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Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol, forcing a halt to congressional deliberations over Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.

Well more than the two-thirds of the 100-member chamber required, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the $740.5 billion National Defense Authorization Act to fund the military for fiscal year 2021.

Trump lashes out at Republicans over looming <em>veto</em> override

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Trump lashes out at Republicans over looming veto override

Senator Mitch McConnell, the powerful leader of the Republican majority in the Senate, scheduled a vote to override the president's veto of the defence bill for Wednesday.

In final days, a weakened Trump faces <em>veto</em> override

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In final days, a weakened Trump faces veto override

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Trump's veto as "reckless".

Trump, under pressure, signs $900 bn Covid relief bill

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Trump, under pressure, signs $900 bn Covid relief bill

The turnaround came after a day marked by calls from all sides of the political spectrum for action to avert an economic and social disaster, ...

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Biden warns 'consequences' of Trump block on pandemic relief

The president-elect's words come as Trump blocks a $900 billion pandemic relief package.

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Trump blocks Coronavirus pandemic relief package

Donald Trump has caused chaos in US parliament after refusing a $900 billion pandemic relief.

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Trump vows to reject defence bill passed by majority

Trump repeated his pledge to veto a sweeping defence budget bill, which US lawmakers passed by margins that would allow them to ...

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US expected to sanction Turkey over S-400 purchase: reports

The proposed sanctions could further deteriorate the the United States' relationship with Turkey.

Turkey says EU sanctions plan 'biased, unlawful'

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Turkey says EU sanctions plan 'biased, unlawful'

"Turkish unilateral and provocative activities in the Eastern Mediterranean are still taking place, including in Cyprus's exclusive economic ...

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Trump threatens to veto efforts to block UAE sale

Congress is set to vote on a massive $23 billion UAE arms sale.

Iran 'ready' for return to nuclear deal compliance

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Iran 'ready' for return to nuclear deal compliance

Defying criticism from hardliners, President Rouhani reiterated his determination to seize the "opportunity" presented by the change of US ...

Mattis secretly advocating Trump arms sale amid growing opposition

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Mattis secretly advocating Trump arms sale amid growing opposition

Mattis and Trump publicly fell out in 2018, but the former defence chief appears willing to put their difference aside to ensure the ...

US defence bill makes sanctions on Turkey mandatory

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US defence bill makes sanctions on Turkey mandatory

President Donald Trump has threatened to veto the defence bill.

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US ...

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US senators seek to stop jet sale to UAE

Three US senators launched their bid to block the sale of F-35 jets to the UAE.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

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Russia violates Syria ceasefire with new Idlib airstrikes

Russia became a new member of the 47-seat UN human rights council on Tuesday.

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UN rejects Saudi bid for human rights council

Relief, dismay and anger have surrounded the latest additions to the UN's Human Rights Council

Congress may allow Israel <em>veto</em> on UAE arms sale

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Congress may allow Israel veto on UAE arms sale

A bipartisan bill proposes to give Israel to veto any US arms sales to Arab countries, which could prove a major obstacle to the ...

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Iran gas attack victims say horrors are a warning

Iraq's gas attack on Sardasht, a Kurdish town in northwestern Iran, is considered to be the first time chemical weapons deliberately targeted ...

US vetoes UN resolution over repatriation of IS militants

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US vetoes UN resolution over repatriation of IS militants

The United States on Monday vetoed a UN resolution on the fate of foreign militants which failed to include a call for their repatriation, ...

UAE adds Israel to its coalition of anti-democratic allies

Sam Hamad

UAE adds Israel to its coalition of anti-democratic allies

Comment: UAE-Israel normalisation should be understood in a broader context of illiberal, anti-democratic actors solidifying their global ...

Snapback: The last gasp of Trump's failed Iran strategy

Ryan Costello

Snapback: The last gasp of Trump's failed Iran strategy

Comment: The Trump administration's effort to trigger the 'snapback' mechanism puts US isolation and the failure of its 'maximum pressure' ...

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