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The announcement of May elections comes more than 15 years after Palestine's last polls.

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced dates for the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years.

Airbnb cancels Washington rentals during Biden inauguration

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Airbnb cancels Washington rentals during Biden inauguration

Facing the possibility of renewed violence from Trump supporters, Washington residents had been urging neighbors with Airbnbs not to rent during Biden's inauguration.

France opens investigation into 'UAE donations' to Le Pen

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France opens investigation into 'UAE donations' to Le Pen

The French judiciary has opened an investigation allegations that Marie Le Pen received funding from the UAE during her 2017 election campaign.

Facebook exec says 'no plans' to end Trump ban

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Facebook exec says 'no plans' to end Trump ban

Facebook does not intend to lift the ban on outgoing President Donald Trump

Arash Azizi

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and signals even more radical times ahead, writes Arash Azizi.

Ali Bakeer

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Analysis: The breakthrough in resolving the Gulf crisis will have geopolitical implications, creating both new opportunities and challenges.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Democrats Senate control

Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats, and with them, the US Senate majority.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Protesters swarm to Capitol, halt session on Biden victory

Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol, forcing a halt to congressional deliberations over Joe Biden's Electoral College ...

Raphael Warnock becomes first Black senator in Georgia state

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Raphael Warnock becomes first Black senator in Georgia state

Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history

The New Arab Staff

End of the rift? The Gulf crisis explained

The Gulf crisis has seen three years of ruptured relations among GCC nations but that could be about to change.

Georgia votes in polls that could shape Biden presidency

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Georgia votes in polls that could shape Biden presidency

Georgia voting has opened for Senate seats as the country closes views the state for results, Amid Trump controversy.

Dozen US senators plan to oppose Biden certification

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Dozen US senators plan to oppose Biden certification

Despite dozens of court rulings and officials finding no widespread voting problems, Ted Cruz is leading a team of senators desperate to derail ...

Republican senator to object to certification of Biden win

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Republican senator to object to certification of Biden win

Congressional certification of the Electoral College results has historically been a formality.

Russian and Libyan foreign ministers meet in Moscow

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Russian and Libyan foreign ministers meet in Moscow

Russia's Sergey Lavrov and Libya's Mohammed Taher Siala met to discuss the ceasefire in the North African country.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump lashes out at Republicans over looming veto override

Senator Mitch McConnell, the powerful leader of the Republican majority in the Senate, scheduled a vote to override the president's veto of the defence bill for Wednesday.

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisian ex-presidential candidate Nabil Karoui rearrested

Karoui was rearrested in connection with money laundering and tax evasion.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US blames Iran for 'Enemies of the People' website

A website reportedly created to sow discord and division in the US during the presidential elections may be been created by ...

Why rumours of a Biden-Erdogan showdown are greatly exaggerated

Alex Kassidiaris

Why rumours of a Biden-Erdogan showdown are greatly exaggerated

Analysis: Despite assumptions that Biden will pursue a more aggressive policy towards Turkey, Ankara could re-emerge as an invaluable ally for ...

Malia Bouattia

Algeria's sleeping revolution is reignited

Comment: Some said the Arab Spring would never reach Algeria, but as the people cheered on the regional protests, their own revolution was ...

Facebook takes down network linked to French disinformation campaigns

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Facebook takes down network linked to French disinformation campaigns

Facebook officials described an online battle between rival Russian and France-linked accounts, vying for geopolitical influence in the Central ...

Tunisia: The road to revolution

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia: The road to revolution

In-depth: The uprisings that swept North Africa and the Middle East began in Tunisia, bringing freedom and democracy to a country so long ...

Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part I

Rami G. Khouri

Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part I

Comment: Rami Khouri reflects on a decade of Arab uprisings that saw unprecedented protest and the slow birth of a new Arab citizen, but also ...

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