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Outgoing President Donald Trump for the first time wished success to President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration.

Sudan approved its first budget since being removed from a crippling US blacklist.

Israel extends Covid lockdown despite vaccination drive

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Israel extends Covid lockdown despite vaccination drive

The Israeli government extended the country's coronavirus lockdown as infections soar despite a rapid vaccination campaign.

Palestinians urge EU to send monitors for summer elections

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Palestinians urge EU to send monitors for summer elections

The Palestinian prime minister called on the European Union to send observers to elections scheduled for later this year, specifically ...

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 ...

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FBI vetting troops in DC amid fears of attack

US defense officials are worried about an insider attack involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the National Guard to deploy 25,000 troops.

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French Muslim council agrees accord on Macron's controversial 'principles'

France's Muslim federations agreed Sunday on a "charter of principles" requested by President Emmanuel Macron in his bid to eradicate ...

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Rohingya student group demands consultation in repatriation talks

“We don’t have lots of demands for repatriation. We just want our safety and security to be guaranteed, and the government of Myanmar should ...

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France shuts more mosques ahead of ‘separatism bill’ debate

The French interior minister announced the closure of nine Muslim places of worship, one day before he met with French Muslim leaders to discuss ...

Saudi Arabia ‘ignoring’ Israel for leaking secret Netanyahu-MbS <em>meeting</em>

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Saudi Arabia ‘ignoring’ Israel for leaking secret Netanyahu-MbS meeting

Riyadh is still angry with Israel for leaking reports on a secret meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed ...

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Saudi Arabia to open Doha embassy 'within days'

The Saudi embassy in Doha will resume all operations within days, the kingdom's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said on ...

'Dear Tayyip': Macron and Erdogan exchange letters

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'Dear Tayyip': Macron and Erdogan exchange letters

French President Emmanuel Macron and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan have exchanged letters in which they agreed to resume talks aimed at mending ...

WHO holds emergency <em>meeting</em> over virus variants

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WHO holds emergency meeting over virus variants

The committee normally gathers every three months but the WHO brought the meeting forward to discuss the mutations.

Azerbaijan invites allies Turkey and Pakistan to 'rebuild Nagorno-Karabakh'

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Azerbaijan invites allies Turkey and Pakistan to 'rebuild Nagorno-Karabakh'

The three countries' top diplomats discussed reconstruction efforts and an initiative to combat global Islamophobia.

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.

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Israel raids on Syria 'followed US intel, Pompeo-Mossad meeting'

A senior US intelligence official said the strikes, which reportedly killed 57 pro-Syrian regime fighters, targeted warehouses serving as a pipeline for components that support Iran's nuclear programme.

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Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

Iran unveiled two new domestically made warships in the two-day drill, the missile-launching Zereh and the Makran, the country's largest ...

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Ghosn meeting with French investigators postponed: lawyers

French and Lebanese investigative judges as well as the defence lawyers postponed a meeting with Carlos Ghosn

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Erdogan says wants EU ties 'back on track'

Erdogan said he wanted to improve relations with the European Union and hoped the bloc will follow too.

Trump shores up Pence ties as Democrats attempt impeachment

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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 ...

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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 ...

Armenian leader says Karabakh conflict unresolved

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Armenian leader says Karabakh conflict unresolved

Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan insisted that key issues surrounding the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh were in limbo, in a rare ...

Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

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Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon's handling of the virus surge amid a deepening economic crisis has been under scrutiny, with many saying hesitant policies have failed ...

Iran warns against interference over seized SKorea ship

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Iran warns against interference over seized SKorea ship

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized the Hankuk Chemi and arrested its multinational crew of 20 near the strategic Strait of Hormuz one ...

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