The showdown over President Donald Trump's proposal of $2,000 cheques due to Covid-19 pandemic has thrown Congress into a chaotic year-end session just days before new lawmakers are set to be sworn into office for the new year.
Israeli forces used rubber bullets and tear gas canisters to break up the marches as protesters take to streets against Trump's so-called "deal of the century."
The plan has already been resoundingly rejected by Palestinian leaders before US President launched it alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The US-China trade war is already having a negative impact on the global economy. If Donald Trump and Xi Jinping cannot agree to new terms at the G20 Summit, it will affect everyone.
Facebook has long banned white supremacist language, but did not previously consider white nationalist or separatist content to be explicitly racist. Now they do, and many argue it would make a difference.
Mohammad Shtayyeh took the post of prime minister after the former prime minister resigned six weeks ago. The post comes with a tough mandate at a time when Palestinians have been completely sidelined.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Palestinian parties, including Hamas and Fatah factions, amid a three-day intra-Palestinian meeting which began in Moscow aimed at unifying 12 different Palestinian movements and organisations.
President Donal Trump congratulated Nancy Pelosi on becoming Speaker of the House but insisted the new Congress to fund a wall on the Mexican border, a demand that has led to a shutdown of the US government that has lasted nearly two weeks.
US President Donald Trump earlier this year pulled the United States out of the 2015 international deal meant to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon and ordered increased American sanctions.
The US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions on six Iranian firms owned or controlled by the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group.
Turkey throws its weight behind Qatar while US President Donald Trump and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offer mixed signals on the Gulf crisis.
US President Donald Trump and Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte had a telephone conversation regarding Duterte's crackdown on illegal drugs, bilateral relations and North Korea.
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