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US President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed at making it easier for Americans to vote.

Social media users saw the appearance of Sameera Fazili, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, as symbolising the shift away from the Trump administration's disdain for Muslims.

Biden overturns Trump ban on green card applicants

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Biden overturns Trump ban on green card applicants

The ban prevented family members from joining their loved ones in the US.

Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

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Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

The construction comes as Israel — under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — maintains its scathing criticism of Iran’s nuclear program.

America gets ready to welcome refugees again

Brooke Anderson

America gets ready to welcome refugees again

In-depth: During Trump's presidency, refugee admissions were cut to record lows. Biden has vowed to rebuild the resettlement program and reverse ...

Khalil E. Jahshan

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Comment: These elections finally present Abbas with the ultimate challenge: Balancing his standing with the US, while delivering Palestinians the fresh leadership they so desire, writes Khalil E. Jahshan.

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Biden administration to allow 25,000 asylum-seekers into US

Reversing a Trump era policy, the Biden administration has announced that it will accept tens of thousands of asylum-seekers.

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Myanmar coup leader: 'Join hands' with army for democracy

The leaders of Myanmar’s coup have called on people to work with them for democracy, as people continue to protest on the streets.

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Myanmar general warns anti-coup protesters to return to work

Myanmar's ruling general ordered demonstrators against the military coup to return to work or face "effective actions".

US shakes Yemen policy, but long road to peace

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US shakes Yemen policy, but long road to peace

Biden's decisions last week mark a reversal of policies by his predecessor Donald Trump, a staunch backer of Saudi Arabia and a fierce opponent ...

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Biden ramps up US annual refugee admissions to 125,000

President Joe Biden increased the United States' cap on annual refugee admissions to 125,000.

The Muslim travel ban is over. What happens now?

Brooke Anderson

The Muslim travel ban is over. What happens now?

In-depth: Experts weigh in on the long road ahead to reversing the Trump administration's legacy of hardline immigration policies.

Twitter blocks accounts over India farm protests

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Twitter blocks accounts over India farm protests

The suspensions, which included the accounts of a news magazine and farmer activists, were slammed by a global media watchdog as a "shocking ...

Biden puts climate crisis at the forefront of policy

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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.

Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

Ibrahim Husseini

Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

In-depth: Amid political infighting and public mistrust, Palestinians are sceptical as to whether the first national elections in 15 years will ...

Alessandra Bajec

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

In-depth: A groundswell of youth unrest has swept across Tunisia, fuelled by economic frustration and the broken promises of the post-revolution political class.

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Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender US troops

US President Joe Biden overturned Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military, saying "all Americans" qualified to serve ...

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Libya camps agree to open candidacy process for posts

The process aims to quickly fill several strategic posts in order to facilitate collaboration with an interim executive body ...

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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.

US to block cotton from China's Xinjiang region

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US to block cotton from China's Xinjiang region

The US government will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from China's Xinjiang region over Beijing's treatment of the country's Uighur ...

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Democrats win first Georgia runoff, control of Senate close

The Democrats took a huge leap towards seizing control of the US Senate as they won the first of two Georgia run-offs.

US targets Iran's steel industry with fresh sanctions

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US targets Iran's steel industry with fresh sanctions

The United States have slapped Iran with fresh sanctions as the country ramps up its nuclear program.

Polls close in Georgia vote, US Senate in balance

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Polls close in Georgia vote, US Senate in balance

Polls closed in a pair of critical election runoffs in the US state of Georgia.

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

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