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Analysis: Joe Biden has vowed that the US could rejoin the Iran nuclear deal if he wins the 2020 election. But time might be running out.

Can Joe Biden swing the Electoral College system in his favour? What the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the 2020 election could mean for the US voting system.

Pro-Iran protesters torch Kurd party offices in Baghdad

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Pro-Iran protesters torch Kurd party offices in Baghdad

Supporters of Hashed al-Shaabi on Saturday burned down the main Kurdish party's headquarters in Baghdad after criticism from a Kurdish ex-minister.

Pakistan must end 'inhumane virginity testing': Rights group

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Pakistan must end 'inhumane virginity testing': Rights group

HRW has urged Pakistan to completely end the practice of virginity testing.

Jordan king names his policy adviser country's new PM

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Jordan king names his policy adviser country's new PM

New Jordanian Prime Minister Bishr al-Khasawneh will oversee parliamentary elections November 10.

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Kuwait faces Saudi, Emirati pressure to normalise with Israel

As speculation swirls over which Arab country will formalise ties with Israel next, Saudi and Emirati pressure is reportedly pushing Kuwait to follow suit.

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Kuwait's late emir buried after successor is sworn in

Kuwait's late ruler Sheikh Sabah was laid to rest following the swearing-in of his successor.

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Kuwait swears in new emir after death of ruler

Kuwait swore in its new emir following the death of the Gulf country's ruler Sheikh Sabah.

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Tunisia president 'backs hanging' amid uproar over woman's murder

Tunisia's leader has weighed in on a public debate that was triggered by a woman's murder, saying he backs capital punishment.

Sudan blows up 300,000 firearms in mass disarmament campaign

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Sudan blows up 300,000 firearms in mass disarmament campaign

Authorities in Sudan have launched a mass disarmament campaign to collect illegal weapons.

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Crown prince becomes oil-rich Kuwait's new ruling emir

Sheikh Nawaf had served as the crown prince since 2006, jumping a traditional order of alternating rule between the Al Jaber and the Al Salam ...

Jordan king dissolves parliament ahead of November elections

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Jordan king dissolves parliament ahead of November elections

There is growing popular anger at the economic situation in the kingdom.

Lebanon reels after government formation efforts collapse

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Lebanon reels after government formation efforts collapse

Lebanon is facing a grim and uncertain future after efforts to form a new government under former prime-minister designate Mustafa Adib ...

Donald Trump names conservative to US Supreme Court

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Donald Trump names conservative to US Supreme Court

Barrett is a Conservative, and Trump's appointment brings the court closer to the right.

At UN, Pakistani leader says India sponsors anti-Muslim hate

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At UN, Pakistani leader says India sponsors anti-Muslim hate

Indian and Pakistan traded barbed rebuttals in the assembly hall Friday night.

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Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa.

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Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

Clashes continued in the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday night despite Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying that the conflict ...

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Algeria to hold early legislative elections following constitutional reform

Abdelmajid Tebboune on Sunday said early legislative elections will be held after the scheduled November 1 constitutional reforms.

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Russian warplanes strike Idlib in heaviest bombardment since ceasefire

Russian warplanes on Sunday launched approximately 30 strikes on the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib, following increasing disagreements with ...

Syria Insight: Cautious hope for change with <em>constitution</em> talks

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Syria Insight: Cautious hope for change with constitution talks

A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad could point to fundamental changes in the war.

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Kabul US Embassy warns of extremist attacks against women

The US warning comes as the Taliban and government-appointed negotiators are sitting together for the first time to try to find a peaceful end ...

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

Alessandra Bajec

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

Comment: The reforms enacted in Sudan do not represent the immediate demands of protesters, and instead signal interference of UAE as a ...

Trump: Covid-19 'is going away' without vaccine

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Trump: Covid-19 'is going away' without vaccine

US President Donald Trump has claimed that coronavirus would disappear without a vaccine.

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