, few of his relatives have faced justice.

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Snapchat permanently bans Donald Trump from site

Snapchat joined a number of social media giants that have permanently banned US President Donald Trump.

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'Stay vigilant', says Muslim organisation amid pro-Trump riots

CAIR warned that the threat of white supremacist violence and armed protests leading up to and on Inauguration Day is high and Muslims may be a ...

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France opens investigation into 'UAE donations' to Le Pen

The French judiciary has opened an investigation allegations that Marie Le Pen received funding from the UAE during her 2017 election campaign.

Senior Turkish adviser lashes out at 'absurd' UAE conditions

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Senior Turkish adviser lashes out at 'absurd' UAE conditions

Yassin Aktay, an adviser for the ruling Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP), slammed recent comments by the UAE's Minister of Sate for ...

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Egyptian TikTokers acquitted of 'violating family values'

Two Egyptian bloggers and TikTokers have been acquitted of 'violating family values' following a campaign to free them.

Muslim official 'forced to remove hijab' in police custody

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Muslim official 'forced to remove hijab' in police custody

A Muslim elected official is filing a lawsuit in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia after she was forced to remove her hijab in police ...

Trumpism and the political future of America

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Trumpism and the political future of America

In-depth: A common observation of Trumpism is that it is unprecedented, an aberration or un-American. History shows that none of these are the ...

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy

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Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy

Twitter announced it has suspended "more than 70,000 accounts" linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory following the attack on the US Capitol by a ...

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