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The world has failed at vaccine equity. Will 2022 be different?

Hoarding of COVID shots hindered equitable global rollout in 2021 and experts warn of distribution challenges next year. → Read More

US voting rights in spotlight ahead of Biden’s ‘Democracy Summit’

Advocates hope international summit will lead to reforms at home amid recent ‘backslide’ in US voting rights and access. → Read More

Ethiopia conflict threat to wider regional security: Blinken

US Secretary of State focused on Ethiopia while visiting neighbouring Kenya during first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. → Read More

Muslim monitoring case goes to US Supreme Court. What’s at stake?

Lawyers will argue FBI can not cite national security risk to avoid lawsuit alleging targeting based on religion. → Read More

World leaders speak on final day of UN General Assembly: Live

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett began day of speeches that included officials from UAE, Belarus and Syria. → Read More

‘Here to stay’: Indo-Pacific Quad leaders to meet at White House

First in-person leader meet of US, Japan, India and Australia grouping signals ‘durability’ despite differences. → Read More

World Leaders converge on UN headquarters: Five things to watch

Climate change, vaccine inequality, push for ‘multilateralism with teeth’ to dominate annual event. → Read More

What to expect at the 76th UN General Assembly

This year’s GA comes amid a push to reinvigorate the UN, with a spotlight on who will represent two member states. → Read More

Zelenskyy heads to White House after featuring in US politics

The Ukrainian president’s visit will signify that his prominent role in Trump impeachment trial is behind him. → Read More

After US withdrawal, few answers for Afghans left behind

US, NATO allies pledge to continue to help vulnerable Afghans relocate, but there is little clarity on what comes next. → Read More

After decade of Bibi, how will Bennett approach first US visit?

With Democrats and right-wing Bennett seeking relations reset after Netanyahu, Palestine likely to be back-burnered. → Read More

US military presence in Central Asia unlikely amid Taliban rise

The US had boots on the ground in Central Asia when it entered Afghanistan in 2001, but regional dynamics have shifted. → Read More

Egypt’s US envoy slams ‘deceived’ legislators’ bid to block aid

Prominent US legislators have sought to curtail $1.3bn in annual aid to Cairo, citing human rights violations. → Read More

Why Biden’s Western Sahara policy remains under review

Experts raise questions as Biden administration reviews Trump’s recognition of Moroccan claim to disputed territory. → Read More

US emphasis on PA in Gaza reconstruction risks ‘backfire’

A State Dept official has previously said a goal of the aid structure was ‘reintroducing and reintegrating’ PA in Gaza. → Read More

Blinken’s Middle East visit: ‘What can he offer?’

US state department says Antony Blinken aims to cement Israel-Hamas ceasefire, but experts question long-term strategy. → Read More

In Washington, a debate grows over conditioning aid to Israel

Progressive lawmakers and Palestine advocates say discourse is shifting around $3.8bn in annual US assistance to Israel. → Read More

Yemen: Little clarity on US vow to end aid to Saudi-led coalition

Two months after Biden said US would end ‘offensive’ support and related arms sales, experts and lawmakers want answers. → Read More

With a surplus looming, how should the US use excess vaccines?

Amid calls to mitigate a global shortage of COVID jabs, the US grapples with Russia and China’s vaccine influence. → Read More

What to watch as Indo-Pacific ‘Quad’ leaders meet for first time

US President Joe Biden will meet fellow leaders from Japan, India, and Australia on Friday in first summit of its kind. → Read More