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Comment: The racism and white rage that Trump came to symbolise are deeply entrenched. Biden must commit to ending America's institutionalised apathy towards white supremacy, writes Khaled Beydoun.

Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said outgoing President Donald Trump "provoked" his supporters to attack the US Capitol.

Anti-terror chief says US needs new <em>domestic</em> terrorism laws

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Anti-terror chief says US needs new domestic terrorism laws

New York's anti-terrorism chief called on the US to introduce new domestic terrorism laws to cover

Israel's Netanyahu removes staple Trump image from Twitter account

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Israel's Netanyahu removes staple Trump image from Twitter account

Just days after US President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter, Israel's premier deleted a photo of the two allies from his account's banner ...

Two photos that sum up America's racism problem

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Two photos that sum up America's racism problem

As the United States confronts pro-Trump rioters, people have shared images of Black Lives Matter protesters to demonstrate the differences.

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World leaders are appalled by storming of US Capitol

World leaders condemned the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

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Turkish academic 'burned to death by ex-partner'

Aylin Sozer was reportedly stabbed and burned to death by her ex-boyfriend, who is now in police custody.

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Pope: Pray for children in Syria, Iraq and Yemen

Pope Francis touched on the plight of children caught up by war, singling out victims in Syria, Yemen and Iraq in his Christmas speech.

Tahani Saeed

Women are key to ending Yemen's civil war

Comment: Without women, Yemen's peace talks have gone nowhere. Peace will never be forged if our voices continue to go unheard, writes Tahani ...

Kuwaitis lambast appointment of all-male parliamentary committee for women

Kamal Afzali

Kuwaitis lambast appointment of all-male parliamentary committee for women

News of the appointment of three Islamists to a committee for women's rights was roundly criticised by Kuwaiti social media users, including ...

Diana Alghoul

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Book Club: In Hijab and Red Lipstick, Yousra Imran alchemises her trauma into a semi-autobiographical novel that was hard to put down.

Lebanon passes landmark law criminalising sexual harassment

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Lebanon passes landmark law criminalising sexual harassment

Lebanon's parliament on Monday passed a landmark bill criminalising sexual harassment and amended a controversial domestic ...

Killing of Iraqi sisters by 'drunken brother' sparks outrage

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Killing of Iraqi sisters by 'drunken brother' sparks outrage

A drunken man has allegedly murdered his sisters in a so-called honour killing that has sparked outcry and calls for protection of women against ...

Hundreds of migrant <em>domestic</em> workers flown home from Lebanon

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Hundreds of migrant domestic workers flown home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Lebanon's most vulnerable migrant domestic workers have been repatriated with funds raised by local charities, but ...

Italy-Egypt oil and weapons deals undermine justice for Regeni

Sam Hamad

Italy-Egypt oil and weapons deals undermine justice for Regeni

Comment: Italy's PM Conte knows he can back the prosecution of Egyptian officials without undermining Italy's close trade and 'security' links ...

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the social gains of the revolution.

Gaia Caramazza

Why the Middle East cannot ignore violence against women

A new survey by the Arab Barometer highlights the devastating impact of gender-based violence in the Middle East during the coronavirus ...

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UK MPs urge terrorist designation for Iran's Revolutionary Guards

The UK should join the US in designating the IRGC as a terrorist organisation, the House of Commons' foreign affairs committee has said.

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Iran summons German envoy over EU condemning dissident's execution

The Iranian foreign ministry's Europe director condemned the EU's statement, which Tehran deemed 'an unacceptable interference' in Iran's ...

Palestinians: Victims of 'cancel culture'

James J. Zogby

Palestinians: Victims of 'cancel culture'

Comment: 'Cancel culture' is nothing new. It's been around for decades, with Arab Americans and Palestinian human rights ​supporters as the main ...

Luay Shabaneh

Covid has brought a pandemic of violence against women

Comment: A lack of data about violence suffered by women and girls is impacting our ability to tackle the problem, writes the UNFPA's ...

How spoilers are trying to derail Afghanistan's peace process

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

How spoilers are trying to derail Afghanistan's peace process

Analysis: A surge in deadly attacks has raised fears that attempts are being made to sabotage Afghanistan's peace process following US ...

ICC drops UK war crimes inquiry despite finding 'atrocities'

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ICC drops UK war crimes inquiry despite finding 'atrocities'

The ICC report comes as the UK inches towards passing legislation protecting soldiers from 'vexatious claims'.

France's democratic decline

Sahar Amarir

France's democratic decline

Comment: Journalists are right to protest Macron's 'global security bill', but they are collateral damage. The real target is France's ...

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