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Amnesty International has condemned French sales of law enforcement weapons to Lebanon, saying they had played a ‘shameful’ role in suppressing peaceful protests

Comment: Power politics and the pursuit of profits are driving the West's enabling of the RSS and other Hindu extremist groups in India, writes Arif Rafiq.

UN urges consensus as deadline for Somalia vote looms

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UN urges consensus as deadline for Somalia vote looms

UN special envoy James Swan warned that Somalia was approaching 'unpredictable territory' as its political leaders have not brokered a settlement over how to proceed with elections.

Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

Ibrahim Husseini

Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

In-depth: Amid political infighting and public mistrust, Palestinians are sceptical as to whether the first national elections in 15 years will ...

Florida anti-protest bill threatens even tighter chokehold on communities

Hiba Rahim

Florida anti-protest bill threatens even tighter chokehold on communities

Comment: Conservatives in Florida are introducing a new anti-protest bill, but make no mistake about its intended target, writes Hiba Rahim.

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High-ranking Taliban delegation arrives in Iran

A high-ranking delegation from Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents has arrived in Tehran for talks with Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif as negotiations with the Afghan government stall

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Farmers storm India's Red Fort in challenge to Modi

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers broke stormed the New Delhi's historic Red Fort, in their most significant challenge yet to Narendra Modi's ...

Alessandra Bajec

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

In-depth: A groundswell of youth unrest has swept across Tunisia, fuelled by economic frustration and the broken promises of the post-revolution ...

Amr Salahi

Qaddafi daughter-in-law escapes arrest after running over Syrian policemen

The daughter-in-law of former Libyan dictator Muammar Al-Qaddafi has escaped arrest in Syria after running over and injuring policemen and ...

Legacy of resistance: A family portrait of Egypt's uprising

Horriya Marzouk

Legacy of resistance: A family portrait of Egypt's uprising

In-depth: The Seif family became prominent figures in Egypt's uprising, confronting oppressive regimes which have made them pay dearly - ...

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Israel arrests 10 as ultra-Orthodox Jews protest lockdown

Israeli police have arrested 10 people amid violent protests in ultra-Orthodox areas against coronavirus lockdown measures

Trump's plans to outlaw BDS as 'anti-Semitic' scrapped

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Trump's plans to outlaw BDS as 'anti-Semitic' scrapped

Mike Pompeo's plan to outlaw the BDS movement and to label it as anti-Semitic is now off the table under the new Biden administration.

UK must stop supplying arms to Egypt regime: CAAT

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UK must stop supplying arms to Egypt regime: CAAT

CAAT has urged the UK government to stop supplying arms to Egypt's military regime.

UN: Over half of Syria's children deprived of education

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UN: Over half of Syria's children deprived of education

More than half of children in war-torn Syria are missing out on education, the UN children's agency UNICEF said, with a third of schools in ...

Supporters’ words may haunt Trump at impeachment trial

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Supporters’ words may haunt Trump at impeachment trial

At least five supporters facing federal charges have suggested they were taking orders from the then-president when they marched on Capitol Hill ...

Stasa Salacanin

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts for peace.

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12 murdered in Syria camp in two weeks: UN

Twelve murders took place in just over two weeks at a displaced camp in northeast Syria.

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Facebook 'supreme court' to judge Trump suspension

Facebook asked its independent experts to rule on whether it should uphold former president Donald Trump's suspension.

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 ...

Trump 'provoked' Capitol mob: Republican Senate leader McConnell

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Trump 'provoked' Capitol mob: Republican Senate leader McConnell

Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said outgoing President Donald Trump "provoked" his supporters to attack the US Capitol.

Zaina Ujayli

Biden's success rests on America's reckoning with itself

Comment: The myth of American exceptionalism finally came tumbling down on January 6. Biden's success rests on his ability to lead America's ...

Biden, GOP leaders will attend church before inauguration

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Biden, GOP leaders will attend church before inauguration

Joe Biden has invited top Republican and Democratic congressional leaders to a bipartisan prayer before his inauguration.

Melania Trump says goodbye: be passionate, but not <em>violent</em>

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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".

Trump to leave with historic low approval rating

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Trump to leave with historic low approval rating

Trump will leave the White House this week with the lowest approval rating of his presidency, with just 34 percent of Americans supporting the ...

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