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President Joe Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination.

Israeli companies Cellebrite, Elbit Systems and Gaia Automotive Industries have reportedly sold arms and spyware to Myanmar.

$1.9 trillion Covid plan clears US House

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$1.9 trillion Covid plan clears US House

The US House passed an enormous, $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday.

Trial sparks a wave of desperation in Iraq's Kurdistan

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Trial sparks a wave of desperation in Iraq's Kurdistan

Comment: The trial of five Kurdish activists and journalists for 'spying' has left Kurds furious with their leaders. As hardship increases, they ...

Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

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Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

The move was a key demand by the International Monetary Fund.

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Iran gamers battle reality of US sanctions

Sanctions reimposed in 2018 by former US president Donald Trump do not directly target the gaming industry, but the risk of punitive measures prevents companies from offering services to Iranians.

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Sisi warns Egyptians against having more than two children

The Egyptian dictator has advised people to hold back on having more children due to pressure on the country's budget.

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UAE aviation agency clears Boeing 737 Max

The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority has cleared the crash-prone Boeing 737 Max for operations.

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The podcast colouring ancient Mesopotamianhistory

As Britain sank into lockdown in 2020, the Thin Edge of the Wedge podcast was born, covering a wide gamut of global subjects and fascinating ...

Saudi Arabia pushes companies to move headquarters to kingdom

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Saudi Arabia pushes companies to move headquarters to kingdom

Saudi Arabia will stop doing business with foreign companies with regional headquarters outside the kingdom starting in 2024, state media said.

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US Senate votes to keep embassy in Jerusalem

The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to maintain the US embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, with only three senators including Bernie Sanders ...

US House punishes lawmaker in QAnon storm

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US House punishes lawmaker in QAnon storm

The US House voted to strip conservative Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of her assignments over her past social media conduct.

Protests in Sudan border state over worsening economy

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Protests in Sudan border state over worsening economy

Protests erupted in eastern Sudan over the rising cost of living.

Biden to visit State Department

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Biden to visit State Department

Joe Biden is to set out his foreign policy agenda at a meeting at the state department.

Lebanon proposes residency for investors - but not refugees

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Lebanon proposes residency for investors - but not refugees

Syrian and Palestinian refugees are explicitly barred in the draft budget from taking advantage of residency by real estate purchase.

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The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

The Islamic State's most powerful operative in Iraq has been killed by counter-terrorism and security forces, striking a serious blow to the terrorist organisation.

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Indian farmers scrap march on parliament after riots

Indian farmer unions have scrapped upcoming marches on parliament against new agricultural laws after violent protests in New Delhi left one ...

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Biden puts climate crisis at the forefront of policy

US President Joe Biden has put the climate crisis at the forefront of his global policies.

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IMF urges Tunisia reform plan, social support

"Tunisia faces two immediate challenges: saving lives and livelihoods until the pandemic wanes, and starting to bring economic imbalances back ...

Narendra Modi's Potemkin democracy

Shashi Tharoor

Narendra Modi's Potemkin democracy

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

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Lebanon central bank governor denies transfer of capital

Riad Salameh has denied charges of aggravated money laundering in connection with possible embezzlement.

Libya, Niger, Zimbabwe pay up for UN voting rights

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Libya, Niger, Zimbabwe pay up for UN voting rights

Libya, Niger and Zimbabwe have recovered their right to vote at the UN General Assembly after paying off some debts.

Sudan approves first <em>budget</em> 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.

EU's Borrell says 'possible war crimes' in Ethiopia's Tigray

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EU's Borrell says 'possible war crimes' in Ethiopia's Tigray

The EU's foreign policy chief said that "possible war crimes" have been reported in Ethiopia's Tigray region.

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