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Biden picked longtime foreign policy advisor Antony Blinken to be his secretary of state.

Biden is set to announce his first cabinet picks on Tuesday and the names being floated signal the Democrat's overriding desire to lower the temperature in Washington.

Houthis claim missile strike on Saudi Aramco facility

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Houthis claim missile strike on Saudi Aramco facility

A Google Maps search reveals an Aramco distribution center matching the one described by the Houthi spokesman in northern outskirts of Jeddah.

Taliban rigging drones to drop bombs: Afghan spy chief

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Taliban rigging drones to drop bombs: Afghan spy chief

Afghanistan's spy chief said the Taliban deployed small drones to drop bombs on government forces in some recent attacks.

US keeps 'all options' open for Yemen's Houthis

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US keeps 'all options' open for Yemen's Houthis

Speaking to reporters during a visit to the Philippines, Robert O'Brien criticised the Iran-backed Houthis of failing to engage in a "good-faith ...

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Egyptian officials to face Italy trial over Regeni murder

Italian PhD student was murdered in Egypt in 2016.

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Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the ...

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Joe Biden nominates Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

Veteran White House advisor Antony Blinken has been nominated as Joe Biden's Secretary of State.

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UK Supreme Court to hear Shamima Begum case

The case of Shamima Begum will be heard by the UK's Supreme Court on Monday.

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US ...

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Scottish judge rules Lockerbie bombing documents to stay secret

Lawyers believe the intelligence documents are central to appealing the conviction of Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

Mourning after deadly new IS attack north of Baghdad

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Mourning after deadly new IS attack north of Baghdad

The attack killed at least six Iraqi security personal and four civilians.

The women who served as a deadly Taliban duo

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The women who served as a deadly Taliban duo

Muzghan and her aunt Nasreen walked free from jail in September after confessing to being members of the Taliban's ultra-violent Haqqani network.

Afghan peace talks 'close' to breaking deadlock: official

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Afghan peace talks 'close' to breaking deadlock: official

Talks began in Doha on September 12, but there were soon issues over agenda disagreements, the basic framework of discussions and religious ...

Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

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Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

Moscow reportedly said it wants more evidence of civilian killings before it agrees to the sanctions.

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More than 60 prisoners escape Lebanese jail: security sources

The prisoners broke past tight security at the facility near the presidential palace in Baabda, near Beirut, early in the morning, according to the source.

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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.

Nazli Tarzi

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

Tanbirul Miraj Ripon

The Rohingya crisis and Myanmar's dark road to democracy

In-depth: Excluded from voting and long denied citizenship, Rohingya Muslims face a precarious future in post-election Myanmar.

Libya rivals yet to start withdrawing forces: UN envoy

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Libya rivals yet to start withdrawing forces: UN envoy

Libya's rival forces have failed to launch a withdrawal process under a ceasefire agreement, a UN envoy said.

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US general: Iraq government wants continuing US presence

Iraq wants a continued US presence to fight the Islamic State group after the Trump administration slashed the number of troops in the country, ...

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: With Western powers sidelined, Russia and Turkey have emerged as dominant powerbrokers in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

UK to unveil 'largest military investment' in three decades

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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.

Morocco carries out work in disputed Western Sahara

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Morocco carries out work in disputed Western Sahara

Morocco has carried out work in an area of the disputed Western Sahara amid a crisis between the kingdon and the Polisario Front.

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