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Long a mere formality, a vote by members of the Electoral College to formally recognise Joe Biden as the next US president has taken on unusual importance this year.

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Tunisia's Islamist party may choose outside candidate as PM

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Tunisia's Islamist party may choose outside candidate as PM

The move comes as Ennahda, which won 52 of 217 seats in last month’s parliamentary election, seeks consensus with other parties for a coalition.

Kais Saied sworn in as Tunisia's new president

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Kais Saied sworn in as Tunisia's new president

Kais Saied, a conservative academic with no previous political experience, was sworn in before members of the constituent assembly and other top ...

Hong Kong leader apologises for police cannons spraying mosque

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Hong Kong leader apologises for police cannons spraying mosque

Lam was dressed in a shawl when she visited the Kowloon mosque on Monday, apologising to Islamic leaders, according to a spokesman.

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Widow of Essebsi dies as Tunisia heads to polls

Chadlia Caid Essebsi, 83, died on Sunday as Tunisia took to polls to pick a new leader.

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Displaced Syrian women speak out in Lebanon

Syrian women have borne much of the consequences of war. Now with one third of refugees' households headed by females, many carry the dual ...

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13 things you need to know about Yemen

Forget everything you think you know about Yemen...

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Somalia to elect president amid security, drought concerns

Somalia is to hold presidential elections on Wednesday after numerous delays, with ongoing security concerns and warnings of famine topping the ...

Jerusalem: The undivided capital?

Ben Clarke

Jerusalem: The undivided capital?

Comment: For the Israeli establishment, unification is not about equality under the law, it is a political tool used for propagating idealised ...

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Kuwaiti women still battling for legal and political recognition

Women in Kuwait thought they were finally on track for political and social recognition in 2005, but they have since suffered setbacks, ...

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