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The Democratic lawmakers say they want to 'extinguish any future Middle East arms race'.

The trial of Derek Chauvin has finished its third week and saw witnesses for the defence take to the stand.

Democrat Betty McCollum drafts legislation to block Israel aid

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Democrat Betty McCollum drafts legislation to block Israel aid

A US Democrat is drafting legislation to block aid from going to Israel over fears it will be used in the country's campaign to demolish Palestinian homes.

After Biden administration recognition, Arab-American Heritage Month thrives, officially

Brooke Anderson

After Biden administration recognition, Arab-American Heritage Month thrives, officially

Proclaimed in at least 20 states and 100 cities, Arab American Heritage Month celebrates and raises awareness of Arab culture in America, ...

UK blocks bid to limit prosecution period for soldiers

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UK blocks bid to limit prosecution period for soldiers

Former NATO Secretary George Robertson said the bill would have 'undermined some of the most basic legal standards for which this ...

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Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s president has signed a bill extending his mandate for a further two years, a move which has been heavily criticised.

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Sudanese parties denounce repeal of Israel boycott bill

More than 24 political parties have denounced repealing the Israel boycott act, which has been in place since 1958.

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France 'to ban Algerian flags' at weddings

France is seeking to ban foreign flags at weddings under a new amendment of the controversial 'anti-separatism' bill, which critics say ...

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Pro-democracy Hirak protesters launch hunger strike in Algerian prison

A group of detained anti-government protesters in Algeria have launched a mass hunger strike in prison.

Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd's death

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Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd's death

The jury at the trial of Derek Chauvin has heard that the pressure on his neck was the cause of death.

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US Congress to study slavery reparations amid racial reckoning

A bill to examine the issue of reparations for the ancestors of black American slaves is to be discussed by the House Judiciary ...

Lebanon provides 'updated' data for central bank audit

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Lebanon provides 'updated' data for central bank audit

Auditors have been given new information to help them with their forensic audit of the Bank of Lebanon, which is required to secure funding.

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Malia Bouattia

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Comment: Today, just as in the 80s, communities of colour are being driven to protest, only to be met with a government that denies the ...

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of ...

France hijab ban for under 18s triggers critical backlash

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France hijab ban for under 18s triggers critical backlash

A senate vote in France to ban on anyone under the 18 wearing the hijab, part of a controversial anti-separatism bill, has prompted an ...

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Algeria rights group demands justice for French landmine victims

The head of the Algerian National Human Rights Council said the 'crime of the French coloniser cannot remain unpunished'.

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Palestinian leader 'in good health' ahead of election

Mahmoud Abbas is in good health following a medical check-up in Germany, and ahead of the upcoming Palestinian elections.

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Sudan abolishes decades-old Israel boycott law in normalisation drive

Sudan has abolished an Israel boycott law that has been active since 1958 in the latest development in the normalisation of ties between the two ...

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US State Department designates April as 'Arab-American Heritage Month'

The State Depart said Arab-Americans' contributions to the US 'are as old as America itself'.

Putin approves legislation allowing him to stay in power

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Putin approves legislation allowing him to stay in power

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given his seal of approval to constitutional reforms which could allow him to stay in office until 2036.

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Algerian government withdraws controversial 'deprivation of nationality' bill

The proposed amendment that would see Algerian nationality withdrawn for dual nationals in case of 'prejudice' against the state has been ...

Pfizer slams Israel as 'banana republic' over failed payments

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Pfizer slams Israel as 'banana republic' over failed payments

Pfizer officials slammed Israel as a 'banana republic', voicing concern that the country's government-in-transition may fail to pay up.

US Capitol attack sparks debate over security

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US Capitol attack sparks debate over security

Officials in Washington appealed for balance between securing the US Capitol and public accessibility after the second deadly attack this year ...

Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd's neck 'totally unnecessary’

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Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd's neck 'totally unnecessary’

The most senior officer to testify at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial has described the former officer’s actions as “totally unnecessary”.

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