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Threats of a possible "breach" of the US Capitol led to the House of Representatives changing its voting plans.

Denmark has withdrawn residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees, saying that conditions in the war-ravaged area around Damascus are safe.

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.

Libya PM-designate defends vote marred by graft claims

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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 ...

Bribes for <em>votes</em> at UN-led Libya talks: expert panel

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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 ...

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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.

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

"Rouhani has every interest in a diplomatic victory to polish the end of his mandate."

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Israel to share names of unvaccinated

Israelis who do not get vaccinated will now have their identities shared with the authorities.

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The long and bumpy road to Palestinian elections

Comment: Palestinians are keener than ever to vote, but it's not yet clear whether persistent obstacles can be overcome, or the extent of change ...

Srebrenica tension rises as Bosnian Muslims snub vote

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Srebrenica tension rises as Bosnian Muslims snub vote

Srebrenica parties representing Bosnian Muslims have vowed to boycott local elections on Sunday as political tensions soar.

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French parliament to vote on controversial anti-extremism bill

The French parliament votes on a bill to battle Islamist extremism, which the state argues is needed to bolster the secular system but ...

AIPAC wants to decide who runs in Palestinian elections

Mitchell Plitnick

AIPAC wants to decide who runs in Palestinian elections

Comment: America's Israel lobby has no right to dictate who is or is not eligible and legitimate to run in Palestinian elections. Doing so is ...

British barrister Karim Khan elected ICC's new chief prosecutor

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British barrister Karim Khan elected ICC's new chief prosecutor

Karim Khan will be only the third prosecutor of the ICC, taking over in June from Gambian-born Fatou Bensouda.

White supremacist violence at Capitol was anything but unprecedented

Zaina Ujayli

White supremacist violence at Capitol was anything but unprecedented

Comment: To ignore the US' historical precedent of violent white insurrectionists is to leave the door open to it happening again and again, ...

Trump returns to spotlight in trial

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Trump returns to spotlight in trial

The house impeachment managers have continued to present their case against former president Donald Trump, who they accuse of inciting a violent ...

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Trump faces new criminal investigation over Georgia election interference

A prosecutor’s office in the US state of Georgia has confirmed that it is opening a criminal investigation into ‘attempts to influence’ the result of last year’s presidential election.

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Israel extends law allowing ultra-Orthodox students to dodge draft

The government justified the latest request on grounds of the dissolution of the Knesset and upcoming elections, Israeli media report.

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Iraq's Sadr backs early elections in rare appearance

Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr has backed a call for early elections as his movement aims to take the post of prime minister

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Trump impeachment based on 'cold facts,' trial hears

Donald Trump's hearing is soon to reach its zenith.

Trump's second trial to start amid fight over legitimacy

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Trump's second trial to start amid fight over legitimacy

The first president to face charges after leaving office, Donald Trump has refused a request to testify, continuing to challenge US civic norms ...

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Netanyahu returns to court as graft trial ramps up

Netanyahu returns to court to formally respond to the corruption charges against him, as his trial enters an intensified phase six weeks before ...

New Libya PM promises a peaceful political transition

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New Libya PM promises a peaceful political transition

Newly selected Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah addressed the Libyan nation on Saturday, giving the first steps of the transition towards ...

Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas to discuss elections

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Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas to discuss elections

Technical, legal and security issues must be resolved first, observers say, to ensure the first Palestinian votes in 15 years are not ...

Trump's journey from election defeat to second impeachment

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Trump's journey from election defeat to second impeachment

Former US president Donald Trump has doggedly denied he lost the November election, and faces a second impeachment trial next week on charges he ...

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