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Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has suggested that Saudi Arabia’s policy shifts in the context of a friendlier US administration could lay the groundwork for dialogue between Tehran and Riyadh.

Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, writes Shashi Tharoor.

Biden orders masks, travel clampdown in war on Covid

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Biden orders masks, travel clampdown in war on Covid

New US President Joe Biden got to work on tackling the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in power.

Muslim group denounces racist graffiti

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Muslim group denounces racist graffiti

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has condemned racist white nationalist graffiti found in two US states.

Intel chief first Biden nominee to get Senate approval

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Intel chief first Biden nominee to get Senate approval

The US Senate voted to confirm Avril Haines as director of national intelligence, the first member of President Joe Biden's cabinet to gain ...

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Democrats control US Senate after Georgia pair sworn in

Georgia Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were sworn in as the US Senate's newest members, handing their party control of the chamber.

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Tiffany Trump announces engagement to billionaire Lebanese boyfriend

Tiffany Trump got engaged to her boyfriend Michael Boulos, son of Lebanese billionaire tycoon Massad Boulos.

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Togo Mizrahi: The stateless pioneer of Egyptian cinema

Book Club: Togo Mizrahi's extraordinary life story and films are unearthed in a new book by Deborah Starr.

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Iran's Rouhani hails departure of 'tyrant' Trump

The leader of Iran welcomes the end of Trump's presidency.

'Pray' for Biden team, says Trump on last day

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'Pray' for Biden team, says Trump on last day

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

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Trump's end may be just the beginning

Comment: The racism and white rage that Trump came to symbolise are deeply entrenched. Biden must commit to ending America's institutionalised ...

Trump 'provoked' Capitol mob: Republican Senate leader McConnell

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Trump 'provoked' Capitol mob: Republican Senate leader McConnell

Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said outgoing President Donald Trump "provoked" his supporters to attack the US Capitol.

The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

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The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

It is Donald Trump's last official day as President of the United States, and his departure is a good time to look back on his problematic ...

Mike Pence, Kamala Harris spoke by telephone Thursday: source

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Mike Pence, Kamala Harris spoke by telephone Thursday: source

US Vice President Mike Pence and his successor Kamala Harris spoke by phone, according to an AFP source.

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

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Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for ...

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Why Israel and Turkey could reset fraught relations

Analysis: With rapid changes in the Middle East amid a fluid geopolitical landscape, Turkey could be poised to mend ties with Israel.

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Dubai developer 'happy to do business' with embattled Trump

A Dubai real estate developer has said he intends to expand business with Trump despite the global backlash against the departing US president.

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Trump impeachment trial looms over Biden's first 100 days

President-elect Joe Biden's first 100 days agenda is being overshadowed by the looming Senate trial of his soon-to-be predecessor Donald Trump.

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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 ...

Twitter chief says Trump ban sets 'dangerous' precedent

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Twitter chief says Trump ban sets 'dangerous' precedent

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey said his platform's ban of US President Donald Trump sets a "dangerous" precedent.

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Snapchat permanently bans Donald Trump from site

Snapchat joined a number of social media giants that have permanently banned US President Donald Trump.

No chance of 'fair' trial before Trump exit: McConnell

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No chance of 'fair' trial before Trump exit: McConnell

The US Senate's Republican leader said a "fair or serious" trial of impeached President Donald Trump cannot be conducted before the inauguration ...

Now that Trump is impeached (again), what's next?

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Now that Trump is impeached (again), what's next?

Outgoing US President Donald Trump was impeached for the second time - what happens now?

Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

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Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

Donald Trump was impeached for the second time, a first in US history.

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