A group of influential United States legislators is calling on the Biden administration to help raise $2.5bn in aid for Yemenis suffering amid what they described as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis”. In an open letter on Tuesday, four US senators urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken to provide more[…]
Joe Biden is raising the United States’ refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for this fiscal year after refugee advocates slammed the US president last month for walking back an earlier pledge to increase the limit. In a statement on Monday, Biden said the new cap would “reinforce efforts that are[…]
US President Joe Biden will explore diplomacy but not seek any “grand bargain” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he embarks on a new approach to pressuring Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the White House said on Friday. “Our goal remains the complete[…]
At least eight people, including six Asian women, were killed in shootings at three different spas in the US state of Georgia on Tuesday, with a 21-year-old white man in custody on suspicion of staging all three attacks, police said. The shootings came with many Asian Americans already on edge[…]
United States President-elect Joe Biden has accused President Donald Trump of an unprecedented assault on the country’s democracy during an address to the nation after the Electoral College confirmed his projected electoral win and formalized his five weeks old victory. Speaking from his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, this was[…]
Jordan’s King Abdullah on Sunday met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, with both leaders expressing high hopes that US President-elect Joe Biden would revive peace talks over a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, officials said. In a palace statement after meeting with Abbas in the Red Sea port of Aqaba,[…]
The wildfires sweeping the West Coast of the United States took centre stage in the US election campaign on Monday, with President Donald Trump visiting California and blaming the blazes on poor forest management while his Democratic challenger Joe Biden stressed the role of climate change. The Republican president, seeking[…]
Prompted by Arab states normalising relations with Israel, fractured Palestinian political factions are working diligently in multilateral talks to restore unity and mend the division between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank in negotiations far more promising than previous efforts. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain’s foreign ministers[…]
United States President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden took rhetorical swipes at each other on Monday as the presidential campaign entered its traditional homestretch on the US Labor Day holiday. Trump described Biden, whom he trails in national polls, as a threat to the economy and “stupid”, while[…]
United States President Donald Trump decried violence at recent racial justice protests as “domestic terror” while denying there is systemic racism within US law enforcement during a visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin. On Tuesday, Trump arrived in the city, where protests have continued since police shot Jacob Blake seven times in[…]
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