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Through a raft of executive orders, President Joe Biden committed the United States to tackling the climate crisis.

US President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders to reverse decisions by his predecessor Donald Trump, including the ban on entries from mostly Muslim-majority countries.

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Biden may have no choice but to make difficult decisions against the backdrop of Ethiopia's civil war, the Nile Dam dispute, as well as Sudan's fragile political transition.

Joe Biden to end Muslim ban hours after inauguration

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Joe Biden to end Muslim ban hours after inauguration

Joe Biden is set to issue new orders on key issues, including an end to the Muslim ban, hours after he assumes the US presidency.

Biden plans swift action on coronavirus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden plans swift action on coronavirus

Joe Biden has promised quick action to address the coronavirus pandemic and boost the ailing US economy once he takes office.

The New Arab Staff

Biden to scrap 'Muslim ban' on first day

Shortly after taking office in 2017, Donald Trump imposed travel restrictions barring entry to US for nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Giorgio Cafiero

Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

Analysis: While the GCC summit constituted a historic breakthrough, it merely addressed a symptom of the Gulf crisis without resolving ...

Paul McLoughlin

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last: WHO chief

The World Health Organization's chief said this year's Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last, noting mankind must tackle climate ...

Biden to pick Buttigieg as transportation chief: reports

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden to pick Buttigieg as transportation chief: reports

It's long been clear that Joe Biden would find some role for Pete Buttigieg in his administration.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN says emergency aid needs exploding due to pandemic

A UN report has found that one in 33 people worldwide will be in need of aid in 2021.

Biden taps Blinken for top diplomat

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden taps Blinken for top diplomat

Biden picked longtime foreign policy advisor Antony Blinken to be his secretary of state.

G20 throws weight behind global Covid-19 vaccine access

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

G20 throws weight behind global Covid-19 vaccine access

A coronavirus vaccine was high on the agenda at the G20 summit.

Heartless Tories leave working class children begging for crumbs

Malia Bouattia

Heartless Tories leave working class children begging for crumbs

Comment: The Tories' refusal to feed children in poverty is yet another example of their belligerent and cruel Covid-19 strategy, which serves ...

Trump wins Florida, locked in tight race with Biden

The New Arab Staff

Trump wins Florida, locked in tight race with Biden

Donald Trump has won the key swing state of Florida as the race for the White House tightens.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Diala Ghneim

#Election2020: It's time for a seat at the table

For Arab-Americans, assimilation used to mean being apolitical. Now, we are waking up to the fact our inclusion in politics is vital to combat ...

Florence Dixon

Progressivism, Palestine and the next US president

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian-American scholar Yousef Munayyer to discuss what this election means for the future of pro-Palestinian activism ...

Taj Ali

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Comment: By holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of a handful of extremists, France risks emboldening another group on the ...

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

Laila Ujayli

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 ...

Yousef Munayyer

The progressive vote and the 2020 election

Comment: The rapid growth of the progressive vote in America over the past four years reveals how voting patterns will continue to change in ...

Plans to 'offshore migrant problem' stoop to new low

Malia Bouattia

Plans to 'offshore migrant problem' stoop to new low

Comment: The UK appears to be taking lessons from Australia in mistreating migrants, with the idea of an offshore asylum processing centre on ...

The UN's existential <em>crisis</em>

Shashi Tharoor

The UN's existential crisis

Comment: Covid-19 was an opportunity for UN multilateralism to shine. Instead it reveled the disturbing fragility of the UN's founding ...

Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

Ibtisam Azem

Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

The German foreign minister spoke to The New Arab about the Middle East during the high level General Assembly meetings at the UN.

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