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Threats of a possible "breach" of the US Capitol led to the House of Representatives changing its voting plans.

The top Senate Republican suggested Trump could face charges now that he is out of office.

Trump's second trial to start amid fight over legitimacy

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump's second trial to start amid fight over legitimacy

The first president to face charges after leaving office, Donald Trump has refused a request to testify, continuing to challenge US civic norms and traditions even in defeat.

Trump defense urges dismissal of 'absurd' impeachment trial

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump defense urges dismissal of 'absurd' impeachment trial

Trump's team argued on the eve of his impeachment trial that the case is constitutionally flawed and it was "absurd" to hold the former ...

Myanmar aerobics instructor dances through military coup

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Myanmar aerobics instructor dances through military coup

A viral video shows Khing Hnin Wai waving and gyrating her arms to a dance track, oblivious to the coup unfolding right behind her.

Khaled A. Beydoun

Trump's end may be just the beginning

Comment: The racism and white rage that Trump came to symbolise are deeply entrenched. Biden must commit to ending America's institutionalised apathy towards white supremacy, writes Khaled Beydoun.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Capitol rioters sought to 'capture and assassinate' lawmakers: prosecutors

"Strong evidence... supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

No chance of 'fair' trial before Trump exit: McConnell

The US Senate's Republican leader said a "fair or serious" trial of impeached President Donald Trump cannot be conducted before the inauguration ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump on brink of unprecedented second impeachment

The expected majority vote would make Trump the first US president to have been impeached twice.

Democrat lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Democrat lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash tested positive for coronavirus and condemned her Republican colleagues who refused to wear a face ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump shores up Pence ties as Democrats attempt impeachment

Trump and Pence met for the first time since rioters stormed the US Capitol last week, signaling a united front as Democratic efforts ...

Two cabinet members quit over Trump mob attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Two cabinet members quit over Trump mob attack

Two members of President Donald Trump's cabinet resigned in protest over the storming of the Capitol by a mob of his supporters.

Iraqis pile mockery on US after <em>Capitol</em> <em>siege</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis pile mockery on US after Capitol siege

Iraqis poked fun at their former occupier after the storming of the US Congress.

'<em>Capitol</em> Building attack like Syria' and other Orientalist takes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Capitol Building attack like Syria' and other Orientalist takes

As the US picks itself up after a night of violence in the Capitol Building, some pundits are being criticised for Orientalist takes on ...

Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Democrats Senate control

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Democrats Senate control

Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats, and with them, the US Senate majority.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden calls on pro-Trump mob to 'pull back'

President-elect Joe Biden condemned the mob of Trump supporters that stormed the US Capitol.

International Crisis Group

After Aramco attack: Middle East closer to '1914 moment'

Comment: Washington's strategy of withdrawing from the nuclear deal and devastating Iran's economy was bound to provoke Tehran, bringing the ...

Mitchell Plitnick

Poll: Support for one-state solution is growing

Comment: A US citizen advocating equal rights for Palestinians is not something that should be controversial, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Mitchell Plitnick

On Israel-Palestine, three new congresswomen bring some hope

Comment: Newly elected Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez and Omar now have a unique chance to help broaden the debate in Congress, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

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