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Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be French, writes Raphaël Kempf.

The French upper house on Wednesday adopted a non-binding resolution calling on France to recognise the ethnic Armenian enclave of Azerbaijan as an independent state.

Pakistan minister retracts Macron 'Nazi' jibe after French demands

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Pakistan minister retracts Macron 'Nazi' jibe after French demands

Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari deleted her tweet after an angry response from France's foreign ministry.

Twitter to give presidential account to Biden once inaugurated

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Twitter to give presidential account to Biden once inaugurated

The presidential Twitter @POTUS account will be taken from President Donald Trump and given to Joe Biden on inauguration day, the social media ...

Trump tries to leverage power to subvert Biden win

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Trump tries to leverage power to subvert Biden win

Donald Trump remains defiant in the face of Biden's recent presidential victory.

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'Numbers don't lie:' Walls close in on defiant Trump

The incumbent president is becoming more and more isolated as fellow Republicans seek to distance themselves from his rhetoric over Biden's win.

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Biden denounces 'irresponsible' Trump fight to reverse election

Trump has sent 'damaging messages' to the rest of the world about how American democracy functions, Biden said.

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Egypt rights group says third member arrested

Egyptian authorities arrested a third member of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a leading local human rights group, in less than a ...

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UK to unveil 'largest military investment' in three decades

Boris Johnson is set to announce the largest investment in arms since the Cold War.

US senators seek to stop jet sale to UAE

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US senators seek to stop jet sale to UAE

Three US senators launched their bid to block the sale of F-35 jets to the UAE.

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German MPs urge review of Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves

German MPs urged the government to consider banning the Grey Wolves, a Turkish ultra-nationalist group.

Saudi minister confident of 'good relationship' with Biden

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Saudi minister confident of 'good relationship' with Biden

Saudi Arabia's oil minister expressed optimism at the prospect of good relations with US President-elect Joe Biden.

UK's Labour denies parliamentary whip to Corbyn

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UK's Labour denies parliamentary whip to Corbyn

The British Labour party has refused to re-admit his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn to its parliamentary ranks.

Biden speaks to Trump allies Netanyahu, Modi

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Biden speaks to Trump allies Netanyahu, Modi

US President-elect Joe Biden held his first talks since his victory with the prime ministers of Israel and India.

Trump advisor says Israel lobby 'pushes US into wars'

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Trump advisor says Israel lobby 'pushes US into wars'

The new Trump appointee says Israel pushed the US into war after 911.

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Obama's new book suggests bullying campaign by pro-Israel lobby

In his new book, Obama reveals that he was "on the receiving end" of a "whisper campaign" that portrayed him as "insufficiently supportive - or even hostile toward - Israel".

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Pompeo 'made rich by Israel lobby': new Pentagon adviser

Trump administration officials including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have been made 'very, very rich' by the 'Israeli lobby', a new adviser ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Biden as president: Winners and losers in the GCC

Analysis: With Trump's chaotic presidency coming to an end, Gulf states are preparing for major changes in Washington that could heavily impact ...

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Will Biden scrap Trump's US-Taliban peace deal in Afghanistan?

Analysis: Biden is expected to adjust but not dramatically change course in the US-led Afghan peace process.

American Muslims won this election

Asad Dandia and Hamzah Raza

American Muslims won this election

Comment: Biden's victory affirms the power of those on the margins to organise, assert their voices, and radically transform the political ...

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Israeli parliament endorses Bahrain ties

A total of 62 members of the Knesset voted to endorse the US-brokered agreement to normalise ties with Bahrain.

Pompeo confirms US sale of F-35 jets to UAE

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Pompeo confirms US sale of F-35 jets to UAE

The State Department sent a formal notice to Congress on the sale of the stealth precision planes, long sought by the Gulf Arab ally.

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Mehmet Alaca

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Analysis: Joe Biden has a contentious history in Iraq, but the president-elect's policies towards the country remain unclear.

US targets Syria oil, intelligence in new sanctions

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US targets Syria oil, intelligence in new sanctions

The United States imposed new sanctions targeting Syria's oil sector, lawmakers and intelligence officers, vowing no let-up in pressure ...

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