White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner will lead a US delegation to Israel and Morocco next week for discussions on the normalisation deal the two Middle East countries reached last week, a senior US administration official said on Tuesday. The US delegation and an Israeli team will join together and[…]
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[…]
US President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday imposed sanctions on its NATO ally Turkey over its purchase of a Russian air defence system, setting the stage for a further confrontation between the two nations as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office. The move comes at a delicate time in[…]
Moderna Inc said on Friday the US government will get an additional 100 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2021 if authorised. Shares of the company were up 2.8% at $161.30 after the bell. The government has ordered a total[…]
Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Somalia in the waning days of his presidency has triggered dismay from some Somalis, who appealed to the incoming President Joe Biden to reverse the decision. The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) has between 650 to 800 troops on average in[…]
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s expected tour of a winery in the occupied West Bank this week marks the first time a top American diplomat has visited an illegal Israeli settlement. The Psagot winery, established in part on land the Palestinians say was stolen from local residents, is part[…]
The UN’s Middle East envoy says he is “very concerned” by Israel’s decision to advance construction in an illegal Jewish settlement in occupied East Jerusalem that would make establishing a contiguous Palestinian state even harder, reiterating that “settlement construction is illegal under international law”. The move also risks angering the[…]
Democrat Joe Biden said on Friday as he closed in on winning the US presidency he would he waste no time in addressing the COVID pandemic upon taking office. “I want everyone, everyone to know on day one we’re going to put our plan to control this virus into action,”[…]
Sudan and the United States have signed an agreement to restore the African country’s sovereign immunity. The Sudanese Ministry of Justice said in a statement on Friday that the agreement will settle cases brought against Sudan in US courts, including for the bombing of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania[…]
The United States expects another normalisation deal between Israel and an Arab country to be revealed in the coming days, according to the US ambassador to the UN. Ambassador Kelly Craft, in a televised interview with Al-Arabiya on Wednesday, would not identify the country in question, but said the deal[…]
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