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United States and Cuban flags fly side-by-side near Cuba's Capitol Building in Havana on March 20, 2016, ahead of then-President Barack Obama's visit to the island nation. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
80 House Democrats Urge Biden to Repeal Trump's 'Cruel' Sanctions on Cuba, Reverse US Hostility
"With the stroke of a pen, you can assist struggling Cuban families and promote a more constructive approach," the lawmakers wrote in a letter to the president.
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A view of the unlawful Israeli settlement of Givat Zeev in the illegally occupied West Bank of Palestine. (Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images)  News
Jewish Groups Urge Biden to 'Review and Revoke' Trump-Era 'Made in Israel' Settlement Goods Policy
The groups said that the previous administration's order "runs counter to the Biden administration's policy of opposing settlement activity and unilateral annexation of territory."
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Activists demanding climate and racial justice marched in New York City on September 20, 2020. (Photo: Steve Sanchez/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
'Words Are Not Enough': Biden Pushed to Take Bold Climate Action as US Returns to Paris Agreement
"The livelihoods and dignity of billions of people who didn't create the climate crisis require that the Biden administration takes immediate and far-reaching climate action driven by justice, equity, and science."
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Mohamed Soltan, 32, a U.S. citizen who became a prominent Egyptian political prisoner, at his home on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Fairfax, Virginia. (Photo: Pete Marovich/Washington Post via Getty Images) News
After Vowing 'No More Blank Checks for Trump's Favorite Dictator,' Biden Seeks $200 Million Arms Sale to Egypt
"Here's some missiles. Please stop abusing human rights, please?"
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media briefing on November 10, 2020 at the State Department in Washington, D.C. Views
Trump's Global Grim Reaper, Mike Pompeo
The real reasons he was a shameful Secretary of State, and how Antony Blinken can do better.
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Due to sea level rise, many islands in the gangetic delta region of West Bengal, India are facing fast erosion. The island of Mousuni is one such island. Homes and lands are sinking at a steady rate and people are staring at a bleak future where the probability of them becoming climate refugees looms large. (Photo: Arka Dutta/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Biden—Handed Road Map for Action—Told US Has Moral Responsibility to Lead on Climate Refugees
The new administration, says a Refugees International expert, needs "to understand that people are already on the move and will continue to be on the move."
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"It would be much simpler if the United States decided to make good on its commitments earlier rather than later," said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday, February 7, 2021. (Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
Iran Foreign Minister Tells Biden US 'Violated' Nuclear Deal, So It Is US 'That Has to Return'
"If the United States and its partners return to the deal," said the nation's top diplomat, "Iran will reverse its actions. All the actions we are taking are reversible."
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Soldiers in the fight against the Houthis, Taiz City, Yemen, 2016. (Photo: akramalrasny/Shutterstock) Views
Biden to Lift the Wrongheaded Houthi Terrorist Designation—But What's Next?
Having reversed the worst of Trump's policies, Biden must now tackle those of the Obama administration.
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Israeli warplanes launched attacks on the residential "Italian tower" in the al-Nasr neighborhood of Gaza City during "Operation Protective Edge" in August of 2014. (Photo: Ibrahim Khader/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
'Better Late Than Never': Palestinians Welcome ICC Decision Enabling War Crimes Probe of Israel
An investigation "would not, for sure, bring my kids back to life," said a survivor of an Israeli airstrike. "However, I am certain that I need to continue to try to find some sort of justice."
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Yemeni people affected by war receive food aid from a humanitarian organization on February 11, 2020 in Sana'a, Yemen. (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) News
Citing Humanitarian Impact, Biden Reverses 'Dangerous' Designation of Houthis as Terrorist Group
Moving forward, said one expert, "the international community needs to stop fueling the conflict, generously fund Yemen's humanitarian response, and prioritize peace."
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