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Tunisia's main parliamentary bloc Ennahdha rallied thousands of people Saturday in a demonstration.

For some the constitutional talks were a last hope in ending the Syrian war peacefully. For others, it was another attempt by the regime to stall for time.

Russia rejects calls from Europe court to release Navalny

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Russia rejects calls from Europe court to release Navalny

Moscow swiftly rejected a call by a European rights court to released jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Wednesday.

Tunisia PM fires five ministers amid growing <em>constitutional</em> <em>crisis</em>

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Tunisia PM fires five ministers amid growing constitutional crisis

The Tunisian premier is at odds with the President Kais Saied over a cabinet reshuffle.

Algeria president to 'dissolve parliament': local media

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Algeria president to 'dissolve parliament': local media

Abdelmajdid Tebboune is expected to call for early elections.

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Record 12.4mn people food insecure in war-torn Syria: WFP

The World Food Programme on Saturday warned a record 12.4 million people are food insecure in Syria, where fresh efforts to revive a peace process have so far failed.

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Trump's second trial to start amid fight over legitimacy

The first president to face charges after leaving office, Donald Trump has refused a request to testify, continuing to challenge US civic norms ...

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Somali opposition leaders 'no longer recognise president'

The nation was supposed to choose the next president on February 8 but the deadline was missed as the central government and federal states ...

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the ...

Florida anti-protest bill threatens even tighter chokehold on communities

Hiba Rahim

Florida anti-protest bill threatens even tighter chokehold on communities

Comment: Conservatives in Florida are introducing a new anti-protest bill, but make no mistake about its intended target, writes Hiba Rahim.

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, ...

UN announces talks on new Syria constitution

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UN announces talks on new Syria constitution

Geir Pedersen has announced that the Constitutional Committee will resume talks in an effort to find a political solution to the ...

Joe Biden to end Muslim ban hours after inauguration

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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.

Biden plans swift action on coronavirus

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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.

Trump impeachment trial looms over Biden's first 100 days

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Trump impeachment trial looms over Biden's first 100 days

President-elect Joe Biden's first 100 days agenda is being overshadowed by the looming Senate trial of his soon-to-be predecessor Donald Trump.

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Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due to a lockdown.

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Algeria president makes TV appearance

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said he is recovering from coronavirus infection.

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Uncertainty as virus-hit Algerian president marks month in hospital

Abdelmadjid Tebboune's health situation is fuelling uncertainty about the future of Algeria.

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US attack risks 'full-fledged war', says adviser to Khamenei

An adviser to Iran's supreme leader has warned that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a "full-fledged war" in the Middle ...

Trump alleges 'surprise ballot dumps' in key states

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Trump alleges 'surprise ballot dumps' in key states

Trump did not offer any evidence for his allegation of 'ballot dumps' and there have been no reports of any irregularities.

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World waits nervously, impatiently for US vote count

Outside the US, leaders, officials, and investors are waiting nervously for the result of an election which could dramatically alter what ...

Ethiopia nears war as PM orders military confrontation

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Ethiopia nears war as PM orders military confrontation

Observers have worried for months about the growing tensions and their implications for the long-turbulent Horn of Africa region.

Algeria to vote on a constitution dismissed by protests

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Algeria to vote on a constitution dismissed by protests

Algerians are set to vote on a constitutional referendum the government touts as heralding a 'new republic' that has been rejected by ...

Trump boosted by Supreme Court confirmation ahead of election

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Trump boosted by Supreme Court confirmation ahead of election

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign was boosted with the confirmation of his latest Supreme Court nominee on Monday.

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