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President Joe Biden declared "America is back" on the international stage at the Munich Security Conference.

In advance of Biden’s virtual appearances, the White House sought to underscore that the new administration will move quickly to reorient the U.S. away from Donald Trump’s “America First” mantra.

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

Alessandra Bajec

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the economic fallout from Covid-19.

Saudi Arabia foils new Houthi strike

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Saudi Arabia foils new Houthi strike

Saudi Arabia said it prevented a Houthi drone attack on a southern airport Saturday.

Elbit protest highlights the power of unity in action

Malia Bouattia

Elbit protest highlights the power of unity in action

Comment: This joint action to protest Elbit sends an important message about the links between fighting colonialism, structural oppression and ...

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Biden ends US support for Yemen war

President Joe Biden is ending US military support in the Yemen war.

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In a first, Syrian refugee runs for German parliament

Tareq Alaows hopes to be the 'voice for all refugees' in the German Bundestag.

Jim O'Neill

The BRICs at 20

Comment: For the BRICs, the last decade brought mixed fortunes. Much now depends on whether we can muster the political leadership for genuinely ...

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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.

Amnesty slams France over weapons used against Lebanon protesters

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Amnesty slams France over weapons used against Lebanon protesters

Amnesty International has condemned French sales of law enforcement weapons to Lebanon, saying they had played a ‘shameful’ role in suppressing ...

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Two-thirds of world see 'climate emergency': UN survey

Nearly two-thirds of 1.2 million people polled worldwide say humanity faces a climate emergency, a UN survey has found

Arab Spring exiles look back on Egypt uprising

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Arab Spring exiles look back on Egypt uprising

A decade after the January 25 uprising, thousands of protesters are estimated to have fled to escape the President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ...

Biden to remake US role in <em>climate</em> <em>crisis</em>

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Biden to remake US role in climate crisis

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

Biden signs multiple orders, including to end Muslim ban

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Biden signs multiple orders, including to end Muslim ban

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

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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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 ...

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

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.

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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

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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.

UN says emergency aid needs exploding due to pandemic

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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

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Biden taps Blinken for top diplomat

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

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