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US President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders to reverse decisions by his predecessor Donald Trump, including the ban on entries from mostly Muslim-majority countries.

China announced sanctions on more than two dozen officials and members of former president Donald Trump's cabinet.

Netanyahu urges Biden to 'strengthen' US-Israel alliance

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Netanyahu urges Biden to 'strengthen' US-Israel alliance

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on new US President Joe Biden to "strengthen" the two countries' alliance.

Biden's Treasury pick takes stand against China trade abuses

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Biden's Treasury pick takes stand against China trade abuses

President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the US Treasury said the US will work to combat China's "abusive" trade practices.

IS militants reportedly behind explosions in central Iraq

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IS militants reportedly behind explosions in central Iraq

The explosion was reported by some outlets as US airstrikes on Iran-backed militants in Iraq, prompting US CENTCOM to quickly clear air on the ...

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Twitter suspends QAnon-linked Republican lawmaker's account

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a newly elected Republican congresswoman, has been temporarily suspended on Twitter for 'multiple violations'

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Rohingya student group demands consultation in repatriation talks

“We don’t have lots of demands for repatriation. We just want our safety and security to be guaranteed, and the government of Myanmar should ...

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Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

The Revolutionary Guards launched the missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean.

Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

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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.

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Iran tests missiles under 'watch' of US nuclear sub

Helicopter footage of the exercise released by Iran’s navy showed what resembled an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine.

Three Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout near Afghan border

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Three Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout near Afghan border

Three Pakistani soldiers were killed in a shootout with militants near the Afghan border.

US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

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US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

The move reflects outgoing President Donald Trump's flurry of last minute pressure on Beijing as his days in office wind down.

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

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Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a ...

Israel raids on Syria 'followed US intel, Pompeo-Mossad meeting'

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Israel raids on Syria 'followed US intel, Pompeo-Mossad meeting'

A senior US intelligence official said the strikes, which reportedly killed 57 pro-Syrian regime fighters, targeted warehouses serving as a ...

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Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

Iran unveiled two new domestically made warships in the two-day drill, the missile-launching Zereh and the Makran, the country's largest military ship.

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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

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Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

The US moved to designate Yemen's Houthis as a terror organisation on Sunday, in a last minute Trump administration move that will only be ...

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Algerian ex-PM admits selling gold bars on black market

Former Algerian premier Ahmed Ouyahia received gold bars from Gulf donors then sold them on the black market, the official APS news agency ...

Afghan journalist-turned official killed in targeted Kabul bomb attack

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Afghan journalist-turned official killed in targeted Kabul bomb attack

A bomb attack in Kabul targeted Afghan journalist-turned security official Zia Wadan on Sunday.

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IS attack kills 7 regime loyalists in east Syria

The attack came as the militia fighters were sweeping the town of Al-Shola for jihadist remnants, according to the monitor.

Former Algeria premiers back on trial for corruption

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Former Algeria premiers back on trial for corruption

The new proceedings in the capital Algiers come after the supreme court in November accepted a defence appeal.

Turkey ready to normalise relations with France

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Turkey ready to normalise relations with France

Turkey announced it was ready to normalise relations with France.

Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

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Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

With infections hitting record levels, Lebanon is entering a 25 day lockdown, to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed.

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