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

Ten more bodies were found in mass graves in war-torn Libya, the country's UN-recognised government said.

With new US administration, the Khashoggi case could resurface

Florence Massena

With new US administration, the Khashoggi case could resurface

After Joe Biden was sworn in as its 46th president, the US faces questions on how to approach Jamal Khashoggi's murder blamed on the Saudi government, a key US ally.

Macron's 'no apology' for French colonialism angers Algerians

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Macron's 'no apology' for French colonialism angers Algerians

A report commissioned by France has recommended that Paris dedicate more resources towards recognising and educating about its role in Algeria.

UN announces talks on new Syria constitution

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UN announces talks on new Syria constitution

Geir Pedersen has announced that the Constitutional Committee will resume talks in an effort to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

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Biden becomes 46th US president, vowing 'new day'

Joe Biden has delivered a speech promising unity and a fight against racism and division in the US.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: Fault lines in the Gulf crisis have long played out in the Eastern Mediterranean, but that could be set to change.

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Joe Biden to end Muslim ban hours after inauguration

Joe Biden is set to issue new orders on key issues, including an end to the Muslim ban, hours after he assumes the US presidency.

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Trump pardons 73 people, including Steve Bannon

On his last day in office, Trump pardoned several people including controversial former aide Steve Bannon.

12 US Guard troops pulled from inauguration

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12 US Guard troops pulled from inauguration

Twelve US National Guard troops were pulled from protecting Joe Biden's presidential inauguration following an investigation of ...

Khaled A. Beydoun

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 ...

The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

Narjas Zatat

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 ...

Melania Trump says goodbye: be passionate, but not violent

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Melania Trump says goodbye: be passionate, but not violent

First Lady Melania Trump released a farewell message as she prepares to leave the White House, saying that "violence is never the answer".

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 ...

'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Rabyaah Althaibani and Nicholas Chanko

'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Comment: The success of Yemen's new government will rest on building trust between factions, as well as the actions of the incoming US ...

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Israeli warplanes strike the besieged Gaza Strip

There were no reports of any damage from Palestinian rockets, with Israeli army sources indicating they had landed in the Mediterranean sea

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What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

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

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Tunisia set to lose stolen millions in Swiss banks

Millions of dollars are frozen in Swiss bank accounts linked to ousted dictator Zine El Abedine Ben Ali.

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Trump considering presidential pardon for former aide Steve Bannon

Donald Trump is reportedly considering a presidential pardon for Steve Bannon, who has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire ...

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.

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Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

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

Capitol rioters sought to 'capture and assassinate' lawmakers: prosecutors

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Capitol rioters sought to 'capture and assassinate' lawmakers: prosecutors

"Strong evidence... supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States ...

Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

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Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due to a ...

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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