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US President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed at making it easier for Americans to vote.

The so-called anti-burqa vote comes after years of debate in Switzerland following similar bans in other European countries.

Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

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Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

Swiss people voted on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, on free trade agreement with Indonesia, and on an electronic identity

US Senate meets under tight security after extremist threat

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US Senate meets under tight security after extremist threat

The Senate carried on with business as usual on Thursday. Yet worries persisted: the Capitol Police are pushing to extend the stay of the ...

Who are Libya's new leaders?

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Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country ...

Brooke Anderson

Right to boycott Israel challenged in Georgia, Arkansas courts

Georgia and Arkansas are the latest in a string of US states addressing the right to boycott Israel.

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Libya PM hands proposed government to parliament for approval

Libya's parliament received a proposed government by Libya's interim prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah on Thursday, amid efforts to unify the ...

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UK aid cuts may force closure of Somalia clinics

The spectre of dry funds comes as the UK announced on Monday that it was slashing its aid program to Yemen by more than 50%.

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UAE to withdraw foreign mercenaries from Libya: sources

Some 5000 Sudanese and Chadian mercenaries are reportedly preparing to leave Libya, as a UN team has arrived to oversee the withdrawal of ...

Imran Khan's party hoping for majority in senate elections

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Imran Khan's party hoping for majority in senate elections

Imran Khan's ruling Tehrik-e-Insaaf is hoping to command a majority in Pakistan upper house as indirect voting to elect 37 senators kicks off.

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Libya government urges UN experts to publish corruption claims

Libya's interim government called on UN experts to publish a report containing allegations of vote-buying during UN-led peace talks.

Macron asks Iran for 'clear gestures' on nuclear inspections

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Macron asks Iran for 'clear gestures' on nuclear inspections

French President Emmanuel Macron asked Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for "clear gestures" and an immediate return to the JCPOA's terms.

Iran warns against censure at UN nuclear watchdog

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Iran warns against censure at UN nuclear watchdog

Iran warned against a planned resolution at the UN nuclear watchdog that seeks to condemn its suspension of some nuclear inspections.

French anti-Islamophobia alliance calls for nationwide protests

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French anti-Islamophobia alliance calls for nationwide protests

The Front Against Islamophobia in France has called for nationwide demonstrations against the passing of the anti-extremist bill.

Libya's interim PM 'elected through bribery', UN inquiry claims

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Libya's interim PM 'elected through bribery', UN inquiry claims

Libya’s interim prime minister has allegedly used bribery to secure votes, according to a UN report.

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Europeans to push for Iran censure at UN nuclear

The three European members of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal will put forward a resolution condemning Iran's suspension of some inspections by the UN nuclear watchdog, diplomatic sources said.

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Libya PM-designate defends vote marred by graft claims

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, elected last month transitional prime minister during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), has to face reports of ...

Anu Shukla

Myanmar's coup: How global powers failed Rohingya Muslims

Analysis: With the veneer of Myanmar's democracy now removed, the plight of Rohingya Muslims continues to be overshadowed by geopolitical ...

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French ex-president Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

The sentence includes two years suspended, which means it is unlikely Sarkozy will physically go to prison.

Trump eyes return to spotlight at conservative conference

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Trump eyes return to spotlight at conservative conference

Donald Trump returns to the political stage, determined to reassert his dominance over a Republican Party that is out of power.

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Bribes for votes at UN-led Libya talks: expert panel

UN experts found that during the Tunisia talks, two participants offered bribes of between $150,000 to $200,000 to at least three LPDF ...

Muslim MSP Anas Sarwar elected new Scottish Labour leader

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Muslim MSP Anas Sarwar elected new Scottish Labour leader

Anas Sarwar has become the first ethnic minority leader of a major political party in the UK.

Libya speaker flags March for government confidence <em>vote</em>

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Libya speaker flags March for government confidence vote

The Libyan parliament will discuss holding a vote of confidence on a new unified government on 8 March.

$1.9 trillion Covid plan clears US House

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$1.9 trillion Covid plan clears US House

The US House passed an enormous, $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday.

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