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The Polisario Front said that it was willing to join talks on the Western Sahara's future, but would not lay down its arms.

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.

Macron hails controversial French Muslim charter against 'extremism'

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Macron hails controversial French Muslim charter against 'extremism'

President Emmanuel Macron praised French Muslim leaders after they agreed on a "charter of principles" aimed at combatting sectarianism and radicalised teachings.

UAE suspends visa waiver agreement with Israel

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UAE suspends visa waiver agreement with Israel

The UAE has suspended a visa waiver agreement with Israel until July, citing coronavirus concerns.

Fauci: Biden's 100 million vaccinations in 100 days feasible

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Fauci: Biden's 100 million vaccinations in 100 days feasible

Joe Biden's goal of seeing 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine injected within his first 100 days in office is "absolutely" achievable, top ...

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Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked to the Popular Mobilisation Forces.

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Trump to leave town early Wednesday before Biden inauguration

Outgoing President Donald Trump plans to leave town before his successor Joe Biden's inauguration.

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Islamic State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

Comment: The root causes of Islamic State in Syria were never adequately addressed, and now, as the world is distracted, a resurgence seems ...

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Washington DC could rename Saudi embassy street after Khashoggi

A member of the city council of Washington DC has introduced a proposal to rename the street where Saudi Arabia’s embassy is located after ...

Scottish court upholds Lockerbie bomber's conviction

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Scottish court upholds Lockerbie bomber's conviction

The Lockerbie bombing is alleged to be a retaliation for the downing of an Iranian passenger jet by a US Navy missile in July 1988 that killed ...

Brooke Anderson

How a multiracial coalition powered Georgia's Democrats to victory

In-depth: Georgia's different minority communities worked together to help tip the balance in Senate runoffs, ultimately shaping the trajectory ...

France deploys carrier to eastern Mediterranean in 'anti-IS operation'

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France deploys carrier to eastern Mediterranean in 'anti-IS operation'

France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier was deployed to the eastern Mediterranean, Paris confirmed.

France opens investigation into 'UAE donations' to Le Pen

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France opens investigation into 'UAE donations' to Le Pen

The French judiciary has opened an investigation allegations that Marie Le Pen received funding from the UAE during her 2017 election campaign.

Iran denies Pompeo's accusations of Tehran-Al-Qaeda links

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Iran denies Pompeo's accusations of Tehran-Al-Qaeda links

Iran has vehemently denied an accusation made by the US Secretary of State claiming that Al-Qaeda has set up a 'home base' in the country.

Pence rejects invoking 25th Amendment to oust Trump

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Pence rejects invoking 25th Amendment to oust Trump

The Vice President of the United States Mike Pence said he does not support invoking the 25th Amendment process to remove Donald Trump.

Malia Bouattia

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Comment: Debunking anti-vax conspiracy theories means taking an honest look at the profiteering and incompetence of Boris Johnson's government, too, writes Malia Bouattia.

Fatima Kried

Life as a Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi

Book Club: Amrou Al-Kadhi's award-winning memoir is a poignant and moving story about the author's fight to be true to themselves.

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Muslim official 'forced to remove hijab' in police custody

A Muslim elected official is filing a lawsuit in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia after she was forced to remove her hijab in police ...

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US-sanctioned Syrian airline delivers WFP aid to Libya

The United Nation's World Food Programme used US-sanctioned Syrian airline Cham Wings to deliver aid to Libya, prompting outrage online.

Trumpism and the political future of America

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Trumpism and the political future of America

In-depth: A common observation of Trumpism is that it is unprecedented, an aberration or un-American. History shows that none of these are the ...

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Trump shores up Pence ties as Democrats attempt impeachment

Trump and Pence met for the first time since rioters stormed the US Capitol last week, signaling a united front as Democratic efforts to impeach ...

Malaysia declares virus emergency, sparking anger

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Malaysia declares virus emergency, sparking anger

Critics of Malaysia's government have accused authorities of attempting to use the coronavirus pandemic to cling to power, after the king ...

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

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WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even ...

US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

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US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

The United States started the "process of establishing" a consulate in contested Western Sahara, after Washington recognised Morocco's ...

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