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Comment: The myth of American exceptionalism finally came tumbling down on January 6. Biden's success rests on his ability to lead America's reckoning with itself, writes Zaina Ujayli.

Donald Trump announced his bestowal of the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, on King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

Afghan forces foil IS <em>plan</em> to assassinate US envoy

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Afghan forces foil IS plan to assassinate US envoy

Intelligence officers dismantled a four-member IS cell in the eastern province of Nangarhar that had planned to murder Ross Wilson

Liberating Palestine: The roadmap to a one-state democracy

Sophia Akram

Liberating Palestine: The roadmap to a one-state democracy

Book Club: Jeff Halper argues that the only way to decolonise Palestine is to dismantle Israeli structures of domination and control and replace ...

Biden appoints Jordanian American as senior legal affairs advisor

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Biden appoints Jordanian American as senior legal affairs advisor

Dana Shubat, a Jordanian American woman, has been appointed as a senior legal affairs advisor on the Biden administration.

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Two Algerian soldiers killed in clash with jihadists: ministry

A clash between jihadists and Algerian soldiers left two troops dead on Saturday, authorities said.

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Fuad Shahbazov

Turkey's rise and Iran's decline in the South Caucasus

Analysis: With Turkey asserting its influence in the South Caucasus region during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Iran must now adapt to a new ...

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

US embassy in Jerusalem names courtyard after Jared Kushner

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US embassy in Jerusalem names courtyard after Jared Kushner

President Donald Trump's special advisor and son-in-law has spearheaded normalisation agreements between Israel and Arab states this year.

Nour Odeh

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Analysis: Fearing a reversal of policies under the Biden administration, Israel and the UAE are exploiting the last days of Trump's presidency ...

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

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Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Comment: In exchange for recognition of Israel, the US has provided Morocco the opportunity to realize two of its longstanding ambitions. But ...

Iraq, Turkey agree to cooperate on extremist groups

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Iraq, Turkey agree to cooperate on extremist groups

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters that he had agreed with his Iraqi counterpart to continue "our struggle against our common ...

Jerusalem has room for a Palestinian capital, Gantz says

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Jerusalem has room for a Palestinian capital, Gantz says

Jerusalem will remain Israel's 'undivided capital' but there will be a 'place for a Palestinian capital', Benny Gantz said.

Sabena Siddiqui

How US-Saudi ties could change in the Biden era

Analysis: Among GCC states, the most dramatic impact could be felt in Saudi Arabia once the Biden administration takes over.

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

How spoilers are trying to derail Afghanistan's peace process

Analysis: A surge in deadly attacks has raised fears that attempts are being made to sabotage Afghanistan's peace process following US ...

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Iran's Zarif rejects inclusion of Saudi in nuclear talks

Zarif said Iran does 'negotiate with Westerners', claiming that US and EU interference in the region was the root of its problems.

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Jordan, Israel diplomats in rare meeting on Palestinian issue

The rare meeting came days after Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas visited Jordan.

UN pleads with Ethiopia for Tigray refugee camp access

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UN pleads with Ethiopia for Tigray refugee camp access

The UN refugee agency UNHCR said the refugees, in four camps inside the border region, were in "desperate need" of help and currently out of ...

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Palestinian Authority hopes for 'positive' US role under Biden

The Palestinian Authority and Arab League said they look forward to the new US administration under President-elect Joe Biden playing a ...

Yemen in Focus: Could US terror designation leverage Houthis?

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Could US terror designation leverage Houthis?

This week we focus on the impact of a potential US move to designate the Houthis as "terrorists".

What to expect from Biden's Israel policy

Thomas O. Falk

What to expect from Biden's Israel policy

Analysis: Biden's relationship with Israel could be tested over Iran, but the president-elect's proclivity for a paradigm shift or a reversal of ...

World must not turn away from Afghanistan: UN

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World must not turn away from Afghanistan: UN

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged the international community not to turn its back on Afghanistan.

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