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In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked to the Popular Mobilisation Forces.

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

Israelis 'secretly' participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

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Israelis 'secretly' participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

UN rights body to vote on president after standoff

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UN rights body to vote on president after standoff

The UN Human Rights Council will hold an unprecedented vote to pick its president.

How a multiracial coalition powered Georgia's Democrats to victory

Brooke Anderson

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 ...

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Israel approves 850 new settler homes in occupied territories

Israel's prime minister directs authorities to approve the construction of 850 new homes for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, days before Donald Trump's pro-Israel administration leaves office.

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UK vows to offer Covid-19 vaccine to all adults

The UK's Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday vowed to offer the Covid-19 vaccine to all adults in the country by autumn.

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Twitter removes 'dehumanising' Chinese embassy tweet on Uighur women

The tweet, posted on Thursday, drew widespread condemnation for claiming that Uighur women have had their minds "emancipated" and are no longer ...

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Mob storms US Capitol as Trump accused of 'coup'

The US Capitol was stormed by Donald Trump's supporters following the president's last-ditch effort to overturn his election loss.

Protesters swarm to Capitol, halt session on Biden victory

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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 ...

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Trump makes last-ditch bid to block Biden win

During a rally in Washington, US President Donald Trump kicked off a furious last-ditch effort to reverse his election defeat.

'We'll fight tooth and nail': Trump supporters defiant

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'We'll fight tooth and nail': Trump supporters defiant

Trump supporters insisted they would never accept Joe Biden as president as they traveled from near Boston to Washington to protest Congress's ...

Arsenal's ostracised Ozil 'in talks with Fenerbahce'

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Arsenal's ostracised Ozil 'in talks with Fenerbahce'

Reports suggest Arsenal's midfielder Mesut Ozil is in negotiations for a three-year contract with a Turkish club.

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

Democrats win first Georgia runoff, control of Senate close

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Democrats win first Georgia runoff, control of Senate close

The Democrats took a huge leap towards seizing control of the US Senate as they won the first of two Georgia run-offs.

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Activists call for Saudi Dakar Rally boycott

Competitors in Dakar Rally will pass within a few hundred metres of the prison where women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is being held.

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Democrat Pelosi narrowly re-elected as US House speaker

Nancy Pelosi, the only woman to serve as US Speaker of the House, was narrowly re-elected to the position Sunday in a deeply divided new ...

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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.

Mitchell Plitnick

Bibi's new election foe poses challenge to Biden

With Sa'ar leading the charge against Netanyahu, it is certain that the Biden administration will face a very hardline Israeli government, ...

A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

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A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

Acclaimed coming-of-age story 'You Will Die at Twenty' is only the eight film to have been made inside Sudan.

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream ...

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

Q&A: Ilhan Omar awaits more productive US foreign policy

Negar Mortazavi

Q&A: Ilhan Omar awaits more productive US foreign policy

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar talks to Negar Mortazavi about her hopes for the Biden administration's foreign policy, and takes stock of the damage ...

Biden to pick Buttigieg as transportation chief: reports

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Biden to pick Buttigieg as transportation chief: reports

It's long been clear that Joe Biden would find some role for Pete Buttigieg in his administration.

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